Interested in Fairtrade and co-operation? Then look no further for the best events on Fairtade at Co-operatives United.
The biggest Fairtrade event will be the Co-operating for a Fairer World Conference on Friday at 10.45–15.30, Exchange 8, 9, 10.
Split into two sessions:
• What next for Fairtrade and the role of co-operatives?
• Financing co-operatives for sustainable development.
Each session will include speeches, questions and debates.
Key speakers will be: Chris Shearlock, Sustainable Development Manager for The Co-operative Group, Paul Hazen, Executive Director, US Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) and Phil Bloomer, Director, Campaigns and Policy, Oxfam.
Nicaraguan Sesame and Coffee Co-operatives: pricing Fairtrade products to include unpaid labour and empower women at Central 5 (11:30 – 12:30)
Cooperativa Manduvirá: an inspirational Fairtrade organic co-operative from Paraquay Oikocredit International at Central 8 (12.30 – 13.30)
Growing Co-operatives: How Fairtrade producers worldwide get access to finance by Rabobank Rural Fund at Central 7 (15.30 – 16.30)