2017 World Fair Trade Week

CO-ORGANISED BY WFTO AND FAIR TRADE FORUM INDIA

About World Fair Trade Week

An initiative of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), the World Fair Trade Week is the most important event for Fair Trade at the global level. The 2017 edition will be held in Delhi, from 8-15 November, and is co-organized by the Fair Trade Forum India (FTFI) - the lndian network of Fair Trade organizations. 

New Delhi is a cultural hub and the capital of India, one of the fastest growing economies in the world but also a country facing many challenges regarding income inequalities, inclusive businesses and women empowerment, to mention just a few. Across India, a multitude of organisations has been providing a viable alternative towards a fair and sustainable development that answers these and other challenges, through a dignified work. Many of these social enterprises have become members of WFTO.

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Events WFTWeek 2017

WFTO 14th BIENNNIAL CONFERENCE: 'Fair Trade, A path to Sustainable Development'

The WFTO Conference is the largest global gathering of organisations representing the Fair Trade supply chain, from producers to wholesalers and resellers. Taking place every two years, it is the only international event that brings all actors of the Fair Trade movement in one place.

Where Fair Trade meets Organic movement. The 14th edition of the conference will be held in New Delhi, India, from 9 to 13 November 2017, which coincides with the 2017 Organic World Congress (OWC), also in Delhi. We are expecting over 250 participants from different organisations and businesses around the world, as well as decision makers, academics, students and other civil society representatives.

The programme includes plenaries, workshops and informal networking on exciting topics that demonstrate Fair Trade as a path to trade justice, equity and sustainable development. Workshop sessions will focus on the responses of the Fair Trade movement to the changing market environment and its contributions towards the realisation of several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition, an entire day will be devoted to workshops and activities bringing together the Fair Trade and Organic movements, a unique chance to share knowledge, experiences and build synergies.

Prominent speakers and workshop presenters have been invited to bring in expert opinion and contribute to discussions. Confirmed keynote speakers include Nicolette Naumann, Vice-President of Messe Frankfurt/Ambiente.

Venue: Crowne Plaza Okhla (New Delhi).

Registrations will open in early 2017.

OTHER EVENTS in planning

FAIR FASHION SHOW

FAIR COOKING 

TRADE FAIR (Indian exhibitors only - TBC)

Latest News


7 March 20017, Culemborg, The Netherlands - The fight for gender equality at workplaces is far from over. The recent reports by UN Women show that women in economic activities continue to suffer various forms of discrimination and unequal treatment. They also highlight that their labour force participation has stagnated[1]. This reality has mobilised the Fair Trade movement to a renewed call to action to fight, harder this time, for the rights of women, especially those engaged in economic activities.