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Thank you for joining us in Basel for the
14th SCTA Coffee Forum and Dinner !


See you next year in Basel on October 3rd and 4th !


The registration for the day passes has been closed now, as per earlier announcement.

The deadline to order day passes was September 15th, 2023.

Please note we cannot accept any last minute orders beyond this date as there will be no day desk at the venue.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you in Basel.


Day 1

September 21st
Event moderated by Dean Sanders Anthesis
11:00 – 12:00

SCTA Next Gen Sustainability Contest

Join us during the presentation of the top 3 initiatives selected from the applications. During and after the presentation, you are invited to vote for the winner via our SCTA Connect App. The winner will be announced during the SCTA Gala Dinner

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:45 – 13:50

Official opening

Official opening of the 14th SCTA Forum and Dinner event.
Cyrille Jannet SCTA VP

13:50 – 14:00

Claudio Miozzari

VP of the grand council of the local Basel Stadt parliament

14:00 – 15:00

Panel 1

How does civil society work with the private sector to address key challenges and legislation? The state of sustainability efforts and the way forward

  • Prof Dorothee Baumann Pauly, Director Geneva School of Economics and Management
  • Kimberly Easson, Founder and CEO Equal Origins
  • Tessa Meulensteen, IDH Program Director
  • Louisa Truss, Elucid
  • Germán A. Bahamón, CEO Colombian Coffee Growers’ Federation
  • Sjoerd Panhuysen, Ethos Agriculture (The Coffee Barometer)

15:00 – 15:15

Coffee break

15:15 – 16:15

Panel 2

Technology drivers to net zero

What are the new technologies and solutions that will be critical if the sector hopes to achieve net zero? What are the disruptive and innovative approaches on sustainability – from risk mapping to smallholder financing?

  • Dr Sarada Krishan Program Leader Coffee, CropTrust
  • Daniel Schulz Strategy and Business Development, Correntics
  • Dr Norbert Schmitz CEO/Owner Meo Carbon Solutions
  • Joseph Larosse Deputy Managing Director TOUTON
  • Katrazyna Geiger, Founder/Owner Humatico

18:30 – 21:00

Cocktail reception at Volkshaus

Day 2

September 22nd
09:00 – 09:20

Keynote address

Roland van der Vorst   CEO of Rabo Carbon Bank

09:30 – 11:00

Panel 3

Net Positive Coffee: Dream or Real Opportunity?

The ambition for net positive especially in the context of the proliferation of initiatives in coffee – how can SCTA and Switzerland position themselves at the forefront of this debate and action plan

  • Julie Reneau Nespresso SA
  • Rosario Pajuelo Director of the Peruvian Trade Office for Switzerland and France
  • Vern Long CEO World Coffee Research
  • Roland van der Vorst CEO of Rabo Carbon Bank
  • Stephanie Dreifuss, Director Partnerships Swisscontact
  • Katherine Oglietti ITC Coffee Network Coordinator

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30

Panel 4

Will pre-competitive approaches help or hinder?

How will industry associations and other collaborative platforms evolve to support the urgent transition to positive impact at scale? How will they ensure practical implementation? Or will the industry get stuck in a decade of compliance? Reviewing the World of Opportunity debates of the past 12 months

  • Eileen Gordon Sec Gen European Coffee Federation
  • Marcos Matos CEO Cecafe Brazil
  • Gustavo Jimenez – CEO ICAFE Costa Rica
  • Bill Murray CEO National Coffee Association USA
  • Paul Rooke ED British Coffee Association
  • Michael von Luehrte Sec Gen SCTA

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:15

Panel 5

Green Coffee Trading – Risks & Opportunities

Taking a look at the trading environment and the impact on coffee traders. 
What are the new risks & challenges the Trade Industry is facing for 24 & beyond ?
What does the sector need to do better to overcome fragmentation of sustainability initiatives ?

  • David Behrends Managing Partner Sucafina
  • Colman Cuff MD Ecom
  • Ben Clarkson MD LDC Coffee
  • Deepak Kaul Senior Vice President – Coffee, OFI
  • Trishul Mandana MD Volcafe


End of panel sessions

18:30 – 19:45

Cocktail Reception Forum Area Congress Center
(by invitation only)

20:00 – 23:00

Gala Dinner

20:15 – 20:35
Address by the SCTA President Mr. Nicolas Tamari

23:00 – 02:00

Open Bar Lounge

2023 sponsors