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N. America’s Largest FT Meeting Planned for September 2010 in Boston

10 leading FT organizations in N. America are organizing a Fair Trade Futures conference, scheduled for September 10-12, 2010, that will bring together at least 751 current and prospective Fair Trade entrepreneurs, students, academics, interested non-governmental organizations, media representatives, producers, consumers, and activists.  The first such conference, hosted in Chicago in 2005, attracted 750 attendees.

The aims of the upcoming meeting are to have participants:

  • Acquire and build their knowledge base as appropriate to their various roles (i.e. consumer, entrepreneur, student, development professional, etc.)
  • Leave with a clear and inspired understanding of how they can implement and increase their commitment to-and perhaps their passion for– to Fair Trade
  • Pledge to fulfill that commitment to change in large and small ways in their communities.

The organizers have contracted the Fair Trade Federation, and FTRN, to plan and host the event.  Organizers will announce further details soon.  For now, save the date:  September 10-12, 2010!

1 Comments

  1. FTF is looking forward to another great Fair Trade Futures conference!

    We know that Sept. is a crazy time for many folks, but have chosen these dates as a way to not only engage the broadest cross-section of the Fair Trade family, but also to give the organizers the most lead time we could to create a great conference for you all!

    See you there!

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