Robeiro Oliveira Silva, the Executive Director of the International Coffee Organisation (ICO), will address the outlook of next year's coffee production at TriestEspresso Expo, in Italy, from 23 – 25 October. Oliveira Silva will discuss the ICO’s crop concerns during the opening conference of the coffee expo. “I thank the organisers of TriestEspresso for the invitation and look forward to joining coffee professionals from all over the world to celebrate the culture of espresso,” said Oliveira Silva, in a statement. “Italy is a country that has contributed so much to the history of coffee and is a very active member of the ICO.” Attendees of the conference will also discuss the possibility of adding espresso coffee to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List, a goal the Consortium for the Protection of Traditional Italian Espresso Coffee has been working on. Its success would encourage worldwide awareness of the significance of espresso coffee to Italy. Organisers say the seventh edition of TriesteEspresso Expo will honour high quality Italian coffee in all its forms through workshops, tastings and coffee product exhibitions, in addition to the conference. Espresso coffee will also be celebrated outside the exhibition halls of the Old Port of Trieste with guided tours of the city's historical cafés and a special tasting in a tourist cave the Grotta Gigante among the upcoming events.