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 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.

EUROPE

BCI INTRODUCTION SEMINAR: EUROPE

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Adler Headquarters in Haibach, Germany

9:00 – 12:00: Seminar

Join us in Haibach, Germany (near Aschaffenburg, approx. 30km from Frankfurt/Main) to find out how BCI can help you mitigate risks and create opportunities in your existing cotton supply chain, with an introduction to BCI & Better Cotton sourcing from 21 countries worldwide, as 11.9% of total global cotton production.

The aim of this public meeting is to provide an introduction to BCI and Better Cotton for companies who are interested to learn more about the basics of BCI, while networking with BCI staff and current members.

 If you have any questions about this meeting, please contact membership@bettercotton.org.

USA

BCI SEMINAR, NYC: RESPONSIBLE COTTON SOLUTIONS FOR RETAILERS & BRANDS

Thursday, 14 July 2016

9:00 – 12:00: Seminar

2:00 – 13:00: Networking lunch

Join us in NYC to find out how we can help you mitigate risks and create opportunities in your existing cotton supply chain.

  • An introduction to BCI & Better Cotton sourcing from 22 countries worldwide.
  • How environmental and social field metrics equate to a better raw materials strategy.
  • From farm to store – success stories from retailer/brand members.
  • Global online traceability for a more sustainable supply chain.

Click here to register for the meeting.

Click here to view the formal invitation.

BCI 2016 General Assembly: Hong Kong

HONG KONG, JUNE 2016

On 14-15 June 2016, BCI hosted the General Assembly, serving as the annual member meeting in conjunction with the BCI Council Elections. BCI Members from around the world, representing the entire cotton supply chain gathered in Asia to learn, network and advance their Better Cotton procurement. #BCIGA2016

Click here for the full meeting agenda, and for complete information about this past meeting please click here: www.amiando.com/BCI2016GeneralAssembly.

Access to the full slide decks, pictures from the meeting and more are available to all BCI members by login to the Members’ Only Area. Email membership@bettercotton.org is you need help with access.

The 2017 location will be announced soon!

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
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.

INDIA
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.

Click here to Register for the meeting.
For questions please contact Mr. Vinay Kumar, BCI Membership Officer India, at vinay.kumar@bettercotton.org or at
contact number +91-9958221123.

 

 

 

 

 

PAKISTAN
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.

 

CHINA
There will be no 2016 Regional Member Meeting in China, since the BCI 2016 General Assembly will be 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

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 10 – 11am 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.