6th Mediterranean Cotton Roads (Thessaloniki, 20/11/2023)

The 6th Mediterranean Cotton Roads are going to be held on November 20th, 2023, in Thessaloniki (Greece) at “Makedonia Palace”.

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

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: info@hca.org.gr).

16.00-17.00 Registration
17.00-17.30 Welcoming speeches
Mr. Antonis Siarkos, President of HCA
Mr. Barış Kocagöz – President of the Professional Committee of Izmir Commodity Exchange
Mr. Dionisis Stamenitis, Deputy Minister of Greek Rural Development & Food

Keynote speaker
Cotton market outlook, Worldwide view
Mr. Colin Iles, VITERRA, Head of Cotton department

Panel discussion
Updates and prospects in the Mediterranean Cotton Countries
Mrs Effie Voudouris, VAMVAKI Ltd, Agent (Greece)
Mr. Dimitris Polychronos, NAFPAKΤOS MILLS, Spinner (Greece)
Mr. Bülent Uçak, Vice Chairperson of the Executive Board of İzmir Commodity Exchange (Turkey)
Mr. Ertugrul Tanriverdi, ENSAR TEKSTIL, Spinner (Turkey)
Mr. Alper Deniz, BOSSA, Purchasing and Logistics manager (Turkey)
Mrs Paula Romero, CENTRO ALGODONERO NACIONAL, Member of BoD (Spain)
Dr. Mohamed Negm, Professor at Cotton Research Institute (Egypt)

Questions and Answers
Moderator: Mr. John Psaropoulos, Agent

18.40-19.00 Coffee break

New EU Common Agricultural Policy guidelines and applied certification schemes in Greek production

Facts and data from the National Quality scheme Agro
Mrs Maria Spentzou, «ELGO DEMETER», Director of Certification and Standardizaton

Advances related with the Better Cotton production in Greece and the world
Mrs Paula Lum Young Bautil, BCI, Director of Membership & Supply Chain

Regenerative Agri, an alternative way of farming
Mrs Fragkiski Sympoura, deputy Quality Manager at Cosmocert SA –  FoodChain ID Group

Panel discussion
Mr. Dimitris Melas , Ex transitional Minister of Agriculture, Greek Cotton Interprofessional Consultant
Mrs Maria Spentzou, «ELGO DEMETER», Director of Certification and Standardizaton
Mrs Paula Lum Young Bautil, BCI, Director of Membership & Supply Chain
Mrs Fragkiski Sympoura, deputy Quality Manager at Cosmocert SA –  FoodChain ID Group

Questions and Answers
Moderator: Mr. Konstantinos Dimitriou, Agent

20:30 Dinner

Simultaneous translation: Greek – Turkish – English

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

Makedonia Palace

2, Megalou Alexandrou Avenue, Thessaloniki



A. Arriving to Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki international Airport “Makedonia” is the third-largest airport in Greece, and is located 13 km southeast of the city. It is a gateway to Chalkidiki, and numerous cities in the region of Central Macedonia.

Β. Visa Information & Requirements

Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. Please contact your local Hellenic Embassy / Consulate for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that apply to you. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa, if so required.

If uncertain on what concerns your Visa Requirements, kindly visit this online link for more  information.

C. Letter of Invitation

Individuals need an official Letter of Invitation which can be requested upon registration to the event. Such a Letter of Invitation shall be provided within a week of its request.

Gold Sponsors

tel. +302410555507
e-mail: info@hca.org.gr – url: www.hca.org.gr

All the procedures will be followed

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

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