From cotton growing to spinning and everything else in between, 27 delegates from all sectors of the global cotton industry have just completed our annual training programme, Complete Cotton.
The 10-day-training took place last month (13-22 April) in Liverpool, UK, where 19 industry experts delivered a series of 20 training modules that covered all aspects of the cotton industry.
One delegate to benefit from the training was Sharik Bashir, a spinner from Pakistan based Suraj Cotton Mills: “Complete Cotton was a great learning experience for me. The seminars were very informative and I was very fortunate to make friends for life, who are working in the same industry as me. I would recommend the course to anyone engaged in the cotton industry and would also urge the ICA to market the course to growers, ginners and spinners in all parts of the world, particularly in textile rich countries such as Pakistan.”
Susana Perez from RCMA Group, who is a trader in the Central Asian, Spanish and Turkish markets had this to say about the training: “I joined the course with the expectation of widening my knowledge on all aspects of the cotton business and with the intention of meeting new people in the cotton world. After 10 days of intense training I can say I am confident the friendships will last over the years, while we grow in our respective careers. I would say the course is very well structured with knowledgeable speakers and plenty of social events that allow the participants to learn while having fun.”
As well as the training, delegates also got the opportunity to network and socialise. They attended a number of specially sponsored events, including a visit to Quarry Bank Mill – founded in 1784 and now restored as a fully working cotton mill and museum and a trip to Anfield – home to Liverpool Football Club.
“It has been a pleasure to host another Complete Cotton,” said Kai Hughes, ICA Managing Director. “The calibre of the presenters and the knowledge and experience they impart is fantastic. That is why the training remains one of the industry’s top rated programmes. It has provided an excellent grounding for many of today’s key players in the cotton world and I am sure that the delegates on this year’s course will go on to great things within our industry. And that is why we want to promote Complete Cotton right across the supply chain. So if you are involved in cotton, in whatever shape or form, my advice is to sign up for next year’s course, I promise you will not regret it.”