Regional Supporter Conferences

Regional conferences bring campaigners together to explore current Fairtrade campaigns and issues, share ideas, challenges and strengthen relationships with others in the area.

Regional Fairtrade Supporter conferences are taking place in the following places in 2017, featuring a Fairtrade producer representative, Fairtrade Foundation staff, regional and national businesses and much more:

East England: Stevenage 

Saturday 4 November 2017, 10.15 (for 10.45)am - 3.30pm

Stevenage Borough Council, Daneshill House, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1HN

Join us for inspirational speakers and informative workshops, as well as lots of networking and idea sharing with others, including: 

  • Marion Ng'ang'a of Fairtrade Africa speaking about her work with women coffee farmers fighting climate change in East Africa
  • Updates and discussion on innovations in the Fairtrade system with Catherine David, Head of Innovation at Fairtrade Foundation
  • Insipration for Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 from Coobana banana Cooperative in Panama and ideas activities near you
  • Panel discussion with experts from businesses, producers and campaigners 
  • Elect your regional representative for the Fairtrade National Campaigner Committee (more details below)

Register your place today

North West: Salford

Saturday 11 November 2017, 10.15 (for 10.45)am - 3.30pm

University of Salford, Media City, Salford, Greater Manchester, M50 2HE

Join us for inspirational speakers and informative workshops, as well as lots of networking and idea sharing with others, including: 

  • Marion Ng'ang'a of Fairtrade Africa speaking about her work with women coffee farmers fighting climate change in East Africa
  • Brad Hill, Fairtrade, Strategy Manager at the Coop, who really needs no introduction, but find out more here
  • Updates and discussion on innovations in the Fairtrade system with Catherine David, Head of Innovation at Fairtrade Foundation
  • Insipration for Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 from Coobana banana Cooperative in Panama and ideas activities near you
  • Panel discussion with experts from businesses, producers and campaigners
  • Elect your regional representative for the Fairtrade National Campaigner Committee (more details below)

Register your free place today

National Campaigner Committee Elections

Elections will take place for representatives on the National Campaigner Committee (NCC) at these conferences. This forum represents grassroots campaigners at meetings with the Fairtrade Foundation and advises on a range of issues and projects across the breadth of the Foundation's work.

All campaigners active in Fairtrade groups in the relevant region are invited to stand for election. We'd love to hear from you if you have any questions about what's involved - or just complete and send a nomination form below to us at volunteer.towns@fairtrade.org.uk