Program

12th International Fair Trade Towns Conference. Sustainable consumption, caring for life.

Provisional Program

19 th of OCTOBER, FRIDAY. Place: Cineteca Matadero (TBC). Map: aquí.

16:00
17:00

WELCOME AND REGISTRATION.

17:30
18-30

OPENING ROUNDTABLE with the participation of WFTO, FAIRTRADE INTERNATIONAL, CLAC & UNCTAD

  • Isabelle Durant – Deputy Secretary General of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
  • Darío Soto – CEO Global, Fairtrade Internacional.
  • Rudi Dalvai – The President of World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO)
  • Merling Preza – Vice President of Board of Directors of Latin America Small Produces Network – CLAC

Presentation and moderation by Sergi Corbalán Director of Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO)

18:30
20:00
OPENNING CONFERENCE by Local Authorities
20:00
21:30

COCKTAIL

20 th of OCTOBER, SATURDAY. Centro Municipal Lope de Vega (Distrito Vallecas). Mapa: aquí.

8:00 9:00

REGISTRATION

9:00
9:10

WELCOME!

9:10
9:30

PRESENTATION OF THE SPANISH INITIATIVE. Highlights from 4 cities from Spain. León, Córdoba, Zaragoza and Madrid.
Presentation and moderation from David Comet – Coordinator of the Spanish Fair Trade Towns Campaign.

  • Carmen Rebollo – CEO from Municipality Consumer Institute in Madrid City Council.
  • Tamara Cabezas – Representative from the León Steering Committee Fair Trade Town.
  • Javier Parcero – Representative from FAS (Federación Aragonesa de Solidaridad).
  • Inmaculada Santana – International Cooperation Area from Cordoba´s Council.
9:30
10:30

INNOVATIVE PRACTICES FROM LOCAL AUTHORITIES, FAIR PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND UNIVERSITIES TO BOOST FAIR TRADE.

  • Skunfunk, Fair Trade Textile iniciative. Mikel Feijoo, CEO Skunkfunk.
  • Fair Public Procurement – Cologne City Goverment.
  • Fair Trade Towns in Latin America. Sonia Guachizaca – Simbolo de Pequeños Productores.
  • Fair Trade University – Innovative experiences in U.S.A.
  • Taipei the first Fair Trade Towns in Taiwan – Karen Yu, CEO of Fairtrade Taiwan
10:30
11:00

EU AND FAIR TRADE (FTAO / MEP’s): HOW TO INVOLVE LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN THE DEVELOPMENT

Presentation and moderation by Sergi Corbalan

  • Upscaling Fair Trade in Europe: from local to EU level ow to involve Local Authorities to support Fair Trade initiatives?
  • EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award
  • EP Manifiesto for EU 2019 Elections (& mention sub-grant opportunity) Coordination by Sergi Corbalán de Fair Trade Advocay Office.
11:00
11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30
12:30

SYNERGIES BETWEEN THE FEMINIST ECONOMY AND FAIR TRADE. WOMAN EMPOWERMENT THROUGH FAIR TRADE (WITH A PRODUCER PRESENTATION FROM A WOMEN´S COOPERATIVE)

  • Lorena Vergara – WFTO LA-.
  • Carol Willis – Honorary Member of WFTO
  • Isabelle Durant –UNCTAD (TBC).
12:30
13:20

INTERNATIONAL FAIR TRADE TOWNS STEERING COMMITTEE- NEW GUIDELINES/NEW REFERENCES FOR THE INT. FTT CAMPAIGN

  • Update of the Guidelines and ToR for International FTT Campaign
  • International FTT movement in brief

Coordination by Luis Heller and Tadeusz Makulski

13:20
13:30

Introduction to the workshops by Lisa Herrmann (Fairtrade Deutschland).

13:30
15:00

FAIR TRADE LUNCH

15:00
16:30

SESSION 1 WORKSHOPS

16:45
18:15

SESSION 2 WORKSHOPS

20:00
24:00

DINNER

21st OF OCTOBER, SUNDAY

9:00
10:30

SESSION 3 WORKSHOPS

10:30
11:45

OPEN SPACE – POSTER COFFEE: DINAMIC PRESENTATION FROM FAIR TRADE TOWNS CITIES. Share your experience. 

11:45
12:45

 WORKSHOPS SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

12:45
13:15

 SYNERGIES BETWEEN THE SOLIDARITY ECONOMY AND FAIR TRADE. By Enrich Sahan – CEO of WFTO.

13:15
13:30

PARTICIPATIVE CLOSE AND CONCLUSIONS.

13:30
13:35

 NEXT CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND FAMILY PICTURE.

 

 

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