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.

August & September 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.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CEST

Register here.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

3.00 PM – 4.00 PM CEST

Register here.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

11.00 AM – 12.00 PM CEST

Register here.

 

 

12 September 2018: BCI Supplier and Manufacturer Member Workshop, Bengaluru, India

Date: 12 September 2018

Location: Bengaluru, India

This regional-focused meeting will facilitate networking amongst the BCI Suppliers and Manufacturers Member’s category.

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

17 September 2018: BCI Retailer and Brand Member Workshop, Bengaluru, India

Date: 17 September 2018

 Location: Bengaluru, India

BCI’s aim is to facilitate a meaningful discussion about the opportunities and challenges of sourcing cotton as Better Cotton. This is a moderated peer-to-peer learning opportunity designed to overcome sourcing barriers.

This half-day meeting is open to BCI Members only.

Register here.

 

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

Date: 13 – 14 September 2018

Location: Lubbock, Texas, USA

On Thursday, you are invited to join BCI for a visit to a West Texas 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 Friday, BCI will host its annual 2018 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 Field Trip and complimentary attendance to the US Meeting.

Register here.

24 September 2018: BCI Supplier and Manufacturer Member Workshop, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Date: 24 September

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

This regional-focused meeting will facilitate networking amongst the BCI Suppliers and Manufacturers Member’s category.

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

25 September 2018: BCI Regional Members Meeting, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Date: 25 September 2018

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

We are hosting a BCI Regional Members’ Meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This event will bring BCI Members from the entire cotton supply chain together. Cotton farmers, ginners, spinners, fabric mills, garment manufacturers and retailers & brands will gather to learn and network.

Find out more and register below.

Register here.

09 October 2018: BCI Retailer and Brand Workshop, Karachi, Pakistan

Date: 09 October 2018

Location: Karachi, Pakistan

BCI’s aim is to facilitate a meaningful discussion about the opportunities and challenges of sourcing cotton as Better Cotton. This is a moderated peer-to-peer learning opportunity designed to overcome sourcing barriers.

This half-day meeting is open to BCI Members only.

To register please contact Syed Ahtisham Uddin, Membership Coordinator ahtisham.uddin@bettercotton.org.

22 – 24 October 2018: Textile Exchange’s 2018 Textile Sustainability Conference, Milan

BCI is a Supporting Organisation at the 2018 Textile Sustainability Conference in Milan, Italy.

The conference theme is ‘UNITED IN ACTION: Accelerating Sustainability in Textiles & Fashion’. BCI will participate on the ‘2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge’ panel discussion.

Complete information can be found online at: https://textileexchange.org/2018-global-textile-sustainability-conference.

All BCI Members have access to the Textile Exchange Member discounted rate of $1,300 USD, if registered by September 28. Just use code DISCBCIMembers18 when registering online.

Following the Textile Exchange Conference, BCI will host ‘An Introduction to BCI and Better Cotton’ on Thursday, 25 October. Click here for the agenda and online registration.

25 October 2018: Introduction to BCI and Better Cotton, Milan

Join us in Milan after the Textile Exchange Conference to find out how BCI is creating opportunities for more sustainable cotton strategies.

What to Expect

  • An Introduction to BCI and Better Cotton
  • Learn how the Better Cotton Standard System supports scale in your sustainable cotton strategy
  • Hear success stories from BCI Retailer and Brand Members
  • Access a pre-competitive platform driving change in the sector

Where

Melia Milano Hotel
Via Masaccio 19 – 20149
Milano (Italia)
www.melia.com

Date and Time

Thursday 25 October, 2018

09:00 – 12:00 CET

Register here.

11 – 13 June 2019: BCI 2019 Global Cotton Conference, Shanghai

Save the date!

Mark your calendars for BCI’s 2019 Global Cotton Conference, which will take place in the textile sourcing hub of Shanghai, China.

Date: 11- 13 June, 2019

Online registration, agenda and more details coming soon.

If you want to know what to expect at the conference, take a look at our 2018 highlights in our new video. You can also find a detailed recap of the 2018 conference here.

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 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.

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: