This is the timetable for our Annual Conference which is being held on Sunday 15th and Monday 16th May at the Create Centre Bristol, although it may be subject to change. You can see from their website that they have won a lot of awards for Green Tourism, and also a Gold Fairtrade Business Award in 2015. The Cafe Create won the Fairtrade Restaurant for Bristol last year too. The Centre is opening especially for us on the Sunday, throughout the day, whilst evening food and entertainment will be at another location quite close-by. The Cafe is preparing a menu for us on the Sunday and Monday lunchtimes. As it is used by other persons and tenants on the Monday, we will be served in the Gallery area.
The Board has booked into the Holiday Inn Express BRISTOL CITY CENTRE, South End, Temple Gate House, Bristol BS1 6PL. As the Create Centre is on Spike Island, using the above hotel will necessitate some walking, taking a bus or most likely the passenger ferry. It is about two miles away. There are Travelodges and Premier Inns but please check distance away first; there is a big steep hill to consider at Clifton I am told, too. Hotels are not cheap in Bristol so there is a balance between proximity and cost. There should be no-one working at the Create Centre on the Sunday other than staff, so their car park should easily accommodate member cars, especially for suppliers who are exhibiting and bringing stock with them. Please see travel-to-create-oct13 – apparently access roads are good and there is a loading bay in front of the building.
Member booking forms are here 2016 BAFTS Conf Member Booking Form and Non-Member Booking forms are next 2016 Non-memberConfBookingForm
2016 Annual Conference and AGM – Programme of Events
Sunday 15th and Monday 16th May 2016 Create Centre Smeaton Road Spike Island Bristol BS1 6XN
Sunday 15th May 2016
FROM 9.00am Arrivals of Board & importers to set up stands.
DISPLAYS 1. IMPORTER TRADE STANDS Danusha; Global Seesaw; JTS (Just Trading Scotland); Red Tribe; Weaving Hope; Carishea; Greater Goods; Kerala Crafts; Silkthreads; Tumi Crafts; Traidcraft; Bala Sports
- BAFTS INFO – our leaflets, our website, our resources, our achievements,
- POS – Our member Suppliers and Shops leaflets, adverts, photos of shop fronts etc.
SUPPLIERS BRING POS: SHOPS BRING LEAFLETS, SHOP PHOTOS AND ADS WITH YOU!
- World Map with pins to show where our suppliers import from.
10.30 – 11.20 arrival, coffee, tea & supplier stall browsing
11.20 – 11.30 Welcome address by Joanna Pollard, Chair of BAFTS. Tribute to Elizabeth Whitwick.
11.30 – 12.00 Shared Interest talk by Andrew Ridley and Sally Reith “Following the Fair Trade Pound””
12.00 – 12.30 Sara Parker Fair Connections Workshop on Fairis the Nepali Frog, puppets & their story
12.30 – 1.00 BAFTS’ supplier stories – Global Seesaw, Weaving Hope, JTS, Danusha
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 2.30 Short speaker slots: Nawal (Hebron Women’s Cooperative), Global Seesaw producer, Judith Condor-Vital
2.30 – 3.00 Aled Pickard (Fair Dos) talks on his research “Every time a person in Wales buys fair trade…”
Funded by Hub Africa Cwyru and Welsh Government grant
3.00 – 3.30 Andy Ashcroft “Koolskools: Clothing and Educating the Fairtrade Consumers of the Future”
3.30 – 4.00 tea & coffee break
(4.00 – 4.45 Paul Wolfenden (THE FAIR TRADE STORE) – workshop on Social Media
(4.00 – 4.45 Ramona Hirschi (Little Trove) – workshop on “Community Interest Companies – a structure for fair trade businesses and how to become one”
4.45 – 5.30 informal time for networking & browsing stalls.
5.30pm Leave to get to Southbank Club – walk, car share or by taxi
6.00 – 7.00 Evening finger buffet at Southbank Club Dean Lane Bristol BS3 1DB
7.00 – 9.00 African dance workshop with Louis Roger Eboa
Monday 16th May 2016
||9.00 – 9.50 Supplier stalls open, tea, coffee & informal networking9.50 – 10.00 Welcome and Introduction to the Plan for the Day (Joanna Pollard)10.00 – 10.30 Alistair Leadbetter (Traidcraft) Talk on Compliance10.30 -11.30 EITHER: Stay with Alistair Leadbetter for Q/A session on “Monitoring and Compliance in Fair Trade” OR attend workshop below
10.30 – 11.30 Gaynor Humphrey (Best Years) talks on “Pebble Accreditation” and workshop “Current Trends in Retail: Shop display, POS, Alternatives to Black Friday”
11.30 – 11.50 tea & coffee break
11.50 – 12.30 talk from Greg Valerio (Valerio Jewellery) “Fairtrade Gold – Fairtrade’s Golden Halo”
12.30 – 1.30 lunch
1.30 – 2.30 Jenny Foster (Chair, Bristol Fairtrade City) Talk on ‘Fair Trade, SDGS and Sustainability’
2.30 – 4.00 AGM