Events and Participation
28 March 2019
Fondazione Industrie Cotone E Lino
Via Alberto Riva Villasanta 3
Join BCI in Milan for an introduction to the largest cotton sustainability standard in the world. You will learn about BCI and how your business can be part of the movement driving change in the cotton sector.
In the morning, we will introduce you to the Better Cotton Standard System. You’ll hear about the progress BCI Farmers are making, while guest speakers will share their perspectives on the BCI business case. In the afternoon, we will explore how public-private partnerships can drive change and create momentum for extending more sustainable farming practices in new contexts; for example through the case of the Egyptian Better Cotton pilot project.
Find out more and register here.
Mark your calendars for BCI’s 2019 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference, which will take place in the textile sourcing hub of Shanghai, China.
The 2019 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference will bring the entire sector together on 12 – 13 June, to shape a more sustainable future for cotton. Join industry leaders and experts for an interactive opportunity to explore topics at field level, in the supply chain and in consumer-facing business. Prior to the public conference, on 11 June, the Better Cotton Initiative will host its Annual Member Meeting to share organisational updates, report on Better Cotton supply and facilitate a new peer-engagement platform.
Visit the conference website for complete event details, including:
- Online registration,
- Discounted group accommodations,
- Sponsorship packages,
- and more.
BCI Members receive a 60% discount! REGISTER ON THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE.
The global conference provides access to an international audience, prominent stakeholders within the cotton industry and organisations with a commitment to sustainability. We have a variety of conference sponsorship packages still available. Contact email@example.com for further information.
BCI is an official Supporting Organisation for ITMA 2019, the world’s largest international textile and garment technology exhibition. The exhibition will take place from 20 – 26 June 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.
Through this partnership, BCI will host a seminar titled: ‘Scaling More Sustainable Cotton: an Introduction to BCI’ on 25 June 2019.
This event is an opportunity for retailers and brands, suppliers and manufacturers, civil society and other stakeholders to learn more about BCI, the largest cotton sustainability standard in the world. Join us to learn about how BCI is implementing sustainable farming practices across the world and to hear first-hand from member companies about how BCI has benefitted them.
For a detailed agenda and registration details, please visit www.xing-events.com/BCI-ITMA2019
BCI Members have access to discounted registration for ITMA 2019 as part of the seminar. If you are interested in attending please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about ITMA 2019 is online.
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. BCI is grateful for the enthusiastic participation and support of all attendees, speakers, panelists, leaders of breakout sessions, exhibitors and sponsors.
Access a summary and further details here.
2018 Regional Members’ Meetings
The BCI Regional Members’ 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.
2018 Retailer and Brand Member Workshops
- Karachi, Pakistan: Tuesday 9 October 2018
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.
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.
- Dhaka, Bangladesh: Tuesday, 28 March 2017
- Bengaluru, India: Friday, 31 March 2017
- Hong Kong, China: Friday, 07 April 2017
- New York, United States: Friday, 17 November 2017
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.