The theme for this year’s conference is Local, National, Global: What does Fair Trade Nation Status Mean? and will feature keynote speakers from the Fairtrade Foundation UK, Fair Trade Wales and Fair Trade Towns Netherlands.
Dan Omondi Odiba a representative from Micodepro, a gold mining co-operative group working towards Fairtrade certification in Kenya will be joining the conference. Dr Alasdair Alan, (Scotland’s Minister for International Development and Europe) and Cheryl McGechie (the Fairtrade Foundation’s Director of Public Engagement) have also confirmed their participation.
There will also be talks from Fair Trade producers and breakout sessions designed to meet the interests and needs of local Fair Trade groups. The subjects for these sessions will be confirmed nearer the date but we would encourage local groups to bring along at least two members so they can attend as many breakout sessions as possible.
Lunch will be provided and there will be networking opportunities throughout the day. The conference is an excellent opportunity for Fair Trade supporters and campaigners to hear what other individuals, groups and organisations are doing, to share ideas and to contribute to discussions about the future of Scotland as a Fair Trade Nation.
Anyone interested in Fair Trade is welcome!
What: Fair Trade Campaigner Conference
When: 10 September 2016
Where: Glasgow Caledonian University