Events and Online Training

Throughout the year we hold various events around the world to help you learn more about Better Cotton. From events that outline what it means to be a member of BCI, to specific training and networking events for existing members, you can find out what is happening and sign up on this page.

BCI 2017 Global Cotton Conference and Member Meeting: Berlin

 

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16 May Members Only | 17–18 May All Welcome

Registration is NOW OPEN to this first edition of the BCI Global Cotton Conference – beyond BCI membership for the first time. Take advantage of the Early-Bird Registration Fees, with BCI Members receiving an additional 60% discount!

This conference will bring the entire sector together to shape a more sustainable future for the cotton industry. Attendees can tackle interesting topics found across the cotton supply chain in breakout sessions with content related to the field level, value chain and consumer-facing business.

Click Here to visit the registration website for complete details, including:

  • Online registration
  • Agenda overview
  • Venue and accommodation discounts
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • and more

For any questions or support with the conference, please contact us at membership@bettercotton.org.

 

BCI Recruitment Events

Are you a Retailer or Brand interested in joining BCI and want to hear firsthand about Better Cotton and how the initiative works?

BCI seminars have been successfully hosted around the world in San Francisco, Amsterdam, New York City, Sao Paolo, Portland, Stockholm, London and more. Come along to understand the business case for your company to get involved in a responsible cotton sourcing program.

Already a BCI member?

Attend one of our introductory events and share your Better Cotton story and passion for sustainable change with prospective members.

There are currently no upcoming recruitment events, watch out for some to be listed soon. If you have any questions about upcoming events, or would like to express your interest please email your request to: membership@bettercotton.org.

 

BCI Regional Member Meetings

The Regional Member Meetings will serve as a platform for BCI members and key partners to network, learn, and advance their Better Cotton procurement, in addition to the annual members’ meeting. For some locations these meetings were formerly known as “Supply Chain Events”, but in the necessity to connect members from across the entire cotton supply chain on topics that are predominantly important for that specific region, these locally focused events will aim to engage with all BCI members.

USA
23 February 2017
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Join fellow BCI member companies and interested guests as we discuss US Better Cotton supply expansion updates, learn how the BCI group assurance model is benefiting US merchants, gins, and co-ops, learn about sustainability trends in business, and more.

  • Online Registration: Click Here
  • Agenda: Coming Soon
  • Formal Invitation: Click Here
  • Discounted Hotel Group Rate: Click Here to book online directly.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Cotton Growers, Co-ops, Gins, Merchants, Retailers & Brands, including BCI Members and interested guests.

For any questions about this event, please contact daren.abney@bettercotton.org.

INDIA
2017 Coming Soon

PAKISTAN
2017 Coming Soon

CHINA
2017 Coming Soon

PAKISTAN
PAST EVENT: 28 September 2016
Lahore, Pakistan

This meeting will be comprised of a conference and trade show, where BCI members will have the opportunity to showcase their products; giving attendees the chance to meet all Better Cotton suppliers and potential buyers in one location. BCI will present the addition of garment manufacturers on the traceability system, enabling members and system users to deal with BCCUs for the 2016-17 cotton season.

Click here to register for the meeting.

For questions please contact Mr Syed Ahtisham Uddin, BCI Membership Officer Pakistan, at ahtisham.uddin@bettercotton.org or at contact number +92 333 2721 656.

INDIA
PAST EVENT: 2 September 2016
New Delhi, India

BCI India warmly welcomes you to the Regional Members Meeting India 2016. This event is an effort to bring ‘Demand & Supply Together’, which we’ve held in August for the last 4 years.

During the event BCI members from the entire cotton supply chain, i.e. retailers & brands, ginners, spinners, fabric mills, garment manufacturers will gather to learn and network. We also hope that attendees will leave inspired by meeting the civil societies and our implementing partners from across the country.

USA
PAST EVENT: 23 March 2016
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

BCI hosted the USA Members Meeting in Raleigh, NC with 70 participants. In addition to exciting networking opportunities, meeting participants received updates on:

  • US supply expansion
  • Export opportunities for US traders and suppliers
  • The BCI group assurance model and how it’s benefiting US merchants, gins, and co-ops

Click here to download the complete agenda.

CHINA
There will be no 2016 Regional Member Meeting in China, since the BCI 2016 General Assembly was hosted in Hong Kong on 14-15 June.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Training Schedule

Follow the links below to register for online trainings:

BCI Chain of Custody Guidelines & Traceability System Trainings for Retailers and Brands

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 4 – 4.45pm Central European Time

During this training, we will explain the Better Cotton Chain of Custody Guidelines and how our traceability system works.

Please note that this online training is only for Retailers and Brands. All other company types (from lint purchase to end product sale) are trained through our online training platform.

Session in English.
Register here.