WFTO invites you to join the 15th World Fair Trade Summit from 16-19 September, in El Pueblo Resort and Convention Centre, Lima, Peru.

Receive over €100 discount by registering for the Lima Summit before 31st May. Register here.

The WFTO Summit is the largest global gathering of organisations representing the Fair Trade supply chain, from producers to exporters, importers, wholesalers and retailers. It is the only international event that brings those diverse groups of dedicated Fair Traders and the broader movement in one place.

Practical market-oriented sessions will be organised with experts on trade fairs, social media, online marketing and new market channels. There will be also sessions to discuss the big ideas around Fair Trade, including circular economy, impact investing and the future of ethical consumption. Find the draft programme here.

This year, an entire track for food and farming awaits you throughout the summit. Maggie’s Organics, Coop Coffees, Fair World Project and Dr. Bronner’s are helping to shape this agenda.

Hear more about why you should come to Lima!

And there is more good news: The NEW Mohammed Islam Design Award is open! Roll up your sleeves and turn on your creative mind, because your innovative ideas are in demand. The WFTO Design Award was introduced at the 2001 Arusha Global Conference to commemorate the life of the late Md Islam, tragically killed in a road accident in Ghana. Mohammed Islam was an Oxfam Bridge Project Officer who believed that good, innovative design and the production of high quality products was the key to marketing success. We want to share this believe and so WFTO is calling on your innovative submissions. In a first round a jury, consisting of various WFTO members, will select the top 5 ideas. Those top 5 will take their samples to the Lima Summit, where they will meet with the jury and receive feedback before the final winner and runner-up is decided. The products will be presented throughout the summit. The award ceremony is on the 18th of September, where the jury will announce the winner of the competition. There is an amazing prize waiting for the lucky winner… Read more.