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Interactive, digital and inspiring!

This year´s conference is not only a digital conference with fantastic interesting speakers! We are going to be so inspired of them all, undoubtely. In addition, we want to offer you a great event that gives you energy, contacts, knowledge and also be a part of the whole concept. We want to know more about you and your business before and during the conference! The aim is to make at meeting place for business development in the wool industry in our part of the world. And this is the way we do it this year:

Don´t expect a day where you sit and listen and think of other stuff or do other work while you listen. We want your focus. We want you to be a part of a real networking concept. That is why there will be several interactive things happening during those two days. Or actually three days, when we mention what´s new! We will offer partly livestreaming from studyvisits on saturday 9th of October.

Summing up, being a participant during this year´s the conference you get:

  • Access to an online portal with extra material
  • Access to a community for discussions with other participants before, during and after the conference
  • Take part of fun, energetic questions with mentimeter during these days
  • Get to meet other people you want to connect with in brake-out rooms
  • Opportunity to upload a film on our youtube-channel where you make a presentation of yourself, your company and if you are looking for some special contact
  • Get hold of presentations in the onlineportal for a couple of weeks after the conference
  • Get some insight digitally in the studyvisits that we will make on saturday 9 of October, we will send them live partly, in the onlineportal.

So this is not a traditional conference, this is Baltic Wool Conference!

Most welcome to join us, registration is open!

Baltic Wool Conference

7-9 October 2021

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