WFTO Asia Fair Trade B2B Virtual Exposition 2022
It was an excellent day for Fair Trade as the World Fair Trade Organization-Asia hosts the first business-to-business (B2B) Virtual Exposition of the year. This is part of the thrust of WFTO Asia to provide broader market access, as part of our Center for Excellence (CoE) initiative for our Fair Trade Enterprises.
This expo’s theme, Fair Trade: Building The Future, highlights the importance of creating and strengthening connections to achieve the common goal of building a fairer world and a fairer future for all.
Twenty-Seven (27) producers from 11 countries showcased their products, and the latest inventory lines, and shared their stories regarding their Guaranteed Fair Trade Products.
Joined by our producers are more than fifty (50) buyers from all over the world, including our friends from the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand (FTAANZ), headed by Nimmity Zappert and Antonia Taylor. Our volunteers and interns from the Philippine Women’s College in Davao City were also in attendance.
New connections were created and existing connections were strengthened. The solidarity between the producers, buyers, consumers, and advocates was deeply felt. The promise and commitment to Fair Trade were renewed and are stronger more than ever. That is #TheFairTradeImpact.
May 25, 2022 from 5-8 PM (BKK Time) via zoom
|5:00 PM – 5:05 PM||Introduction|
|5:05 PM – 5:10 PM||Welcome|
|5:10 PM – 5:20 PM||Opening Remarks|
Message from the Board president, WFTO Asia
President and CEO, WFTO Asia
Fair Trade Solidarity Message from FTAANZ
Chairperson, Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand
|5:20 PM – 5:50 PM||FT Expo #1 – Home & Lifestyle 1|
|5:50 PM – 5:55 PM||Message from the WFTO Asia Board|
Board Member, WFTO and WFTO Asia
|5:55 PM – 6:25 PM||FT Expo #2 – Home & Lifestyle 2|
|6:25 PM – 6:30 PM||Message from the Asia Country Networks|
Swapan Kumar Das
Chairperson, ECOTA Fair Trade Forum and CEO Prokritee
President, Fair Trade Forum India (FTF-I) and CEO SIPA Fair Trade
|6:30 PM – 7:15 PM||FT Expo #3 – Fashion & Accessories|
|7:15 PM – 7:20 PM||BREAK|
|7:20 PM – 7:50 PM||FT Expo #4 – Gifts, Toys & Decors / Food & Raw Materials|
|7:50 PM – 8:00 PM||Closing Remarks|
Board Secretary, WFTO Asia
The presentation was divided into four (4) segments and four (4) categories — Home & Lifestyle, Fashion & Accessories, Gifts, Toys & Decor and Food & Raw Materials.
1. Home & Lifestyle (Part 1)
Home & Lifestyle (Part 2)
2. Fashion & Accessories
3. Gifts, Toys & Decor
4. Food & Raw Materials
How did the Fair Trade B2B Virtual Exposition came about?
This initiative was created under the premise of ‘Market Access’ and ‘Capacity Building’ under WFTO-Asia’s Center of Excellence
The first B2B Virtual Exposition took place last November 2021. WFTO Asia aims to hold the expo twice a year to have a continuous avenue for the producers to introduce the latest product line
The event aims to create new connections and strengthen existing ones
Here’s the full list of our Fair Trade Enterprises who participated on the event