80th Plenary Meeting

29 November 2022 - 01 December 2022 , Virtual Platform

Driving Sustainability through Innovation and Leadership

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Draft Agenda of the 80th Plenary Meeting 
(As of 26 July 2022) 

TUESDAY 29th NOVEMBER 2022

Inaugural Session 
8:00 – 9:15 am (GMT-5); Australia (Perth, AW): 09:00 pm – 10:15 pm; Europe: 13:00 – 14:15 (GMT) 
Chairman:  

  • Approval of the Agenda of the 2022 Virtual Plenary Meeting 
  • Report of the Chairman of the Standing Committee – Mr Patrick Packnett 
  • Report of the Executive Director – Mr Kai Hughes. 
  • Recognition of the ICAC Researchers of the Year, 2022  
  • Speeches from the ICAC Panels and Committees; PSAC, SEEP, CSITC and ICRA  

First open Session: Reports from ICAC Secretariat with focus on sustainability
9:15 – 10:45 am (GMT-5); Australia (Perth, AW): 10:15 pm – 11:45 pm; Europe: 14:15 – 15:45 (GMT) 
Chairman: 

  • World Cotton Market Outlook, Mr Matthew Looney, Data Scientist, ICAC 
  • World Cotton Trade, by Ms Parkhi Vats, Trade Analyst 
  • Textile Fibres Demand: Trends and Forecast, Ms Lorena Ruiz, Economist, ICAC 
  • Textiles, Mr Usman Kanwar 
  • Production and Trade Subsidies Affecting the Cotton Industry, Ms Lorena Ruiz, Economist, ICAC 
  • ICAC Cotton Data Book, Dr Keshav Kranthi, Chief Scientist, ICAC 
  • Discussion 

Government Members Plenary Session
10:45 am – 12:00 am (GMT-5); Australia (Perth, AW): 11:45 pm – 00:30 pm; Europe: 15:45 – 16:30 (GMT)
Chairman: 

What Climate Smart, Sustainability Policies/Initiatives Have you Put in Place for Cotton and Textiles, for Example to Respond to COP26?
    Each Member Governement is required to make a  5-minute presentation on the topic. You may use the template provided HERE. 

WEDNESDAY 30th NOVEMBER 2022

Second Open Session – Technical Session: How Can Regenerative Agriculture Contribute to a Sustainable Cotton Industry? 
8:00 – 10:00 am (GMT-5); Australia (Perth, AW): 09:00 pm – 11:00 pm; Europe: 13:00 – 15:00 (GMT) 
 Note: The modification of the title was suggested by the Steering Committee in December 2021.  
Chairman/ Moderator: Dr Keshav Kranthi, ICAC 

  • Presentations  
  • Discussion  
  • Discussion of the Working Paper 2: Proposed Title of the 2023 Technical Seminar Session. 

Third Open Session:  Regulatory Policies by Governments that Could Negatively Affect the Consumption of Natural Fibres
10:00 –12:00 pm (GMT-5); Australia (Perth, AW): 11:00 pm – 01:00 am; Europe: 15:00 – 17:00 (GMT) 
This session is conducted by the PSAC.  

THURSDAY 1st DECEMBER 2022

Meeting of the Steering Committee (Members only) 
8:00 – 9:00 am (GMT-5); Australia (Perth, AW): 09:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Europe: 13:00 – 14:00 (GMT) 
Chairman: 

  • Election of the Standing Committee Officers – Working Paper  
  • Topic of the Technical Seminar for 2023 – Working Paper  
  • Strategic Planning for 2023-26 – Working Paper  
  • Uncollected Assessments of the ICAC Members 

Fourth Open Session:  Rethinking Fashion and Textiles for 2030
09:10 – 11:00 am (GMT-5); Australia (Perth, AW): 10:10 am – 00:00 am; Europe: 14:10 – 16:00 (GMT) 
Chairman/ Moderator: Usman Kanwar, ICAC 

  • Presentations  
  • Discussion  

World Café: The Evolving Global Textile Supply Chain
11:10 – 12:10 pm (GMT-5); Australia (Perth, AW): 00:00 am – 01:00 am; Europe: 16:00 – 17:00 (GMT) 
Chairman/Moderator: Mike McCue, Director of Communications, ICAC 

  • Report from the Groups
  • Discussions 

Closing Plenary Session
12:10 – 12:20 pm (GMT-5); Australia (Perth, AW): 01:00 am – 01:10 am; Europe: 17:00 – 17:10 (GMT) 
Chairman:  

  • Closing comments by the ICAC, Mr Kai Hughes
  • Closing Remarks by the Chair, Mr Patrick Packnett, Deputy Administrator, Global Market Analysis – USDA, USA
  • Invitation to the in-person 81st Plenary Meeting, in Côte d’Ivoire – 2023