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Baltic Wool Conference goes DIGITAL

We really wanted to hold a physical conference on the island of Gotland. Because we believe the combination of inspiring lectures and personal face-to-face meetings stimulates business development. The Covid-19-situation has forced us to change the plan. So, now the Baltic Wool Conference of 2020 now goes digital! Meeting days will be 8-9 October.

We really wanted to hold a physical conference on the island of Gotland. Because we believe the combination of inspiring lectures and personal face-to-face meetings stimulates business development. The Covid-19-situation has forced us to change the plan.

So, now the Baltic Wool Conference of 2020 now goes digital! Meeting days will be 8-9 October.

What does that mean?

A digital Baltic Wool Conference means that we will meet at a place you choose.  We will scale down, but promise to offer inspiration, discussions and interesting digital meetings with wool companies, researchers, sheep breeding associations and others involved in wool processing. 

Hope you will join us 8-9 October!

When will it be possible to register for the digital conference?

We will be back with a programme and other details at the end of August. Stay updated and sign up for our newsletter for more information.

Save the dates for the Baltic Wool 2021!

Yes, we have already started the planning for the next year. Save the dates for a physical conference 7-9 October 2021 on Gotland.

Baltic Wool Conference goes digital

8-10 October 2020

The Gotland Region believes that there is a great deal of knowledge and a great potential for development around the wool business in Gotland. Partly in entrepreneurship, but also locally in the micro industries. We would like to contribute to the development of the wool industry. We strongly believe this conference in the long term will contribute to many of our strategic focus areas. It will be a visitor occasion in October, it will lead to development of the wool industry and it will strengthen craftsmanship and a living cultural heritage.

Nils-Erik Selin, Head of growth and development, Region Gotland

The National Swedish Handicraft Council (NFH) is a government agency under the Ministry of Culture with the task of promoting handicrafts. Important partners for the Authority’s work are the country’s regions, civil society organizations and other cultural authorities. Priority areas include sustainability, cultural and creative industries as well as working with the intangible cultural heritage.

Since the autumn of 2018, a national developer has been focusing on sustainability and wool issues at NFH. The goal is an agenda for how the wool issues, like classification and infrastructure, should be solved at national level together with various actors and authorities. This is done in the form of seminars, conferences and networking, both within Sweden and abroad. The initiative “Baltic Wool Conference” is part of the work to promote the Swedish wool industry, create new contacts and opportunities for further development together with the countries around the Baltic Sea.

Annkristin Hult, National Developer

The Rural Economy and Agricultural Society Gotland, which hosts the Baltic Wool Conference, works for developing business in the countryside. Lamb production is an important industry in Gotland that provides both tasty lamb meat, shimmering lambskin and wool for many uses. Grazing animals keep the landscape open and provide biodiversity. We believe in the development of the Swedish wool industry in collaboration with our neighbors around the Baltic Sea.

Mats Pettersson, CEO of Hushållningssällskapet Gotland