- New date set for 29 and 30 September 2022
- Integrated in Cotton Week for the 150thAnniversary
The 36th International Cotton Conference Bremen, originally planned for 30 and 31 March, has been postponed to 29 and 30 September 2022. The ongoing restrictions caused by the global pandemic require clear decisions and a move to an optimal time.
A Sensible and Necessary Postponement
The motto of the 36th International Cotton Conference in Bremen is ‘Cotton Decoded’. After two challenging pandemic years, the meeting on 30 and 31 March 2022 was intended as a great reunion for the cotton industry. However, the world is still in the grip of Covid-19 and there is insufficient planning security for international events, even including the mixed format of on site and via live stream.
Therefore, the Bremen Cotton Exchange and the Fibre Institute Bremen, organisers of the International Cotton Conference, have had to take appropriate action in good time: The Executive Committee of the Cotton Exchange and the Management of FIBRE e.V. are moving the International Cotton Conference Bremen to late summer 2022.
“The Bremen Cotton Conference is also popular with international participants and speakers. It is generally attended by guests from over 40 countries. Due to strict travel restrictions, combined with quarantine obligations and a sense of responsibility for visitors and employees, there was growing concern that it would not be possible to hold the conference in March in the best possible way. In view of the current situation, the decision to postpone was the consequence,” explains Stephanie Silber, President of the Bremen Cotton Exchange. She underlines further: “In addition, the Bremen Cotton Exchange is doing justice to the idea of its anniversary. After all, in the anniversary year as many guests as possible should come to Bremen to meet and celebrate together, and that should hopefully work out in September.”
Prof. Axel Hermann, Director of the Fibre Institute Bremen e. V., which is co-organising the event, adds: “The new date offers planning security for the conference organisers and speakers. Although it will also be possible to take part via video stream, our top-class speakers should also travel to Bremen in person if possible. In the live presentation, the speakers can and should be able to look forward to a real audience.”
The 36th International Cotton Conference will now take place from 20 to 30 September 2022. Participants can take part in person, but online participation will also be possible. The event as well as the numerous expert and association meetings will be embedded in a Cotton Week characterised by a variety of topics. Not only will the celebrations for the 150th anniversary the Bremen Cotton Exchange take place during this week, but an anniversary book will also be presented. In addition, the programme also includes the opening of a large cotton exhibition in the Übersee-Museum Bremen (Overseas Museum). Various press events are also planned.