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2018 Full Member Meeting in Vancouver
Monday, May 21, 2018, 3:00 PM to Friday, May 25, 2018, 5:00 PM PDT
Category: SAC Meeting

Sustainable Apparel Coalition's 2018 Full Member Meeting
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre


The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) invites you to the 2018 Full Member Meeting on May 21 to 25 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in Vancouver, Canada. This annual meeting will include presentations about the progress of the SAC. We will discuss partnerships that propel meaningful change, our collective commitment to sustainability, and scaling our success globally. 

During the meeting, members will gain an understanding of:

  • Commitments made by leaders in the industry to scale use of the Higg Index
  • Where the industry and peers are heading on their sustainability journeys
  • How to partner with other organizations to drive change, and why collaboration is important
  • How to scale success while navigating the challenges and opportunities that come with it

We have also partnered once again with MCL News Media to host Planet TextilesThis year's Planet Textiles event will focus on the theme of scaling sustainability from fiber to factory and why it matters. Members interested in attending the Planet Textiles event, Tuesday, May 22, may register now at a discounted SAC member rate of £127.50 (see more details below). 

To start the week of meetings, please join us for an evening welcome reception on May 21 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. In addition, we will host a member orientation for all SAC members the afternoon of May 21.

The SAC Full Member Meeting (May 23 & 24) is open to SAC members only. Attendance is limited to 1 FREE attendee per organization. The first representative from each organization to register receives complimentary access to the two days of the SAC's Full Member Meetings. Additional attendees will be charged a fee of $1,800 USD if registration occurs on or before April 1, 2018. Registration fees will increase to $2,300 USD per attendee on April 2, 2018.

Meeting Week Itinerary:
(Please continue to check here as we build out the daily event schedule, launch the meeting mobile app, announce additional member engagement events, and update the overall agenda.)

  • Monday, May 21
    • SAC Work Group Meetings (optional) - arranged by SAC task teams for members only
    • SAC Member Orientation + Technology & User Support on Higg Tools in 2018 (optional) from 3:00-5:00 PM - open to all SAC members including new members and first time meeting attendees
    • SAC Welcome Cocktail Reception from 5:30-7:00 PM - open to all SAC members
  • Tuesday, May 22
    • Planet Textiles from 8:30 AM-5:30 PM - open to the public 
    • Planet Textiles Evening Cocktail Reception from 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
    • Register here with discount code SAC100 for all SAC members
  • Wednesday, May 23
    • SAC Full Member Meeting Day 1 from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM - SAC members only
  • Thursday, May 24
    • SAC Full Member Meeting Day 2 from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM - SAC members only
    • SAC Evening Drinks & Dinner Reception from 5:00 PM until late - SAC members only
  • Friday, May 25 - Optional tours available:

  1. Ocean Pollution Microplastics Research Lab + Vancouver Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tour, 10:30am-3pm, $78 USD – open to 20 registrants
  2. Vancouver Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tour, 10-11am, $50 USD - open to 24 registrants
  3. First Nation Ocean-Going Canoe Tour, 12:50-3pm, $47 USD – open to 36 registrants
  4. Hike Up Grouse on the BCMC Trail – open to all
  5. Bike tour of Stanley Park – open to all

Hotel Reservation:

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9, Canada

You may start booking your hotel stay at Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre through the reservation link provided by the hotel at a discounted SAC group rate.

Booking link:

The discounted rate will be held until April 20, 2018 after which all remaining rooms in this block will be opened up to the public. Please make sure to book your rooms in time to receive this rate.

Visas to Canada:

For those who will require a visa to Canada, please let us know if you need an invitation letter (email

Planet Textiles:

This year's event will focus on the theme of scaling sustainability from fiber to factory and why it matters. For members who are interested in attending the Planet Textiles event on Tuesday, May 22, you may register now at a discounted SAC member rate of £127.50 using discount code SAC100. For more information on this event or to become a sponsor or exhibitor, please reach out to Register here.

For general questions about the meeting week, feel free to contact