Conferences & Program


Thursday 12th

8:00am - 6:00pm   
  • Registration Open
  • Golf Tournament
  • Lanchas
6:00pm -10:00pm       Inauguration Cocktail
    Los Sueños Lobby / Sandias / Bar Ocho 


Friday 13th

09:00 am - 10:00 am    Inauguration:
Securing the future of the Coffee Supply Chain – A Global View from a Global Player
Keynote Mr. Vivek Verma, Managing Director & Global Head Coffee, Dairy Products & CFS, OLAM
10:00 am - 10:30 am   Café de CR
Mr. Antonio Barrantes
10:30 am - 11:00 am   Coffee Break

sponsored by
11:00 am - 11:30 am   Arabica coffee: understanding risk and building resilience
Mr. Aaron Davis, Senior Research Leader of Plant Resources at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK)
11:30 am - 12:00 md   Honduras, Coffee Growth and Outlook
Mr. Christian LeSage, Vice President Asociación de Exportadores de Café de Honduras
12:00 md - 12:45 pm   Mr. José Ramírez, Vice President of Coffee Sourcing, Farmer Brothers
12:45 pm - 02:00 pm   Lunch

sponsored by
02:00 pm - 02:30 pm   20 Years of Stubbornness and Obsession:  An Intelli Story
Mr. Geoff Watts, Intelligentsia
02:30 pm - 03:00 pm   Improved Supply Chain Resilience through Gender Equity
Ms. Kimberly Easson, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Gender Program Advisor for the
Coffee Quality Institute (CQI)
03:00 pm - 03:30 pm   Coffee Market in Japan and a focus on the specialty coffee segment
Mr. Keizo Sato, Managing Director, WATARU
04:30 pm - 06:30 pm   Barefoot: Happy Hour - Mojitos on the beach happy hour
sponsored by 

Golden Cup


Saturday 14th

09:00 am - 09:30 am    Brazil
Mr. Nelson Carvalhaes, President Cecafe, Brasil
09:30 am - 10:00 am   The Dragon in the Room; the Impacts (and Potencial) of China in the Global Coffee Market
Mr. Keith Flury, Head of Coffee Research, Volcafe
10:00 am - 10:30 am   Coffee Flour, a new product to be explored
Mr. Dan Belliveau, CEO CF Global Holdings Corporation 
10:30 am - 11:00 am   Coffee Break
sponsored by
11:00 am - 11:30 am   GOOD COFFEE MEN, GCA Film
11:30 am - 12:00 md   The global supply-demand outlook
Mr. Carlos Mera, Senior Analyst, Rabobank
12:00 md - 02:00 pm   Lunch
02:00 pm - 02:30 pm   Coffee Drinking Trends in the US
Mr. Mark DiDomenico, Director / Client Solutions, Datassential
02:30 pm - 03:00 pm   Green Coffee Association: Dispute Resolution Process
Mr. Brian Loughman, Vice President for Atlantic USA, ECOM, on behalf of the Green Coffee Association
03:00 pm - 03:30 pm   Beach Volley Tournament

sponsored by 
07:00 pm - 12:00 mn   SURF & TURF Farewell Party