Expert Interviews

The Cotton Report of the Bremen Cotton Exchange regularly features interviews with experts from the textile supply chain under the heading “Inquired about”. Cotton is of interest to merchants, agar and financial experts as well as biologists and chemists.

The interviews reflect the opinion of the respective interviewee and do not represent the position of the Bremen Cotton Exchange as a neutral, independent institution.

17 Jan | Logistics Still Susceptible to Disruptions

– Interview with Tobias Wetteborn, Managing Director ESF – ESF is an important local logistics partner for the cotton industry in Bremen. With more than 160 years of experience, the company provides logistics handling services for cotton, and more recently also other fibres.A member of the Bremen Cotton Exchange, ESF has been active for...

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4 Jan | 2024: Chances and Challenges

In our traditional year-end edition of the Bremen Cotton Report, experts from various areas of the cotton industry and the textile value chain have their say. In short statements, they analyze current challenges in the industry and throw a glance at the coming year. Jean-Paul Haessig,President Bremen Cotton Exchange and Director Asian Cotton Traders,...

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12 Dec | Cotton Experts meet in Bremen in 2024

– International Cotton Conference Bremen – There are just over 100 days to go until the start of the International Cotton Conference Bremen 2024. Traditionally, the event is renowned for its high-level professional discussions on issues relating to cotton and its supply chain, and for linking scientific research with practical application. In this interview...

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5 Dec | Rieter: Leading Spinning Technology from Switzerland

Interview with Thomas Oetterli, CEO Rieter Rieter is the world’s leading supplier of systems for manufacturing yarn from staple fibres in spinning mills. Based in Winterthur, Switzerland, the company develops and manufactures machinery, systems and components used to convert natural and man-made fibres and their blends into yarns in the most cost-efficient manner. Rieter...

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31 May | In Conversation: The Izmir Commodity Exchange

Interview with Secretary General Dr Erçin Güdücü, Izmir Commodity Exchange:   The Izmir Commodity Exchange (ICE) has been shaping cotton trading in Türkiye for more than 130 years. The editors of the Bremen Cotton Report spoke with Secretary General Dr. Erçin Güdücü about the tasks and special features of the ICE, the Turkish cotton...

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26 Oct | ECB: Euro Banknotes Made from Sustainable Cotton

Interview with Bernadette O’Brien from the Banknote Directorate, European Central Bank: In addition to price stability and safeguarding the European banking system, the sustainable production of euro banknotes is high on the agenda at the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt. The editors of the Bremen Cotton Report spoke with Bernadette O‘Brien from the...

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9 Nov | Question Time: Plant Protection – Necessity and Alternatives

Interview with Prof Dr Andreas von Tiedemann. Prof Dr Andreas von Tiedemann is head of the division of plant pathology and crop protection in the Department of Crop Science at the University of Göttingen. The Bremen Cotton Report regards today‘s conversation as an impetus on the topic of agriculture and crop protection. Discuss along....

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11 May | How much water does cotton really need?

Interview with Dr Ed Barnes, Senior Director of Agricultural and Environmental Research at Cotton Incorporated, USA. Water consumption in cotton production is one central aspect in the discussion on sustainability regarding the raw material. After the International Cotton Conference Bremen, the Bremen Cotton Report team consulted Dr Ed Barnes, Senior Director of Agricultural and...

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