The 2020 World Cotton Research Conference to be held 3-7 October 2020 in Egypt

For Immediate Release 
Date Posted: 9 September 2019

Executive Summary

The 2020 World Cotton Research Conference:

  • Is held every four years — this is the seventh event since it launched in 1994
  • Is coordinated by the ICAC under the auspices of the International Cotton Researchers Association
  • Provides a showcase for scientists and researchers to display their work for the public and private sectors
The 2020 World Cotton Research Conference to be held 3-7 October 2020 in Egypt

The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) has announced that the World Cotton Research Conference (WCRC) will be held from 3-7 October 2020 in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt.

The WCRC is organised by the ICAC under the auspices of the International Cotton Researchers Association (ICRA). It brings together the top researchers and cotton specialists from across the globe. The seventh event held since 1994, the WCRC serves as a global platform for scientists and experts to share the latest updates in cotton research and development. Internationally recognised experts will be invited to deliver Plenary and Keynote presentations.

The conference provides an opportunity for researchers to present their work through oral and poster presentations and for the private and public sector institutions to showcase the latest technologies and products.

‘Given the many challenges that cotton is facing around the world — including soil degradation, inefficient knowledge transfer and lack of access to modern technologies — it’s the perfect time to convene many of the world’s top cotton scientists to find the path forward’, said ICAC Head of Technical Information, Dr. Keshav Kranthi. ’The ability to meet face-to-face with colleagues from all over the world and learn from each other is an opportunity not to be missed’.

The WCRC is held once every four years in different cotton-growing countries. Previous conferences were held in Australia (1994), Greece (1998), South Africa (2003), USA (2007), India (2011) and Brazil (2016).

The first circular with pre-registration details will be issued by the ICAC in September 2020. 

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