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.

20 April 2018: BCI Chain of Custody & The Better Cotton Tracer Webinar

This webinar is for BCI Retailer and Brand Members.

During this webinar we will explain BCI’s Chain of Custody Guidelines and how the Better Cotton Tracer works.

Friday 20 April, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CEST

Register here.

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

Brussels, Belgium

26 – 28 June 2018

Members-Only General Assembly – 26 June 2018
BCI Global Cotton Conference – 27 & 28 June 2018

The BCI 2018 Global Cotton Conference will bring the entire sector together on 27 & 28 June, to collaborate on a more sustainable future for cotton. Join industry leaders and experts for an interactive opportunity to explore thematics at field level, in the supply chain and in consumer facing business.

Prior to the public conference, on 26 June BCI will host ‘An Introduction to BCI’ and a BCI Members-Only General Assembly. During the General Assembly, BCI Council election results will be revealed and BCI Members will receive updates on membership benefits, Better Cotton supply figures and global strategy.

Visit the conference website for complete details including:

  • Online registration – BCI Members receive a 60% discount
  • Agenda details
  • Venue and accommodations
  • Sponsorship and exhibit packages
  • and much more

Thank you to these generous sponsors for supporting the 2018 conference.



For questions or support please email

We look forward to seeing you in Brussels in June!

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’ at ITMA 2019. A detailed agenda and more information about the timing of the BCI Seminar 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

More information about ITMA 2019 is online.

Past Events

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.

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: