|WFTO 2013 Biennial Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|27 February 2013|
The next biennial conference of the WFTO and WFTO 2013 AGM will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 25th to 31st of May 2013. Please mark these days on your agenda. Dialogue with Brazilian Government agencies has started, which are interested to WFTO in organizing this event.
There is a proposal on the table to invite other international Fair Trade network organization to hold their own event, i.e. a board meeting, seminar or other kind of assembly in Rio the same period in which the WFTO conference will take place, and declare Rio de Janeiro as the "Global Fair Trade Capital” for one week. There is also a proposal, to open this week with a one day international Fair Trade Conference with all international network organizations together, and the following days each international network continue with there own program.