80th Plenary Meeting

29 November 2022 - 01 December 2022 , Virtual Platform

Driving Sustainability through Innovation and Leadership

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List of registrations as of 28 November 2022

PUBLICATIONS

On Free Access: Cotton: Review of the World Situtation, September issue – The ICAC RECORDER, September issue (English; French; Spanish) – Production and Trade Subsidies Affecting the Cotton Industry (English; French; Spanish
 
Paid Access (Please use Google Chrome to order. Members and subscribers can access with their password): ICAC Cotton Data Book (English) – World Cotton Statsitsics (English) – World Cotton Trade (English) – World Texttile Demand (English)
 

COUNTRY REPORTS (Members and non Members)

Argentina Australia Bangladesh Egypt (Arabic) Egypt (English) Germany (Jan-Dec 19-21) Germany (Jan-Dec 20-22) Greece
India Pakistan Russia South Africa Taiwan Turkiye Uganda USA
Zimbabwe              

 

AGENDA OF THE 80th PLENARY MEETING 
(As of 17 November 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: Mr Patrick Packnett, USA, Chairman of the Standing Committee

  • Approval of the Agenda of the 2022 Virtual Plenary Meeting 
  • Report of the Chairman of the Standing Committee – Mr Patrick Packnett 

Mr Patrick Packnett
Biography
Report (English, Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish)

International Cotton Researchers Association – ICRA 
Dr Mohamed Negm, Chairman of ICRA
Biography

Private Sector Advisory Council - PSAC
Mr Peter Wakefeild, Chairman of PSAC
Biography

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: Mr Patrick Packnett, USA, Chairman of the Standing Committee

  • World Cotton Market: 2022/23 Outlook
    Mr Matthew Looney, Data Scientist, ICAC
    Biography
    Presentation: Fichier PDF
  • World Cotton Trade

    Ms Parkhi Vats, Trade Analyst, ICAC
    Biography
    Presentation: Fichier PDF

  • ICAC – Textiles Strategy 

    Mr Usman Kanwar, Head of Textiles, ICAC
    Biography
    Presentation: Fichier PDF

  • Production and Trade Subsidies Affecting the Cotton Industry

    Ms Lorena Ruiz, Economist, ICAC
    Biography
    Presentation: Fichier PDF

  • ICAC Research Support

    Dr Keshav Kranthi, Chief Scientist, ICAC
    Biography
    Presentation: Fichier PDF

  • Discussion 

Government Members Plenary Session
10:45 am – 12:00 pm (GMT-5); Australia (Perth, AW): 11:45 pm – 00:30 pm; Europe: 15:45 – 16:30 (GMT)
Chairman: Mr Patrick Packnett, USA, Chairman of the Standing Committee

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

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, Chief Scientist, ICAC

Presentations:

  • Soil Organic Carbon and Soil Health
Dr Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science, Ohio State University
Biography
  • Improving cotton’s sustainability in the tropics

Dr Fabio Rafael Echer, Professor of Cotton Agronomy/Physiology, São Paulo Western University (Unoeste), Presidente Prudente, Brazil
Biography
Presentation: PDF File
  • Regenerative Agriculture – Implications for the Textile Industry

Dr Kater Hake, Vice President, Agricultural & Environmental Research, Cotton Incorporated, USA
Biography
Presentation: PDF File
  • Discussion  
  • Discussion of the Working Paper 2: Proposed Title of the 2023 Technical Seminar Session – Working Paper 3: English; Arabic; French; Russian; Spanish

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.  

Chairman: Mr Peter Wakefield

Mr Peter Wakefield, Director, International Cotton Association
Biography

Presentations

  • Proposals and recommendations from the PSAC's Permanent Committee on Merchants and Other Cotton Related Activities
Mr Cliff White, Director, Australian Cotton Shippers Association 
Biography
  • Proposals and recommendations from the PSAC's Permanent Committee on Producers and Ginners
Mr Francisco Ferreira dos Santos, Chairman, Mozambique Cotton Association 
Biography
  • Proposals and recommendations from the PSAC's Permanent Committee on Textiles
Mr Muhammad Anees Khawaja, Executive Member, All Pakistan Textile Mills Association 
Biography
  • Proposals and recommendations from the PSAC's Permanent Committee on Brands and Retailers
Mr Nate Herman, SVP, American Apparel & Footwear Association 
Biography

THURSDAY 1st DECEMBER 2022

Executive Session of the Steering Committee (Members only) 
7:30 – 8:00 am (GMT-5); Australia (Perth, AW): 08:30 pm – 09:00 pm; Europe: 12:30 – 13:00 (GMT) 

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: Mr Patrick Packnett, USA, Chairman of the Standing Committee

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

Presentations  

  • Versatile cotton fibre: A composite economic
Mr Suresh Kotak, Chairman, Textile Advisory Group, India's Textile Ministry
Biography
  • Uzbekistan textile industry strategy for 2030
Mr Ilkhom Khaydarov, Chairman, Uzbekistan Employers Association
Biography
  • How to move from a traditional to a sustainable model in industrial laundry
Ms Natalia Isaeva, Executive Director, Cotton Way
Biography
  • Sustainable Development Goals and Textile Circular Economy

Dr Tanveer Hussain, Professor of Textile Engineering, Rector, National Textile University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Biography
  • Capacity building for the growth of African fashion and Textiles entrepreneurs
Dr Lilac Osanjo, Department of Art and Design, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Biography
  • Key Sustainability Challenges in Textile Manufacturing
Dr Olivier Zieschank, Director, International Textile Manufacturers Federation, Switzerland
Biography
  • The Textile Value Chain Africa's Opportunity
Ms Belinda Edmonds, Managing Director, African Cotton Foundation
Biography
  • 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 (Fri December 2nd); 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 (Fri December 2nd); Europe: 17:00 – 17:10 (GMT) 
Chairman: Mr Patrick Packnett, USA, Chairman of the Standing Committee

  • 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