“Following the training, ICA Bremen course deliverer, Karsten Froese, said: “This year, we had another stimulating group of participants from across the global supply chain which led to many interesting discussions. The training offered a unique chance for participants to receive practical training in different kinds of quality measurements and examine the influence of cotton quality on processing. We recognised the need to support our spinning and weaving modules with practical demonstrations and this will be incorporated into future training programmes. As always, we were able to adapt the training to meet the bespoke needs of participants’ firms and will continue to do so in the future.””Robert Wakefield was one of the delegates who benefited from the training: “A very well run course, with a great combination of theory and hands on training with both machine and manual grading of cotton from all around the globe. Also a great opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with different people from different areas of the supply chain.””The training incorporated a wide range of modules – from the classification of cotton from various growths to practical HVI training on the latest Uster 1000 and Premier ART2 machines. It also included a trip to a local warehouse and a farewell meal sponsored by Uster Technologies AG”The next ‘Cotton Classing & Testing’ training programme will take place in 2016 – the exact date is yet to be confirmed”