Bristol wins bid to host international conference

Fairtrade Business AwardsBristol has won the bid to host the International Fairtrade Towns Conference in 2015.

Bristol gained overwhelming support from Fairtrade Co-ordinators from around the world, at an event held in Oslo, Norway .

The Conference will take place in a weekend in July and will involve approximately 300 delegates from around the world.

Bristol’s Mayor, George Ferguson comments: “I am absolutely delighted that Bristol has been chosen to host the International Fairtrade Towns Conference in 2015.

“The city has a long history of supporting ethical and sustainable trade; something I am very proud of.

“Our continued support for social enterprise and ethical business means we lead the way when it comes to working for more than just financial gain.

“Trading fairly is closely linked to this and something which I fervently support.

“Bristol is a particularly fitting host for 2015 as this will complement our year as European Green Capital.

“This will be one of many events which will demonstrate to the world that Bristol is a true leader on ethical business, green issues and sustainability.”

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