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Vision & Mission

Judith de Boer

SCTA Next Gen Lead

The SCTA Next Gen is an initiative developed under the umbrella of the Swiss Coffee Trade Association. Its aim is to create a dynamic network of coffee talents in its sector, provide learning opportunities and foster exchanges.

With that goal in mind the SCTA Coffee Professionals is providing a platform for the ‘Next Gen’, keen to develop the necessary skills and lead tomorrow’s coffee world. The accessibility of information today requires us to work as teams, and we believe in the positiveness coming out of change!

The Council

Arthur Ayel

Coffee Trader at LDC

Judith de Boer

Global GC Strategic Partnership Program Lead at JDE Peet’s

Loïc Gros

Group Coffee Buyer for UCC Europe

Sheaian Lee

Coffee Sustainability Manager at Touton

Max Schneider

Coffee Trader at Hacofco

Sarah Quinodoz

Senior Coffee Merchant at Ecom

NEXT Gen Agenda

If you have any suggestion regarding the SCTA Next Gen activities, do not hesitate to contact us via to share your ideas! 

Webinars & Events 2023

February 22nd
4:00 – 5:00 pm CET

Global S&D Snapshot

Webinar with Mrs Ana Wilks, Head of Research, Neumann Kaffee Gruppe

March 23nd
6:30 pm CET

Networking Event in Geneva

April 18th
4:00 – 5:00 pm CEST

EU Regulation : What you need to know

Webinar with Mrs Isabelle Lemmens, Sustainability Manager at the European Coffee Federation, and Mrs. Janina Grabs, Assistant Professor at ESADE Business School, Barcleona

May 4th-6th

SCTA Next Gen Italy Espresso Tour

Italy is known world-wide for its Coffee Culture, the small Cafés, and its outstanding Espresso.

The warehouses in Italian ports are full of green coffee and the several roasters can be proud of their longstanding history.

Enough reasons for us have organized our first Italy Tour which was a tremendous success. Stay in touch for potential new events coming up.

Big thanks to our event partners Pacorini, Lavazza & Starbucks !

June 2nd
to August 1st

SCTA Next Gen Sustainability Contest 2023

Working on the future of coffee goes beyond borders and ages. The contest is open to all. We welcome all passionate coffee lovers to share their unique sustainability initiatives.

June 23rd

Networking Event @WOC Athens

Olympias Rooftop
Athinas 57
Athens 105 51, Greece

September 21st to
September 22nd

14th SCTA Coffee Forum & Dinner

SCTA Next Gen Sustainability Contest 2023
Presentation on the 21st of September

October 10th
3:00 – 4:00 pm CEST

East Africa: Balance Sheet and Opportunities

Webinar with Jeremy Mpalampa, General Manager of Kyagalanyi Coffee Limited, Volcafe’s company in Uganda

November 30th
06:30 pm CEST

NG Xmas market Fondue

Venue: Le Chalet à Fondue – NOEL AU JARDIN