Events and Webinars

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.

Webinars: BCI Introduction for Retailers & Brands

This series of public webinars will provide an introduction to BCI, details around the Better Cotton Standard System, sourcing, communications, and membership information for retailers and brands.

Audience: For any retailers and brands who want to know more about BCI and membership options. Staff within existing BCI member organisations are welcome to join for a refresh or introduction. Other organisations are also welcome to join, if interested.

Please sign up to a webinar date of your choice. All webinars are delivered in English.

  • Thursday 04 June 2020 | 2 – 3 pm GMT +1 | Click here to register.
  • Thursday 02 July 2020 | 2 – 3 pm GMT +1 | Click here to register.
  • Thursday 06 August 2020 | 2 – 3 pm GMT +1 | Click here to register.

In case of an insufficient number of registered participants, BCI reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule a webinar.

Webinars: BCI Supplier Training Programme

BCI’s Supplier Training Programme (STP) is designed to help suppliers understand BCI’s mission, learn about the Better Cotton Chain of Custody Guidelines which is based on mass-balance administration, and familiarise themselves with the Better Cotton Platform.

Audience: BCI invites suppliers sourcing Better Cotton and who are new to BCI or those who are simply interested to learn about BCI to these webinars. Therefore, spinning mills, fabric mills, and end-product manufacturers are ideal candidates for this webinar.

Please register to join a webinar at a date convenient to you and your interested colleagues.

8 June 2020 | 10:00-11:30 GMT-3 | Portuguese| Click Here to Register

16 June 2020 | 14:00-16:00 CST | Mandarin | Click Here to Register

24 June 2020 | 10:00-12:00 GMT+3| Turkish| Click Here to Register

29 June 2020 | 11:00-12:30 PST | English| Click Here to Register

14 July 2020 | 14:00-16:00 CST | Mandarin | Click Here to Register

28 July 2020 | 10:00-12:00 GMT+3| Turkish| Click Here to Register

30 July 2020 | 11:00-12:30 IST | English | Click Here to Register

30 July 2020 | 14:00-15:30 IST | Hindi | Click Here to Register

9 June 2020 | Virtual 2020 BCI General Assembly (Member Only)

The BCI General Assembly is the biennial gathering of BCI Members across all five BCI membership categories where members receive key updates from the Council and BCI Leadership as well as decide on any proposals submitted to the General Assembly by the Council or other organ.

While the 2020 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference in Lisbon has been postponed to 2-4 March 2021 in response to the current situation regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19 and its global impact on health and travel, the continuity of the BCI governance must proceed as planned.

This virtual meeting will be hosted twice, to enable members across multiple time zones to participate.

If you have any questions about the General Assembly, please get in touch with Eren Ozalay at

2020 | Member-Only Webinars

BCI hosts a series of member-only webinars throughout the year. Upcoming webinars include:

  • 1 & 2 July 2020 | Supporting BCI Farmers Through Covid-19
  • 5 & 6 August 2020 | A Deeper Look at the BCI Assurance Model

BCI Members can register for these webinars and access archived webinars by logging in to the member-only area of the website. You will need your member login credentials to access the registration information. If you need help logging in, please contact

Moved to 2-4 March 2021 | Global Cotton Sustainability Conference, Portugal


Same Location. Same Agenda. Same Networking. New Dates.

The decision to postpone the 2020 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference was not taken lightly, but the BCI Leadership Team agreed it is the most responsible approach given the current situation regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 and its global impact on health and travel.

The 2020 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference will now take place from 2 – 4 March 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal.

The conference will still dial in on three key themes – Climate Action, Innovation Now and Social Sustainability – exploring how the sector can collaborate in these areas to create and drive collective impact. You can find up to date information on the conference website:

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Find out what you can expect at the conference in our 2019 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference highlights video.

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.