The Eastern Region Fairtrade Supporters’ Conference for 2014 looks like being a great event.
There are some very interesting workshops and speakers and the event also gives you the opportunity to speak to many Fairtrade experts from the UK and overseas.
Joanna Milis from the Fairtrade Foundation education team will be there to answer queries about the new Fairtrade schools scheme and school teachers and pupils will be especially welcome. Noel Cresswell, Head of Digital at the Foundation will also be there to give advice and answer questions on promoting Fairtrade in the digital world. We have “Fairsnacktime” cookery sessions, Fairtrade craft activities with Fair and Funky and a Thinktank for networking and exploring ideas about Fairtrade.
A draft programme is below.
The Conference will take place on the 18th October at the University of Bedfordshire’s Luton Campus, and is free of charge. You can book your place here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/east-england-fairtrade-supporter-conference-tickets-11634829087
10-10.30 Arrivals, refreshments, Marketplace.
10.25 Bananas suits lead delegates to inaugural session
10.30 -10.45 Introduction and Housekeeping
Welcome to Luton from Kelvin Hopkins MP and Zafar Khan, Luton Council of Faiths
Fairtrade welcome from Mike Gidney, head of Fairtrade Foundation
10.45 – 11.00 Fairtrade Role Play – St Joseph’s Catholic Junior School
11.00-11.50 Fairtrade Workshops (1)
Plus craft activities/fairsnacktime cook-in/story-telling
Marketplace and Thinktank
12.00 – 12.50 Fairtrade Workshops (2)
1.00 – 2.00 Fairtrade Hot Lunch, Marketplace, Networking
2.00 Polish assembly to Lecture Theatre
2.00 – 2.15 NCC presentations and elections
2.20 – 3.20 “Fairtrade Slam” and Q & A
Chief Adam Tampuri, Fairtrade Africa
Kate Gaskell, Liberation Nuts
Manal Abdallah, Zaytoun
Mike Gidney, Fairtrade Foundation
- 30 – 4.00 Fairtrade High Tea
Fairsnacktime, Samosas and scones, celebratory cake
4.00 – NCC election results and thanks
4.15pm End of day
- From seed to shelf – how Fairtrade certification works
- The Power of You: Fairtrade in Your Town – a Luton perspective
- The future for Fairtrade cotton, cocoa and sugar