Wool Round Table Brussels 2014 - Spaces still available, register today! ( 02-12-2014 )
Join wool industry leaders and friends at the annual Wool Round Table, taking place in Brussels on 2 December 2014. This year's interactive discussions will focus first on international trade, with an emphasis on international trade agreements such as TTIP, and their impact on wool textile trade. Then we will turn our attention to the use of wool in fire safety and protection, including standards for protective clothing, the opportunities wool for wool in technical textiles, and hear how wool is changing front line protection. The day wraps up with IWTO Working Group meetings, which all IWTO members are encouraged to attend.
Following the Multi Stakeholder Meeting, the IWTO Wool Round Table will take place on 2 December 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. Registration is now open.
See the Programme for more details.
If you are employed by one of the EU institutions you do not need to register online but please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your name, organisation and city location.
Welcome to Brussels
For the first time, IWTO is hosting the Wool Round Table in its hometown of Brussels. As the capital of 500 million Europeans, Brussels has a cosmopolitan yet cosy atmosphere and despite the many languages spoken throughout the city, retains an endearing village-like spirit.
Not only is Brussels the capital of Belgium, the Brussels-Capital Region, and both the Flemish and French Communities, it also became the de facto capital of Europe since the decision of the member states to make Brussels the seat of the European institutions in 1997. In the course of successive enlargements more and more European institutions established themselves here, creating a European neighbourhood in the heart of the city. Brussels is thus one of the world's largest centres for international organisations, NGOs, industry associations, interest groups and diplomatic missions.
Known also for sights like the Grand-Place, the Atomium and Manneken-Pis, the delights of its beer, waffles and chocolates should not be underestimated.
Learn more about Brussels as a tourist destination in this video: