The International Cotton Conference will be held in Germany from March 25 to 27, 2020. Up to 500 participants from all continents of the world are expected, with science and trade equally represented. The conference will begin with keynote speakers focusing on the status quo and the challenges of the cotton industry. One topic will be the circular economy. The conference will be dealing with the life cycle of natural and renewable raw materials in the sense of a circular economy. Forms of growing raw material, of processing the raw material and its reusability in the sense of resource conservation will be procedurally looked at. For the first time, a guest country will be presented at the upcoming conference. Ethiopia has been chosen as a country where cotton is produced as well as processed. The focus is directed at a developing or emerging country where much has been recently brought on the way in order to further develop existing structures in cotton growing and cotton processing in a positive way.
Professionals from trade, acquisition, design, product management or textile engineering of cotton will get a first-hand inside view of the global cotton and textile industry. There will be lectures on topics relevant to the supply chain.