The Government of India, Ministry of Textiles is hosting the 81st Plenary Meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) in Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai December 2023 through the Office of Textile Commissioner in association with the Cotton Corporation of India Limited (CCI), the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) and the Cotton Association of India (CAI). It is a matter of honour and pride for India to host this event after nearly 8 years.

About International Cotton Advisory Committee

  • The ICAC is an association of members of cotton producing, consuming and trading countries.
  • The Committee was formed in 1939, and the Secretariat was established in 1946.
  • It has 28 Member countries at present. India along with Brazil, Egypt, France, Sudan and USA is one of the founder members of this forum.
  • Aim to serve the cotton and textile community through promotion, knowledge sharing, innovation, partnerships and providing a forum for discussion of cotton issues of international significance.

Plenary meeting

  • The Plenary Meeting of ICAC is held every year in the member countries of ICAC at their invitation.
  • The Plenary Meetings of the ICAC provides a forum for discussions on international issues of importance to the World Cotton industry, and provides an opportunity for the industry and the government leaders from cotton producing, consuming and trading countries to deliberate on matters of mutual concern.
  • The ICAC Plenary is also very important for promotion of Trade, Industry and Culture.
  • The theme of this Plenary Meeting is “Cotton Value Chain: Local Innovations for Global prosperity”.
  • The 81st Plenary aims to serve as a platform for sharing innovations, benchmarks, good practices and experiences across the globe on productivity, climate resilience and circularity for a vibrant cotton economy.
  • Focus is on local innovations and cutting edge technologies for sustainability developed locally but have global implications and potential for the prosperity of the cotton value chain touching the livelihoods of millions engaged in production, processing, trade, fashion and textile industry.

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