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The Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom
in partnership with
the International Coffee Organization

cordially invites you to a high-level Panel Discussion on current
trends and innovation in the coffee sector


'The Future of Coffee'




Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 17.45 for 18.00 - 21.15



Embassy of Switzerland, Residence Entrance,
21 Bryanston Square, London W1H 2DR
(Find us here)



Please register by Friday, 27 September by using the online RSVP form.
This event is free of charge.
Early registration recommended as places are limited.



Business Casual


Details of the event:
On 1 October, International Coffee Day, the Embassy of Switzerland in the UK, together with the International Coffee Organization (ICO), will be hosting a reception to celebrate coffee and debate what steps are needed to ensure coffee has a sustainable future.

Following the launch of the ICO's flagship "Coffee Development Report 2019" on future trends in the sector, a panel with high-level representatives from the Swiss and British coffee sector will discuss new and innovative approaches in the coffee sector highlighting the strong and positive partnership between Swiss and British companies in support of a sustainable coffee value chain, as well as technological and market innovations. The evening will conclude with a networking reception at the Ambassador's Residence, including music from Danilo Rea, Musician and Composer, and Martux_M, Electronic Music Producer, who perform in this year's International Coffee Day video. 








Welcome and Opening Remarks
Alexandre Fasel, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Kingdom



Presentation of the ICO Development Report 2019
José Sette, Executive Director of the ICO



Panel Discussion followed by audience questions
- Nicolas A. Tamari, CEO, Sucafina SA
- Guillaume Chesneau, Business Executive Officer UK, Nespresso
- Steven Macatonia, Founder, Union Coffee
- Dr Krisztina Szalai, Sustainable Sourcing Manager, Taylors of Harrogate
- Nathalie Manac'h, Natcoffee

Moderator: Stefanie Küng, Chair of the International Coffee Council 2018/19



Presentation of International Coffee Day Video 2019
(filmed in Rwanda)
Gerardo Patacconi, Head of Operations of the ICO



Networking Reception 
with Swiss wines, canapés and Espresso Martinis

Special guests: Danilo Rea, Musician – Composer & Martux_M, Electronic Music Producer: composers of the Anthem for #INTERNATIONALCOFFEEDAY2019


Your contact:

For more information, please contact Corinne Delany, Project Manager, Embassy of Switzerland.



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