The COTECA conference: Special impulses for your business!

COTECA, the international meeting place for the coffee, tea and cocoa industry, will again be accompanied by a highcalibre, two-day conference. Renowned experts will be taking a look at global consumption developments, difficulties in cultivation and future trends.

The conference language is English.

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COTECA 2016 Conference

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Program

(Status: 20 July 2016)

Wednesday,07.09.2016
 Facilitator:Andrew Kingsley, Publisher C&CI Coffee & Cocoa International, UK
10:00 - 10:10 Opening
10:10 - 11:00Session
Price Risc Management
Coffee and Cocoa: Price Risk Management in two of the most volatile products in the commodity markets
Albert Scalla, Senior Vice President at INTL FCStone INC., USA
11:00 - 11:10 Q & A
11:15 - 12:45Session
Cacao
Cacao – Avoiding Contaminants
Dr. Silke Elwers, Senior Consultant Agroforesty & Cocoa at ForestFinestConsulting GmbH, Germany
12:45 - 14:30 Lunch break
 Facilitator:Kirsten Voss, Wiechmann Voss GmbH, Germany
14:30 - 15:15Session
Climate Change
Climate smart coffee – an approach to mainstreaming resilience in the value chain
Dr. Martin Noponen, Senior Manager, Rainforest Alliance
15:15 - 15:30Q & A
15:30 - 16:15Supporting Farmers to Combat Climate Change
The Coffee Climate Care Project in Vietnam / lessons from UTZ projects
Dr. Henriette Walz, Climate Change & Environmental Expert, UTZ, Netherlands
16:15 - 16:30Q & A
18:30 - 19:30 Senate Reception
Thursday, 08.09.2016
 Facilitator:Dan Bolton, Managing Editor, STiR Tea & Coffee, Thailand/Canada
10:30 Opening
10:30 - 11:15Session
Climate change in Assam
Climate change and tea sector in Kenya: analysis and climate-smart strategy
Aziz Elbehri, Senior Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
11:15 - 11:30 Q & A
11:30 - 12:15Session
Spirit of the time
Spirit of the time - Tea goes YouTube
How internet blogger and Youtube stars can help to promote tea
Martin Sasse, Entrepreneur and Managing Director at t.lovers GmbH, Germany
12:15 - 12:30 Q & A
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 - 15:30Session
Trends
Trends in tea consumption - drinkable enjoyment in transition
Mag. Hanni Rützler, Food Trend Expert, futurefoodstudio, Austria
15:30 - 15:45Q & A
15:45 - 16:45Tea Retail Trends
Dan Bolton, Managing Editor, STiR Tea & Coffee, Thailand/Canada
16:45Closing Words
17:00 COTECA Party

Speakers

Andrew P. Kingsley

Andrew Kingsley is the publisher of Coffee & Cocoa International (C&CI), which his company Siemex International Ltd acquired in September 2001. He has been involved in international publishing for over 35 years and worked for C&CI as Advertisement Manager from the mid to late eighties. Andrew is a holder of a Higher National Diploma in Business Studies has passed the Intermediate Examination of the Institute of Linguists. As publisher, he travels to many different countries throughout the year to promote C&CI. Andrew is married to Sally and lives in South Wimbledon, London. UK.

Senior Vice President at INTL FCStone INC., USA

Facilitator on Wednesday

Albert Scalla

Albert Scalla, Executive Vice President INTL FCStone LLC, has combined his considerable knowledge of the Coffee, Cocoa and Palm Oil markets with his experience in implementing risk management strategies in Futures, Options and Structured Product in the international commodity markets. 

Albert joined Hencorp Futures, later acquired by INTL FCStone, more than 24 years ago, where he has been an important pillar for the development of Risk Management programs for all participants in the Coffee, Cocoa and the Palm Oil markets; from producers to final consumers.

Albert has been invited as a guest speaker to several international conferences to speak on Price Risk Management for participants in both producing and consuming countries.

Albert received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a specialty in Finance from Florida International University.  Albert is past President of the Pacific Coast Coffee Association (PCCA).

Senior Vice President, INTL FCStone INC., USA

Coffee and Cocoa: Price Risk Management in two of the most volatile products in the commodity markets

Aziz Elbehri

Senior Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Climate change and tea sector in Kenya: analysis and climate-smart strategy

Dan Bolton is the managing editor of STiR Tea & Coffee and a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on beverage retail worldwide. He is the former editor and publisher of Tea Magazine and the former editor and publisher of World Tea News. He founded Tea Journey in 2015, a digital consumer magazine for tea enthusiasts. Previously he worked as editor-in-chief of Specialty Coffee Retailer and was CEO of California Beverage Publications which produced Patterson’s Beverage Journal and the Beverage Bulletin. His work has appeared in many beverage publications including Cheers, Fresh Cup, CoffeeTalk and the SCAA Chronicle. Dan was a newspaper reporter and editor for 20 years prior to the start of his magazine career. He has led six publishing ventures since 1995. He is the founding editor of Natural Food magazine, founding editor of Below the Line, a Hollywood magazine for film and video production crew. He resides in Winnipeg, Canada.

Managing Editor, STiR Tea & Coffee, Thailand/Canada

Tea Retail Trends

Silke Elwers

Dr. Silke Elwers is a Senior Cocoa and Agroforestry Consultant at ForestFinest Consulting GmbH. After graduating from the University of Hamburg, she worked as a biologist at the university’s cocoa research center from 1998 to 2009, where she also did her doctorate on this subject. Silke counts on many years of experience in cultivating cacao, including the selection of suitable land, plants, systems, cacao varieties and adjusted post-harvest procedures in Latin America and Southeast Asia. Silke has successfully implemented and managed large scale cocoa plantations in those regions. One of her areas of expertise is advisory regarding the avoidance of contaminants in cocoa beans on-site and throughout the value chain. Furthermore, Silke dedicated herself in co-editing the “Cocoa Atlas”.

Senior Consultant Agroforesty & Cocoa, ForestFinestConsulting GmbH, Germany

Cacao – Avoiding Contaminants

Martin Sasse

07/03/1969 Born in Hamburg, Germany; Married
1990-1999 Law studies University of Hamburg, Germany; full law degree
1996-1998 Environmental law and economic studies University of Lüneburg, Germany

1999-2002 Lawyer / counsellor in Hamburg
2000-2012 Senior Director International Marketing at Ufa Sports (Bertelsmann) / Sportfive / Lagardère Sports
Since 2012 Managing Partner t.lovers GmbH, Hamburg

Favourite teas: Gyokuro, Oolong

 

Entrepreneur and Managing Director at t.lovers GmbH, Germany

Spirit of the time - Tea goes YouTube

How internet blogger and Youtube stars can help to promote tea

 

Dr. Henriette Walz

Dr. Henriette Walz is leading the climate change and environmental work of UTZ, a global certification scheme for sustainable farming of coffee, cocoa and tea. With a PhD in biology and an MSc in Environment and Resource Management she worked in climate policy research before joining UTZ. At UTZ she supports the implementation, evaluation and revision of the environmental requirements of the standard, and coordinates projects in which UTZ works in more depth on environmental topics, always in close collaboration with relevant supply chain actors. With the projects UTZ works on developing and implementing innovations that help farmers to adapt their cropping systems to future climates (climate change adaptation), as well as assisting stakeholders to lower their carbon emissions (climate change mitigation). One of these projects was the Coffee Climate Care project which aimed at making coffee farmers in Vietnam more resilient to climatic changes such as droughts and erratic rainfall.

Climate Change & Environmental Expert, UTZ, Netherlands

Supporting Farmers to Combat Climate Change

The Coffee Climate Care Project in Vietnam

 

 

Dr. Martin Noponen

Dr. Martin Noponen is a senior manager for the landscapes and livelihoods programme at the Rainforest Alliance (RA) and is responsible for providing direct technical support and coordination on climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies and activities across multiple Rainforest Alliance projects. He leads RA’s development of climate-smart and adaptation initiatives that help farmers and communities enhance their resilience and has extensive experience in designing, managing and evaluating community based forest carbon projects, for the benefit of climate change adaptation and mitigation, conservation and livelihood provision. Martin holds a PhD in Forestry from the University of Bangor in Wales and CATIE in Costa Rica, which focused on the carbon and economic performance of coffee agroforestry systems in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, a MSc in Forest Protection and Conservation from Imperial College, and a BA in Development Studies and Music from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Senior manager, Rainforest Alliance, UK

Climate smart coffee – an approach to mainstreaming resilience in the value chain

 

 

Hanni Rützler is a leading food-trend researcher in the German-speaking countries. The author of numerous specialized books is well known for her multidisciplinary approach to answering questions on eating behavior of the future.

Together with Matthias Horx’s renowned “Future Institute”, the self-proclaimed gourmet has been studying future food trends since 2003. For three years now, she has published the annual “Food Report” in partnership with “Lebensmittel Zeitung”, which gives insights into current trends of the food industry.

In 2004 she started the “futurefoodstudio” in Vienna, where she does most of her research and writing. In addition to that, she also offers classes and seminars on nutrition and gustatory sensation competencies. She was among the first to taste lab-grown meat (in-vitro-meat) at an international press conference in London in 2013.

  • Member of the Jury for the Austrian Prevention Award
  • Forum on Nutrition Advisory Council Member
  • Austrian League of Child and Youth Health Advisory Council Member
  • Member of the Jury for the INTERNORGA Future Award

Food Trend Expert/Nutrition Scientist/Health Psychologist, futurefoodstudio, Austria 

Trends in tea consumption - drinkable enjoyment in transition