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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Join us to help secure the economic viability of farming. Network with industry and sustainability leaders, share your story,
shape the direction of the global sustainability coffee agenda and get inspired over two days of interactive sessions and practical workshops.
The Global Coffee Sustainability Conference will be held in English.
Open to GCP members and non-members. You’ll have the chance to showcase your sustainability work, network with industry and sustainability leaders and tackle the big issues facing the sector through panel discussions and interactive sessions.
A closed session for GCP Members only, where discussions and voting on the direction the GCP will take place and members of the GCP Board will be elected.
Moderator: Mary Petitt, North American Ambassador – Global Coffee Platform.
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 of collaboration for real, tangible change.
Speaker: Dominic Waughray, Head of Public-Private Partnership, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum.
The future of coffee undeniably depends on the economic viability of its production. During the World Coffee Producers Forum in Medellín (July 2017), challenges faced by the coffee chain were analyzed and discussed in a comprehensive way, mainly from the perspective of the coffee growers. Roberto Velez, CEO of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) will elaborate on those, share insights into next steps led by the World Coffee Producer Forum, as well as call for broader collaboration to effectively address the challenges collectively.
Speaker: Roberto Vélez, CEO Colombian Coffee Growers Federation.
This session builds on the outcomes of the World Producers Forum and captures a variety of perspectives and existing efforts from around the coffee world to unite and drive our collaborative efforts to collectively secure the future of coffee farming.
Speakers: Carlos Brando, Director, P&A Marketing Brazil; Annette Pensel, Executive Director, Global Coffee Platform; José Sette, Executive Director, International Coffee Organization; Karel W. Valken, Global Head Trade & Commodity Finance Agri, Rabobank.
Every national coffee sector faces a different set of systemic sustainability challenges. This session explores how Country Platforms effectively bring together national and international, public and private sector stakeholders to agree on local priorities, create farmer-centric policies and programs, catalyze collective action, and improve farmer livelihoods. Participants choose two countries in subsequent break-out sessions and discover achievements, progress and challenges experienced by the country platforms (Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, Indonesia, Peru, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam). The sessions provide opportunities for participants to understand engagement opportunities in countries of interest, thus sharing costs, making smarter investments, and increasing impact on the economic viability of coffee farming.
Representatives from National Coffee Platforms: Brazil: Silvia Janine Servidor De Pizzol– National Coffee Council (CNC); Colombia: Gustavo Andrés Gómez Montero, Executive Director Asoexport Analdex; Honduras: Alberto Ponce, General Manager Quality Control – Cadexsa; Indonesia: Moenardji Soedargo, Chair of SCOPI; Veronica Herlina, Executive Director of SCOPI; Uganda: Apollo Kishagumi, Director of Develelopment Services – UCDA; Vietnam: Mr. Le Van Duc, Vice General Director of Department of Crop Production (DCP) and Vice Chairman of Vietnam Coffee Coordinating Board; Peru: Luis Navarro, President of the Cámara; Tanzania: Kajiru Francis Kisenge, Director of Operations of the Tanzanian Coffee Board.
Now that we know what is working and being worked on in the various coffee-producing countries, this exciting session sets out to show how working together at the global level will drive the future economic viability of coffee farming at a local level. Participants will explore how they can contribute their knowledge, expertise, resources, and energy to either scale successful initiatives or lift off the ground innovations and collectively contribute to coffee farmer prosperity and improved livelihoods in a measurable way.
Speakers: Steven Collet, IDH Executive Board Member; Camilo Sánchez, Coffee Sustainability Manager, OLAM.
Innovative collaboration to secure the future of coffee is already happening within the global network of GCP members. This session will start off with an interactive Marketplace, providing participants with a range of practical opportunities to channel their activities and efforts through coordinated and collective action that will result in not only shared costs but also a far greater impact at the local level. It will then move to a panel showcasing concrete examples of collaborations along the supply chain, their learnings and the impact they are having at farm level.
Speakers: Example by JDE and partners (Dan Martz, Director, Corporate & Government Affairs and further speakers); Example by Nestlé & partners (Marcelo Burity, Head of Green Coffee Development); Learnings from Tchibo’s perspective (Cornel Kuhrt, Senior Manager Coffee)
There is still a lot to be done to see the thriving and sustainable coffee world we all want and need. This session sets out the shared vision to which every coffee stakeholder can set their compass, the measurable goals that will guide us there, and the planned contributions by different coffee organizations and initiatives on our shared journey to 2030.
Speakers: Han de Groot, ED for UTZ/RA; Samuel Kamau, ED for AFCA; Raina Lang, Director for SCC; Angel Mario Martínez, Member of the Advisory Council to the SCA Sustainability Center for SCA; Bill Murray, CEO for NCA; Annette Pensel, Executive Director, Global Coffee Platform; José Sette, Executive Director, International Coffee Organization.
The GCP is focused on collective action. Which is why after the various interactive sessions full of input, discussion, feedback, ideas, and teamwork, this session condenses it all into an actionable plan that will aid us to collectively push the needle in improving the economic viability of coffee farming.
Join the global coffee community for an evening of good food, live music, and great conversation at the restaurant “La Potiniere”.
Location: La Potiniere is a 12 minute walk away from the Warwick Hotel. We have organized a shuttle bus from the Warwick Hotel to the restaurant that will depart at 18.00 in front of the hotel. A shuttle bus will return from the restaurant to the Warwick Hotel at 21.30, with a second shuttle bus provided at 22.30.
Food: The restaurant will serve a great variation of tapas, one main course (chicken and sweet potato OR blesotto with morel), artisanal cheese and a dessert.
Entertainment: The lively Latin American salsa band “La Pinton” will play until 23.00 and you are welcome to stay until the end to continue the discussion, meet new partners, learn something new or to just enjoy the music.”