Views of COTECA exhibitors 2018

Dietmar Scheffler, CEO, Hälssen & Lyon GmbH
Hamburg, Germany

“We have been with COTECA right from the start, because we believe Hamburg deserves an event like this, as Europe’s tea capital. And the location is ideal for coffee and cocoa as well. Visitor interest is tremendous, including a large proportion of international visitors. COTECA is a firm fixture for us, and one of the few events dedicated exclusively to tea, coffee and cocoa. That makes it a fantastic meeting point. We are highly satisfied with the quality of visitors, and will definitely be here again next time.”

Rene Groenen, European Sales Manager, Revolution Tea Europe BV
Haelen, Netherlands

“COTECA is where the whole world of coffee and tea meets up. We spoke to 18 different nationalities at our stand, all of them interested in our products – a great success! COTECA is just the right size for discussions with expert visitors, in a calm environment but with plenty of passion. And a good place to find new and promising customer leads. This is the place to find out all about the latest trends in the industry. We are keen to see what happens over the next two years, and will definitely be here again.”

Petra Overall, Export Manager, OXALIS, spol. s r.o.
Slušovice, Czech Republic

“We started exhibiting in Hamburg from the entire beginning. This time it was the best COTECA we have experienced so far. We are very happy with the exhibition in general, its organisation, promotion and how Hamburg Messe takes care of the exhibitors in particular. We are pleased with the amount of mainly B2B international visitors from various countries, such as South America, Middle East and Asia – that is great. In addition, for us this fair is important thanks to the networking and contact opportunities for sourcing tea and coffee. Through COTECA we got the chance to meet some excellent producers of delicious tea and coffee, for instance from Kenya, El Salvador, Nepal or Indonesia. The range of exhibitors here is great in order to attract the attention of tea and coffee buyers – generally we are very satisfied with this year’s COTECA.”

Tobias Lehwald, Sales Director Germany/Austria/Switzerland, Gebrüder Wollenhaupt GmbH
Reinbek, Germany

“We are a company with a great heritage – we live for tea, we love tea. So we are just right here at COTECA. The show went very well for us – we had tremendous crowds of visitors at our stand.”

Tristan Rus, Head of Accademia del Caffè / Barista Trainer
Rancilio Group Deutschland GmbH
Neu-Isenburg, Germany

“We are very pleased with how COTECA went, and gained excellent customer leads. We also had a great many guest roasters at our stand, presenting their coffee with our machines. That is how we can make good use of synergies at the expo.” 

Carola Muschke, Peruvian Business and Trade Agency

“This was a successful COTECA for Peru. It enabled us to present ourselves as a growing country for speciality coffee and cocoa, and to gain new leads.”

Markus Hofmann-Schneyer, Sales Director Germany, Goebel Porzellan GmbH
Bad Staffelstein, Germany

“This was our first COTECA, and we were agreeably surprised by the high quality, international character and by the number of visitors. We had a great many interesting discussions, and our participation here was definitely a good move.”

Paul Wirth, CEO, Prodima Mixers S.A.
Lausanne, Switzerland

“It was exactly the right decision to participate at COTECA. Hamburg is Europe’s biggest trading hub for coffee, tea and cocoa. That is why it was well worthwhile for us to come here from the South of Germany, to demonstrate our machines to the trade visitors. We had good discussions at COTECA and were able to see what is happening in the international market.”

Maren Thobaben, Owner Mrs T - Maren Thobaben
Hamburg, Germany

“We are very pleased with our participation at COTECA and had excellent visitor numbers at our stand, at the tea making sessions and at Tea Corner. We had lots of interested trade visitors, giving us very meaningful and useful feedback. The show has great international flair, and there is so much to discover here. For me as a start-up, COTECA was a great opportunity to present my products and to explain the idea behind them.” 

Jürgen Serr, Diplom-Ingenieur, Prokurist, BioTeeManufaktur Hessen GmbH
Witzenhausen – Unterrieden, Germany

“This was our first participation at COTECA, and it far exceeded our expectations – we will certainly be back again. We were especially pleased at the high quality of visitors, thanks to which we had lots of interesting expert discussions, and were able to gain new leads.”

Hans-Jörg Schmitt, CTO, Ahroma! 
Trier, Germany

“This was our premiere at COTECA, and was highly successful. We are very happy with the high level of professionalism, and the quality of the event. As newcomers to the industry, we got a lot of positive response from the expert visitors, and also constructive criticism of our product innovations, which we will put on the market following the expo. I have never been to a trade show where I felt so much at ease. We will definitely come again!”