Events and Participation

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.

25 September, 2019 | BCI Members Cotton Forum, India

Date: 25 September 2019

Location: Kolkata, India

We are hosting the 2019 BCI Members Cotton Forum on 25 September in Kolkata. During the event, BCI Members from across the entire cotton supply chain – ginners, spinners, fabric mills, garment manufacturers and retailers and brands – will gather to learn, network and to explore the opportunities of more sustainable cotton.

Find out more and register here.

15 October, 2019 | BCI Basics: The Better Cotton Global Showcase

Date: 15 October 2019

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Join us for an introduction to BCI during the ‘Industry Partner Day’ prior to the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference. Hear from BCI Members and learn how more sustainable farming practices are being implemented in cotton fields around the world. Leave knowing how your company can work with BCI and support the two million BCI Farmers producing 19% of total global cotton as ‘Better Cotton’.

Find out more and register here.

16 – 17 October, 2019 | Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference

Date: 16 – 17 October, 2019

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Join BCI at the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference. This year, the focus of the event is ‘Driving Impact through Integrity and Preferred Fiber & Materials’.

Daren Abney, Membership Engagement and Marketing Manager at BCI will host a ‘BCI Basics’ session during the ‘Industry Partner Day’ prior to the conference.

Find out more and register here.

23 October, 2019 | China Salon

Date: 23 October, 2019

Location: Hubei Province

BCI Retailer and Brand Members are invited to join BCI for a member workshop in Hubei Province.

Please contact for further details.

6 – 7 November, 2019 | BCI US Field Trip and US Meeting

Date: 6 – 7 November, 2019

Location: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

On Wednesday, you are invited to join BCI for a visit to a cotton farm and gin. During the tour you will have the opportunity to learn about local cotton production and the implementation of the Better Cotton Standard System in the US.

On Thursday, BCI will host its annual 2019 US Meeting, which will provide you with updates about BCI’s progress in the US and around the world. You will have the opportunity to network with BCI Members from across the cotton supply chain. Non-members are also welcome to attend.

Price: $55 USD per person for the BCI Field Trip and complimentary attendance to the US Meeting. Thank you to Staplcotn for helping coordinate this 2019 Field Trip.

Register here.

9 – 11 June, 2020 | 2020 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference

Save the date!

The 2020 Global Cotton Sustainability conference will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from 9 to 11 June, 2020.

Further details will be shared here soon.

13 – 15 January, 2020 | BCI’s 2020 Implementing Partner Meeting and Symposium

We’re pleased to announce that we will be hosting the next BCI Implementing Partner Meeting and Symposium in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from 13 to 15 January 2020.

BCI’s field-level partners – Implementing Partners – and sector experts will join BCI to share best practices in sustainable farming, learn about BCI’s latest field and standard developments, and create solutions to cotton production challenges.

This event is open to all BCI Implementing Partners.


Past Global Events

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.