Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / More than 500 delegates partake at ICA's 'Liverpool' event
More than 500 delegates partake at ICA's 'Liverpool' event
Nov '13
More than 500 delegates from the global cotton community joined the International Cotton Association (ICA) in the UK last week at its ‘Liverpool 2013’ trade event.

Hosted by the outgoing ICA President, Ahmed Elbosaty, the two day event took place on 24 and 25 October in the Hilton Hotel and St George’s Hall.

It attracted sponsorship from 38 firms and saw nine international speakers take to the stage - including outgoing Executive Director of the International Cotton Advisory Committee, Terry Townsend.

There was also plenty of opportunity for delegates to network and do business with two networking lunches, a cocktail reception, a gala dinner and post dinner celebration.

In a farewell speech that paid tribute and thanks to his co-workers on the ICA staff and board, to his former boss, mentor and friend, Amin Abaza, and to the ICA membership at large, Ahmed said: "Who can believe that it is a year ago that I took over as the ICA President. That year has gone so fast…As I look back on 2013 the focus has remained very firmly on arbitration and enforcement.

“We have carried out a number of improvements to the arbitration system…our Business Intelligence Team continues to play a valuable role in strengthening the deterrent effects of the default list and we have continued to apply a ‘top down’ approach to enforcement by engaging at a diplomatic level…We remain hopeful that this continuous pressure will start to pay off in the near future.

“The ICA community continues to grow…including a 5% increase in the number of mills on last year’s total...A number of associations [Supima, Bangladesh Cotton Association, ABRAPA, Australian Cotton Shippers] have joined the ICA to show their support for ICA values, especially around contract sanctity…If we are going to try and create a safer trading environment then we are going to have to do this in partnership with other associations, supporting each other and sharing and developing ideas and initiatives together.”

Sue Murphy, Head of Fundraising and Media for Autism Initiatives said; “This is a staggering amount of money, which will be put to immediate and effective use at our award winning social enterprise café in Southport – A Great Little Place.

"The purpose of all our social enterprises is to provide crucial work experience, training and employment opportunities for our service users, so this donation means that we will be able to offer even more opportunities to even more people with autism. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who contributed to this - thank you”.

Next year's event will take place in Dubai on 2 & 3 October 2014.

International Cotton Association

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 27th Jun 2017

Govt defers tax deduction at source provision under GST

E-commerce players in India will not be required to deduct tax on...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Jun 2017

Future Group aims Rs 12,000 crore in fashion business

Future Group, which runs retail stores across India under various...

Textiles | On 27th Jun 2017

AEPC & NSDL to help exporters with GST compliances

Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) and National Securities...

Interviews View All

Subhashini Srinivasan
The S Studio

Ethnicwear market will see an upward trend if uniqueness and quality are...

Sonia Agarwal

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Rahul Bhadani

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Sonam & Paras Modi

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
July 2017

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search