Fairtrade Supporters Conference 2011

It seems like only a few months ago I was decorating a bit of cotton bunting and buying some Fairtrade Christmas pressies at the Fairtrade Supporters Conference.  This year the annual conference, hosted by the Fairtrade Foundation, is moving out of London and travelling to Birmingham and I’m really looking forward to returning to what feels like a massive family reunion.

It’s great to meet in person the ‘@’ signs I’ve been following on Twitter or catch up with people I’ve met in the last few years of my involvement within the fair trade movement.  This year I’m particularly looking forward to hearing from Allegra McEverdy, founder of LEON restaurants, on the future of food.  LEON’s sweet potato wrap got me through a chilly Fairtrade Tea Dance at Spitalfields market a few years ago!  I’ll be taking lots of notes this year because as well as running a Shared Interest stall I’ll be attending for the first time as Chair of my local Fairtrade Steering Group and they’re expecting a great report.

Watch this space for an update and pics from the event and I look forward to seeing you there!

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