Major trade event heads stateside

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Major trade event heads stateside

Registration is now open to all for our next major trade event – ‘San Francisco 2015’. Taking place on 30 & 31 October and with over 700 delegates expected, ‘San Francisco 2015’ will be one of the highlights of the cotton calendar.

ICA President, Jordan Lea, explains: “San Francisco is a unique and breathtaking city and has a vibrant business community. It is an ideal location to host this historic annual gathering of the ICA. It is easily accessible to all and I expect we will attract a large participation from the Asian and American markets. The ICA, like San Francisco, has stood the test of time and has survived many challenges, so I would like this event to be a platform for the global cotton community to come together, create new friendships and build upon existing bonds so that we can face future challenges together.
“Being able to host this event in my home country is an honour and as President of the ICA, I am looking forward to seeing old and new friends coming together to network and discuss important issues at a global level.”
Last year’s event in Dubai was the second time the ICA had held its annual trade event outside of the UK and with over 600 delegates gathering to shape the future of the cotton trade it was a big success. The ICA has chosen to continue to take the annual trade event abroad to be truly international.
‘San Francisco 2015’ has already attracted lots of interest, with ten cotton companies signed up as sponsors and an influx of registrations from ICA members, who were treated to priority booking and a discounted ticket price.
Jordan adds: “As we are holding the event in a hub of technology we have launched our first event app, which is available to all registered delegates. It will allow attendees to network before, during and after the event, receive important updates to schedule changes and view the event programme. The emphasis of this event will be on strengthening the cotton community along with discussions around sustainability, contract sanctity and the supply chain. Year on year networking proves to be a key attraction of the event so there will be plenty of new unique networking opportunities, which I know will be a huge success. I hope that you will join us in the beautiful and lively ‘City by the Bay’, San Francisco!”
‘San Francisco 2015’ is open to anyone with an interest in the cotton trade.