Events and Participation

This is the place to find what events BCI is hosting or attending, both in-person and online, so check back often for all event updates. The Supplier Training Programme for BCI Members is outlined here.

September – December 2017: BCI Member Field Trips

 

Join us for a chance to visit cotton farms, ginners, and other actors at the source of cotton production. Six locations around the world will offer different agendas and registration options. In most cases, attendees will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation at a central location where the field trip will begin. Ground transportation and other logistics will be provided by the BCI field trip organiser. Available details for each location are found on the Field Trips page, including links to mandatory registration.

 

10 – 11 October 2017: BCI Speaking at the Textile Exchange Conference

BCI has been invited to speak at the 2017 Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference in Washington D.C. We’ll be joining the ‘Scaling the Use of Sustainable Cotton’ panel discussion that opens the conference on Wednesday, 11 October 2017. We look forward to seeing members and partners at this industry event.

Following the conference, BCI is hosting an official “TExcursion” as a BCI Field Trip in North Carolina. If you’re interested to meet up while you’re there, send us an email.

11 – 13 October 2017: BCI Speaking at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

The BCI China Team will be attending the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics (Autumn Edition), and the China International Trade Fair for Fibres and Yarns (YarnExpo), in Shanghai, China at the National Exhibition and Convention Center on 11 – 13 October 2017. We look forward to seeing members and partners at this industry event. If you’re interested to meet up while there, please send us an email.

17 October 2017: BCI Chain of Custody Training for US Retailers and Brands

Tuesday , 17 October 2017, 10:00am – 11:00am Pacific Time / 1:00pm – 2:00pm Eastern Time

During this training, we will explain the Better Cotton Chain of Custody Guidelines and The Better Cotton Tracer.

Please note that this online training is 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 today.

You can join this meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

25 October 2017: BCI Pakistan Regional Member Meeting

Join us for updates on Better Cotton globally and locally. It’s a perfect opportunity for networking with fellow BCI Members across the cotton supply chain, including ginners; cotton traders; spinners; fabric and garment mills; and retailers and brands. Register here.

This meeting will be followed by a BCI Member Field Trip on 26 October 2017. Separate registration required. Email us to find out more.

25 October 2017: BCI Bangladesh Regional Member Meeting

BCI is hosting the BCI Regional Members Meeting Bangladesh 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Join us for updates on Better Cotton globally and locally. It’s a perfect opportunity for networking with fellow BCI Members across the cotton supply chain, including ginners; cotton traders; spinners; fabric and garment mills; and retailers and brands. We are hopeful that attendees will leave inspired after meeting various civil society organisations and our implementing partners from across the country.

Event Registration is now open to the entire industry. We will promote this meeting to our nearly 1200 BCI member companies globally, and we anticipate close to 300 attendees. Online registration is coming soon.

 

09 November 2017: BCI China Regional Member Meeting

Join us for updates on Better Cotton globally and locally. It’s a perfect opportunity for networking with fellow BCI Members across the cotton supply chain, including ginners, cotton traders, spinners, fabric/garment mills, and retailers/brands. Online registration is coming soon.

17 November 2017: NYC BCI Retailer and Brand Member Workshop

BCI is convening a workshop for current BCI Retailer and Brand Members, as a moderated peer-to-peer learning opportunity with the goal to provide a platform for our members to discuss how to unlock barriers for sourcing Better Cotton.

PARTICIPANT LIMIT: 4 attendees per retailer and brand member only. This is not a BCI training. Sourcing and production colleagues from current BCI brand members are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop, generously hosted by American Eagle Outfitters.

Register here. Pre-registration is required.

26 – 28 June 2018: BCI 2018 Global Cotton Conference and General Assembly, Brussels

Brussels, Belgium
26 – 28 June 2018
Member Only General Assembly, 26 June 2018

BCI is excited to announce 26 – 28 June 2018 as the official dates for the annual global cotton conference, back in Europe next year. Multiple factors for the location selection include proximity to a large base of members, international arrivals destination, the cost of hosting, and other strategic inputs.

We plan to bring this global gathering back to Asia in June 2019.

Watch for online registration, the conference venue, agenda details and more to be announced soon. We look forward to seeing you in Brussels next June!

If you have any questions, please send us an email.

Past Events

BCI 2017 Global Cotton Conference

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Thank you to the 294 attendees from 37 countries who joined us in Berlin for the first BCI Global Cotton Conference. This conference successfully brought the entire sector together to shape a more sustainable future for the cotton industry. Review the agenda for a snapshot of the content.

2017 Retailer and Brand Member Workshops

Our goal at BCI is to support our Retailer and Brand Members to reach 1,000,000 MT of Better Cotton uptake in 2017. One mechanism to support this uptake is our facilitating peer-to-peer workshops, where active BCI Brand Members learn from each other and discuss how to unlock barriers for sourcing Better Cotton.

2017 workshops:

2017 Regional Member Meetings

The BCI Regional Member Meetings are the perfect opportunity for networking with fellow BCI Members across the cotton supply chain. Members include ginners; cotton traders; spinners; fabric and garment mills; and retailers and brands.

2017 meetings: