This bi-annual event is attended by visitors from all over the world. The conference theme represents the entire cotton value chain – from breeding and production through testing and trading to processing and the finished textiles – and reflects the force that unites all the conference participants: Passion for Cotton!
For the first time in 2020, a Young Professionals Programme is being launched in Bremen; a programme that will provide budding experts or young professionals, for example from the areas of cotton trade, sourcing, design, product management, textile technology and others, with first-hand insights into the global cotton and textile industry. Specialists with insider knowledge at all levels of the value chain will be available for direct and personal discussions and to establish contact.
The Young Professionals Programme agenda is especially tailored to the needs of its participants and is open to applicants under the age of 35 with less than 8 years’ experience in the industry and who
- work in the cotton/textile industry or research
- have just finished, or are close to finishing university
- are trainees
The aim of the Young Professional Programme is to look together into the future of cotton as a raw material for the textile industry and derive models for the future. In addition, it should make clear what expectations young people connect with the profession over the next 20 years. The Young Professionals Programme will run parallel to the Cotton Conference.
Participation in the Young Professionals Programme is included in the conference fee, which is reduced for all Young Professional Programme participants by 50%. For students, participation is free of charge.