AGM & Industry Professional Development Day 2023
Join with classers, wool growers, wool harvesting staff, and a range of wool industry members for a day of upskilling and connecting. All welcome.
- Date: Tuesday 9th May 2023
- Venue: Christchurch Park
250 Westminster St, Maire
- Cost: Members: Free. Non-Members: $25
- Register: by Tuesday 2nd May 2023
Lunch is provided.
For more information contact Marg Forde (NZWCA Registrar):
Ph. 0274 743 104
Accommodation is available at the venue at a special rate of $150 for a two bedroom unit (subject to availability). Click here for more information and bookings.
Registration is now closed but should you still wish to register please email:
Welcome, Induction and H&S briefing.
8:30am to 9:45am
9:45am to 10:15am
Tom Hooper CEO of Wool Source Ltd, the Wool Research Organisation of NZ’s initiative to commercialise and launch innovative new uses for NZ wool. Tom will also announce the next recipients of the WRONZ/NZWCA student scholarships.
10:15am to 10:30am
10:30am to 10:45am
Kim Holden, Untouched World General Manager.
10:45am to 11:15am
Lucas Smith NZ founder of WoolAid, the world’s first merino wool adhesive bandage. “WoolAid heals you without hurting the world” www.woolaid.com.
11:15am to 11:30am
Update from Wool Impact a collaboration between the government and sheep sector partners under the Sustainable Food & Fibre Futures fund to grow revenues for wool.
11:30am to 11:45pm
Megan Mounsey-Smith of NZFAI: progress on the inclusion of wool in the NZ Farm Assurance (NZFAP) quality assurance programme and development of online bale specifications.
11:45pm to 12:45pm
Lunch Provided. (Wool exercise entry papers to be handed in by the beginning of lunch)
12:45pm to 1:30pm
AGM & Wool Classer 2022 Season Awards.
1:30pm to 2:00pm
Brokers key messages for 2023 season wool prep and classing, and chance for discussion and questions with wool reps from NZ Merino, PGGW and Wools of NZ.
2:00pm to 2:40pm
Wool Exercise and samples discussion, questions + exercise top scorers announced.
2:40pm to 2:55pm
Acknowledgements, questions, suggestions, time to fill out feedback forms on the day.
Depart venue for Untouched World factory tour
Be at Untouched World factory: 155 Roydvale Ave, Burnside.
Day ends at conclusion of factory tour.
Posted March 29, 2023 by David.