Fair Trade Hot Topics

10 August 2016 to 11 August 2016

WFTO Event

Fair Trade Hot Topics

Discussion workshop
Aug 10 2016  13:00 - 15:30

The objective of this event is to discuss address the key issues and questions that the Fair Trade movement faces

Length: 2.5 hours. Ideally this workshop “Fair Trade Hot Topics” should happen on the first day, in any it should be placed at a time slot BEFORE THE separate workshop “Fair Trade 2.0” (which is more forward-looking and propositional).

Key “hot” topics to be debated at the “Fair Trade Hot Topics” event (panel format with active moderator, no long presentations) will be:
• Is Fair Trade (and should it be) a (social) movement or a market instrument?
• Should Fair Trade focus on establishing credible certifications or on fostering direct trade relations?
• Should Fair Trade remain in the realm of private initiatives or should it be embraced by the state?
• Is Fair Trade bringing about satisficing impacts and changes?

Panelists include:
• Quebec/Canada: Isabelle St-Germain (Oxfam)
• USA: Dana Geffner (Fair World Project)
• Latin America: Fair Trade producer – name to be confirmed
• Natalia Leal (WFTO chief executive)


Isabelle St-Germain, Oxfam (Canada, Québec)
Dana Geffner , Fair World Project (USA)
Natália Leal, World Fair Trade Organization
Esperanza Dionisio, Coop CAC Pangoa, Peru
Griselda Jarquin, UCA San Juan del Rio Coco, Nicaragua

Discussion workshop
Aug 10 2016  13:00 - 15:30
Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon A (Local A-2885))
400, rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Montréal, Canada
French, English, Spanish
Target audiences
Activities extended on the Internet
Last Modified
26 July 2016
Fair Trade Hot Topics
Activity Lead Organization
Fair Trade Advocacy Office
Group Admins
Programming theme
Economic, Social and Solidarity Alternatives facing the Capitalist Crisis

To inform / To make aware of
Debate / deliberate / discuss