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#070 Mark Grave about the services of the Australian Wool Exchange

Mark Grave AWEX Guest at the Wool Academy Podcast
Mark Grave is the CEO of the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX), a key service provider to the Australian and International wool industry. Mark explains how AWEX supports the wool trade through educating wool classers, defining the wool auction rules and developing helpful tools such as the National Wool Declration and electronic RFID bales. In this interview, it becomes apparent how many things are taken for granted, such as standardised wool packs, but without them trading wool would be pure chaos. Thanks to Mark Grave we get a better understanding of the importance of the work done for wool by AWEX.

About Mark Grave

Mark Grave is CEO of the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX), an independent not-for-profit service provider to the Australian wool industry. AWEX has been developing and maintaining industry standards and providing market information for nearly 25 years. AWEX standards include the wool classer Code of Practice for wool preparation, often regarded as the benchmark for industry best practice, the NWD-IP an integrity program supporting the NWD, piloting the electronic identification of wool bales and daily and weekly dynamic market information.
AWEX services are delivered from Farm to Exporter and are intended to provide value, transparency and integrity to the wool industry.

Connect with Mark Grave here

AWEX website

Key Time Stamps

[00:45] About Mark Grave and AWEX
[02:17] About Wool Classing in Australia
[04:47] Women working as wool classers
[07:26] AWEX supplies the rules for the wool auction
[11:41] About the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator
[14:00] About the RFID E-Bale
[18:07] About Wool Packs Standards
[21:18] About the AWEX Sheep Breed Compendium
[23:56] About the National Wool Declaration

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About the author, Elisabeth

Elisabeth is the founder and host of the Wool Academy Podcast. She also runs her own consulting business where she supports wool industry businesses with strategic communications and project management.
Elisabeth used to work as the Secretary General for the International Wool Textile Organisation where she developed her passion for wool and the wool industry. Her previous education and work experience equipped her also with a broad set of communications skills.

Elisabeth vision is to see the wool industry thrive which is why she supports wool industry businesses communicate successfully.

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