FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
31 August 2023
Registration is now open for the ICAC's 81st Plenary Meeting, which will be held 2-5 December 2023 at the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India. After the conference — which has the theme, 'Cotton Value Chain: Local Innovations for Global Prosperity' — attendees are invited to participate in a two-day technical tour of India's cotton and textile industry.
The ICAC is the only intergovernmental body for the cotton industry recognised by the United Nations, and the 81st Plenary Meeting is expected to draw about 500 senior government officials, researchers, and private-sector professionals from all sectors of the global cotton and textile value chains.
Expert speakers will share their insights on the industry’s greatest challenges and opportunities, including:
- Technologies to increase production;
- Private sector recommendations for traceability policy;
- Facilitating R&D investment;
- Climate-smart production innovations;
- Industry 4.0 for Textiles, and much more.
‘Plenary Meetings are unique because they are specifically designed to help governments and other partners gain a better understanding of — and to debate — the most pressing issues facing the cotton and textile industry’, said ICAC Executive Director Eric Trachtenberg. ‘They use that information to develop global initiatives to support cotton value chains, address outstanding issues, and agree on global strategies to advance the interests of all our stakeholders. In addition, by giving a voice to the private sector during the event, we are helping Member governments align their policies with the needs of the business community to create a stronger and more vibrant cotton and textile sector'.
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Plenary Meeting, please click here
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_________________________________________________About the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)
Formed in 1939, the ICAC is an association of cotton producing, consuming, and trading countries. It acts as a catalyst for change by helping member countries maintain a healthy world cotton economy; provides transparency to the world cotton market by serving as a clearinghouse for technical information on cotton production; and serves as a forum for discussing cotton issues of international significance. In addition, members can take advantage of the ICAC’s global network of cotton researchers, whose expertise covers the supply chain from farm to textile manufacturing and have free access to its cutting-edge technologies like the voice-based app and virtual technology cotton training programme. Committed to ensuring cotton’s continued sustainability, the ICAC is the only intergovernmental commodity body covering cotton that is recognised by the United Nations. For more information, please visit www.icac.org