The future of trade - can it work for everyone?

We are inviting you to a one day future facing, thought provoking, solution focused event which brings together producers, businesses, policy makers and Fairtrade experts.

You’ll meet producers, businesses, policymakers and Fairtrade experts to exchange ideas, hear how others are tackling supply chain challenges and learn how Fairtrade can strengthen your brand story.

You’ll hear from the Fairtrade Foundation about the new ways in which we collaborate with businesses to address their supply chain challenges, future-proof their supply and make a positive impact on producers’ lives.

In keynote speeches, short Fair Talks and panel sessions, we’ll debate critical topics such as gender equality in global trade, the future of transparency in supply chains, climate change adaptation and how to achieve living incomes for producers. Add in a trip on the Emirates cable car – if that’s how you like to travel – and a networking lunch and there’s plenty to look forward to!

Join Fairtrade and friends for drinks hosted by Lord Mark Price and Nick Hewer in a stunning location at The Crystal’s Sustainable Cities exhibition.

Keynote Speaker - Lord Mark Price

Former Trade Minister and Managing Director of Waitrose and new Chair of Fairtrade Foundation's Board of Trustees.

Fair Talk Speakers

  • Malcolm Copland Commercial Director, Greggs
  • Michael Fletcher Retail Chief Commercial Officer, Co-Op
  • Mark Goldring CEO, Oxfam GB
  • Dr. Nyagoy Nyong’o Executive Director, Fairtrade Africa
  • Xiomara Paredes Executive Director, CLAC
  • Cathy Pieters Director Of Cocoa Life, Mondelez


Date: 10th October 2018

Venue: The Crystal, 1 Siemens Brothers Way, London, E16 1GB

Timings: Arrival from 12 for 12:30 start; Lunch provided; Drinks from 5.30pm

RSVP: By 28th September 2018

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  • The Crystal

    The Crystal

    Where better to host our future-facing event than in one of the world’s most sustainable buildings?

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