COTECA and the German Roasters Guild’s Kaffee Campus will be held jointly in Hamburg from 7 – 9 September 2016. Around 200 exhibitors will be there from 30 nations to present their products and innovations. There will also be an extensive supporting programme with workshops, presentations, professional coffee cuppings and opportunities for trade visitors to learn about the business, from roasting to barista certification. The partnership will hold the events together in the exhibition hall of CCH – Congress Center Hamburg, giving even easier access for national and international visitors via Hamburg Dammtor station. “This partnership means a lot of synergies for our trade visitors – both in terms of what the exhibitors are presenting, and in the supporting programme,” says Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. “The international meeting point of the coffee, tea and cocoa sectors will be here in Hamburg.” “We are delighted at this cooperation,” says Chairman of the German Roasters Guild, Klaus Langen. “We are currently putting together an exciting coffee programme for the trade visitors. In addition, exchange and networking are naturally at the focus of this meeting, when the industry gets together in Hamburg.” The Kaffee Campus is the showcase of the global coffee scene – with coffee producers, green coffee traders, importers, coffee shop operators, coffee roasters, baristas, machine manufacturers, and the coffee-specific conference programme. COTECA, the Coffee, Tea and Cocoa Global Industry Expo, has established itself as the European meeting point for the global coffee, tea and cocoa industry. Many market leaders use this international show to present their products and network with trade visitors on matters of importance to the industry. The Kaffee Campus is an ideal addition to the range of events for visitors, coming not only from Europe but also from Brazil, Indonesia, India, China and Russia. In 2014 nearly half the COTECA visitors (46 per cent) came from abroad.