“Headed by Tharwat El Miniawy, Chairman of Egypt’s Cotton Arbitration
and Testing General Organisation (CATGO), the delegation’s primary topic
of discussion was CATGO’s 2010 annual report, “The Future of Cotton.”
The 118-page report contains 15 incisive articles on all aspects of the
cotton industry, including pieces on Egypt’s role on the world cotton
stage; sustainability; demand creation; mechanical cultivation; the use
of pesticides; and cotton identity theft”
.Miniawy was accompanied by Masoud Eid Mohamed Cotton International’s Alexandria,
Egypt-based sales representative. Meister Media personnel in attendance
included Gary F. Fitzgerald, the company’s CEO; Rick Melnick, corporate
editorial director; and Charlotte Sine, Jess Ennis, Mike McCue, and Jan
Rinaldi, Cotton International’s e ditor-at-large, publisher, editor, and sales support coordinator, respectively .
.“Egypt has always had a prominent role in the cotton industry, and
its extra long staple fiber is counted among the best in the world,”
said Meister Media CEO Gary T. Fitzgerald. “But we are operating in a
truly global market, so the challenges and opportunities facing Egypt
are the same that face cotton professionals in all other parts of the
world. It’s crucial that we all work together to ensure the continued
success of the global cotton industry, and the exchange of ideas between
CATGO and Cotton Internationa Cotton Grower and Meister Media was another step in that continuing process.” .