Aseven-member COTTON USA Executive Delegation travelled with Cotton Council International (CCI) to Mumbai, Coimbatore and New Delhi to participate in conferences emphasising U.S. cotton’s quality to Indian textile mill leadership and conduct meetings with key mill partners. The delegation also visited the COTTON USA Brand & Retail partner stores.
The COTTON USA conference at the three locations encouraged participants to “Take a Closer Look at U.S. Cotton” and engage in active dialogue to share their experiences with using U.S. cotton fibre in their mills. The Executive Delegation participants presented on the quality, sustainability, transparency and premium value of U.S. cotton to show how U.S. cotton can work closely with textile mills to realise the better value in their business. The delegation also briefed on the World Cotton Production, Supply and Demand overview. In addition to these presentations, the conference also included business sessions where the Industry leaders discussed the dynamics of Cotton Sourcing and building the sustainable supply chains in the Textile Industry.
The Delegation’s first stop was in Mumbai, where CCI hosted a conference at Four Seasons on July 9, followed by a conference in Le Meridien, Coimbatore on July 11, and at ITC Maurya, New Delhi on July 13, 2018. The 2018 COTTON USA Executive Delegation participants were: Raymond Faus, Chairman, American Cotton Shippers Association, Marc Lewkowitz, President & CEO, Supima, John Lindamood, Tennessee State Chairman, American Cotton Producers, Steve Wilbur, Board of Directors, Cotton Incorporated ,Tim North, Vice Chairman, American Cotton Shippers Association,Tim Barry, Vice President, ICE Futures US ,Carlos Garcia, AMCOT and William Bettendorf, Director South & Southeast Asia, Cotton Council International.