Latest FTIS News



Call for Papers extended until 16 February 2018

posted 17 Jan 2018, 09:20 by FTIS 2018

Good news! Fair Trade International Symposium call for papers deadline has been extended. There is still time to submit your paper abstracts and workshop proposals.

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts via the FTIS 2018 online submission page by 16 February 2018.

 

Notification of acceptance/rejection will be emailed to authors by the end of March 2018.

The extended abstract should NOT include author names. The coversheet should include the following information: title of the paper, authors’ names and affiliation, conference track theme and keywords. Submissions should also include a short abstract (max. 150 words) to be included in the conference proceedings. 

 

Please download the detailed Call for Papers

 

http://www.port.ac.uk/portsmouth-business-school/conferences-and-business-events/fair-trade-international-symposium-2018/ftis-2018-call-for-papers/

Conference registration and accommodation booking open

posted 21 Dec 2017, 06:41 by FTIS 2018

The FTIS 2018 online store is now available for registration and accommodation bookings: http://www.port.ac.uk/portsmouth-business-school/conferences-and-business-events/fair-trade-international-symposium-2018/ftis-2018-programme-and-registration/

Standard delegate rate is £275

Concession delegate rate is £175

The registration fee includes: welcome BBQ (25 June), lunches and coffee breaks throughout the conference.

 

Accommodation is available at the University's Trafalgar Hall (£50 per night including breakfast) or the Queen's Hotel, where the conference dinner is being held (£105 per night including breakfast). 


Call for Papers extended until 15 January 2018

posted 15 Dec 2017, 02:03 by FTIS 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 2018.

The extended abstract should NOT include author names. The coversheet should include the following information: title of the paper, authors’ names and affiliation, conference track theme and keywords. Submissions should also include a short abstract (max. 150 words) to be included in the conference proceedings. 

Please download the detailed Call for Papers

http://www.port.ac.uk/portsmouth-business-school/conferences-and-business-events/fair-trade-international-symposium-2018/ftis-2018-call-for-papers/

Travel Scholarships for FTIS Delegates

posted 13 Dec 2017, 03:56 by FTIS 2018

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.

We are able to provide travel expenses (up to the value of £700) for one presenter for each of the main conference tracks. In addition, we will also cover the conference registration fees and provide University accommodation for delegates awarded a travel scholarship.

If you wish to be considered for a travel scholarship please indicate this on the conference paper abstract submission form:  https://www.formpl.us/form/5627105918320640

Funding will be awarded based on the quality of the research presented and an evaluation of the abstract submitted. FTIS is only able to fund one delegate for each conference track. Priority will be given to applicants based in institutions from Low-Income Economies and Lower-Middle Income Economies.*

If you have any questions about eligibility please contact FTIS2018@gmail.com

Speakers announced for FTIS 2018

posted 5 Jul 2017, 06:50 by 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 Dalvai, President of WFTO; Darío Soto Abril, CEO Fairtrade International; Tsitsi Choruma, COO Fairtrade Africa; Linda McAvan MEP, Chair of the International Development Committee.

 

Please see link for more information and speaker bios

FTIS 2018 call for papers will open: September 2017

For any conference enquiries please email: FTIS2018@gmail.com


2017 Fair Trade Nation Public Lecture

posted 8 May 2017, 13:39 by FTIS 2018

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 from shock and stresses, and according to the UN will have to produce 60% more food by 2050. Bob will outline why it can't be "business as usual" for the food system and will explain that Fair Trade can play an even more important role in helping to shape a more resilient food system in the future.

Register for free here: http://bit.ly/2pa3xRp  

World Fair Trade Day - 13 May 2017

posted 8 May 2017, 13:29 by FTIS 2018

Agents for Change across five continents will join hand in hand for Fair Trade and the Planet to celebrate World Fair Trade Day on 13 May 2017. Fair traders in the supply chain, joined by consumers, policy makers and advocates, will form human chains in their celebrations to mark their commitment to Fair Trade and the Planet, our route to sustainable development.   

The 2017 celebration is the third in the series of ‘Be An Agent for Change’ campaign. We believe that Fair Trade is an Agent for Change, a solution to trade injustices and imbalances of power in the supply chain. People in the Fair Trade supply chain and the consumers supporting Fair Trade products are Agents for Change. It is our inherent power to make change. We believe that anyone can be an Agent for Change.

Together, hand in hand, we can work for a fairer world.

#fairtradeday #agentforchange  http://wfto.com/events/world-fair-trade-day-2017

FTIS 2018: Portsmouth to Host

posted 8 May 2017, 10:08 by FTIS 2018   [ updated 8 May 2017, 13:23 ]

The FTIS Steering Committee are delighted to announce that the 6th Fair Trade International Symposium will be held in Portsmouth 26-28 June 2018

The conference title is: ‘Fair Trade and the SDGs: Investigating the fairness of sustainable development’

The aim of the conference is to investigate the ethics and practice of fairness that constitute the processes, goals and indicators of sustainable development. We encourage researchers and practitioners to use the SDGs as a lens to explore and assess Fair Trade’s contribution to date and potential to support a global agenda towards sustainable development.

Papers may set out to address a specific SDG or investigate cross-cutting themes relevant to Fair Trade and sustainable development.

Call for papers will open: September 2017

For any conference enquiries please email: FTIS2018@gmail.com

FTI 2015 Launched!

posted 5 Jun 2014, 09:32 by Alastair Smith   [ updated 5 Jun 2014, 09:40 ]

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 2008, and Liverpool 2012), the International Steering Committee are delighted to announce a 5th event to be held in Milan, May 2015. Building on the express efforts made in Liverpool to facilitate a close working relationship between researchers, policy makers and practitioners, the 5th Fair Trade International Symposium will be held in conjunction with the next World Fair Trade Organisation’s Biennial Conference and in parallel to Expo, Milano 2015, Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life.

Special Edition with Conference Papers Published

posted 7 Jun 2013, 08:39 by Alastair Smith   [ updated 7 Jun 2013, 08:42 ]

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 Trade. You can view the paper available in the edition at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1750-8614&volume=9&issue=1

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