Global Coffee Forum 2015

Jeffrey Sachs at Global Coffee Forum

Photo: Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, called on the coffee industry to educate consumers about the steps that must be taken to address climate change. Watch his speech below.

The Global Coffee Forum is a unique, global event organized by the International Coffee Organization, the Italian Government's Ministry of Agricultural and Forest Policy, the Italian Coffee Committee, EXPO Milan 2015, and Fiera Milano Congressi, with the support of  Italy’s leading coffee companies.

The event was held from 30 September to 1 October 2015 in the Auditorium of the Stella Polare Conference Centre of Fiera Milano. 

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Day 1: 30 September 2015

Introductory session

Welcome: Mario Cerutti, President, Comitato Italiano del Caffè (CIdC)
30 September 2015

 

Opening remarks: Robério Oliveira Silva, Executive Director, ICO
30 September 2015

 

‘Pleasure, health and sustainability: the three virtues of coffee’:
Andrea Illy, Chairman, ICO Promotion and Market Development Committee
30 September 2015

 
Challenges and opportunities in the current coffee market

An overview of the coffee sector in Brazil: Guilherme Braga, Executive Director, Brazilian Coffee Exporters Council (CeCafé)
30 September 2015

 

Jean-Marc Duvoisin, CEO, Nestlé Nespresso
30 Septemember 2015

 

Giuseppe Lavazza, Vice-President and member of the Board of Luigi Lavazza SpA
30 September 2015

 

Michael R. Neumann, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung
30 September 2015

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Ric Rhinehart, Executive Director, Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), Chairman, Private Sector Consultative Board of the ICO
30 September 2015

 

Coffee and pleasure

Paradigms of the coffee culture: the link between coffee and pleasure, a global trend: Francesco Morace, Future Concept Lab
30 September 2015

 

The Japanese way of enjoying coffee: Keiichi Yokoyama, Chairman, All Japan Coffee Association (AJCA)
30 September 2015

 

Enhancing the pleasure of coffee through knowledge: The IAO Italian Coffee School— A successful example of public-private cooperation: Patrick Hoffer, Comitato Italiano del Caffè, and Massimo Battaglia, Istituto Agronomico per l'Oltremare (IAO)
30 September 2015


Coffee and health

Presentation of the activities of the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC): Elke Gerhard, Chair, ISIC Communication Committee
30 September 2015

 

Introduction to the coffee and health session
30 September 2015

 

Cognitive decline: Dr Karen Ritchie, French National Institute for Health and Medical Research, France
30 September 2015

 

Cardiovascular health: Dr Carlo La Vecchia, Department of Clinical Sciences and Community, Univesity of Milan, Italy
30 September 2015

 

Results of programmes carried out by the Italian Promotional Committee: Patrick Hoffer, President, Coffee Promotion Consortium (CPC)
30 September 2015

 

'La cantata del caffè' by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed for the first time in Italian by the Compagnia Accademica Della Minerva. Directed by Annemette Schlosser

Day 2: 1 October 2015

Coffee and sustainability

Update on Vision 2020: Introducing the Global Coffee Alliance— Collective impact for sustainable coffee communities
1 October 2015

Annette Pensel, Director, Sustainability Innovations, 4C Association

Jenny Kwan, Senior Programme Manager for Coffee, IDH- the Sustainable Trade Initiative

 

The ICO's views on coffee and climate: Robério Oliveira Silva, Executive Director, ICO
1 October 2015

 

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) for the Costa Rican coffee sector: Ivannia Quesda Villalobos, Vice-Minister of Agriculture of Costa Rica
1 October 2015

 

The impact of climate change on coffee production (Coffee & Climate project)
1 October 2015

Giuseppe Lavazza, Chairman, Coffee & Climate project

Michael Opitz, Director, Coffee & Climate project

 

Climate change, coffee production and trade: Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University
1 October 2015

 

The new competitive game in coffee: Professor Gunter Pauli, President of the Board, Novamont, and author of the book 'The Blue Economy'
1 October 2015

 

Views on sustainability from coffee producing countries
1 October 2015

Fernando Gast, Director of Cenicafé, National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia (FNC)

Alejandro Keller Bock, Vice-President, Anacafé, Guatemala

Frederick Kawuma, Secretary General, Inter-African Coffee Organisation (IACO)

 

Sustainability in the North American coffee market: Bill Murray, National Coffee Association USA (NCA)
1 October 2015

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