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 young 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 manage 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

Loïc Gros

Group Coffee Buyer for UCC Europe

Sheaian Lee

Coffee Sustainability Manager at Touton

Sébastien Reber

Green Coffee Procurement at Nespresso

Max Schneider

Coffee Trader at Hacofco

Sarah Quinodoz

Sales Trader at Sucafina

Dorien Van Dun

Green Coffee Trader, EFICO Foundation & PR at EFICO

NEXT Gen Agenda

If you have any suggestion regarding the SCTA Next Gen activities, do not hesitate to contact us via nextgen@sc-ta.ch to share your ideas! 

Webinars 2022

March 22nd
4:00 – 5:00 pm CET

The role of the ITC and the Coffee Guide with a special focus on key trends, diversity and next gen in coffee

Webinar with Mrs Sarah Charles, co-author of the Guide, consultant for ITC-Alliances for Action & writer for Perfect Daily Grind
and Mrs Emi-Beth Aku Quantson, Founder of Kawa Moka Coffee Company, alumni and past curator of World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community, and fellow, Lead Scholar and Leadership Council member of the Specialty Coffee Association


April 20th
3:00 – 4:00 pm CET

S&D with focus on medium term production dynamics and the new demand

Webinar with Mr Keith Flury
Head of Coffee Research & Analysis at Sucden 


April 28th
6:00 pm CET

Networking Event in Geneva

Halles de l’Île


May 10th
3:00-4:00 pm CET

Impact inflation on coffee consumption

Webinar with Mr Carlos Mera & Mr Jim Watson
Senior Commodity Analyst & Senior Beverage Analyst at Rabobank


June 24th

Networking Event @WOC Milan

Caffè in giardino // Garden Party
Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6
20121 Milano MI, Italy


August 31st
4:00 – 5:00 pm CET

What happened to the Latin America Washed Arabica crops?

Webinar with a perspective from origin from: Daniel Gerber, General Manager SOGIMEX, S.A. Honduras / Mariano Vargas, Chief Operation Officer La Hilda Estate Costa Rica / Andres Solana, Commercial Manager Sucden Colombia / With a fundamental research approach from Thibaut Procacci, Director of Coffee Trade Touton France


October 4th
11:00 – 12:00 am CET

Webinar Coffee trends in China

Webinar Coffee trends in China
With Teresa Fan, China Country Manager at Volcafe

October 13th
16:30 – 17:30 CET

SCTA Coffee Dinner

Join our panel discussion Generation restoration: with the spotlight on young entre(eco)preneurs who have a unique program in place with the aim to build back stronger and focus on next generation(s) 

Moderator: Dean Sanders, Founder and Chairman, GoodBrand 

Panelists: 

  • Tommy Hooft van Huijsduijnen, Co-Founder, Marula Proteen Limited 
  • Ivy Wereh, CEO of Cafmag Enterprise and Founder of Cafémagnifico
  • Nathalie F. Manac’h, CEO Nat Cof Ltd 

October 14th
10:30 – 11:30 AM CET

SCTA Coffee Dinner

 Join our panel discussion Next Gen Origin Women Leaders: Evolving landscape of sustainability, world of opportunities, resilience and reinvention (co-organized with Sustainable Harvest) 

Moderator: Sarah Eleanor Charles, co-author of ITC’s 4th edition of the Coffee Guide and writer for Perfect Daily Grind 

Panelists: 

  • Lorena Perdomo, Field Technician and Gender Referent CAFESCOR, Honduras 
  • Nakalagwa Phaima, General manager Mt Elgon Agroforestry Communities Coop, Uganda 
  • Mirthel Jarquin, Field Technician and Cupper SOPPEXCCA, Nicaragua

And … connect with us and enjoy a coffee at our coffee corner!
Kindly sponsored by SCA Switzerland, Swiss Water, Olam Specialty Coffees and Farmer Connect. 


November

Webinar – Exchange Cert Stocks

Date tbc

…and more to come for the rest of the year !

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