Vision & Mission

Guillaume Zbinden

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 between green coffee specialists.

With that goal in mind the SCTA Next Gen 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

Guillaume Zbinden

SCTA Board Member

Judith de Boer

Global Green Coffee Sourcing Director at JDE

Dorien Van Dun

Marketing & Communications Executive at Efico

Ksenia Kljunak

Senior Directional Trader at ETG


Sarah Quinodoz

Sales Trader at Sucafina

Sébastien Reber

Green Coffee Procurement at Nespresso

Denis Wauters

Coffee Trader at LDC

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! 


February 23rd

BCA Arbirtration Course

with Paul Rooke and Angus Kerr,
Executive Director and Arbitration committee chairman at the British Coffee Association

March 23rd

S&D with a focus on Brazil

with Neil Rosser,
Director at Bison Luxley Commodities

April 21st

Shipping Economics

with Amir Alizadeh,
Professor of Shipping Economics and Finance at Cass Business School

May 19th

The digitalization of the coffee supply chain

with Elisa Criscione,
Founder Digital Coffee Future and Expressing Origin

June 15th

Technical Analysis Course

with Barry Maas,
Head of Directional Trading Cocoa & Coffee at Export Trading Group

September 8th

S&D update and research

Webinar with Mr David Behrends
Head of trading at Sucafina

September 16th


Networking event at Halles de l’Île in Geneva

October 15th

Panel Discussion

With : 

  • Mrs Daria Illy, Coffee Culture Director and Board Member at Illycaffè
  • Mrs Vivian Hoffmann, Senior Research Fellow at International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Mr Juan Pablo Echeverri, CEO Hacienda Venecia Farm in Colombia
  • Mrs Julia Anbalagan, Entrepreneur at JK Trading & Services

Answering “Will education drive retention of talent in the coffee sector?”
during the SCTA’s 2021 Virtual Event 

November 16th

Insights on carbon footprint and emission mitigation strategies

Webinar with Mr Hannes Zellweger
Managing Director of Zürich

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