The 5th Mediterranean Cotton Roads are going to be held on November 24th, 2022, in Thessaloniki (Greece) at “Porto Palace Hotel”.

Our Annual MCR is a top event, in which all representatives of the cotton chain, producers, ginners, textile workers, ginned cotton traders, transporters etc. participate.

This year the sessions focus on current developments in the cotton and textile sector, market risk hedging tools, international cotton market challenges and prospects, aligning AGRO with BCI, creating a European cotton «label» etc.

To participate in our event you have to register first at the register form.

There is going to be simultaneous translation: Greek – Turkish – English – Spanish

Many thanks to our sponsors.

If your company would like to sponsor our event you can come in contact with HCA’s secretariat (e-mail:

15.00-15.30 Registration
15.30-16.00 Welcoming speeches
Mr. Antonios Siarkos, President of HCA
Mr. Baris Kocagoz, Member of the Assembly of ICE
Mr. Manolo Cano, President of CAN
Mr. Tim North, President of ICA

Opening remarks

Mr. Stavros Kalafatis, Deputy Minister of Macedonia – Thrace


Country reports. Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Spain
Mr. Giannis Papadogiannis (Greece)
Mr. Fatih Dogan (Turkey)
Dr. Mohamed Negm (Egypt)

The Mediterranean trade balances. Destinations of the Mediterranean origins.
Mr. Roberto Ruiz, Cotton Research Manager, ECOM Agroindustrial

Market update and prospects. The worldwide view.
Mr. Fritz Grobien, Vice-President of Bremen Stock Exchange

Questions and Answers
Moderator: Mrs Effie Voudouris, Member of BoD of HCA, Agent

17.15-17.30 Coffee break

Cotton 2022: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
Mr. Andrew Ryan, Senior Relationship Manager-Cotton, HedgePoint Global Markets

Contracts sanctity in vulnerable days.
Dr. Robert Jiang, Business Operations and Development Manager of ICA

Logistics and freight market in the COVID era.
Mr. Kostas Davelopoulos, General Manager «ROMILOS J. DAVELOPOULOS S.A.»

Questions and Answers
Moderator: Mr. John Psaropoulos, Agent

18:15-18:30 Coffee break

From seeding to harvesting: The contribution of digital agriculture to cotton farming
Dr. Darawsheh Mohammed, Head & Scientific Manager (National Cotton Classification Center) Hellenic Agricultural Organization Dimitra-Institute of Industrial & Forage Plants

AGRO-BCI agreement. A national standard that became international.
Mrs Mary Spentzou, Director of Certification and Standardizaton – ELGO “Dimitra”

Eucotton: European production with a label.
Mrs Ioulia Drossinou, Executive Director, European Cotton Alliance

Questions and Answers
Moderator: Mr. Vassileios Markou, Former President, Μember of BoD of HCA

19:15-20:00 Cocktail
20:00 Dinner

Simultaneous translation: Greek – Turkish – English – Spanish

If you would like to stay at the venue hotel you can come in contact with “Porto Palace Hotel” stating that the reservation concerns the MCR so as to have a special price.

Porto Palace Hotel

26, Octovriou str., Thessaloniki, Greece






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All the procedures will be followed

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