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November 2015

Welcome to November's issue. Here is a round-up of all our latest news.

All change at the top

The ICA's leadership results are in. Jean-Marc Derossis takes on the role of President. He will be supported by Jürg Reinhart as First Vice President and Salman Ispahani as Second Vice President. Six new directors have also been appointed. Trading with defaulters was a key focus of Jean-Marc's inaugural speech, where he also paid special tribute to his predecessor, Jordan Lea.


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Cotton's hottest topics on the agenda

From climate change to the global economy, cotton's hottest topics were on the agenda at our recent San Francisco trade event. Hosted by outgoing President, Jordan Lea, 600 delegates came together to take part in the two day event, which saw 11 top industry speakers take to the stage.


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Remembering the fallen

Thank you to the hundreds of people that joined us at 11am on 11 November at the site of the ICA's 'Unknown Soldier' statue in Liverpool's historic Exchange Flags to take part in our annual remembrance service to pay homage to the servicemen and women who lost their lives in battle. 


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Possibly another sell-out

Fifteen places have already been taken on 2016's Complete Cotton training programme. If you are thinking of attending, please book now to guarantee your place - there are just 40 places available and 60+ names on the interested list.


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Beijing plays host to China cotton training

Congratulations to the 40 delegates who completed this year’s China Cotton Trade Training in Beijing – the nation’s capital and a major hub for cotton. Delegate numbers were down this year (due to a decline in China cotton imports), but feedback was good and plans are underway for 2016.


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Controlling risk and safeguarding the industry

Learning how to control risk was the topic of learning at our recent Managing Risk course. Nineteen delegates from across the global cotton industry successfully completed the training, which took place in San Francisco and was delivered by industry expert Chris Kramedjian of INTL FCStone.


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Your safe trading update

Since the last issue, here are the firms that have been added to or removed from the ICA List of Unfulfilled Awards Part 1* (also known as the 'default list'):



  • Compass Cotton BV, Netherlands (award dated 10 Jul 2015)
  • Kokila Cotton Export Ltd, Ahmedabad, India (award dated 2 Sep 2015)


  • I Cotoni del Firello SRL, Italy (award dated 14 May 2012)


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2 more for your safe list

Two more firms signed up to safe trading last month and joined the ICA. Here are their details to add to your safe trading contacts:

  1. ASCOT Tarım Ithalat Ihracat ve Sanayi AS, Turkey
  2. Kangaroo-VP Co Ltd, Vietnam (no website)

If you are involved in cotton and support safe trading, why not join the ICA community?


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Boost your cotton contacts for FREE

Stay connected and boost your contacts by joining our social/business network community on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. You can also access our membership directory to find out who is an ICA member and view their details.


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What is Newsreel?

Newsreel is our regular e-news alert. Designed to keep you up to date with everything that is happening at the ICA. Newsreel is aimed at anybody with an interest in the cotton trade.


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