Program

*This is a Draft Agenda, we expect to make changes as we plan and refine the overall conference plan.

Friday, March 2nd

7:30 - 9:00: Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00: Welcome 
    • Details coming soon
10:00 - 10:45: Keynote
    • Details coming soon

10:45 - 11:15: Break
11:15 - 12:30: Breakout Sessions:
    • Marketing, Fairtrade Month and More
    • How Change Happens
    • The 2030 Agenda: The Sustainable Development Goals
    • Fair Trade 101
12:30 - 1:45: Lunch
1:45 - 3:00: Breakout Sessions:
    • Supply Chains and Transparency - Part 1
    • Fair Trade Programs 101
    • Traditional International Development and Transitioning to Solidarity 
    • Fairtrade Certification: Systems, Processes, & Auditing Explained 
3:00 - 3:30: Break
3:30 - 4:45: Breakout Sessions:
    • Supply Chains and Transparency - Part 2
    • Fair Trade Town Workshop
    • The Paris Climate Agreement: How Fair Trade Fits In
    • State of 3rd Party Certification  
5:00 - 9:00: Opening Night Social  (Steamworks Brewpub, 375 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5C6)

Saturday, March 3rd

7:30 - 9:00: Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15: Welcome 
    • Details coming soon
9:15 - 10:15: Keynote
    • Details coming soon
10:15 - 10:45: Break
10:45 - 12:00: Breakout Sessions:
    • Textiles/Clothing Roundtable
    • Public Engagement & Social Change
    • Gender, and Canada's Newly Launched Feminist International Assistance Policy
    • Living Wage / Living Income 
12:00 - 1:15: Lunch
1:15 - 2:30: Breakout Sessions:
    • Starting a Fair Trade Business & Growing it Successfully 
    • Fair Trade Campus Workshop
    • Procurement, Aligning Values with Purchasing, Policy & Implementation
    • The Future of Fairtrade – What Could it and Should it Look Like?
2:30 - 3:00: Break
3:00 - 4:15: Breakout Sessions:
    • Overseas Mining
    • Fair Trade Schools Workshop
    • Trade Policy & Norway's Aid for Trade Program, a Model for Canada to Follow?
    • Coffee 
6:00 - 10:00: Canadian Fairtrade Awards, hosted by Fairtrade Canada (SFU Segal Building - 500 Granville)

Sunday, March 4th

7:30 - 9:00: Breakfast 
9:00 - 9:15: Welcome:
    • Details coming soon
9:15 - 10:15: Keynote
    • Details coming soon
10:15 - 10:45: Break
10:45 - 12:00: Breakout Sessions:
    • Distribution: How do we Ensure the Availability of Fair Trade Products Nationally?
    • Engaging your Member of Parliament 
    • Introducing a Modern Slavery Act in Canada
    • Handmade 

12:00 - 1:15: Lunch

1:15 - 2:30: Breakout Sessions:
    • Food Service: Opportunities and Challenges
    • Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting
    • The Role of Technology
    • Avocados
2:30 - 2:45: Break
2:45 - 3:00: Conference Closing 
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