Panel Session Highlighted at Upcoming ICAC Plenary Meeting in Lubbock, Texas

Monday, August 09, 2010

Cotton industry professionals from all over the world will convene to share their knowledge and experience during the 69th Plenary Meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), to be held Sept. 20-25, 2010, in Lubbock, Texas.


The Impacts of Social and Environmental Standards on Demand for Cotton and Textiles

When it comes to awareness of the impact it has on society and the environment, the cotton industry has made a lot of progress. You'll want to be in attendance when the experts explain why managing sustainability isn't just the right thing to do--it's also a critical factor in the future success of the cotton industry.

Third Open Session, 9:00 AM, Wednesday, September 22


Jeffrey Silberman, Chairman, Textile Development and Marketing Department, Fashion Institute of Technology

You don't want to miss this overview on fostering a healthy cotton sector and connecting both ends of the supply chain, from producer through retailer. Read more


Robert Antoshak, Managing Director, FCStone Fibers and Textiles
The focus here will be on the impact that cotton prices have on downstream consumers--and how, in turn, downstream consumption has an impact on the price of cotton. Read more

Andrew Olah, Co-Founder, Olah Inc.
This segment of the discussion will take a look at the ways product development and demand enhancement are conducted, as well as how demand for fabrics is created. Read more

Richard W. Silvia, President, RWS Marketing and Sales
Gain a new perspective on how cotton sourcing is handled, the way global environmental changes impact the way cotton is marketed, and how rising cotton prices will affect market trends. Read more

Wolfgang Bertenbreiter, Vice Project Director of the Competitive African Cotton Initiative
With an emphasis on Africa, the discussion will focus on the sustainability criteria matrix, the verification system of cotton made in Africa (CmiA), and the commercial model and marketing strategy. Read more

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