AGM 2015

MEMBERS' DAY AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


FRIDAY 20 MARCH 2015
SAGE GATESHEAD, ST MARY'S SQUARE,GATESHEAD QUAYS, NE8 2JR

Sage

PROGRAMME

9.45    Registration
10.30    Introductory Address
10.45    Annual General Meeting followed by question & answer session
12.50    Lunch
13.40    Discussion workshops
15.25    Overseas film showcase
15.45    Close by Shared Interest Chair
16.00    Event ends

Guest speakers

HarrietHarriet Lamb:  Harriet Lamb became CEO of Fairtrade International (FLO) in Sept 2012. Harriet was previously Executive Director of the Fairtrade Foundation from 2001 - 2012. She guided the Fairtrade Foundation through a period of staggering growth, which saw estimated sales of Fairtrade products in the UK increase from £30m in her first year to £1.3bn in 2011. A flourishing grassroots social movement has also grown across the UK with over 500 Fairtrade Towns - where a commitment to Fairtrade has been made by the council, shops and businesses - and thousands of Fairtrade schools, universities and faith groups. Previously Harriet worked as Banana Coordinator at Fairtrade International. Harriet also worked with several other non-governmental organisations, always with an interest in international development issues, and lived six years in India.

ChinoChino: Juan Eduardo Henriquez (Chino) is General Manager of Apicoop a Chilean honey and blueberry producer cooperative established in 1980 as a direct result of the challenging political situation facing Chile at the time. Apicoop have been a customer with Shared Interest Society Ltd since 2002, and is made up of nine producer groups containing 600 individuals. They have continued to grow, counting Traidcraft and Oxfam as sustainable customers and can now claim to be the world's main supplier of Fairtrade honey.  Shared Interest was actually one of the first businesses to lend to Apicoop to upgrade facilities for honey processing. As the producers began to operate as an independent business, they began to look for help.  Loans in 2007 and 2008 were provided to fund a blueberry project to allow Apicoop to diversify their products and generate additional income.

 

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