October 1st and 2nd, 2020
« Together Toward Tomorrow »
Day 1 – October 1st – International Coffee Day
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 Executive Director 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
Panel 2 – Next Generation
15:30 – 16:30 CET: Tomorrow – A discussion with the next generation coffee supply chain actors
Daniel Montenegro, Manager at Exportadora Internacional Dinamica, representing “Next Gen Origins”
Giacomo Celi, Sustainability Director at Mercon Coffee Group
Theda Viets, Senior Purchaser at Tchibo
Dorien Van Dun, SCTA Next Gen council, representing “SCTA Next Gen members”
What does the Next Gen coffee supply chain look like?
Vision from an origin, a trade and a roaster angle to assess how this can work and benefit all involved
What are the key necessities of each actor and what can they contribute in return?
What are today’s concrete challenges in the current economic, political and sanitary environment?
Ideas about solutions to put in place for a joint success
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, Managing Partner & Head of Trading Sucafina
Roberto Velez, CEO FNC
David Browning, Founder and CEO Enveritas
Sebastien Ribatto, Managing Director Rabobank New York
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: Stefan Fürnsinn – SVP Digital Farming YARA
Connecting Farmers – Consumers: Michael Chrisment, CEO Farmer Connect
Investing in disruptors: Pascal Schlittler, CEO MyCoffeeWorld
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
Special session Oct 2
10:00 – 11:00 am CET: (organized by CARGOO)
Topic : Is your supply chain ready for a digital transformation?
Join us for our leader’s roundtable, to learn why true digital transformation requires more than just digitization and explore:
How exactly does digital transformation affect the coffee business? What are the breakthrough technologies and their capabilities you need to know about?
How will digital transformation impact skills requirements and work in general? Do you need to completely revamp your understanding of supply chain management? And most importantly: How do you get started?
Is the coffee industry behind other industries when coming to digitalization? What can be done to speed up the digitalization process?
What other industries have done to be ahead in a digital transformation? What have they done differently? What needs to be done to catch up?
Moderator: Jahn Widmer- Head of Digitalization Commodity Supplies
Dr. Ralf Belusa- Chief Digital Officer Hapag-Lloyd
Marcel van de Pol- Digital Container Shipping Association Director
Christian Stangl- Managing Director Inbound Logistics Lidl Stiftung
Targe Bock- Executive Supply Chain Manager- Suzano Paper & Cellulose