Here is a brief summary of our confirmed speakers for the upcoming Scottish Fair Trade Campaigner Conference on 10 September. This will be our most international conference up to date, with the theme of ‘Local, National, Global – What does Fair Trade Nation status mean?’ Register for the conference here.
Dr Alasdair Allan
Minister for International Development and Europe
Dan Omondi Odida
Representative from Micodepro in Kenya, a gold mining co-op working towards Fairtrade certification.
The Journey Towards Fairtrade Certified Gold Mining
"Hear about the journey these small scale miners are on to achieve Fairtrade certification, and their aspirations for selling their gold on Fairtrade terms to improve conditions and livelihoods for the whole community."
Director of the Scottish Fair Trade Forum
Review of Fair Trade in Scotland
"Looking at past years' Fair Trade achievements, whilst addressing future opportunities and challenges in Scotland"
Director of Public Engagement, the Fairtrade Foundation
Fairtrade Foundation and Fair Trade in the UK
From Fair Trade Netherlands
Review of Fair Trade movement in the Netherlands
"Henk will give an overview of the Fair Trade Towns movement in the Netherlands with a particular focus on the country’s current campaign in becoming a Fair Trade Nation."
Fair Trade Wales
Review of Fair Trade Nation Status in Wales
"As the National Co-ordinator at Fair Trade Wales, Elen leads a team which supports grassroots Fair Trade campaigns in Wales. Elen will describe how the world’s first Fair Trade Nation was born out of these grassroots campaigns. She will speak in detail about Wales’ journey in becoming a Fair Trade Nation, and the value of maintaining Fair Trade Nation status."