More than 700 delegates from the global cotton industry are expected for “San Francisco 2015,” the International Cotton Association’s (ICA) major trade event on October 30-31.
Registration for the meeting is now available online.
“San Francisco is a unique and breathtaking city and has a vibrant business community,” said Jordan Lea, ICA president. “It is an ideal location to host this historic annual gathering of the ICA. It is easily accessible to all, and I expect we will attract a large participation from the Asian and American markets.
“The ICA – like San Francisco – has stood the test of time and has survived many challenges,” he continued. “I would like this event to be a platform for the global cotton community to come together, create new friendships and build upon existing bonds so that we can face future challenges together.”
The 2014 event, which was held in Dubai, was the second time the ICA had held its annual trade event outside of the United Kingdom in the association’s 174-year history. The event will be held in other international locations in coming years.
The San Francisco meeting has already attracted industry interest, with ten cotton companies currently signed up as sponsors and registration numbers growing. The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in the cotton trade.
“As we are holding the event in the hub of technology, we have launched our first event app, which is available to all registered delegates,” said Lea. “It will allow delegates to network before, during and after the event, receive important updates to schedule changes and view the event program. The emphasis of the event will be on strengthening the cotton community, along with discussions around sustainability, contract sanctity and the supply chain.”
The ICA, established in 1841, is the world’s leading international cotton trade association and arbitral body, with more than 590 members globally. The majority of the world’s raw cotton is traded internationally under ICA Bylaws & Rules.
Source – International Cotton Association