IWTO Congress New York 7-9 May 2012

New York City, New York



The IWTO Congress is the Annual Meeting point for the entire wool industry including growers, traders, primary processors, spinners, weavers and garment manufacturers, together with retailers and other organisations involved in the wool-related pipeline.  Our Congresses are attended by high level management representatives.  For more information on organisations who have participated in the past click here.

IWTO Congress Benefits

  • Authoritative forums for defining the direction of the Wool in Apparel, Interior and Technical textiles
  • Meeting place for key industry players throughout the chain who want to  make a difference
  • Opportunity to define the Wool industry rules of trade
  • Motivated speakers from throughout the wool demand chain, promoting healthy debate to strengthen our Wool industry
  • Networking opportunities with all players in the wool industry and with leading New York based retailers
  • Opportunity to learn about the application of social media in the wool industry and how it can help you in your business
  • Deep insights on future consumer markets and market opportunities
  • Presentation of new applications for wool


Once you have registered online you may at any time review or make changes to your booking simply by clicking on the link shown in the confirmation email sent to you upon completion of your registration.

Your hotel booking will be made directly with the hotel and a link will be shown at the end of the online registration.


The registration fees are as follows:
Early Bird (until 15 March 2012): USD 1450
Regular Fee (after 15 March 2012): USD 1550
Non-Member Fee: USD 1885
Spouse/Partner Fee: USD 350

During online registration you may select to pay either by credit card or bank transfer to American Sheep Industry Association and an receipt/invoice will be issued via the online registration system.

The fee includes the following :

  • Attendance at all IWTO Congress Sessions
  • Simultaneous Interpretation (English <> Chinese) in main conference room
  • Lunches
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Sunday Evening: IWTO Happy Hour
  • Monday Evening: IWTO Presidential Reception
  • Tuesday Evening: An Evening at "The Water's Edge"
  • Congress Kit
  • Full Attendance List
  • Access to presentations after the Congress via the IWTO members section of the website

For full information regarding Partners Programme please click on the separate tab on the top right of this website.   You will also find in this section further general information on what to do in New York and links for Broadway tickets etc.


The Congress will take place in the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City, and the Conference Sessions will take place in the splendid Hudson Theater which is adjacent to the Hotel.
following facilities will be provided:

  • Main Conference Room (Hudson Theater) 
  • Meeting Rooms 
  • Table Top Booths
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Buffet Lunches
  • Registration/Information Desk 
  • IWTO Congress Office
  • Speaker Preview Area
  • Social Events providing networking opportunities




It is very important to check in good time if you will be needing a visa for the USA as some consulates require quite some time to issue these.  You can click on this link to check if you need a visa and if that is not clear then please contact your local US consulate.

If you are an eligible national for the ESTA Visa Waiver Program then please follow the instructions in the above link.  If you need a visa invitation letter or any other assistance please contact meetings@iwto.org.   


Click here for a list of recommended restaurants within walking distance of the Hotel Millennium Broadway.


Airport transfers are not included in the registration fee.  The following transport options are available:

1. Private transfer: If you would like IWTO to organise an airport transfer for you, please contact us at meetings@iwto.org

2. Taxi: available outside the airports.

3. SuperShuttle: this is a door-to-door shared minibus service from the airport to hotel operating 24 hrs a day - reservations at SuperShuttle and prices start at US$ 21. 

4. Bus - New York Airport Service Express Bus

5. Trains

From JFK
Train - AirTrain JFK

From Newark
Train- AirTrain Newark

Neither IWTO nor ASI can be held responsible for the services provided by SuperShuttle or other public transport solutions.


We are very happy to be working in close cooperation with American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) on the 2012 IWTO Congress in New York and we thank them for all their efforts in helping us put together this event. 






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