Bier, Bratwurst And Don't Forget The Baumwolle
Quality speakers and good times made the Bremen International Cotton Conference one of the must-attend cotton events of 2008.
January 28, 2009
Highlighted by the conference during the day and great parties at night, cotton people from all over the world visited Bremen in April for the 29th International Cotton Conference organized by the Bremen Cotton Exchange and the Bremen Fibre Institute. Whether the backdrop was the refined elegance of the Otto Stadtlander party at the Park Hotel, the cool vibe of the Cargo Control party at Schmidt’s Bar or the sizzling samba at the Albrecht, Muller-Pearse & Co. party, Bremen was cotton’s best scene of early 2008. And, of course, it wouldn’t be complete without the Bremer Abend at the Bremen Ratskeller, the wine cellar beneath the centuries-old Bremen town hall.
Rainer and Henning Hammer, Otto Stadtlander, Germany, before dinner at the Otto Stadtlander party in the Park Hotel.
Jens Lucazik, Cargo Control, Germany; Dr. Gert Ukena, Media Authorities Bremen, Germany; and Mian Ahmed Kibria, Cargo Control, Bangladesh, at the Cargo Control party at Schmidt’s Bar.
Detlev Trede and Fritz Grobien, Albrecht, Muller-Pearse & Co., Germany, at the Brazilian-themed AMP party co-sponsored by the Brazilian Cotton Farmers.
Bremen Cotton Exchange President Luder Vollers and Executive Director Jan Wellman take a break after the opening ceremonies at the Bremen Town Hall.
Andy Weil, Weil Brothers Cotton, United States; Neal and Mary-Margaret Gillen, and Bill May, all with the American Cotton Shippers Association, United States, at the Bremen Ratskeller.
Nick and Paige Earlam, Plexus Cotton, U.K., at the AMP party.
Christophe Baranicka, Compagnie Cotonniere, France, and Norbert Stuhlfauth, Otto Stadtlander, Germany, at the Otto Stadtlander party.
Laurent Peyre, Cotton Distributors Incorporated, Switzerland, and Marc Studer, Great Lakes Cotton Company, Switzerland, at the Cargo Control party.
Mojgan Khamsey, Linado International, Switzerland, and Frank Garnier, Fieldcrest (retired), United States, at the Bremen Ratskeller.
Carlo Mor, Kronauer Cotton, Italy, and Constantin Meyer, Otto Stadtlander, Germany, at the Otto Stadtlander party.
Pravin Thaker, Khimji Visram & Sons, India, and Jack Alexander, Louis Dreyfus Commodities, Switzerland, at the Cargo Control party.
Dieter Thiemann, H.D. Thiemann Cotton, Germany, and Manfred Schiefer, M. Schiefer Trading Co., United States.
Don Cameron, cotton producer, United States; Marc Lewkowitz, Supima, United States; and Brigitte Gaedeke, Otto Stadtlander, Germany.