Find out about upcoming events organised by the Fairtrade Foundation and read up on some of our most successful past events.

Fair Focus – Webinar series

Fair Focus: Recession resilience and partnership with your producers

Join our webinar with host Catherine David, Head of Commercial Partnerships at the Fairtrade Foundation. Featuring an expert panel: 

  • Dr Ioannis Ioannou, Professor at the London Business School, an Advisor, a Global Influencer and a Keynote Speaker on Sustainability Leadership and Corporate Responsibility
  • Ranjith Kumar, Regional General Manager (South & Central Asia) for NAPP, the Asia Pacific Fairtrade Producer Network

Governments and consumers increasingly expect businesses to play their role in reducing poverty, addressing the climate crisis and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals. So how do companies and organisations implement this practically? With a recession looming, what can businesses do to support the most vulnerable people in their supply chains? What do farmers and workers need and want from their downstream value chain partners?

When: 17 September 2020

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Fair Focus: Systemic Inequality and the Invisible Women in Trade

Join us for a 40-minute webinar with host Catherine David, Head of Commercial Partnerships at the Fairtrade Foundation. Featuring an expert panel: 

  • Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, Lawyer, Founder of Women in Leadership Publication, political and women’s rights activist.
  • Anne-Marie Yao, Fairtrade’s Regional Cocoa Manager for Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and the fight for social justice, our panel will be discussing the historic inequalities that exist in trade and why systemic change is needed now more than ever. Critical topics will include embedded inequality in supply chains and the invisible women behind our chocolate, looking at why only 25 percent of women cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire own land, why the trade system established in colonial times needs to change and how businesses can be a force for good in tackling social injustice.

When: 16 July 2020

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Fair Focus: COVID-19 and the future of supply chains with Fairtrade and expert panel

Join us for a 40 minute quick-fire question round with our host Catherine David, Head of Commercial Partnerships at the Fairtrade Foundation and an expert panel of guest speakers.

When: June 4th 2020

Registrations are closed

She Deserves Fairtrade: the story of chocolate

For Fairtrade Fortnight 2020, a panel of guest speakers including a female cocoa farmer from Côte d’Ivoire shared inspirational stories about the importance of women taking leading roles in business and society. These events took place across the UK.

Manchester – 25th February 2020

When: Tuesday 25th February, 6pm (doors open at 5:30pm)

Where: The Old Bank Residency, Manchester

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York – 27th February 2020

When: Thursday 27th February, 6pm (doors open at 5:30pm)

Where: The Spurriergate Centre, York

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Edinburgh – 29th February 2020

When: Saturday 29th February, 11am (doors open at 10:30am)

Where: Augustine United Church (Sanctuary Room), Edinburgh

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Cardiff – 2nd March 2020

When: Monday 2nd March, 6.30pm

Where: Portland House, Cardiff

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Oxford – 3rd March 2020

When: Tuesday 3rd March, 7pm

Where: Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University

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Fairtrade Conferences 2019

Our Regional Supporter Conferences this autumn brought campaigners together to explore current Fairtrade campaigns and issues, share ideas, challenges and strengthen relationships with others in their area. The dates are:

South West Fairtrade Supporter Conference – Exeter

Saturday 21 September 2019, 10:30am – 3:30pm, Exeter Community Centre – All presentations

North Fairtrade Supporter Conference – Middlesbrough

Saturday 21 September, 10:30am – 3:30pm, Teeside University Students’ Union – All presentations

East Midlands Supporter Conference – Nottingham

Saturday 26 October, 10:30am – 3:30pm, Albert Hall Conference Centre – All presentations