Welcome to the home of Fair Trade International Symposium (FTIS). The FTIS is a regular series of large scale conference events that gather interested parties from all across the world to showcase the latest and best quality research undertaken in the area of "fair trade".

The first Fair Trade International Symposium was held in Montreal in 2002. After another event there in 2006, the Symposium moved to Montpellier in 2008, then Liverpool in 2012 and Milan in 2015. The next conference will be in Portsmouth in June 2018.

The aim of the symposium series is to bring together the world's leading and newly emerging academic researchers, with practitioners, policy makers and the general public, for the development and consolidation of collective knowledge on the subject of "fair trade".

Each Symposium event is organised by a separate team of academics and if you are interested in hosting or being involved in the next event, please contact the 2018 team.



FTIS Organisers

The general FTIS series is organised by a number of networks including:

Fairness FR and Fairness UK


Latest FTIS News

  • 2017 Fair Trade Nation Public Lecture How Fair Trade can enhance Food Resilience Prof Bob Doherty will deliver the Scottish Fair Trade Nation lecture on Thursday 11 May. The Global Food System is under severe pressure ...
    Posted 8 May 2017, 13:39 by FTIS 2018
  • World Fair Trade Day - 13 May 2017 Agents for Change across five continents will join hand in hand for Fair Trade and the Planet to celebrate World Fair Trade Day on 13 May 2017. Fair traders in ...
    Posted 8 May 2017, 13:29 by FTIS 2018
  • FTIS 2018: Portsmouth to Host The FTIS Steering Committee are delighted to announce that the 6th Fair Trade International Symposium will be held in Portsmouth 26-28 June 2018 The conference title is: ‘Fair Trade ...
    Posted 8 May 2017, 13:23 by FTIS 2018
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