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INTERNATIONAL FAIRTRADE CONFERENCE

21. März 2018

Akademie der Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung, Berlin

INTERNATIONAL FAIRTRADE CONFERENCE

THE BIG STAGE FOR FAIR TRADE

The seventh International Fairtrade Conference (IFC) is taking place at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin on March 21st 2018 in cooperation with the dfv media group. Under the title “Making Trade Fair! Impulses for Global Responsibility” – renowned players from industry, retail, politics and the science sector will be discussing the responsibility of global trade and opportunities to make trade fair. The central issues are: What effects does Fairtrade have in the origin? What are the opportunities for digitalization? What do consumers expect from retail, industry and Fairtrade? The International Fairtrade Conference has steadily gained importance as an international forum for sustainability and an open expert dialogue.

Program

Host: Adrian Taylor
Founder 4Sing Foresight to Strategy for Security and Sustainability in Governance

21Mrz, 2018
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Arrival and Coffee09:00 Uhr
2Welcome AddressDieter Overath 09:30 Uhr
3Opening Keynote - Towards a Humane and Sustainable Economy Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker 09:45 Uhr
4Future Continent AfricaDr. Tsitsi Choruma 10:15 Uhr
5Improving Farmer Livelihoods through Data and TechnologyAlloysius Attah 10:35 Uhr
6Fairtrade Coffee Break11:00 Uhr
75 years later – Fairtrade’s contribution to rural development. Findings of six case studies.Dr. Stefan Silvestrini 11:30 Uhr
8The Future of Trade and IndustryMichael Carl 12:00 Uhr
9Lunch – Fairtrade & Organic12:30 Uhr
10What Economy Changes in the OriginSusana Robledo 13:30 Uhr
11Discussion Panel - Do Ethics end at the Supermarket Shelf? Who is Responsible for Fairness in Trade and Retail?Aldi South and other international partners, Prof. Dr. Dorothea Schaffner (University of North West Switzerland about Consumer Behaviour)

Host : Andreas Chwallek (Chief Editor „der Handel“, Deutscher Fachverlag)
14:00 Uhr
12Fairtrade Coffee Break15:00 Uhr
13Learning from the Neighbour: Debating Living WagesPeter d’Angremond 15:30 Uhr
14Key Emerging PointsAdrian Taylor 16:00 Uhr
15Wrap Up and OutlookDieter Overath 16:15 Uhr
16End16:30 Uhr

FAIRTRADE AWARDS 2018

FESTIVE AWARDS CEREMONY AT NIGHT

Right after the IFC the Fairtrade Awards ceremony will take place at the Ellington Hotel in Berlin. The award honors companies, organizations, persons and projects of civil society for their outstanding engagement in fair trade. It focusses on new developments in the fair trade system: through inspiring stakeholders and as a platform for communicating exemplary work for fair trade.

Sponsors

These companies make the INTERNATIONAL FAIRTRADE CONFERENCE 2018 possible

Registration

International Fairtrade
Conference

Akademie der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Tiergartenstraße 35, 10785 Berlin

Fairtrade
Awards

Ellington Hotel
Nürnberger Str. 50-55, 10789 Berlin

Impressions from IFC 2016