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 20th Feb 2017

UK textile & apparel exports up 7.05% in 2016: UKFT

The exports of apparel and textiles from the UK have increased by...

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2017

Govt should improve ease of doing business: ASSOCHAM

The government needs to continuously invest in improving the ease of...

Fashion | On 20th Feb 2017

South Korea’s fashion industry to grow 3.3% in 2017

The South Korean fashion industry is expected to grow by 3.3 per cent ...

Interviews View All

Amrit Sethia

‘The intimatewear category in India is slowly becoming trend-sensitive.’

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Sonam & Paras Modi

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

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

February 2017

February 2017

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


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search