Registration for Indian Participants

81st Plenary Meeting of International Cotton Advisory Committee

02 December 2023 - 07 December 2023 , Jio World Convention Centre, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai 400 098, Maharashtra, India

Cotton Value Chain: Local Innovations for Global Prosperity

 

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ACCOMODATION 

A sufficient number of rooms has been set aside for the ICAC Delegates/participants at the Trident, Bandra Kurla, Mumbai, which is located near the venue. To book your accommodations, please click the link of the hotel listed below. The Trident Bandra Kurla hotel is 10.4 km / 24 minutes from the international airport;  7.4 km / 18 minutes from the domestic airport and 110 meters / 3 Minutes from the Jio World Convention Centre (where the 81st ICAC Plenary Meeting will be held).

Trident, Bandra Kurla, Mumbai
C-56, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex
Mumbai 400 051
India

Direct Phone : +91 (0) 22 6672 7777
Mobile: +91 8879773193
Fax Number: 022 6672 7870
www.tridenthotels.com

Link for Hotel virtual tour: http://trident.photowebasia.com/bandra-kurla/index.html
Reservation link of hotel: https://www.tridenthotels.com/alliances/cotton-advisory-council-meeting

Deluxe Room:
        INR 12500/- Plus taxes....Single Occupancy
        INR 14000/- Plus taxes....Double Occupancy
Trident Preferred Room:
        INR 13500/- Plus taxes....Single Occupancy
        INR 15000/- Plus taxes....Double Occupancy
(inclusive room, buffer breakfast at venue identified by the hotel, wi-fi facility)

ANOTHER ACCOMODATION OPTION:  The LaLiT Sahar, Mumbai 

The other option for accommodations is The LaLiT, Sahar, Mumbai, which is located near the international airport.
To ensure you get the special rates offered to ICAC Delegates/participants, please be sure to reference the ICAC Plenary Meeting when making reservations.
The hotel is located at 1 km / 3 minutes from the international airport; 4.7 km / 21 minutes from the domestic airport; 24 km / 72 minutes from the railway — Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus; 22 km / 60 minutes from the Railway - Mumbai Central; and 10.2 km / 30 minutes from the Jio World Conventional Centre (where the 81st ICAC Plenary Meeting will be held).


The LaLiT Mumbai
Sahar Airport Road,
Mumbai - 400059,
India.

Direct Phone : +91 (0) 22 66992222
Mobile: +91 9987603100
www.thelalit.com

Reservation link of hotel https://reservations.travelclick.com/86300?groupID=4028317

Deluxe Room:
        INR 9000/- Plus taxes....Single Occupancy
        INR 10000/- Plus taxes....Double Occupancy
(complementary buffet breakfast at the 24/7 - All Day Dining Restaurant, wi-fi facility, room tea/coffee available through electric tea/coffee maker)) 

 

PROVISIONAL AGENDA OF THE 81st PLENARY MEETING 
(As of 22 August 2023). The time is for Mumbai, India

 

SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER 2023

08:30 - 16:30

Registration 

09:00 - 10:30

Meeting of the Expert Panel on Social, Environmental and Economic Performance of Cotton Production (SEEP)

09:00 - 10:30

Meeting of the Task Force on the Commercial Standardization of Instrument Testing of Cotton (CSITC)

10:30 - 12:00

Private Sector Advisory Council (PSAC)

10:30 - 12:00

Meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Cotton Researchers Association (ICRA) 

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15:30

Inaugural Session

      • Welcome remarks
      • Introductory remarks
      • Approval of the Agenda of the 2023 Plenary Meeting
      • Report of the Chairman of the Standing Committee
      • Report of the Executive Director
      • Recognition of the ICAC Researchers of the Year, 2023
      • Speeches from the ICAC Panels and Committees
      • Inaugural address
      • Vote of Thanks
      • Group Photograph

15:30 - 16:00

Refreshment Break

16:00 - 18:00

First Open Session: Technologies to increase productivity

      • GM cotton: Novel technologies and new traits
      • Best Global practices for a sustainable cotton roadmap
      • Takeaways from success stories on enhancing productivity and income of cotton farmers
      • Solutions to challenges in HDPS and mechanical picking

19:30-22:00

Welcome Reception

 

SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER 2023

7:30-8:30

Registration

9:00-10:30

Second Open Session: Reports from the ICAC Secretariat 

      • Global Economics of Cotton Production 
      • World Cotton Market Outlook
      • World Cotton Trade
      • Forecasting Global Textiles Demand and Supply: Trends and Insights
      • Production and Trade Subsidies Affecting the Cotton Industry
      • Discussion

10:30-11:00

Refreshment Break

11:00-12:30

Third Open Session - PSAC: Private Sector Guidelines for Policy Making on Traceability

      • Recommendations from the Producers and Ginners
      • Recommendations from the Spinners, Weavers and other Textiles manufacturers
      • Recommendations from the Merchants and other cotton related activities
      • Recommendations from the Brands and Retailers

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:30

Fourth Open Session: International Organizations, initiatives and projects concerning cotton

14:00-15:30

First Breakout Session: R&D Investment 

      • Where are we in investment in R&D of cotton, both public and private? 
      • What lessons can be learned from the history of cotton in India and Africa? 
      • Enabling ecosystem for cotton-preneur from farm to finished good

15:30-16:00

Refreshment Break

16:00-17:30

Fifth Open Session - Plenary: Strategic Discussion of Government Members

      • Statements from Non-Member Governments

16:00-17:30

Second Breakout Session: Societal contribution of cotton production and value chain

      • Youth as agri-entrepreneurs, tech providers, and input/knowledge providers
      • Role & Empowerment of Women in Cotton Economy
      • 3E's of cotton for smallholder farmer: education, encouragement, and empowering
      • Consumers: Growth Drivers of Farm Income & Farmers' Welfare

17:30

Adjourn

 

MONDAY 4 DECEMBER 2023

9:00 - 10:30

Sixth Open Session - Technical Seminar: Climate-smart Innovations as Game Changers for Cotton Production

10:30 - 11:00

Refreshment Break

11:00 - 13:00

Seventh Open Session: World Café "Recent Impactful technological advances"

      • Robotics and Machinery for small holder farmers
      • Apps, AI and other innovations for technology transfer for small holders
      • Energy efficient technologies in cotton processing sector

13:00-14:30

Refreshment Break

14:30-16:00

Eight Open Session: Industry 4.0 for textiles: smart manufacturing in textiles

      • Emerging trends, challenges and opportunities in cotton textile value chain
      • Cotton in the era of technical textiles and its growth potential
      • Recycling cotton: Challenges and impact on cotton value chain

14:30-16:00

Third Breakout Session: Perspectives in value addition 

      • Trade challenges in organic cotton, naturally colored cotton, and specialty cotton
      • Holistic utilization of cotton plant - Opportunities for Small holder farmers
      • The cotton byproducts value as oil, animal feed, bioenergy, biochar, linters to be focused
      • Creating the right ecosystem for better quality and higher productivity in Extra Long Staple Cotton

16:00-16:30

Refreshment Break

16:30-17:45

Ninth Open Session: Global efforts in branding sustainability and Quality assurance 

      • Harmonization in cotton branding and supportive commercialization
      • Farm to Fashion: global sustainability 
      • Advances in DNA technologies for traceability
      • Reducing cost of certification across the value chain
      • Building assurance across the value chain by self-certification

16:30-17:45

Fourth Breakout Session: Gearing towards sustainability

      • Sustainable Production Practices in small farms for high yields
      • Cotton Nutrition, a neglected area in developing countries: new innovations
      • Approaches to enhance circularity in the cotton value chain
      • Pesticides: How can we ensure judicious use?

17:45

Adjourn

TUESDAY 5 DECEMBER 2023

8:30-10:00

Tenth Open Session: Genetics, Diversity to enhance cotton productivity

    •  Innovation in seeds for sustainable and economic cotton production
    •  Seeds, genetic diversity, germplasm information, and exchange: Issues for solving
    •  Fibre quality: avenues for improvement

10.00-10.30

Results from the World Café

8:30-10:00

Fifth Breakout Session: Sustainability in small farms

      • Overcoming challenges for sustainable development of Organic Cotton
      • How to make small cotton holdings become sustainable?
      • Enhanced sustainable returns for producers: can collective efforts of the cotton value chain be the gamechangers?

10:30-11:00

Refreshment Break

11:00-12:30

Eleventh Open Session: Cotton and Climate Resilience

      • Climatic resilient cotton production technologies
      • Impact of climate change on global cotton
      • Regenerative Agriculture, ZBNF, and Organic cotton: Do they combat climate change?
      • Steps to promote carbon credits in cotton value chain

11:00-12:30

Sixth Breakout Session: Sustainability of the Textile Value Chains

      • Emerging sourcing hubs and investment destinations for cotton value chain
      • Sustainable textiles for a resilient value chain
      • Synergizing fashion and technology
      • Startups in cotton value chain
      • Cost and Responsibilities for transformative change

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:30

Meeting of the Steering Committee (Member Governments Only)

      • Election of Standing Committee Officers
      • Recommendations from the Standing Committee
      • Topic of the Technical Seminar for 2024
      • Uncollected Assessments of  the ICAC Members

14:00-15:30

Seventh Breakout Session: Advances in textile technologies

      • Advances in Cotton value creation, value addition, and value utilization
      • Technology enhancement for the textile industry
      • Current advances in cotton processing and its impact on quality
      • Exploring new markets and technology for cotton value chain

15:30-16:00

Refreshment Break

16:00-17:30

Closing Plenary Session

      • Invitation from XXX, Host of the 82nd Plenary Meeting
      • Closing Comments by the Chairman of the Standing Commmitee on behalf of all Delegates
      • Closing comments by the Chair of the Organising Committee of India

17:30

Adjourn