China's ICT Industry Sustainable Development and CSR Summit Forum 2019


The China's ICT Industry Sustainable Development and CSR Summit Forum 2019 will bring together social responsibility experts, researchers and enterprise representatives to examine crucial topics such as SME supply chain development and the leverage of green supply chain.

amfori President Christian Ewert and APAC Director Joyce Chau will speak at the China's ICT Industry Sustainable Development and CSR Summit Forum 2019, held in Shenzhen.

China International Retail Innovation Summit

China’s retail industry has faced various uncertainties such as decline in customer flow, and diminished growth of online transactions while technological innovation and digitalization have rooted wider and deeper in this industry more than ever.  This summit brings together stakeholders from more than 30 countries to showcase the most advanced retail technology, business models and best practices in retail digitization. 

On April 11th, amfori President Christian Ewert will speak at panel discussion: “Promoting global sustainable development in the retail industry”.

Syrians Under Temporary Protection in Turkish Labour Market

On 2 April 2019, amfori will host a Forum about the integration of Syrians under temporary protection into the Turkish labour market.

There are almost 4 million Syrians in Turkey and only half of them are at their working age. The number of Syrians who are actually permitted to work are few, so it is essential to accelerate their integration into workforce in a legal manner. This meeting will help the producers that are registered in the amfori system to learn more about what kind of support is available from relevant organisations. 

EU-India Cooperation in Trade and Sustainable Development Forum

The European Union (EU) and India have upgraded their long-standing relationship to a strategic partnership, acknowledging their common goals and values, such as democracy, human rights and fundamental freedoms.

amfori, as leading global business association for open and sustainable trade, is partnering with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Delegation of the European Union to India to organize the Forum: EU-India Cooperation in Trade and Sustainable Development, in New Delhi on 1st of March.

Practical details 

OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

The OECD Garment Forum convenes over 400 representatives from government, business, workers and civil society to discuss key issues and risks related to due diligence in global garment and footwear supply chains in a neutral environment. A common denominator of the discussions is the OECD Due Diligence for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector.

The 2nd Valpolicella Annual Conference

On first of February, Valpolicella, a consortium of sustainable wine producers, will host their annual conference.

amfori President, Christian Ewert, will speak at session dedicated to the recognition of wine values and will elaborate on:
•    Drivers of sustainability: a combination of policy action and market forces
•    Is the ethical choice turning into income?
•    How are wine supply chains performing in terms of workers’ rights and remuneration?  
•    The road ahead