Thursday October 10th 2019

9:00 am – 5:00 pm    : Networking & individual meetings at Congress Center
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm : Lunch
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm.   : Welcome Cocktail at Safran Zunft

Friday October 11th 2019

9:00 am – 1:00 pm : SCTA Conference
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm : Lunch
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm : Networking & individual meetings at Congress Center
6:30 pm                      : Cocktail Reception at Congress Center
8:30 pm                      : Dinner


Basel, October 11th


09:00-09:10 SCTA Welcome Speech
Cyrille Jannet, Managing Director, Keurig Trading and VP SCTA
09:10-09:25 Keynote address: The World in 2050
M. Sanjayan, CEO Conservation International
09:30-10:30 Rethinking Consumer Futures
A panel discussion exploring consumer trends and growth opportunities in one of the world’s most important markets today, Germany, providing new insight into one of the most important growth markets of the future, China, and showing how coffee is evolving into a healthy, cold and RTD beverage. 

Professor Dr. Oliver Kaul, CEO Smartcon
Jiahang Wu, Representative, Colombian Coffee Growers Federation, Greater China
Frank Dennis, CEO, Swiss Water
Roland Laux, CEO, RECoffee

10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:00 Climate Forecast
A panel discussion to review the facts related to the impact of climate change on the coffee sector, progress that has been made on pre-competitive / industry approaches and discussing how to move forward 

Alzbeta Klein, Director and Global Head Climate Business, IFC
Catalina Eikenberg, Head of Sustainable Business Unit, Neumann Gruppe GmbH
Monica Rubiolo, Head Trade Promotion, SECO
Krisztina Szalai, Sustainable Sourcing Manager, Taylor’s of Harrogate

12:00-13:15 Back to the Future: The Value of Origin Diversity
A panel discussion examining the challenges and opportunities of promoting diverse coffee producing regions. We’ll hear about the importance of protecting rare and diverse coffee origins and the importance of the financial sector in supporting this diversity. 

Teddy Esteve, CEO, ECOM
David Griswold, Founder and CEO, Sustainable Harvest
Esther Berkelaar, Head of Trade and Commodity Finance Agri EMEA, Rabobank
Carlos Brando, Partner P&A
Trishul Mandana, MD, Volcafe

13:15 Lunch
15:00-16:00 The next steps on UNGP implementation
Following the launch of the Commodity Trading Sector Guidance on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by the Swiss Government in November 2018, please join this interesting panel with senior representatives from the EDA/SECO, trading companies and the SCTA. 

The goal is to discuss expectations, progress, hurdles and issues and start a sector dialogue.


Sarah Dekkiche TwentFifty

Frederic Chenais , EDA
Dr Nina Eggert, STSA
Michel Germanès, Managing Director, Efico
Guy Hogge, Global Head of Sustainability, Louis Dreyfus Company
Michael von Luehrte, SCTA

Other special highlights on October 11th:

  • Marex Spectron is inviting all participants to a market and meteorology update session in the meeting room ‘Nairobi’
  • ICE : please visit the booth in the forum area for the latest updates on market information technology
  • Indonesian Coffee Cupping Session in the meeting room ‘Mexico’
  • Join Eugen Atté in the Hongkong room for the introduction of the Online Master List for European Spot Offers