(LUBBOCK) – Industry experts from around the world will travel to Lubbock for the 33rd Session of the Texas International Cotton School (TICS). Visit Lubbock, along with the Lubbock Cotton Exchange, is excited to present this year’s TICS session scheduled to take place Monday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 16 at the Texas Tech University Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute.
The TICS session unites professionals from around the world to interact with top cotton experts for an intensive two-week program on cotton and textiles. This year, approximately 30 guest experts and well-known industry leaders from across the United States and international organizations will present lectures and information, provide instruction and engage in discussion with students.
Twenty TICS students will have the opportunity to participate in classes, lectures, tours and hands-on interaction that will cover all phases of cotton production, harvesting, ginning, classing, testing, preparation and processing. This educational course will integrate experience, knowledge and future developments affecting the industry’s global markets.
“Graduates of the intensive two-week program will understand U.S. cotton production, processing and marketing systems, see the latest machinery and equipment and make valuable business contacts,” Christi Chadwell, coordinator for the TICS session, said.
TICS is sponsored and managed by the Lubbock Cotton Exchange in partnership with the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute of Texas Tech University. The session is uniquely structured to provide an integrated understanding of the U.S. cotton industry and how it interacts with the global cotton and textile complex.
Visit Lubbock estimates the total economic impact of the session will be $80,012 for the Lubbock community.
The TICS session is only open to registered participants in the industry. For additional information about the program, please contact the Lubbock Cotton Exchange at 806.763.4646 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.texasintlcottonschool.com. Media must call the Lubbock Cotton Exchange to attend any of the sessions.