Business shaping a fair future
The Fairtrade Business Summit three-day program is envisioned to showcase the impact that can be created when farmers and workers collaborate with businesses around the world. The Fairtrade Summit will bring together Fairtrade farmers and workers, like-minded businesses focused on having a positive impact on their supply chains, and policymakers, including government and civil societies.
Together, there will be opportunities to discuss the challenges and design solutions that are common to all stakeholders, look into the future, and collaboratively build fairer and sustainable global trade.
- A field immersion day to directly interact with farmers and workers to appreciate firsthand the impact of Fairtrade commitments at the producer level. The target value chains are coffee, tea, flowers, fruits and vegetables.
- A day and a half of thought leadership global trade discussions, business networking opportunities and exhibitions that showcase some of the most innovative and impactful business models.
- The Fairtrade Global Awards Ceremony 2023.
Find inspiration in the city by visiting the only Game Park in the capital city (Kenya Wildlife Service) or networking in the world-famous Karura Forest which was made famous by the efforts of conservatists led by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Prof. Wangari Mathai (Friends of Karura)
Why are we creating the first Fairtrade Global Awards?
The Fairtrade Global Awards aims to bring Fairtrade farmers and workers closer to the businesses that source from them – and celebrate where these relationships are creating impact. Every category will be producer-awarded, giving farmers and workers the opportunity to recognize their commitments to Fairtrade.
Fairtrade Global Awards & Business Summit
The Fairtrade Business Summit is a three-day programme of events to showcase the impact that can be created when Fairtrade farmers and workers collaborate with businesses around the world. The Summit will bring together Fairtrade farmers and workers, like-minded businesses focused on having a positive impact in their supply chains, and wider civil society. Together, there will be the opportunity to dive into the challenges and opportunities that are common to all, looking to the future and how to come together to build fairer and more sustainable solutions that enhance global trade.
- Global Awards Ceremony
- Business Summit
- Producer Visits
Who is judging the awards?
The judging panel comprises farmers, workers and representatives from the three Fairtrade producer regions of Africa, Latin America and Caribbean and Asia and the Pacific, as well as two judges from international organisations that are not part of the Fairtrade system.