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Welcome to register for the DIGITAL Baltic Wool Conference 8-9 October 2020

The programme for the DIGITAL Baltic Wool Conference is now ready and registration is open 1 – 27 September. We think we can offer a really good mixture of inspiring lectures, panel discussions and breakout sessions in smaller groups. Welcome to join us! This year the Baltic Wool Conference will be a digital meeting (we all know why and will make the best out of it), but next year we really hope to meet you all in good health ON GOTLAND. So, please save the dates for a trip to the magic island of Gotland in October 2021.

The programme for the DIGITAL Baltic Wool Conference is now ready and registration is open 1 – 27 September. We think we can offer a really good mixture of inspiring lectures, panel discussions and breakout sessions in smaller groups.  Welcome to join us!

The conference has two sessions:

  • 8 Oct: Innovation and Research
  • 9 Oct: Market and Business Opportunities

Meeting time is 9.00 -12.00 both days, with a 20 minutes coffee break in the middle (you have to make the coffee yourself 😊). 

Also note that the time given in the programme is Swedish (CEST, Central European Summertime). 

Programme

Presentation of Speakers

The Baltic Wool Conference strives to become an international meeting place on Gotland for wool companies, researchers, sheep breeding associations and others involved in wool processing. It aims at creating networks, increase exchange between entrepreneurs and encourage business development around the sustainable wool fibre. All that will of course not be possible without participants in the meeting. So, if you want to be part of the Baltic Wool network, please register for the first Baltic Wool Conference. Maximum numbers of delegates are 100 – so do not wait until the last day if you want to secure your place.

The good part with a digital meeting is that you can participate from any place you like! You will need a stable internet connection and, for your own meeting experience, a reasonably large screen. When your registration and payment is completed (1500 SEK + VAT) you will receive a confirmation by email. A link to the Zoom-conference is mailed to you a couple of days before the meeting.

Digital framework

Registration and Conference fee

This year the Baltic Wool Conference will be a digital meeting (we all know why and will make the best out of it), but next year we really hope to meet you all in good health ON GOTLAND. So, please save the dates for a trip to the magic island of Gotland in October 2021.

Welcome to he first Baltic Wool Conference 8-9 October!

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