Fair Trade Futures Conference - Largest Fair Trade Conference in North America
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From September 10-12, 2010, the Fair Trade Futures Conference will bring together entrepreneurs, students, advocates, faith community members, concerned citizens, and interested individuals, to Quincy, Mass. for the largest Fair Trade event in North America. Among the keynote speakers is Kevin Danaher, co-founder of Global Exchange. Also invited to speak are Safia Minney, CEO of PeopleTree Fair Trade Fashion from the UK, and representatives from four producer organizations in the field of agricultural products and handmade items.
The conference is meant to provide a forum where those interested in fair trade can learn how to advance the movement in the USA. Organizers chose LEED-certified Marriott Hotel in Quincy as the venue where attendees can participate in dozens of workshops, debates, site visits, discussions, social activities, and an exposition of more than 50 Fair Trade vendors. “For more than 60 years, Fair Trade Organizations have offered high quality products that create tremendous, positive change among the artisans and farmers worldwide,” says Carmen K. Iezzi, executive director of the Fair Trade Federation. “With the Fair Trade Futures conference, we look to explore the successes of and challenges in building continued momentum behind Fair Trade in North America.”. The 2010 event builds on the successful 2005 Futures conference which attracted more than 750 entrepreneurs, consumers, students, activists, faith community members and others to Chicago, Ill.
Fair Trade Futures Conference
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