The full program for the 2013 Cotton International Global Summit has been set, with each of the four sessions featuring three global thought leaders in their respective fields, according to Mike McCue, the event’s program chair.
“Typically, industry meetings and conferences feature a handful of world-class speakers, but to have a dozen of them offering their perspectives at a single meeting is unique to the Global Summit,” McCue said. “It is a crucial part of fulfilling the Summit’s theme: ‘United for a Better Trade.’ The industry faces no shortage of changes and challenges, and no one person – or even an entire sector – can solve them alone. That’s why there are three expert speakers per panel: We want them to interact with each other and the attendees. Collaboration and interaction are critical to the success of the Summit.”
The four plenary sessions will be preceded by presentations from ICAC Executive Director Terry Townsend, who will provide an overview of the global cotton industry, and CNCIC’s Xi Jin, who will offer an insider’s view of the Chinese cotton industry.
See below for details on the full program.
Wednesday, 20 March, 2013
17:15-17:45 Keynote Presentation: World Cotton Overview
Featured Speaker: Terry Townsend, Executive Director, International cotton Advisory Committee
Thursday, 21 March, 2013
9:00-9:30 China Cotton Market Overview
Featured Speaker: Xi Jin, Manager of International Cooperation, China National Cotton Information Center
9:30-11:00 Plenary Session I: How to Gain Access to the Critical Southeast Asian Market
Madam Zhu Beina, President, China Cotton Textile Industry
Steven Chen, Chairman, Tah Tong Textile
Bashir Ali Mohammad, Chairman, Gul Ahmed Group
11:15-12:45 Plenary Session II: Strategies for Improving Cotton’s Impact and Image
Kater Hake, Vice President of Agricultural and Environmental Research, Cotton Incorporated
Leon Picon, Cotton Purchasing Manager, Orta Anadolu
Allan Williams, Program Manager, Cotton Research and Development Corporation
Friday, 22 March, 2013
9:30-11:00 Plenary Session III: How Are Today’s Major Market Shifts Shaping the Future of Cotton?
Rajeev Arora, Executive Director, Africa Cotton and Textile Industries Federation
Adrian Moguel y Anza, CEO, Libero Commodities
Cliff White, Vice President, Omnicotton
9:30-11:00 Plenary Session IV: United for a Better Trade
Syed Abdul Azeez, Senior Vice President, Olam International
Prem Malik, Deputy Chairman, Confederation of the Indian Textile Industry
Peter Wakefield, Managing Director, Wakefield Inspection Services