What is ICAspire?
A membership category tailored for new or young individuals who want to develop their skills and aspire to be a better cotton professional.
Who can join?
Any employee of a member firm who;
- is under 40 years of age or…
- within the first five years of their career in cotton.
What is included for ICAspire members?
Free access to ICAspire Development Events. Choose to follow the Build or Learn routes at an event and develop your skills:
- Build Route – personal development opportunities that are generic to professional life (I.e. leadership, team-building, goal-setting, risk and market analysis).
- Learn Route – professional development opportunities that are specifically tailored to the cotton industry (I.e. cotton contracting, price fixation, understanding the role of agents and controllers).
Collaborate, share views and network with like minded individuals – all working towards a stronger, more connected future for cotton.
What is the benefit to the employers of ICAspire members?
As well as showing your employees that you value them and are willing to invest in their skills, ICAspire events will build an understanding of what it takes to deliver high performance results for your organisation.
Both the events and online forum allow members to develop a network of contacts to share advice, knowledge and market insights with the possibility of securing new business partners for their employers.
How much does it cost?
Membership costs £99 per annum (+ VAT where applicable).
Existing Individual ICA Members under 40 years of age or within the first five years of their cotton career are automatically enrolled free of charge.
How can I apply?
Simply complete our online application form
Terms & Conditions
- If an individual has joined under the basis of being new to the industry, their ICAspire membership will cease after five years of joining.
- If an individual has joined under the basis of being under 40 years of age, their membership will cease once they turn 40.
- Once ICAspire membership ceases, these individuals will receive a 50% discount on ICA Individual Membership for one year if they sign up at the time of their ICAspire membership ending. This applies to individuals who are not currently Individual Members.