4th & 5th October, 2017 | Geneva

The Global Coffee Sustainability Conference is the go-to global sustainability event that connects people, programs, and opportunities. Join 150+ key decision makers to develop practical, concrete actions to improve the economic viability of coffee farming.

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October 4-5th, 2017

The economic viability of farming underpins the entire coffee sector – without this, the coffee industry cannot thrive. That’s why this year’s Global Coffee Sustainability Conference focused on practical, concrete action – from improving productivity and effectively adapting to climate change to building an enabling environment in producing countries.

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Network with top sustainability professionals




Build relationships and find partners to share the costs and boost the impact of sustainability programmes




Showcase your sustainability work – or get started on your journey

The Conference PrograM

The Global Coffee Sustainability Conference was held in English.

Check what we planned for GCSC 2017


Securing the Economic Viability of Farming

Within our panels, the participants had the chance to showcase sustainability work, network with industry and sustainability leaders as well as tackling the big issues facing the sector through panel discussions and interactive sessions.


GCP Membership Assembly

GCP members discussed and voted on the direction the GCP will go during 2018, as well as electing the GCP Board for the next year.


The Global Coffee Sustainability Conference brought together top speakers from around the world, including:

Roberto Vélez Vallejo, CEO of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC)

Dominic Waughray, Head of Public-Private Partnership, World Economic Forum

Annette Pensel, Executive Director, Global Coffee Platform

José Sette, Executive Director International Coffee Organization

Samuel Kamau, Executive Director For AFCA

Karel W. Valken, Global Head Trade & Commodity Finance Agr, Rabobank

Joel Brounen, Country Director Solidaridad Network

Jeremy Dufour, Sustainability Manager, East African Cluster – Olam International Limited

Cornel Kuhrt, Senior Manager – Tchibo GmbH

Daniel Martz, Head of Corporate and Government Affairs – Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Marcelo Burity, Head of Green Coffee Development – Nestlé

Stefan Dierks, Head of CR Product & Strategy-Tchibo GmbH

Raina Lang, Director of Sustainable Coffee Markets – Conservation International

Steven Collet, Executive Board Member – IDH


Speakers announced for the Global Coffee Sustainability Conference 2017

The power of collaboration Dominic Waughray is the Head Public Private Partnership and a Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum. What role does public-private collaboration play in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals? What can the coffee community learn from other sectors? This session will bring inspiring high-level perspectives on the power […]

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GCP announces Global Coffee Sustainability Conference

The conference will focus on securing the economic viability of farming, and will take place in Geneva on 4-5 October 2017.

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4 October 

Hotel Warwick Geneva,
Rue de Lausanne 14,
1201 Genève,

5 October

Manotel – Hotel Royal,
Rue de Lausanne 41-43,
1201 Genève,


If you require an official invitation for your visa application, we are happy to provide one.

Just email Nina Dietzel at gcsc2017@globalcoffeeplatform.org by 1 September at the latest and we will send you the invitation.


Participants are expected to make their own accommodation arrangements. For information on accommodation options in close proximity to the venue, please see our list of recommended hotels.


Need more information? Get in touch with Ms. Nina Dietzel at gcsc2017@globalcoffeeplatform.org.

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