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ICA Newsreel
August 2015

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

Leading global economist to speak at SF2015

Todd Buchholz, former Director for Economic Policy at the White House and a leading expert on the US and global economy, will take to the stage at our San Francisco 2015 trade event. "A perfect opportunity to think about how the world economy fits together, from farmers in the fields to designers in Milan to fast retailers competing for consumer spending across the globe," says Todd (who served under George HW Bush).


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The big 'Frisco' picture

The speakers are confirmed, the programme is complete and the delegate list is online for our San Francisco 2015 trade event, taking place on 30 & 31 October. With 600+ expected, there is still time to book your ticket, but hotel rooms are in high demand so please don't leave it too late.


Find out more and book online >


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Hands on training gets good feedback

Sixteen delegates recently completed ICA Bremen's Cotton Classing & Testing training programme. "A great combination of theory and hands on training with both machine and manual grading of cotton from all around the globe and a great opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with different people from different areas of the supply chain,” said one delegate.


Read more, view the photos and sign up for 2016 >


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100 training places in China

Applications are now being accepted for the next China cotton trade training, on 21-24 Sep 2015 at the Shenzhen Silver Lake Resort Hotel in Shenzhen. The training is delivered in Chinese and will focus on areas currently impacting on China's global cotton trade. There are only 100 places available so early booking is recommended.


Find out more and apply >


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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*:



  • Metro Spinning Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh (award date 23 Jun 2015)
  • Tongkook Vietnam Spinning Co Ltd, Vietnam (award date 11 May 2015)


  • Akij Textile Mills Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh (award date 22 Dec 2006)
  • Dwarkadas Cotton Co Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, India (award date 9 Apr 2000)


*The ICA List of Unfulfilled Awards Part 2 is available to members only.


See the full list here >


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One more for your safe list

Another firm signed up to safe trading last month and joined the ICA - Turkey based Nazar Tekstil Sanayi ve Ticaret AS.

Like Nazar Tekstil, if you are involved in cotton and support safe trading, why not join the ICA community?


Find out more and join >

See who else is a member >


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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.


Access our online directory >


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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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