Asia Coffee Congress to feature Indonesia’s top coffee industry players

  The Asia Coffee Congress 2014 will bring together Indonesian and regional key coffee players from 6 – 8 May 2014 in Jakarta. Coffee roasters, manufacturers, traders and certifiers will meet at the only international coffee platform in Indonesia, to discuss recent insights and future prospects within the Asia Pacific coffee sector. “Over the last five years, the Asian coffee industry has gone through a tremendous amount of changes in terms of production and demand,” organisers said in a statement. They noted that Robusta and Arabica coffee supply has increased consistently in emerging markets, such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Laos, owing to coffee intensification programs, updated technologies, improved manufacturing strategies and increasing investments. At the same time, demand has grown in China, Vietnam, Japan, and the Philippines, making these countries particularly promising for coffee processors, manufacturers and traders from around the globe. Speakers at the event will discuss the latest trends and issues related to the Asia Pacific coffee sector, with a focus on international market scenarios, future pricing prospects, supply chain management optimisation, coffee certification and sustainability programs, technical and farming innovations in coffee long-term production, quality control and manufacturing. The event is being supported by the Association of Indonesian Coffee Exporters, the Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia, the American Chamber of Commerce and Kahwa Institute.   “This event represents a unique occasion to meet major local and regional stakeholders in coffee production, manufacturing and trade and to capitalise on the sector’s growth,” organisers noted.  Key speakers attending Asia Coffee Congress 2014 include  • Erisman Junaedi, Head of Nestle’ Quality Control Center – NQCC, Nestle 
• Simon Talbot, Director of Corporate Sustainability APAC, Mondelez International 
• Pierre Yves Cote, Director, Rocky Mountain Café, Inc.
• Midhun Jose Pachayil, Associate General Manager Coffee Division, Olam International Limited
• Michael Lutz, Country Manager Coffee – GM, ED&F Man Coffee Division – PT Volkopi
• Sugumar Raman, Director of Operations, Flo-Cert GmbH
• Peter Sprang, Sustainable Agriculture Manager APAC, Rainforest Alliance
• Wahyu Wibowo, Indonesia Country Manager, 4C Association
• Irfan Anwar, Chairman, Association of Indonesian Coffee Exporters – AICE-AEKI
• Lehman Pahlevi Sulaiman, Chairman, Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia – SCAI
• Rasdi Wangsa, CEO, Indonesian Organic Alliance – IOA, and many more. For more information contact Natasha Jiandani on +65-64931871 or  

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