Schedule

*This is a draft conference schedule, so is subject to change. Please check back soon, as we're working to finalize it this month (October)

Pre-Conference, Thursday, February 28th

10:00 - 11:30: Fair Trade Business Tour: Bridgehead Coffee Roastery
1:00 - 2:30: Fair Trade Business Tours: Bridgehead Coffee Roastery
3:30 - 5:00: CFTN Annual General Meeting
6:00-9:00: Casual Pre-Conference Drinks (Location: TBD)

Friday, March 1st 

7:30 Registration table will open
8:00 - 9:00: Light Breakfast
9:00 - 9:45: Welcome
    • *Details coming soon
9:45 - 10:45: Keynote
    • Brad Hill, Fair Trade Consultant, Former Co-operative Group UK, FT Champion
10:45 - 11:15: Break
11:15 - 12:30: Breakout Sessions:
    • Crash Course on Fair Trade & Designation Programs
    • Collaboration, Who and How | Mapping the Movement
    • Retail Strategy
    • Economics & Trade Lecture, Broad Strokes
12:30 - 1:45: Lunch 
1:45 - 3:00: Breakout Sessions:
    • Global Update: What's Working & What Can We Learn From
    • Campaigns! Holidays, Annual, Disruptive
    • Taking Your Business Deeper, Embedding Ethics Into Everything You Do
    • Climate Change
3:00 - 3:30: Break
3:30 - 4:45: Breakout Sessions:
    • Fair Trade Schools
    • Apparel
    • Online Sales Workshop, Marketing 
    • Gender
5:00 - 8:00: Tradeshow and Networking Evening (Rideau Canal Atrium, Shaw Centre)

Saturday, March 2nd

8:00 - 9:00: Light Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15: Welcome
9:15 - 10:15: Keynote 
    • *Details coming soon 
10:15 - 10:45: Break 
10:45 - 12:00: Breakout Sessions:
    • Fair Trade Towns
    • MP Engagement, Advocay Goals for the Fair Trade Movement
    • Handmade
    • Trade Policy: Embedding Sustainability & Fairness
12:00 - 1:15: Lunch 
1:15 - 2:30: Breakout Sessions:
    • Fair Trade Campuses
    • Policy Change, RFP Process & Procurement
    • Social Media Workshop
    • Modern Slavery Legislation. Our First Advocay Campaign?
2:30 - 3:00: Break
3:00 - 4:15: Breakout Sessions:
    • Franchise Engagement Strategy
    • Living Wage / Living Income
    • Sustainable Packaging
    • Official Development Assistance: Recommendations from the FT Movement
6:00 - 12:00: Canadian Fairtrade Awards, hosted by Fairtrade Canada (Lowertown Brewery, 73 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5T2)

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