Overall the 2012 symposium was organised by the Fairness network (researchers and PhD students working on Fair Trade); the GeoFairTrade project; and Liverpool Hope Business School. An organisation committee gathers representatives of all three institutions.
Benjamim Buybrechts Fairness FR
Bob Doherty Liverpool Hope
Christine Gent Pakka
Fanny Lange Max Havelaar France
Michaela Mager Equisol
Pierre Ott ECO Cert
Alastair Smith Fairness UK
The academic component of the conference had been organised by a Operational Scientific Commitee of both more senior and leading junior academics working on the subject of fair trade. The committee includes:
Matthew Anderson Research Fair Trade
Lucy Bartlett University of Oxford
Benjamim Buybrects l'Université de Liège
Aurélie Carimentrand IHEAL
Mantiaba Coulibaly University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis
Iain Davies University of Bath
Eleanor Fisher Swansea University
Jos Van Hal Wagninger
Anne Le Mare University of Durham
Alastair Smith Cardiff University/Fairness UK
Didier Tagbata University of Valencia
Isabelle Vagneron CIRAD
Matthias Zick Varul University of Exeter
The scholars who were in charge of organising individual themes had mainly been members of the Fairness network and constituted the operational scientific committee. The members of this committee were responsible for receiving the abstracts related to their theme, organising the reviewing process and constituting the workshops on the basis of this process.
An Honorary Scientific Committee consisted of professors and lecturers who are recognised Fair Trade experts who attended the conference and reviewed papers submitted for presentation.