Events and Webinars

Discover the events that BCI is hosting or attending, both in-person and online. Check back regularly for all event updates.

Information about BCI Field Trips can be found here. The Supplier Training Programme for BCI Members is outlined here.

Member-Only Webinars | Featured Topics with Monthly Updates

BCI hosts a series of member-only webinars throughout the year, for all BCI Members. In addition to the topic highlight, each of these webinars will provide key organisational updates on global production and uptake numbers, updates on the Task Force on Forced Labour and Decent Work, as well as brief updates on Western China.

Upcoming Webinars: Register now in Member-Only Webpage.

  • 29 September 2020 | Cotton Outlook: Emerging Business Trends for 2021/22
  • 20 & 22 October 2020 | Making Effective and Credible Sustainability Claims
  • 11 & 12 November 2020 | Upgrading BCI’s Monitoring & Evaluation System

Past Webinars: Watch recordings and access slides from the Member-Only Webpage.

  • 16 September 2020 | Cotton Outlook: Yarn & Fabric Import / Export
  • 04 September 2020 |  BCI Retailer & Brand Discussion Forum: Western China
  • 02 September 2020 | Cotton Outlook: Cotton Market Today
  • August 2020 | BCI Task Force on Forced Labour and Decent Work
  • August 2020 | A Deeper Look at the BCI Assurance Model
  • July 2020 | Supporting BCI Farmers Through Covid-19
  • June 2020 | BCI General Assembly
  • May 2020 | BCI Member Discussion Forum: Western China Recap

BCI Members can register for webinars and access recordings of past webinars by logging in to the member-only area of the website. You will need your member login credentials to access the registration information. If you need help logging in, please email your BCI contact or email: membership@bettercotton.org

Public Webinars | BCI Introduction for Retailers & Brands

This series of public webinars will provide an introduction to BCI, details around the Better Cotton Standard System, sourcing, communications, and membership information for retailers and brands.

Audience: For any retailers and brands who want to know more about BCI and membership options. Staff within existing BCI member organisations are welcome to join for a refresh or introduction. Other organisations are also welcome to join, if interested.

Please sign up to a webinar date of your choice. All webinars are delivered in English.

  • Thursday 08 October 2020 | 2-3 pm GMT +1 | Click here to register.
  • Thursday 05 November 2020 | 2-3 pm GMT | Click here to register.

In case of an insufficient number of registered participants, BCI reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule a webinar.

Public Webinars | BCI Introduction for Suppliers and BCP Suppliers

This series of public webinars aim to provide you an introduction to BCI, Better Cotton, BCI Membership offer and Better Cotton Platform supplier registration while simultaneously addressing your related queries.

Audience: Spinners, Cotton traders, fabric mills, garment manufacturers and other supply chain intermediaries who are interested in becoming BCI Members or BCP Suppliers.

Please sign up to a webinar date of your choice. All webinars are delivered in English.

  • Wednesday 30th September | 11:30 am to 12:30 pm GMT | Click here to register.
  • Wednesday 28th October | 11:30 am to 12:30 pm GMT | Click here to register.
  • Wednesday 18th November | 11:30 am to 12:30 pm GMT | Click here to register.

In case of an insufficient number of registered participants, BCI reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule a webinar.

Public Webinars | BCI Supplier Training Programme

BCI’s Supplier Training Programme (STP) is designed to help suppliers understand BCI’s mission, learn about the Better Cotton Chain of Custody Guidelines which is based on mass-balance administration, and familiarise themselves with the Better Cotton Platform. A more technical focus on the business of Better Cotton.

Audience: BCI invites suppliers sourcing Better Cotton and who are new to BCI or those who are simply interested to learn about BCI to these webinars. Therefore, spinning mills, fabric mills, and end-product manufacturers are ideal candidates for this webinar.

Please register to join a webinar at a date convenient to you and your interested colleagues.

28 September 2020 | 11:00-13:00 PST | English | Click Here to Register

13 October 2020 | 10:00-12:00 GMT+3 | Turkish | Click Here to Register

20 October 2020 | 14:00-16:00 CST | Mandarin | Click Here to Register

29 October 2020 | 11:00-13:00 IST | English | Click Here to Register

29 October 2020 | 14:00-16:00 IST | Hindi | Click Here to Register

9 November 2020 | 10:00-12:00 GMT-3 | Portuguese | Click Here to Register

In case of an insufficient number of registered participants, BCI reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule a webinar.

2-4 March 2021 | Global Cotton Sustainability Conference, Portugal

The Leading Cotton Sustainability Conference

Join BCI and partners for the 4th Global Cotton Sustainability Conference, where the entire sector comes together in shaping a more sustainable future for cotton.

Connect with industry leaders and experts for an interactive opportunity to explore the entire value chain, including topics around climate action, innovation today and social sustainability.

Join us on 2-4 March 2021 in Lisbon, where together, we will discover solutions for more sustainable cotton sector.

*As of 20 March 2020, the Global Cotton Sustainability Conference in Lisbon moved from 9-11 June 2020, to be hosted on 2-4 March 2021. The decision to postpone was in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its global impact on health and travel. 

2021 Sponsors

Find out what you can expect at the conference in our 2019 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference highlights video.

Past Global Conferences

2019 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference

Over 300 representatives from across the cotton supply chain – from farmers to retailers and brands – met in Shanghai on 12 and 13 June for the 2019 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference. Throughout the conference, attendees joined industry experts to take part in hands-on, interactive sessions covering timely field-level, supply-chain and consumer-facing topics. Here are some conference highlights.

 

BCI 2018 Global Cotton Conference

The 2018 Global Cotton Conference was BCI’s largest event to date, with more than 340 attendees from 35 countries joining the event. BCI is grateful for the enthusiastic participation and support of all attendees, speakers, panelists, leaders of breakout sessions, exhibitors and sponsors. You can find the event highlights here. If you want to know what to expect at a future global conference, check out this short video.

BCI 2017 Global Cotton Conference

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 share during the conference.

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