Welcome to the home of Fair Trade International Symposium (FTIS). The FTIS is a regular series of large scale conference events that gather interested parties from all across the world to showcase the latest and best quality research undertaken in the area of Fair Trade.

The first Fair Trade International Symposium was held in Montreal in 2002. After another event there in 2006, the Symposium moved to Montpellier in 2008, then Liverpool in 2012 and Milan in 2015. The next conference will be in Portsmouth in June 2018.

The aim of the symposium series is to bring together the world's leading and newly emerging academic researchers, with practitioners, policy makers and the general public, for the development and consolidation of collective knowledge on the subject of Fair Trade.


FTIS Organisers

The Fair Trade International Symposium is coordinated by the FTIS Steering Group and supported by representatives from WFTO, Fairtrade International, Fair Trade Advocacy Office and Fairness Networks.



Latest FTIS News

  • Call for Papers extended until 15 January 2018 Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts via the FTIS 2018 online submission page by 15 January 2018.Notification of acceptance/rejection will be emailed to authors by 16 February ...
    Posted by FTIS 2018
  • Travel Scholarships for FTIS Delegates For FTIS 2018, we are pleased to be able to offer financial assistance to help support travel to Portsmouth and participation by delegates from institutions based in the Global South ...
    Posted 13 Dec 2017, 03:56 by FTIS 2018
  • Speakers announced for FTIS 2018 We are pleased to announce keynote speakers confirmed for the Fair Trade International Symposium 2018. We are looking forward to welcoming representatives from across the Fair Trade movement including: Rudi ...
    Posted 5 Jul 2017, 06:50 by FTIS 2018
  • 2017 Fair Trade Nation Public Lecture How Fair Trade can enhance Food Resilience Prof Bob Doherty will deliver the Scottish Fair Trade Nation lecture on Thursday 11 May. The Global Food System is under severe pressure ...
    Posted 8 May 2017, 13:39 by FTIS 2018
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