15. - 19. April, 2024 | Adelaide SA, Australia

IWTO Congress 2024

About

The IWTO Congress, hosted this year by Wool Industries Australia (WIA) in partnership with IWTO, is the annual meeting point for the global wool industry. This year, we’ll take you to Adelaide, Australia and the iconic Adelaide Oval, where you’ll be right in the heart of a vibrant city centre. Attractions, restaurants, the Riverbank entertainment district and more await, as we welcome you to Adelaide where the first bale of wool was exported more than 200 years ago. Within walking distance from the Oval are the hotels, a casino, and a friendly, world-connected city.


Adelaide is the capital of South Australia where 20% of Australia’s wool is produced. It’s also the home of one of the few processors left in Australia. It is a major centre for world-recognised wine production, and a host of other attractions will round out your experience. This will be IWTO’s first event in this jewel of the south. 


"An Industry Interwoven"

In keeping with this year’s theme “An Industry Interwoven,” the programme will look to identify the challenges and opportunities for the wool fibre and how these can be collectively addressed.

IWTO Members may join the Working Group discussions on 15 April. From 16-18 April, the Congress welcomes speakers from across the industry. Among the featured topics:

  • High-end luxury
  • Sports and outdoor sector
  • Carpets
  • Processing innovations
  • Harvesting alternatives & traceability
  • Innovations in end use applications
  • Global consumer trends & macro-economic factors
  • Labelling legislation & the geopolitical landscape


Participants can expect to leave the 2024 Congress well-informed, well-aligned and with an understanding of the role that each industry sector plays. 

5
Days
54
Speakers
25
Sponsors
61
Sessions

Programme

Stages
Pre-Congress Day

8:30 AM

9:30 AM

10:30 AM

11:30 AM

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

2:30 PM

3:30 PM

4:30 PM

5:30 PM

6:30 PM

7:30 PM

8:30 PM

9:30 PM

Executive Committee Meeting

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration Open 1 PM - 5 PM

12:30 PM - 12:40 PM

Grower Forum

12:45 PM - 12:59 PM

Sustainable Practices Working Group

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Wool Interiors Working Group

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Wool Sheep Welfare Working Group

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Wool Trade Biosecurity Working Group

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Product Wellness Working Group

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Heads of Delegation Meeting

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Welcome Reception Cocktail Party

6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Congress - William Magarey Room at Adelaide Oval

8:30 AM

9:30 AM

10:30 AM

11:30 AM

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

2:30 PM

3:30 PM

4:30 PM

5:30 PM

6:30 PM

7:30 PM

8:30 PM

9:30 PM

Lunch

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Southern Concourse (ground level)

8:30 AM

9:30 AM

10:30 AM

11:30 AM

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

2:30 PM

3:30 PM

4:30 PM

5:30 PM

6:30 PM

7:30 PM

8:30 PM

9:30 PM

Welcome to Country

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Speakers

Peter Lewis
Peter Lewis
Director Way With Words Professional Journalism
Klaus Steger
Klaus Steger
President IWTO
David Michell
David Michell
Philippe Strehle
Philippe Strehle
IWTO Young Professionals
Prof. Philip Hynd
Prof. Philip Hynd
Em. Prof. Animal & Vet. Sciences University of Adelaide
Isak Staats
Isak Staats
BKB
Scott Carmody
Scott Carmody
Trade Consultant Australian Wool Innovation / The Woolmark Company
Wian Heath
Wian Heath
Peter Ackroyd
Peter Ackroyd
COO: Campaign for Wool / Chair: Wool Sheep Welfare WG Campaign for Wool / IWTO Wool Sheep Welfare WG
Lara Philips
Lara Philips
Director Pollination Group
Rosstan Mazey
Rosstan Mazey
Chairman National Council of New Zealand Wool Interests
Andy Caughey
Andy Caughey
CEO Wool Impact
Duane Knowles
Duane Knowles
CEO New Zealand Wool Testing Authority
Olivier Segard
Olivier Segard
Segard Masurel
James Irvine
James Irvine
Owner Operator Tecnz Limited
Laura Armstrong
Laura Armstrong
Lorenzo Bertelli
Lorenzo Bertelli
Executive Direct Prada Group
Jeremy Berres-Paul
Jeremy Berres-Paul
Sr Manager - Strategic Partnerships Huckberry
Alex Kidis
Alex Kidis
Richard Boide
Richard Boide
Managing Director Dormeuil
Emma Gittoes
Emma Gittoes
Sustainability Manager The Woolmark Company/Australian Wool Innovation
Greg Smith
Greg Smith
CEO Bremworth Ltd
Geoff Kingwill
Geoff Kingwill
Chair Sustainable Practices Working Group
George de Kock
George de Kock
Chair Wool Trade Biosecurity Working Group
Monica Ebert
Monica Ebert
Business Development (Sports & Performance) & Sustainability Manager, Americas AWI/Woolmark
Wang Li
Wang Li
Yang Shaowei
Yang Shaowei
Katyana Armen
Katyana Armen
General Manager, Brand & Integrity Australian Wool Exchange Ltd (AWEX)
Her Excellency, The Honourable Frances Adamson AC
Her Excellency, The Honourable Frances Adamson AC
Governor of South Australia
Murray Watt
Murray Watt
Patrick Strehle
Patrick Strehle
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Nick Ignatenko
Nick Ignatenko
Rowan Woods
Rowan Woods
Mark Grave
Mark Grave
Josh Lamb
Josh Lamb
John Roberts
John Roberts
Dion Lee
Dion Lee
Creative Director Dion Lee
Lea Jurkovic
Lea Jurkovic
Dr Sue Ogilvy
Dr Sue Ogilvy
Program Director Farming for the Future
Dr Steve Weidemann
Dr Steve Weidemann
Jo Hall
Jo Hall
Samantha Wan
Samantha Wan
Wool Quality Assurance & Marketing Manager Elders
Anthony Uren
Anthony Uren
Operations Manager A. J. & P. A. McBride Ltd.
Scott Williams
Scott Williams
Chair Sheep Sustainability Framework Steering Group
Makaela Knapp
Makaela Knapp
Assistant Manager Craigmore Pastoral Company
Katyana Armen
Katyana Armen
General Manager, Brand & Integrity Australian Wool Exchange Ltd (AWEX)
Dalena White
Dalena White
Secretary General IWTO
Victoria Fish
Victoria Fish
Woon Ling Chew
Woon Ling Chew
Federation University Australia
Xuelei Shan
Xuelei Shan
Chief Engineer Tianfangbiao Textile Standard Testing and Certification Co.
Vicky Alexandrou
Vicky Alexandrou
Co-Founder Woven Optics

Sponsors

Principal Partner

App

Formal Dinner

BBQ

Gold

Welcome Reception

Happy Hour

Wifi

Lanyards

Silver

Welcome to Australia

Trade Stand

Young Professionals

Coffee Break

Wine

Wool Sports

Contact information

Event date:
15. April - 19. April, 2024
Event location:
Organizer:
International Wool Textile Org rue de l'Industrie 4 Brussels Belgium [email protected]
Contact organizer