PROGRAM - 24th SINTERCAFE

 

Central Theme

Current status of washed Arabiga production:

  • What is the real potential for Central America?
  • How much coffee will Colombia produce?
  • Is local consumption in producing countries competing with exports?
  • How are roasters addressing this situation?
  • Coffee situation in the European Market.
     

DATE
November 10th -14th, 2010. Hotel Real Intercontinental, San José, Costa Rica.


DRESS CODE for SINTERCAFE:

  • Welcome Cocktail and Farewell Party:
    • Men: Lounge Suit
    • Women: cocktail dress
  • Conferences:
    • Business casual

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10

  • 08:00 am - 05:00 pm - Registration: Hotel Intercontinental. Room Laurel 1
  • 07:00 pm - 11:00 pm - Welcome reception: Costa Rican Art Museum, Sponsored by CAFÉ DE COSTA RICA

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11

  • 08:00 am - 05:00 pm -
    • Registration: Hotel Intercontinental. Room Laurel 1
    • Conferences: Hotel Intercontinental. Room Real.
  • 08:30 am - 09:30 am - Inauguration:
    • Key Note Speaker Mrs. Laura Chinchilla Miranda, President of Costa Rica 2010-2014
  • 09:30 am - 10:15 am - Cultural event and ribbon cutting stands area
    • Pianist Cynthia Soto, Programa Nocturne Op.32 Nº 1 F. Chopin, Versión Solística Concierto Nº 7 Op. 207 Mario Alfagüell
  • 09:45 am - 10:15 am - Coffee Break, Sponsored by CORICAFE
  • 10:15 am - 11:00 am - Session 1: Costa Rica: Unique country, Unique coffee, let us tell you why.
    • Mr. Mario Arroyo, Promotion Manager ICAFE
  • 11:00 am - 11:45 am - Session 2: "Brown Brothers: Views of the economic situation and the impact in our industry"
    • Mr. Michael Vellucci, Senior Vice President, BBH
  • 11:45 am - 12:30 pm - Session 3: “Discover the refreshing World of TATA Global Beverage”
    • Mr. Jason Cortellini, Eight O'Clock Coffee
  • 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm - LUNCH. Room Arboleda, Sponsored by OLAM INTERNATIONAL
  • 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm - Session 4: “Earthwatch Institute and Starbucks Coffee Extend Partnership to Benefit Coffee Farmers in Costa Rica”
    • Mr. Carlos Mario Rodríguez, Agronomy Director, Starbucks Coffee Agronomy Company
    • Mr. Felix Monge Cordero, Comercial Manager Coopetarrazú
    • Mrs. Natalia Ureña Retana, Project Coordinator, Earthwatch
  • 02:45 pm - 03:30 pm - Session 5: “Café Britt: 25 years of experience”
    • Mr. Pablo Vargas, CEO Café Britt
  • 03:30 pm - 05:30 pm - Cupping Competition SCACR. Room: Arboleda
  • Happy Hour. Room: Arboleda Sponsor by PANAMERICAN COFFEE TRADING CO.
    ¡Congratulations on celebrating 30 years of Coffee Excellence!
     

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12

  • 08:00 am - 05:00 pm -
    • Registration: Hotel Intercontinental. Room: Laurel 1
    • Conferences: Hotel Intercontinental. Room Real
  • 08:30 am - 09:15 am - Session 6: “European Coffee Market Situation”
    • Mr. Mike Wheeler, Executive Director, SCAE
  • 09:15 am - 09:45 am - Session 7: “Choose. Brew. Enjoy – The Single Serve Revolution.”
    • Mrs. Michelle Stacey, CEO Keurig
  • 09:45 am - 10:15 am - Coffee Break, Sponsored by KEURIG
  • 10:15 am - 12:30 am - Discussion Panel:
    • Moderator: Mr. Eric Nadelberg, Seniro Vice President-Investments Prudential Bache Commodities, LLC
    • “Production & Consumption of Washed Arabicas” Mr. Stefan Uhlenbrck, Senior Commodity Analyst, FO Licht.
    • “Consumption Environment and Consumer Trends in the US.” Mr. Robert Nelson, President, NCA
    • “Consumption outlook, trends and the C Market” Mr. Marvin Pérez, Editor-in-Chief, Coffee Network
    • “Milds & C Market Outlook”
    • El Salvador: Mrs. Ana Elena Escalante, Director, Consejo Salvadoreño del Café
    • Guatemala: Mr. Nils Leporowski, Vice-President, ANACAFE
    • Colombia: Mr. Mauricio Bernal, President, ASOEXPORT
    • Perú: Mr. Cesar Rivas, Junta Nacional de Café de Perú
  • 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm - LUNCH. Room: Arboleda
    Award Ceremony Cupping Competition SCACR
  • 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm - Workshops
    • 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
      • Workshop 1 - New financial schemes for producers - Room: Real 1
        Mrs. Noemi Pérez, FAST / Mr. Carlos Hernández Madrigal, OIKOCREDIT / Mr. Bernard Ornilla, ALTERFIN/ Mr. William Portilla, ROOT CAPITAL / Mr. Hector Paniagua, PROYECTO CAMBIO / Mrs. Ana López, VERDE VENTURES
      • Workshop 2 - Q Coffee System - Room: Real 2
        Mrs. Alex Katona - Carroll, Programs Manager CQI
      • Workshop 3 - Project "Climate Friendly - ANACAFE, EFICO, RAINFOREST ALLIANCE"
        Mr. Renaud Cuchet, Managing Director, EFICO
        Mr. Nils Leporowski, Vice-President, ANACAFE

        Mrs. Michelle Deugd, Manager, Rainforest Alliance
    • 02:45 pm - 03:30 pm
      • Worshop 4 -  “Electronic color selection and its profitability” - Room Real 1
        Mr. Arturo Agüero Chaves, Investigation and development, Xeltron
      • Workshop 5 - “Update on cooperation between Rainforest Alliance and 4C Association” - Room Real 2
        Mrs. Andrea Bruestle, Partnership Coordinator, 4C Association
        Mrs. Michelle Deugd, Technical Assistance Manager Rainforest Alliance
      • Workshop 6 - “Understanding sweetness and acidity in coffee” - Room Cedros 1&2
        Mrs. Susie Spindler, Executive Director ACE-Cup of Excellence
  • 08:00 pm - 12:00 pm - Farewell Party, Hotel Intercontinental, Room Arboleda & Pool area

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13

  • 07:30 am - 12:00 noon - Golf Tournament, Valle del Sol Golf Course
  • 07:30 am - 12:00 noon - Tours
    • 7:30 am Canopy Tour (50 minutes drive)
    • 8:00 am Sarchí Tour (45 minutes drive)
    • 7:30 am Poás Volcano Tour (1 hour drive)
    • 8:30 am Coffee Tour: Hacienda La Candelaria Coffee Mill (1 hour drive)
  • 12:30 pm - 03:30 pm - Lunch at Hacienda La Candelaria Coffee Mill
    • All activities will finish at Hacienda La Candelaria Coffee Mill for lunch and back to the hotel at 3:30 pm

       

ACCOMODATION

Important: Sintercafé will provide transportation to and from the Intercontinental Hotel, event’s venue, and to the diferent events on the program.

 

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