||On 25 and 26 November 2013 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the German Round Table on Codes of Conduct hosted the first European Conference on Living Wages in International Supply Chains. Over 200 international participants from all stakeholder groups – business, trade unions, government and civil society – attended the conference. The programme featured high-level
speakers from Germany and the Netherlands, the European Commission, the ILO, the OECD, the EU, the Asia Floor Wage Alliance, the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA) and companies (e.g. Hennes & Mauritz (H&M)). In break-out sessions, trade unions, multi-stakeholder initiatives, non-governmental organisations and research institutions facilitated workshops. A number of delegates from Bangladesh, India and Indonesia provided input from producing countries.