News about AFCA’s yearly African Fine Coffee Conference & Exhibition

 

From 15th – 17th February 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia will host the 15th African Fine Coffee Conference and  Exhibition (AFCC & E) at the Millennium Hall under the theme: Reshaping the African Coffee Industry for Productivity & Investment”

What is the African Fine Coffees Conference & Exhibition?

The African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition is Africa’s Largest Coffee Trade Platform that brings over 2000 regional and international coffee roasters, traders, producers, professionals and connoisseurs under one roof. Delegates hail from all over the world namely Germany, South Africa, Israel, USA, Switzerland, Japan, China, The Netherlands and Italy.

The first African Fine Coffees Conference and Exhibition was held in February 2004 in Nairobi, Kenya to attempt to strengthen the producer – buyer relationships. Since the then the conference has grown immensely with over 2000 attendees at the 14th AFCC & E held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in February 2016.

The conference provides a fantastic line up of internationally acclaimed speakers and a wonderful exhibition area vital to companies showcasing the best coffees and affiliated services. The conference is the Africa’s leading platform for gathering valuable coffee information, building trade relations and buyer and seller interaction. The conference further provides delegates with a unique opportunity to celebrate the host country’s unique coffees and beauty through its coffee safaris and themed side social events.

ThemeReshaping the African Coffee Industry for Productivity & Investment

Coffee, as a commodity, has continued to play a leading role in the economy of Ethiopia, contributing between 24% to 26% of it’s economy. It is also a source of income of a quarter of the population of Ethiopia. Even at the world renowned Ethiopia Commodity Exchange it contributes over 43% of the volume and 60% of the value of all commodities traded.

The Ethiopian industry has seen several million dollar investments into the sector over the last five years along the entire value chain. This conference will seek to understand lessons we can learn from Ethiopia as well as other active investors in the region on their long term view of the African Coffee and why Productivity is going to be key for Africa in the next 10 years.

WHY YOU MUST BE IN ADDIS ABABA IN 2017

    1. Visit the Birthplace of Coffee
    2. Over 80 Exhibitors from Around the World
    3. Cup 40 of the Top Coffees from Around Africa
    4. Over 140 Business to Business Meetings between Buyers and Sellers
    5. Over 20 Top Notch Presenters and Discussions
    6. Make 100s of Coffee Friendships to last for a lifetime!

Register Before the 31st October 2016 and Enjoy Early Bird Registration Discount

This limited time only offer is available to all coffee delegates until 31th October 2016. Delegates and Exhibitors will be able to our enjoy discounts;

Delegate
Full Delegates Discounted Early Bird Rate Normal Rate Onsite Rate
Member 790 890 990
Non- Member 900 1000 1100
One Day Delegate
Full Delegates Discounted Early Bird Rate Normal Rate  
Member 400 450 500
Non- Member 450 500 550

 

Exhibitors Discounted Early Bird Rate Normal Rate
Member (Regular – 3 x 3) 3900 4500
Member (Premium – 6 x 3) 7400 8600
Discounted Early Bird Rate Normal Rate
Non – Member (Regular – 3 x 3) 4400 5000
Non- Member (Premium – 6 x 3) 8400 9500

 

Visit our Conference Registration Page and fill in our Registration Forms at www.afca.coffee/conference

Register Now, Enjoy discounts and grow your Business!!!

For more information on the 15th AFCC & E please visit www.afca.coffee/conference or contact secretariat@africanfinecoffees.org

We look forward to seeing you in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Mr Samuel Kamau
Executive Director, African Fine Coffees Association
Email:  kamau@africanfinecoffees.org

Dear Coffee Stakeholders

 

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Greetings from the AFCA Secretariat.

We would like to invite all AFCA members and Coffee Stakeholders to Save the Date for the 14th African Fine Coffees Conference and Exhibition.

Date: 3th – 5th February 2016

Hotel Venue: Sea Cliff Resort and Spa

Location: Zanzibar

Event Theme: Research and Innovation

Registration Opens: 31st July 2015

Also please the event share the date flyer to share with your partners and colleagues.

Kind Regards,

 

Martin Maraka

Program Manager

African Fine Coffees Association

Enjoy this extract from a brilliant artihomepagecle “Entrepreneurship in a Mug” by Arancha Gonzalez, the Executive Director of the International Trade Centre in the Huffington Post

“In fact, sometimes all it takes to connect entrepreneurs to overseas buyers is to get them into the same room. Last month, ITC helped a group of women coffee producers from countries across Africa prepare for and attend the Africa Fine Coffee Conference & Exhibition in Nairobi. At the event, they struck preliminary commitments with impressed new buyers worth an estimated US $1.6 million.

That may not sound like a lot compared to the latest Silicon Valley valuation, but it is equivalent to 360 tonnes of coffee — enough to fill 20 shipping containers. More to the point, once the deals are finalized, they will represent real money — and real income, jobs, and opportunities — in the women’s home countries of Burundi, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The sales are proof that with better market positioning, branding, and processing, jobs in the agriculture sector can provide a decent future. This is all the more important as many youth are fleeing rural penury to inhabit the burgeoning slums of cities that struggle to accommodate them.”

To read for on this article please visit – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arancha-gonzalez/entrepreneurship-in-a-mug_b_6840028.html?utm_hp_ref=what-is-working-small-businesses

From 16th – 18th February 2012, multitudes of regional and international coffee roasters, traders, producers, professionals and connoisseurs will descend upon Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the 9th African Fine Coffee Conference & Exhibition that will be held at the United Nations Conference Center (UNCC) – a state of the art center in the heart of the city.

Ethiopia is famous world over for being one of the oldest nations, with its long recorded rich and proud history dating back to at least 3000 years. The country is known to be the original home of mankind, owing to the various discoveries of humanoid fossils like the 3.2 million years old Australopithecine afarensis “Lucy” (locally known as Dinkinesh) and the recent discovery “Ardi” that lived more than 4.4 million years ago.

Coffee originates in Ethiopia, making the country even more renowned for this precious gift to the world. In what is considered as one of the greatest stories ever told, a young Abyssinian goat herder named Kaldi noticed to his amazement, that after chewing the bright red berries from a tree, the goats pranced in an unusual frisky manner. He too tried the berries and enjoyed their stimulating effect. A monk from a neighbouring monastery, who found Kaldi in this invigorating state, decided to try the berries with his friars. They all felt alert during their night prayers. Soon the news spread and all the monks of the realm were chewing the berries before their night prayer.

Ethiopia is Africa’s largest coffee producer with highly sought after origin coffees. It is also the only producing country in Africa with a traditional coffee drinking culture. This tradition is reflected in the unique and attractive coffee ceremony, a daily ritual performed by women. In terms of proportion of production over consumption, Ethiopia is the biggest consumer of all African producing countries, by locally consuming close to half of what it produces.

The city of Addis Ababa which is the Ethiopian capital, hosts the headquarters of various international organizations, amongst which are the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Addis Ababa lies at the foot of Mt Entoto at an altitude of 7546 feet, making it the third highest capital in the world.

The upcoming EAFCA conference to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia will provide an excellent mix of regional and international speakers presenting a wide range of coffee topics such as Climate Change, World Coffee Market, Gender (women in coffee) and EAFCA Country Profiles and much more.

The large exhibition area offers a wonderful opportunity to showcase the best coffees and affiliated services providing ample opportunity to network with coffee luminaries from all over the world. This will be the perfect platform for gathering valuable coffee information, building trade relations and buyer and seller interaction.

As always with every EAFCA conference, there will be a full program of exciting social activities including spouse programs, coffee safaris and recreational activities.

Visit our conference website for the latest updates on the event including information on registration, hotel accommodation, flights and much more.

9th African Fine Coffee ConferenceThe 9th African Fine Coffee Conference & Exhibition that will be held in Addis Ababa on 16th – 18th February 2012 is the perfect venue to celebrate Africa’s finest coffees.

“The legendary Land of Coffee. Where it all began”

The conference will provide an excellent mix of regional and international speakers presenting on a wide range of coffee topics such as certification and verification, sustainability, productivity, quality, marketing and trade, domestic consumption, health, agronomy and research and more.

The large exhibition area will undoubtedly present a wonderful opportunity to showcase the best coffees and affiliated services and network with coffee luminaries from all over the world. This will be the perfect platform for sharing of experiences, gathering of valuable coffee information, building trade relations and buyer and seller interaction.

In addition, there will be a full program of exciting social activities not to be missed for the entire duration of the event.

There will be a selection of spouse programs, coffee safaris and recreational afternoon activities. Visit our website (www.eafca.org)

For more information for the previous conference held on the 8th AFCC & E visit;  http://www.eafca.org/afcc8/