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 Europe and Montpellier in 2008. The 4th event was recently held at Liverpool Hope University from 2nd-4th April.

The aim of the symposiums 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".

Each Symposium event is organised by a separate team of academics and if you are interested in hosting or being involved in the next event, please contact the 2012 team.

FTIS Organisers

The general FTIS series is organised by a number of networks including:

Fairness FR and Fairness UK

FTIS 2012

Latest FTIS News

  • FTI 2015 Launched! Following the development of a vibrant international community of researchers and practitioners around the series of Fair Trade International Symposiums (FTIS – first held in Montreal 2002 and 2006, then Montpellier ...
    Posted 5 Jun 2014, 09:40 by Alastair Smith
  • Special Edition with Conference Papers Published As advertised previously, a collection of papers presented at the FTIS 2012 in Liverpool, a Special Edition of the Social Enterprise Journal has been published with a focus on Fair ...
    Posted 7 Jun 2013, 08:42 by Alastair Smith
  • Photos Available from FTIS 2012 For anyone who wants a photo to comemorate FTIS, you can see the full range of pictures taken on the first day here. All photos are available to buy from ...
    Posted 4 May 2012, 10:34 by Alastair Smith
  • Final Programme Released & Virtual Participation Announced The Organisers are very pleased to be able to release the Final Programme for FTIS 2012. The document can be viewed and download here. Furthermore, we would like to announce ...
    Posted 26 Mar 2012, 11:24 by Alastair Smith
  • Confirmation for Marie-Christine Renard: Sociology Researcher Marie-Christine Renard, born in Belgium is professor and researcher at the Department of Rural Sociology of Chapingo University in Mexico. She is sociologist from the University of Louvain in ...
    Posted 22 Mar 2012, 08:44 by Unknown user
  • Confirmation for Eitan Stern: Project Coordinator Eitan Stern is the co-founder of Concerned Consumers: a consumer watchdog aimed at fostering sustainability and transparency within the food and retail industry, as well as eLabel: an integrated ...
    Posted 1 Apr 2012, 10:18 by Unknown user
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