Thursday 12th April 10th World Merino Conference, Day 1 at the Sheraton Hotel in Montevideo Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch included Opening Ceremony 19:00 Welcome cocktail at Sheraton hotel Night at Montevideo hotels - breakfast included in all hotels Friday 13th April 10th World Merino Conference, Day 2 at the Sheraton Hotel in Montevideo Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch included Closing Ceremony WFMB delegates meeting (Floor 25) 20:30 - Closing dinner at Golf Club PRELIMINARY PROGRAM– KEYNOTE LECTURES AND SPEAKERS as at June 2017 Conferences: Uruguay agrI-exporting country - Speaker: Antonio Carámbula – Executive Director (Uruguay XXI) Merino wools from the perspective of the Uruguayan wool combers - Facundo Ruvira (Tops Fray Marcos, Uruguay) Session: “TACKLING IMPORTANT PRODUCTION ISSUES ” - Discussion of important and general issues related to Merino production: Genetic evaluation programs in major Merino producing countries - Speaker: Prof. Raúl Ponzoni (University of the Republic, Uruguay) The impact and results of Australian imported genetics into Uruguay - Speaker: G. Ciappesoni (INIA, National Agricultural Research Institute, Uruguay) and Diego Gimeno (Uruguayan Wool Secretariat, SUL, Uruguay) Dealing with the problem of internal parasites - Speaker: Daniel Castells (SUL, Uruguayan Wool Secretariat, Uruguay) Climate risk management in the agricultural sector - Speaker: Walter Baethgen (University of Columbia, USA) Session: “HIGH QUALITY MERINO PRODUCTS FOR THE WORLD: WOOL AND MEAT“ TOPIC: MERINO MEAT Merino versatility for meat and wool production - Speaker: James Rowe (Sheep CRC CEO) The quality of Merino sheep - Speaker: Prof. David Pethick (Murdoch University, Australia) TOPIC: MERINO WOOLS Merino wool market: present and trends - Analysis of wool prices by micron, supply and demand, comparison with other fibers, trends - Speaker: Chris Wilcox (Director NCWSBA, National Coucil of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia) The resurgence of the Merino: woolgrower’s role at the centre of new marketing programs - Speaker: Marius Cuming (Australian Wool Innovation & The Woolmark Company) Using on farm test data in innovative marketing for Merino wool from New Zealand - Speaker: Craig Smith (PGG Wrightson, New Zealand) International demand for Merino wool: The natural evolution of formal wear in a casual connected world - Speaker: Richard Boide, (Commercial Director Dormeuil, France) Sustainability of wool producing and processing value chain - Speaker: Raul Richero, (Textile Consultant in EU, Barcelona Spain). The role of IWTO in the world fiber debate…. advocating the naturally sustainable - Speaker: Peter Ackroyd. (International Wool Textile Organization (IWTO), President) Session “Taking Stock” - The present situation and perspectives of Merino wool production in different countries (data – trends): Confirmed presentations of: Australia (Phil Toland), Argentina (Alberto Paz), South Africa (Gert Smit), Portugal (Tiago Perloiro), USA (Tom Filbin), Russia (Mikhail Egorov), New Zealand (Ron Small), Uruguay (Fabio Montossi). While on Tour: CRILU (Project for superfine Merino wool production in Uruguay) to be presented during the tour at the wool reception plant of Lanas Trinidad in Durazno, showing greasy Merino wools, fine Merino wool tops - Speaker: Ignacio De Barbieri (INIA, National Agricultural Research Institute, Uruguay)
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Climate in Montevideo
7 - 15 april 2018. Montevideo, Uruguay 
Organised by
Supported  by
Local Secretariat
Photos courtesy of Gabriel Becco
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