October 1st and 2nd, 2020
« Together Toward Tomorrow »
Day 1 – October 1st
14:00 – 15:00 CET: Together – Facilitated discussion with leading coffee industry associations coming together for the first time in one panel to talk about trends and projects in the sector
Panel 1 – SCTA / NCA / Sintercafe / ECF / BCA
Nicolas Tamari, President SCTA
Cyrille Jannet, Vice President SCTA
Bill Murray, CEO NCA
Arnoldo Leiva and Noelia Villalobos, President and Secretary General Sintercafe
Eileen Gordon-Laity, Secretary General European Coffee Federation
Paul Rooke, Executive Director British Coffee Association
Impact of Covid-19 on the associations and in the specific geographies
The changing agenda of the industry associations – main focus of work in coming years
Climate in coffee growing and price
Opportunities for closer collaboration between associations
15:30 – 16:30 CET:Tomorrow – A discussion with the next generation of the coffee industry to share views/ideas from a producer, trader and roaster perspective
Panel 2 – Panellists tbc
The vision of the future in the coffee business
Low price environment, climate change
With today’s competitive environment, how will roasters and brands differentiate themselves to survive and grow?
How will digitalisation/technology impact traders and the supply chains
Day 2 – October 2nd
14:00 – 15:15 CET: Together – the Coffee Community and Covid-19
Panel 3 – As the coffee sector regroups and takes stock in the new world shaped by responses to the pandemic
David Rennie Deputy EVP – Head of Nestle Coffee Brands
Michael Schaefer Head of Hot Drinks Research Euromonitor – consumer trends during and post covid times
David Behrends, Partner Sucafina
Roberto Velez, President FNC
David Browning, Founder and CEO Enveritas
Karel Valken, Global Head Trade & Commodity Finance Agri Rabobank
What has been the main short-term impact on supply and demand?
Will this accelerate the shift to origin concentration – what have we learned about resilience of the sector?
How will the coffee industry be changed for the longer term and where do we go from here ?
Main impact on longer term consumer dynamics?
What’s our new normal?
How will trade finance change and shape the future of trading?
16:00 – 17:00 CET: Tomorrow – technology innovation in the coffee sector
Panel 4 – As from research into high yield climate resistant varietals, to blockchain and robotics, the panel will look at the wave of new technologies set to reinvent the industry in the next decade and beyond
New varietals and genetics: Vern Long, CEO World Coffee Research
Smarter input management: Josiane Kremer, Director External Relations Yara
New logistics technologies: Roland Maier, CEO Commodities Supply
Investing in disruptors: Pascal Schlittler, CEO MyCoffeeWorld
Michael Chrisment, CEO Farmer Connect
Key topics shared by technology leaders in the coffee market:
Did coffee get left behind and if so, why and what has been holding us back?
What are the main ways in which technology will disrupt the coffee sector in the next ten years?
How digitalisation is changing the supply chain fast
Coffee farming of the future