Session Summaries and Documents

Statement of the 71st Plenary Meeting

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Videos from the Meeting

Sunday, 07 October
Order of the Day (PDF 178K)
 
Meeting of the Expert Panel on Social, Environmental and Economic Performance of Cotton Production (SEEP)
13:00 Room: “La Boule”

Meeting of the Private Sector Advisory Panel (PSAP)
14:30 Room: “Harder”

World Café Moderator’s Briefing
17:30 Room: “Harder”

Reception at the Congress Centre Kursaal Interlaken
19:00 Room: “Konzerthalle” – concert hall
Monday, 08 October
Order of the Day (PDF 209K)
 
First Open Session: Sustainability in the Cotton Value Chain: Its meaning relative to cotton; how does it apply in developed and developing countries, producing and consuming countries?
09:00 Room: “Kongress-Saal” – congress hall

11:00 Room: “Kongress-Saal” – congress hall

13:45 Room: “Kongress-Saal” – congress hall

First Breakout Session: The Contribution of Textile Machinery to Resource Conservation and Cost Reduction in the Cotton Value Chain
14:00 Room: “Theatersaal” – theatre hall

Second Open Session: Preparing the Cotton Industry for the Challenges of this Century
16:15 Room: “Kongress-Saal” – congress hall

Dinner for all Participants
19:00 Room: “Konzerthalle” – concert hall
Tuesday, 09 October
Order of the Day (PDF 216K)
 
Third Open Session: Responsibility in the Cotton Value Chain: the Roles of Producers, Commission Agents, Merchants, Input Manufacturers, Textile Mills and Retailers
09:00 Room: “Kongress-Saal” – congress hall

Fourth Open Session: (World Café) Sustainability in the Cotton Value Chain: Its meaning relative to cotton; how does it apply in developed and developing countries, producing and consuming countries?
11:00 Room: “Konzerthalle” – concert hall

Fifth Open Session: Cotton Supply, Use and Prices
13:45 Room: “Kongress-Saal” – congress hall

First Plenary Session: Statements (Continued)
15:45 Room: “Kongress-Saal” – congress hall

Second Breakout Session: Contracts and Sustainability: Can we have sustainability without contract sanctity?
16:00 Room: “Konzerthalle” – concert hall

Ship cruise on Lake Thun with light “apéro” for all participants
18:30 The ship “Berner Oberland” will depart from the mole “Interlaken West”, close to Interlaken West Train Station
Wednesday, 10 October Order of the Day (PDF 206K)
  Sixth Open Session (Meeting of the Committee on Cotton Production Research) Technical Seminar: “Intellectual Property Rights and the Role of Private Breeders”
09:00 Room: “Kongress-Saal” – congress hall

Sixth Open Session (Technical Seminar) continued
11:00 Room: “Kongress-Saal” – congress hall

Third Breakout Session: Cotton Statistics in the 21st Century (Workshop organized by the Secretariat to showcase best practices and discuss strategies for improving cotton information gathering and reporting.)
11:15 Room: “Konzerthalle” – concert hall

Open Seminar: Tools and Platforms for Sustainability and Traceability
15:00 Room: “Konzerthalle” – concert hall
Thursday, 11 October
Order of the Day (PDF 205K)
  Meeting of the Drafting Group (member countries only)
09:00 Room: “Kongress-Saal” – congress hall

Fourth Breakout Session: Action Steps to a Green Cotton Economy
09:15 Room: “Konzerthalle” – concert hall

Fifth Breakout Session: Ensuring Sustainability for Natural Fibers through Demand Enhancement
11:00 Room: “Konzerthalle” – concert hall

Meeting of the Steering Committee (member countries only)
13:45

Sixth Breakout Session: The Role of Governments in Facilitating and/or Promoting Organic Cotton, Fair Trade Cotton, CmiA and BCI
14:00 Room: “Konzerthalle” – concert hall

16:00 Room: “Kongress-Saal” – congress hall

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