Probat concludes Connecting Markets symposium

To celebrate its 150th anniversary, roaster manufacturer Probat invited the international coffee industry to its headquarters in Emmerich, Germany to discuss the sector’s trends and requirements from 19 to 20 September.

The Probat 150 Coffee Symposium Connecting Markets saw more than 500 leaders and executives of the international coffee industry gather at the two-day conference to share their knowledge. “Celebrating 150 years of Probat means celebrating the people who made Probat what you see here today,” Probat CEO Wim Abbing said at the event. “We celebrate the generations of our founding families, our employees‘ families, and particularly the often generation-spanning relationships with you, our customers. “Emmerich is most certainly no metropolis. Today, though, our guests have made it the hub of the coffee universe.” Keynote speakers included Marco Lavazza, Hans Melotte, Scott Rao, Ric Rhinehart and Tim Wendelboe. At the panel discussions, international representatives from science and research, coffee associations, and processing companies evaluated how to enable the industry to tackle future challenges and to pursue sustainability-oriented policies. A Probat Experience Session accompanied the symposium, where the company demonstrated its leadership and engineering competence at various stations. The evening events, which took place following the sessions on each day, offered ample opportunity for intensive networking in an exclusive atmosphere For more information, visit

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