ICAC's 81st Plenary Meeting in Mumbai


02 September 2023, Mumbai

The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) is hosting its 81st Plenary Meeting in Mumbai, India from December 2-5, 2023. The theme of the meeting is "Cotton Value Chain: Local Innovations for Global Prosperity."

Cotton Industry's Challenges and Opportunities

The meeting is expected to draw about 500 senior government officials, researchers, and private-sector professionals from all sectors of the global cotton and textile value chains. Expert speakers will share their insights on the industry's greatest challenges and opportunities, including:

  • Technologies to increase production
  • Private sector recommendations for traceability policy
  • Facilitating R&D investment
  • Climate-smart production innovations
  • Industry 4.0 for Textiles


The meeting is a unique opportunity for governments and other partners to gain a better understanding of the most pressing issues facing the cotton and textile industry.

It is also an opportunity to develop global initiatives to support cotton value chains, address outstanding issues, and agree on global strategies to advance the interests of all stakeholders.

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