Beginning of next month, the Fair Trade Forum 2015 will take place in Uppsala, Sweden.

Read the following article from Bertil Högberg of The House of Fair Trade for detailed information about the event.

Fair Trade Forum in Sweden

2-3rd October is when we have the tenth Fair Trade Forum in Sweden. This time it takes place in the city of Uppsala. The Forum is an activity within the Swedish Fair Trade Network[1] in collaboration with a Fair Trade City. Uppsala, that became a Fair Trade City earlier this year, takes this opportunity to educate its citizens and its large student population about Fair Trade and at the same time welcoming consumers and people from the Fair Trade movement across the country.

The program involves 50 seminars, workshops and panel discussions and over 30 exhibitors and other activities. This year there will be a strong international presence. Two WFTO producer organizations from Latin America will participate: Antonia Rodrigues from ASARBOLSEM in Bolivia and Marcela Cofré and Oscar Muñoz from Calypso in Chile. The new WFTO member Les Jardins de Gaïa from France will present their work with Fair Trade and tea production. Sergi Corbalan from the FTAO in Brussels will also conduct seminars and participate in a discussion with members of the European parliament connected to the Vote4FairTrade Campaign. Representatives from Fairtrade Foundation and Fairtrade International will speak about gender issues in Fairtrade. The Swedish minister for consumer issues will be the key note speaker at the inauguration. Among the exhibitors are distributors of both WFTO and Fairtrade-labelled products as well as retailers, trade unions and other organisations involved in fair and ethical trade issues.




[1] A network of Fair Trade actors in Sweden including 6 members of WFTO-E: the Swedish Organization of Fair Trade Retailers, The House of Fair Trade, IM Fair Trade, La Maison Afrique , Sackeus and Fair Monkey.





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