‘Unleash Opportunity’ Conference Highlights


On the special occasion of FTA’s 40th anniversary, the association hosted its annual conference Unleash Opportunity in Brussels. Representing Europe’s largest trade and sustainability conference, more than 400 representatives from over 30 countries gathered together from business, governments, NGOs, academia and media.

Throughout the two days, 14 and 15 June, the conference featured 26 breakout sessions gathering 90 high-level speakers from around the world and explored a wide range of topics from climate change to women’s empowerment to support members and stakeholders towards developing sustainable supply chain practices.

Find here some of the conference highlights:

  • Summary of plenary speakers’ presentations, including insights from influential leaders in the field on future trends from a global perspective and practical business success stories.
  • Members’ Award announcement to showcase member companies’ efforts in the field of international trade and sustainable supply chains. Applications were submitted for three separate categories: Inspire, Support, and Grow.
  • 40 Years of FTA, reflecting on our past achievements and looking to our future as amfori to prepare for future challenges and opportunities.
  • Members’ Day Gala Evening where FTA and its members celebrated four successful decades of FTA.

We hope to see all of you next year!

Five ways to catch up on conference highlights

Watch the conference highlights video on Youtube
Look at the Twitter updates through the conference Storify
Find yourself in the conference photos on FTA’s Flickr account
Check out the conference infographic to visualise key facts and figures from the event
See all presentations, powerpoints and session summaries on the conference website


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