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.

July 2018: BCI Chain of Custody & The Better Cotton Platform Webinars

During this webinar we will explain BCI’s Better Cotton Chain of Custody Guidelines and how the Better Cotton Platform (formerly the Better Cotton Tracer) works. This webinar is for BCI Retailer and Brand Members that are new to our system.

Please select your preferred webinar date and time below.

Friday 6 July, 2018

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEST

Register here 

Wednesday 18 July, 2018

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM CEST

Register here

17 July 2018: Introduction to BCI and Better Cotton, Melbourne

Join BCI in Australia for an introduction to BCI and Better Cotton. Find out how BCI can help you to mitigate risks and create opportunities in your existing cotton supply chain.

DATE

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

09:00 – 11:30

LOCATION

RMIT University
Garden Room in the City Campus (Building 10, Level 5, Room 89)
Melbourne, Australia

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Introduction to BCI and sourcing cotton as Better Cotton
  • How environmental and social field metrics equate to a better raw materials strategy
  • From farm to store – hear success stories from existing BCI Retailer and Brand Members
  • Global online platform for a more sustainable supply chain

REGISTER HERE

8 August 2018: BCI Supplier and Manufacturer Member Workshop, New Delhi

Date: 8 August 2018

Location: New Delhi, India

Smaller region focused meetings with an aim to facilitate networking and increased participation across the BCI Supplier and Manufacturer Member’s category.

 Exact details including agenda, logistics and registration are to be announced soon.

 

9 August 2018: BCI Regional Members’ Meeting, New Delhi

Date: 9 August 2018

Location: New Delhi, India

Providing regional and global updates for members with an aim to facilitate networking across the entire cotton supply chain.

 Exact details including agenda, logistics and registration are to be announced soon.

11 September 2018: BCI Retailer and Brand Member Workshop Bengaluru

Date: 11 September 2018

 Location:Bengaluru, India

BCI’s aim is to facilitate a meaningful discussion about your successes and challenges of sourcing Better Cotton, both inside and outside of your company. This is a moderated peer-to-peer learning opportunity, in the format of a half-day meeting, closed to BCI Members only. All the discussions will follow the BCI Anti-Trust policy.

 Exact details including agenda, logistics and registration are to be announced soon.

12 September 2018: BCI Supplier and Manufacturer Member Workshop Bengaluru

Date: 12 September 2018

Location: Bengaluru, India

Smaller region focused meetings with an aim to facilitate networking and increased participation across the BCI Suppliers and Manufacturers Member’s category.

 Exact details including agenda, logistics and registration are to be announced soon.

13 – 14 September 2018: BCI Regional Members’ Meeting & US Field Trip, Texas

Date: 13 – 14 September 2018

Location: Lubbock, Texas, USA

Join Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) for a chance to visit a U.S. cotton farm and gin, learn about local cotton production issues, and implementation of the Better Cotton Standard in the USA. Then join BCI for global and regional updates on production, uptake, communications and more. The BCI Member Meeting is open to the industry.

Price: $55 USD per person for Field Trip, Complimentary attendance for US Member Meeting.

Register at: www.xing-events.com/BCI2018US

17 October 2018: BCI Supplier and Manufacturer Member Workshop Dhaka

Date: 17 October 2018

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Smaller region focused meetings with an aim to facilitate networking and increased participation across the BCI Supplier and Manufacturer Member’s category.

Exact details including agenda, logistics and registration are to be announced soon.

18 October 2018: BCI Regional Members Meeting Dhaka

Date: 18 October 2018

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Providing regional and global updates for members with an aim to facilitate networking across the entire cotton supply chain.

 Exact details including agenda, logistics and registration are to be announced soon.

20 – 26 June 2019: ITMA 2019, Barcelona

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 ‘BCI Seminar: Scaling More Sustainable Cotton through Collaboration’ at ITMA 2019, on 25 June 2019. A detailed agenda and more information will be available in mid-2018.

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 membership@bettercotton.org.

More information about ITMA 2019 is online.

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: