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The 2020 Young Professionals Programme is now open for applications.

IWTO's Young Professionals Programme has been growing from strength to strength since its inception in 2012. More than 120 young members have subsequently found their feet in professionals across the wool industry. The exposure to global contacts, networking with senior executives and connecting with other young industry members rate as top priorities in our past participant’s wish-list.

If you're a young wool professional age 35 or younger, don't miss this opportunity: apply to be one of IWTO's 2020 Young Professionals today.

Time-line for submissions:

Applications open: Monday 25 November 2019

Applications close: Monday 24 February 2020

Confirmation of Successful Applications: Monday 9 March 2020

Congress Registration deadline: Monday 30 March 2020

To apply:

Download the application form in Word or PDF.  Please submit this completed form along with the following supportive documents:

  • Official ID or passport copy
  • Head & shoulders photo (low res)
  • Short CV (one-page)

Submission instructions are detailed in the applicaiton form.

Applications are subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • Open to applications from IWTO Members only, 35 years and younger.
  • Applications must be received by 24 February 2020, including all supportive documents.
  • Successful applicants will be announced by the 9th of March 2020.
  • Successful applicants have to register for Congress and pay their fees by Monday the 30th of March 2020. If the registration and payment is not received by this date, the application will automatically be cancelled, and the position awarded to the next applicant in line.
  • The number of places available in this programme is limited and IWTO will not enter into any correspondence regarding the final selection of successful candidates.
  • We will only consider one applicant per organisation for this event.

For questions about the process or the Young Professionals Programme in general, contact Ben Roberts on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

IWTO Young Professionals Programme - Applications close 24 February