Programme
Passion for cotton at a glance

Preliminary Programme 35th International Cotton Conference Bremen

The conference is held every two years by the Fibre Institute Bremen and Bremen Cotton Exchange. In the historic town hall of the hanseatic city of Bremen, experts from all over the world meet to discuss cotton from yield to fabric.

Agenda Overview

  • Monday, March 23, 2020

    ICAC Task Force on Standardization of Cotton Testing [CSITC]

    Universal Standards Agreement

    ITMF Cotton Testing Committee


    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Young Professionals Seminar: Creating the cotton world of 2040

    ITMF Cotton Testing Committee (cont.)

    SUSTAIN Weser-Kurier Event

    Spinners Seminar [FIBRE, BBB, ITMF, IVGT]


    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Conference Program

    • Opening
    • Keynotes
    • Cotton – a wider view
    • Innovative textile and technical products
    • Textile processing

    Introduction to the Poster Presentations

    Committee for Standards and for the Determination of Value Differences

    Young Professionals Afternoon Tea


    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Conference Program

    • Cotton quality/testing
    • Panel Discussion: Circular Economy – the Future?
    • Annual Guest Country: Ethiopia
    • Breeding, production, ginning

    Committee for International Co-operation Between Cotton Associations (CICCA)

    Introduction to the Poster Presentations

    Discover Natural Fibres Initiative (DNFI)

    Introduction to Young Professionals Posters

    Bremen Cotton Night


    Friday, March 27, 2020

    Conference Program

    • Research and innovation I: From field to yarn
    • Research and innovation II: Sustainability, tracing

    Private Sector Advisory Panel (PSAP)

    Expert Panel on Social, Environmental and Economic Performance of Cotton (SEEP)

    Open Laboratory

    Association of Cotton Merchants in Europe (ACME) (tbc.)

  • 09:30 – 11:30

    ICAC Task Force on CommercialStandardization of Cotton Testing [CSITC]
    Observers Welcome

    BBB 405/406

    11:30 – 12:30

    Universal Standard Agreement

    BBB 506

    14:00 – 18:00

    ITMF Cotton Testing Committee
    Observers Welcome

    BBB 405/406

  • 09:00 – 13:00

    Young Professionals Programme
    Creating the Cotton World of 2040

    BBB 506

    09:00 – 13:00

    ITMF Cotton Testing Committee (cont.)
    Observers Welcome

    BBB 405/406

    10:00 – 18:00

    SUSTAIN
    Weser Kurier Event

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    13:00 – 17:00

    Conference Registration
    International Cotton Conference Bremen

    BBB Lobby

    14:00 – 18:00

    Spinners Seminar
    [FIBRE, BBB, ITMF, IVGT]

    BBB 406

    17:30

    SUSTAIN Reception
    Weser Kurier Event

    tba.

    19:00

    President’s Diner
    Evening Event – on INVITATION ONLY

    tba.

  • 08:00 – 18:00

    Conference Registration
    International Cotton Conference Bremen

    Town Hall

    09:45

    Conference Opening

    N.N.
    City of Bremen, Germany

    Jens Lukaczik
    President, Bremer Baumwollbörse, Bremen, Germany

    Professor Dr. Axel Herrmann
    Director, Faserinstitut Bremen e.V. (FIBRE), Bremen, Germany

    BBB 405/406

    10:30 – 12:30

    Conference Keynote Session: Cotton and Textiles
    Chair: tba.

    N.N.
    Kai Hughes
    ICAC, Washington, DC, USA

    Cotton in a Digital Supply Chain
    Mark Messura
    Cotton Incorporated, Cary, NC, USA

    Town Hall

    12:30

    Introduktion of the Young Professionals
    Mark Messura

    Town Hall

    12:00 -13:00

    Committee for Standards and for the Determination of Value Differences

    BBB 405

    13:30 – 15:30

    Conference Session II: A Wider View

    Developments in the Cotton,Textile & Apparel Value Chain in Africa
    Navdeep Singh Sodhi
    Gherzi Textil Organisation AG, Switzerland

    Women in Cotton
    Bill Kingdon
    ICA, Liverpool, England

    Town Hall

    16:00 – 18:00

    Conference Session III: Innovative textile and technical products

    Use of sustainable cotton fibres in Euro banknotes
    Bernadette O’Brien
    European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany

    Town Hall

    16:00 – 18:00

    Conference Session IV: Textile Processing

    Spinning with a high short fiber content
    Harald Schwippl
    Rieter Machine Works Ltd., Winterthur, Switzerland

    BBB 406

  • 08:00 – 17:00

    Conference Registration
    International Cotton Conference Bremen

    Town Hall

    08:30 – 10:30

    Conference Session V: Cotton Quality/Testing

    Contaminants in cotton – still a major issue for high quality products
    Marinus van der Sluijs
    CSIRO Manufacturing, Geelong, Australia

    Steps Towards Suitable Stickiness Test Results for Trading and Processing
    Jean-Paul Gourlot
    CIRAD, Montpellier, France

    Town Hall

    11:00 – 13:00

    Conference Panel Discussion: Panel Discussion: Circular Economy – the Future?
    Chair: tba.

    Kjersti Kwiseth
    Norway

    Reiner Hengstmann
    Go4more.global

    Town Hall

    12:00

    CICCA (on Invitation only)
    Meeting and Lunch

    BBB 405/406

    14:00 – 15:45

    Conference Session VII: Annual Guest Country: Ethiopia

    N.N.

    Town Hall

    16:15 – 18:00

    Conference Session VIII: Breeding, Production, Ginning

    Deltapine Variety Yield and Fiber Quality Improvements in the US from the pre-transgenic era (1980’s) to 3rd generation traited varieties (2018-2019)
    David Albers

    Bayer Crop Science, St. Louis, MO, USA

    Robotics in cotton harvesting
    Alex Thomasson

    Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

    Plastic Detection and Removal Systems: Research and Working Solutions for Cotton Gins
    Greg Holt
    USDA-ARS, Lubbock, TX, USA

    Cotton in India
    Akhil Kakkirala
    Kaveri Exports, Hyderabad, India

    Town Hall

    20:00

    BREMEN COTTON NIGHT
    (Opening at 19:00)

    Ratskeller

  • 09:00 – 11:00

    Conference Session X: Experts Insights I

    Effects of conventional and experimental lint cleaning processes on fibre length uniformity index
    Carlos Armijo
    USDA-ARS, Lubbock, TX, USA

    Production of carded compact cotton yarn of comparable quality to the combed conventional ring yarn
    Mohamed Negm
    Cotton Research Institute, Giza, Egypt

    New insert reduces yarn hairiness of fine count ring spun yarns
    Stuart Gordon
    CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, Australia

    Interaction between the human body and textiles
    Małgorzata Matusiak
    Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland

    BBB 406

    10:00 – 11:30

    Expert Panel on Social, Enviromental and Economic Performance of Cotton (SEEP)

    BBB 405

    10:00 – 11:30

    Private Sector Advisory Panel (PSAP)

    BBB 506

    11:30 – 13:30

    Conference Session XI: Experts Insights II

    N.N.

    Town Hall

    12:30 – 15:00

    Open Laboratory

    BBB Laboratory

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