79th Plenary Meeting

06 December 2021 - 09 December 2021 , Virtual Platform

Fortifying the Cotton Supply Chain: New Approaches to New Challenges
Agenda
 
 
 
(As of 28 April 2021)
 
Monday 6 December 2021
7:00 – 8:40 am (GMT-5); Australia (Sydney): 23:00 – 00:40 am; Europe: 13:00 – 14:40 (GMT)
Inaugural Session
• Report of the Chairman of the Standing Committee – Mr Anshul Sharma
• Report of the Executive Director – Mr Kai Hughes.
• Recognition of the ICAC Researchers of the Year, 2020 and 2021 and Presentations.  
• Approval of the Agenda of the 2021 Virtual Plenary Meeting
• Speeches from PSAP, SEEP, CSITC and ICRA if needed
 
8:45 – 10:15 am (GMT-5); Australia (Sydney): 00:45 – 02:15 am; Europe: 13:45 – 15:15 (GMT)
Reports from ICAC Secretariat
• World Cotton Market Outlook, Ms Lihan Wei, Statistician, ICAC
• World Cotton Trade, by Ms Parkhi Vats, Research Assistant
• Global Textile Fibres Demand: Trends and Forecast, Ms Lorena Ruiz, Economist, ICAC
• Presentation by the ICAC Textile Expert
• Production and Trade Subsidies Affecting the Cotton Industry, Ms Lorena Ruiz, Economist, ICAC
• ICAC Cotton Data Book, Dr Keshav Kranthi, Chief Scientist, ICAC
 
Tuesday 7 December 2021
7:00 – 8:00 am (GMT-5); Australia (Sydney): 23:00 – 24:00; Europe: 13:00 – 14:00 (GMT)
World Café: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainability
Report of the Groups discussions 
• Introductory Remarks (Mike McCue)
• Presentations by the regions leaders and discussion
 
8:10 –10:10 am (GMT-5); Australia (Sydney): 00:10 am – 02:10 am; Europe: 14:10 – 16:10 (GMT)
First Open Session: Fortifying the Cotton Supply Chain
Presentations and discussions 
• What is sustainable cotton?
• The integrity of organic cotton
• Challenges in the sustainable cotton supply chain
• Responsible sourcing for responsible consumers
 
Wednesday 8 December 2021
7:00 – 09:00 am (GMT-5); Australia (Sydney): 23:00 – 01:00 am; Europe: 13:00 – 15:00 (GMT)
Open Technical Session: Advances and Challenges of Hybrid Cotton Technology
• The hybrid cotton revolution in India
• Why hybrid cotton wasn’t adopted in Pakistan
• The challenges with sustainability of hybrid cotton
• Will hybrid cotton be suitable for rainfed Africa?
• Discussion of the Working Paper for the title of the 2022 Technical Seminar
 
09:10 – 11:10 am (GMT-5); Australia (Sydney): 01:10 – 03:10 am; Europe: 15:10 – 17:10 (GMT)
Second Open Session: Labelling – what is the real story about my T-shirt?
• Presentations/Discussion
 
Thursday 10 December 2021
7:00 – 09:30 am (GMT-5); Australia (Sydney): 23:00 – 01:30 am; Europe: 13:00 – 15:30 (GMT)
Meeting of the Drafting Group (Members only)
 
9:40 – 10:10 am (GMT-5); Australia (Sydney): 01:40 – 02:10 am; Europe: 15:40 – 16:10 (GMT)
Meeting of the Steering Committee (Members only)
1. Election of the Standing Committee Officers – Working Paper 
2. Topic of the Technical Seminar for 2022 – Working Paper 
3. Strategy Away Day – Working Paper 
4. PSAP – New Structure – Working Paper
5. Uncollected Assessments of  the ICAC Members
 
10:10 – 10:40 am (GMT-5); Australia (Sydney): 02:10 – 02:40 am; Europe: 16:10 – 16:40 (GMT)
Open Closing Plenary Session
Chairperson:  Anshul Sharma, Chair of the Standing Committee, India
• Reading of the Plenary Meeting Final Statement
• Closing comments by the ICAC (Kai Hughes, ICAC Executive Director)
• Closing Remarks by the Chair (Anshul Sharma, Chair of the Standing Committee)
• Invitation from the host of the 80th Plenary Meeting