Hotel Deadline for 77th Plenary Extended to 2 November

ICAC’s 77th Plenary Meeting:
High Demand Prompts Hotel Deadline Extension



For Immediate Release 


Date Posted: 16 October, 2018



Executive Summary

The ICAC’s 77th Plenary Meeting:

  • Will be held in Abidjan, capital of Côte d'Ivoire, 2-6 December, 2018, at the Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire
  • Has ‘Cotton Challenges: Smart and Sustainable Solutions’ as its theme
  • Has seen the number of registrations rising rapidly in prior month
  • Ensures room availability and room discounts, but only until 2 November
  • Attendees can register at



High Demand Prompts Hotel Discount Extension


A recent surge in registrations for the International Cotton Advisory Committee’s (ICAC) 77th Plenary Meeting has prompted the Organising Committee to extend guaranteed hotel room availability and discounted rates from the prior deadline of 15 October to 2 November. The global event is scheduled for 2-6 December, 2018, in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.


Due to the high number of people who just cleared their schedules to attend the conference — which will be held at the Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire under the theme, ‘Cotton Challenges: Smart and Sustainable Solutions’ — the Organising Committee in Abidjan has contacted the various hotels and secured a two-week extension for discounted rates and guaranteed room availability. To see the various options for accommodations, please click here.  


The majority of the available speaking opportunities have been filled. Many of the industry’s top scientists and innovators will share their insights on cotton’s greatest challenges and opportunities, including:

·   The use of drones and robotics;

·   Pesticide resistance;

·   New developments in biotechnology; and

·   Refuting the cotton myths and misinformation perpetrated in the media.

To view the full agenda, please click here.


For those interested in sponsoring the event, multiple packages have been created to meet every company’s promotional needs and budget. Being a sponsor of the 77th Plenary Meeting is a unique opportunity because ICAC is the only intergovernmental body representing the cotton and textile value chain, enabling it to deliver sponsors’ messages not only to growers, researchers and private-sector professionals, but also to hundreds of senior government officials. To see the variety of sponsorship packages being offered, please click here.


For more information and to register for ICAC’s 77th Plenary Meeting, please visit:




About the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)

Formed in 1939, the ICAC is an association of cotton producing, consuming and trading countries. It acts as a catalyst for change by helping member countries maintain a healthy world cotton economy; provides transparency to the world cotton market by serving as a clearinghouse for technical information on cotton production; and serves as a forum for discussing cotton issues of international significance. The ICAC does not have a role in setting market prices or in intervening in market mechanisms. For more information, please visit



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