REDEFINING SHARED VALUE

INNOVATION TOWARDS

A NET POSITIVE FUTURE

16-17 October 2024

00

Days

00

Hours

00

Minutes

00

Seconds

WWW.WORLDCOFFEEINNOVATIONSUMMIT.COM
#WCIS24
As the leading solution-driven summit that connects COFFEE, CLIMATE CHANGE and FINANCE through INNOVATION, the World Coffee Innovation Summit is a must-attend for those who invested in advancing nature-positive, resilient agriculture and food systems for a net positive future in coffee sector. Join global coffee, climate and finance leaders and agri-food innovators in London for two days of in-depth discussions and cross-sector networking.

2024 OVERVIEW

The future of coffee is replete with overwhelming promises, and highly targeted and science-based digital and technology innovation. However, reality does not paint a rosy picture. With the difficult challenges of Climate change, soil and water depletion, lowering supply, decrease in global coffee prices and increasing consumer demand for sustainable coffee, the perpetuation of poverty-stricken smallholder farmers, something has to change.

World Coffee Innovation Summit 2024 “Redefining Shared Value: Innovation Towards a Net Positive Future” will convene global leaders, stakeholders and innovators to showcase various scalable innovations, their impact on traceability and sustainability, their capabilities to mitigate climate and financial risks, and fostering regenerative solutions. By integrating a shared value approach within the corporate business model, innovative solutions will drive not only business but also environmental and social value for farming communities. This net-positive economic approach helps to create a sustainable future for coffee and contributes to the overall well-being of society.

EUDR COUNTDOWN30 DECEMBER 2024

00

Days

00

Hours

00

Minutes

00

Seconds

2024 KEY THEMES

  • EUDR COUNTDOWN, WELCOME CSDDD: Navigating climate policy and regulatory risks as a pathway towards a positive impact on the ground
  • COFFEE SCIENCE & INNOVATION: Unlocking the potential of Genomics in coffee breeding and other climate science breakthroughs for a more climate resilient variety in the international market.
  • REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE: Investing in scalable nature-positive production and incorporating it into climate strategy across the sustainable supply chain.
  • NATURE CAPITAL, BIODIVERSITY & NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS: Finding solutions to address societal challenges involving actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural and modified ecosystems, benefiting people, business and nature at the same time.
  • CARBON MARKETS: Navigating opportunities in natural-based solutions and Scaling climate impact through carbon markets.
  • SCALING UP TRANSPARENCY PLATFORMS: Tackling Traceability, Monitoring and Measurement platforms for assess real impact and regulatory compliance.
  • AGRICULTURE FINANCE: Leveraging Advanced Technologies including Fintech to improve smallholder farmers’ access and climate risk coverage.
  • DATA AND DIGITALISATION: Fuelling transparency and traceability of the supply chain and supporting decarbonisation.
  • INNOVATION SHOWCASE: How advance technologies deliver transparent, trustworthy and scalable nature-based and engineered solutions.
  • CROSS-SECTOR COLLABORATION: Sharing best practices and innovations with other sectors and accelerating progress towards a net positive future

2023 SPEAKERS

Dr. Qu Dongyu

Dr. Qu Dongyu

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Director-General

Anthony Hobley

Anthony Hobley

Inevitable Policy Response & World Economic Forum (WEF)

Senior Strategic Advisor

Dr. Leonard Mizzi

Dr. Leonard Mizzi

European Commission (EC)

Head of Unit, INTPA

Vanusia Nogueira

Vanusia Nogueira

International Coffee Organization(ICO)

Executive Director

H.E. Teferi Melesse Desta

H.E. Teferi Melesse Desta

Ethiopian Ambassador to the United Kingdom

H.E. Markus Leitner

H.E. Markus Leitner

Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Kingdom

H.E. Hajime Hayashi

H.E. Hajime Hayashi

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

H.E. Mrs. Carmen María Gallardo

H.E. Mrs. Carmen María Gallardo

Ambassador from the Republic of El Salvador to the United Kingdom

H.E. Mr Manoah Esipisu

H.E. Mr Manoah Esipisu

High Commissioner of the Republic of Kenya to the United Kingdom

H.E. Guisell Morales-Echaverry

H.E. Guisell Morales-Echaverry

Ambassador of the Republic of Nicaragua to the United Kingdom

Paul Rooke

Paul Rooke

British Coffee Association (BCA)

Executive Director

Melissa Duncan

Melissa Duncan

Fairtrade International

Executive Director

William Kennedy

William Kennedy

Bloomberg

Senior Executive Editor

Nigel Hunt

Nigel Hunt

Reuters

Global Soft Commodities Correspondent

Anna R Rios

Anna R Rios

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Climate Change Senior Specialist

Katherine Stodulka

Katherine Stodulka

Systemiq

Partner, Director, Blended Finance

Gert van der Bijl

Gert van der Bijl

Solidaridad

Senior EU Policy Advisor

Dr. Martina Bozzola

Dr. Martina Bozzola

International Trade Centre (UN/WTO)

Senior Advisor Sustainability and Livelihood

Dr. Alvaro Lario

Dr. Alvaro Lario

International Fund of Agricultural Development (IFAD)

President

Professor Mark Maslin

Professor Mark Maslin

University College London (UCL), Natural History Museum of Denmark

Earth System Science

Cedric Lombard

Cedric Lombard

Impact Finance

Founder and Co-CEO

Juan Cabrera

Juan Cabrera

IoD Natural Resources Group; Government Blockchain Association (GBA); WBAF

Vice Chair; Vice President for the UK; Business Consultant

Jo Paisley

Jo Paisley

GARP Risk Institute (GRI)

President

The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben

The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben

UK Climate Change Committee (The CCC)

Former Chairman

Abdelrahman Fathalla

Abdelrahman Fathalla

Guillam Coffee House

Founder

Dejene Dadi Dika

Dejene Dadi Dika

Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperatives Union(OCFCU)

General Manager

Shooka Bidarian

Shooka Bidarian

Manoto TV

Environmental Correspondent

Clive de Ruig

Clive de Ruig

ICE Benchmark Administration

President

Alp Somyurek

Alp Somyurek

Turkish Coffee Culture And Research Association

UK Representative

Baroness Sandy Verma

Baroness Sandy Verma

Former Minister for Energy & Climate Change and International Development

Member UK House of Lords

Thomas Vaassen

Thomas Vaassen

Meridia

Co-founder and CEO

Dr. Qu Dongyu

Dr. Qu Dongyu

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Director-General

Anthony Hobley

Anthony Hobley

Inevitable Policy Response & World Economic Forum (WEF)

Senior Strategic Advisor

Dr. Leonard Mizzi

Dr. Leonard Mizzi

European Commission (EC)

Head of Unit, INTPA

Vanusia Nogueira

Vanusia Nogueira

International Coffee Organization(ICO)

Executive Director

H.E. Teferi Melesse Desta

H.E. Teferi Melesse Desta

Ethiopian Ambassador to the United Kingdom

H.E. Markus Leitner

H.E. Markus Leitner

Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Kingdom

H.E. Hajime Hayashi

H.E. Hajime Hayashi

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

H.E. Mrs. Carmen María Gallardo

H.E. Mrs. Carmen María Gallardo

Ambassador from the Republic of El Salvador to the United Kingdom

H.E. Mr Manoah Esipisu

H.E. Mr Manoah Esipisu

High Commissioner of the Republic of Kenya to the United Kingdom

H.E. Guisell Morales-Echaverry

H.E. Guisell Morales-Echaverry

Ambassador of the Republic of Nicaragua to the United Kingdom

Paul Rooke

Paul Rooke

British Coffee Association (BCA)

Executive Director

Melissa Duncan

Melissa Duncan

Fairtrade International

Executive Director

William Kennedy

William Kennedy

Bloomberg

Senior Executive Editor

Nigel Hunt

Nigel Hunt

Reuters

Global Soft Commodities Correspondent

Anna R Rios

Anna R Rios

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Climate Change Senior Specialist

Katherine Stodulka

Katherine Stodulka

Systemiq

Partner, Director, Blended Finance

Gert van der Bijl

Gert van der Bijl

Solidaridad

Senior EU Policy Advisor

Dr. Martina Bozzola

Dr. Martina Bozzola

International Trade Centre (UN/WTO)

Senior Advisor Sustainability and Livelihood

Dr. Alvaro Lario

Dr. Alvaro Lario

International Fund of Agricultural Development (IFAD)

President

Professor Mark Maslin

Professor Mark Maslin

University College London (UCL), Natural History Museum of Denmark

Earth System Science

Cedric Lombard

Cedric Lombard

Impact Finance

Founder and Co-CEO

Juan Cabrera

Juan Cabrera

IoD Natural Resources Group; Government Blockchain Association (GBA); WBAF

Vice Chair; Vice President for the UK; Business Consultant

Jo Paisley

Jo Paisley

GARP Risk Institute (GRI)

President

The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben

The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben

UK Climate Change Committee (The CCC)

Former Chairman

Abdelrahman Fathalla

Abdelrahman Fathalla

Guillam Coffee House

Founder

Dejene Dadi Dika

Dejene Dadi Dika

Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperatives Union(OCFCU)

General Manager

Shooka Bidarian

Shooka Bidarian

Manoto TV

Environmental Correspondent

Clive de Ruig

Clive de Ruig

ICE Benchmark Administration

President

Alp Somyurek

Alp Somyurek

Turkish Coffee Culture And Research Association

UK Representative

Baroness Sandy Verma

Baroness Sandy Verma

Former Minister for Energy & Climate Change and International Development

Member UK House of Lords

Thomas Vaassen

Thomas Vaassen

Meridia

Co-founder and CEO

Dr. Qu Dongyu

Dr. Qu Dongyu

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Director-General

Anthony Hobley

Anthony Hobley

Inevitable Policy Response & World Economic Forum (WEF)

Senior Strategic Advisor

Dr. Leonard Mizzi

Dr. Leonard Mizzi

European Commission (EC)

Head of Unit, INTPA

Vanusia Nogueira

Vanusia Nogueira

International Coffee Organization(ICO)

Executive Director

H.E. Teferi Melesse Desta

H.E. Teferi Melesse Desta

Ethiopian Ambassador to the United Kingdom

H.E. Markus Leitner

H.E. Markus Leitner

Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Kingdom

H.E. Hajime Hayashi

H.E. Hajime Hayashi

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

H.E. Mrs. Carmen María Gallardo

H.E. Mrs. Carmen María Gallardo

Ambassador from the Republic of El Salvador to the United Kingdom

H.E. Mr Manoah Esipisu

H.E. Mr Manoah Esipisu

High Commissioner of the Republic of Kenya to the United Kingdom

H.E. Guisell Morales-Echaverry

H.E. Guisell Morales-Echaverry

Ambassador of the Republic of Nicaragua to the United Kingdom

Paul Rooke

Paul Rooke

British Coffee Association (BCA)

Executive Director

Melissa Duncan

Melissa Duncan

Fairtrade International

Executive Director

William Kennedy

William Kennedy

Bloomberg

Senior Executive Editor

Nigel Hunt

Nigel Hunt

Reuters

Global Soft Commodities Correspondent

Anna R Rios

Anna R Rios

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Climate Change Senior Specialist

Katherine Stodulka

Katherine Stodulka

Systemiq

Partner, Director, Blended Finance

Gert van der Bijl

Gert van der Bijl

Solidaridad

Senior EU Policy Advisor

Dr. Martina Bozzola

Dr. Martina Bozzola

International Trade Centre (UN/WTO)

Senior Advisor Sustainability and Livelihood

Dr. Alvaro Lario

Dr. Alvaro Lario

International Fund of Agricultural Development (IFAD)

President

Professor Mark Maslin

Professor Mark Maslin

University College London (UCL), Natural History Museum of Denmark

Earth System Science

Cedric Lombard

Cedric Lombard

Impact Finance

Founder and Co-CEO

Juan Cabrera

Juan Cabrera

IoD Natural Resources Group; Government Blockchain Association (GBA); WBAF

Vice Chair; Vice President for the UK; Business Consultant

Jo Paisley

Jo Paisley

GARP Risk Institute (GRI)

President

The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben

The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben

UK Climate Change Committee (The CCC)

Former Chairman

Abdelrahman Fathalla

Abdelrahman Fathalla

Guillam Coffee House

Founder

Dejene Dadi Dika

Dejene Dadi Dika

Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperatives Union(OCFCU)

General Manager

Shooka Bidarian

Shooka Bidarian

Manoto TV

Environmental Correspondent

Clive de Ruig

Clive de Ruig

ICE Benchmark Administration

President

Alp Somyurek

Alp Somyurek

Turkish Coffee Culture And Research Association

UK Representative

Baroness Sandy Verma

Baroness Sandy Verma

Former Minister for Energy & Climate Change and International Development

Member UK House of Lords

Thomas Vaassen

Thomas Vaassen

Meridia

Co-founder and CEO

Dr. Qu Dongyu

Dr. Qu Dongyu

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Director-General

Anthony Hobley

Anthony Hobley

Inevitable Policy Response & World Economic Forum (WEF)

Senior Strategic Advisor

Dr. Leonard Mizzi

Dr. Leonard Mizzi

European Commission (EC)

Head of Unit, INTPA

Vanusia Nogueira

Vanusia Nogueira

International Coffee Organization(ICO)

Executive Director

H.E. Teferi Melesse Desta

H.E. Teferi Melesse Desta

Ethiopian Ambassador to the United Kingdom

H.E. Markus Leitner

H.E. Markus Leitner

Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Kingdom

H.E. Hajime Hayashi

H.E. Hajime Hayashi

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

H.E. Mrs. Carmen María Gallardo

H.E. Mrs. Carmen María Gallardo

Ambassador from the Republic of El Salvador to the United Kingdom

H.E. Mr Manoah Esipisu

H.E. Mr Manoah Esipisu

High Commissioner of the Republic of Kenya to the United Kingdom

H.E. Guisell Morales-Echaverry

H.E. Guisell Morales-Echaverry

Ambassador of the Republic of Nicaragua to the United Kingdom

Paul Rooke

Paul Rooke

British Coffee Association (BCA)

Executive Director

Melissa Duncan

Melissa Duncan

Fairtrade International

Executive Director

William Kennedy

William Kennedy

Bloomberg

Senior Executive Editor

Nigel Hunt

Nigel Hunt

Reuters

Global Soft Commodities Correspondent

Anna R Rios

Anna R Rios

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Climate Change Senior Specialist

Katherine Stodulka

Katherine Stodulka

Systemiq

Partner, Director, Blended Finance

Gert van der Bijl

Gert van der Bijl

Solidaridad

Senior EU Policy Advisor

Dr. Martina Bozzola

Dr. Martina Bozzola

International Trade Centre (UN/WTO)

Senior Advisor Sustainability and Livelihood

Dr. Alvaro Lario

Dr. Alvaro Lario

International Fund of Agricultural Development (IFAD)

President

Professor Mark Maslin

Professor Mark Maslin

University College London (UCL), Natural History Museum of Denmark

Earth System Science

Cedric Lombard

Cedric Lombard

Impact Finance

Founder and Co-CEO

Juan Cabrera

Juan Cabrera

IoD Natural Resources Group; Government Blockchain Association (GBA); WBAF

Vice Chair; Vice President for the UK; Business Consultant

Jo Paisley

Jo Paisley

GARP Risk Institute (GRI)

President

The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben

The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben

UK Climate Change Committee (The CCC)

Former Chairman

Abdelrahman Fathalla

Abdelrahman Fathalla

Guillam Coffee House

Founder

Dejene Dadi Dika

Dejene Dadi Dika

Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperatives Union(OCFCU)

General Manager

Shooka Bidarian

Shooka Bidarian

Manoto TV

Environmental Correspondent

Clive de Ruig

Clive de Ruig

ICE Benchmark Administration

President

Alp Somyurek

Alp Somyurek

Turkish Coffee Culture And Research Association

UK Representative

Baroness Sandy Verma

Baroness Sandy Verma

Former Minister for Energy & Climate Change and International Development

Member UK House of Lords

Thomas Vaassen

Thomas Vaassen

Meridia

Co-founder and CEO

Dr. Qu Dongyu

Dr. Qu Dongyu

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Director-General

Anthony Hobley

Anthony Hobley

Inevitable Policy Response & World Economic Forum (WEF)

Senior Strategic Advisor

Dr. Leonard Mizzi

Dr. Leonard Mizzi

European Commission (EC)

Head of Unit, INTPA

Vanusia Nogueira

Vanusia Nogueira

International Coffee Organization(ICO)

Executive Director

H.E. Teferi Melesse Desta

H.E. Teferi Melesse Desta

Ethiopian Ambassador to the United Kingdom

H.E. Markus Leitner

H.E. Markus Leitner

Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Kingdom

H.E. Hajime Hayashi

H.E. Hajime Hayashi

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

H.E. Mrs. Carmen María Gallardo

H.E. Mrs. Carmen María Gallardo

Ambassador from the Republic of El Salvador to the United Kingdom

H.E. Mr Manoah Esipisu

H.E. Mr Manoah Esipisu

High Commissioner of the Republic of Kenya to the United Kingdom

H.E. Guisell Morales-Echaverry

H.E. Guisell Morales-Echaverry

Ambassador of the Republic of Nicaragua to the United Kingdom

Paul Rooke

Paul Rooke

British Coffee Association (BCA)

Executive Director

Melissa Duncan

Melissa Duncan

Fairtrade International

Executive Director

William Kennedy

William Kennedy

Bloomberg

Senior Executive Editor

Nigel Hunt

Nigel Hunt

Reuters

Global Soft Commodities Correspondent

Anna R Rios

Anna R Rios

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Climate Change Senior Specialist

Katherine Stodulka

Katherine Stodulka

Systemiq

Partner, Director, Blended Finance

Gert van der Bijl

Gert van der Bijl

Solidaridad

Senior EU Policy Advisor

Dr. Martina Bozzola

Dr. Martina Bozzola

International Trade Centre (UN/WTO)

Senior Advisor Sustainability and Livelihood

Dr. Alvaro Lario

Dr. Alvaro Lario

International Fund of Agricultural Development (IFAD)

President

Professor Mark Maslin

Professor Mark Maslin

University College London (UCL), Natural History Museum of Denmark

Earth System Science

Cedric Lombard

Cedric Lombard

Impact Finance

Founder and Co-CEO

Juan Cabrera

Juan Cabrera

IoD Natural Resources Group; Government Blockchain Association (GBA); WBAF

Vice Chair; Vice President for the UK; Business Consultant

Jo Paisley

Jo Paisley

GARP Risk Institute (GRI)

President

The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben

The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben

UK Climate Change Committee (The CCC)

Former Chairman

Abdelrahman Fathalla

Abdelrahman Fathalla

Guillam Coffee House

Founder

Dejene Dadi Dika

Dejene Dadi Dika

Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperatives Union(OCFCU)

General Manager

Shooka Bidarian

Shooka Bidarian

Manoto TV

Environmental Correspondent

Clive de Ruig

Clive de Ruig

ICE Benchmark Administration

President

Alp Somyurek

Alp Somyurek

Turkish Coffee Culture And Research Association

UK Representative

Baroness Sandy Verma

Baroness Sandy Verma

Former Minister for Energy & Climate Change and International Development

Member UK House of Lords

Thomas Vaassen

Thomas Vaassen

Meridia

Co-founder and CEO

2023 SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS

“WHAT OUR DELEGATES SAY“

2023 ATTENDEES INCLUDE:

2023 Attendees

World Coffee Innovation Summit in The News

BLOOMBERG

The coffee industry navigates tracing beans from global farms to European cafes amidst new sustainability regulations, a complex challenge. Read the whole article here

AFRICA INTELLIGENCE

Africa's largest coffee producer is set to bear the brunt of Brussels's new traceability directives. Consequently, it has begun to turn its attention to India and China. Read the whole article here

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

To be updated
INSPIRING HIGH-LEVEL SPEAKERS
Gain valuable insights from global industry leaders, top Thought leaders, governments and leading EU policy and funding practitioners who are shaping the future of coffee and related commodities.
UNIQUE APPROACH
Connect Coffee, Innovation and Climate Finance towards sustainability beyond compliance.
INSIGHTFUL AGENDA
Debate and discuss the latest EUDR, exploring opportunities in Carbon Credits, ESG/ Impact Investing and Innovation.
NETWORK OPPORTUNITIES
Connect and get engaged with your cross-sector peers to share best practices and explore future of collaboration and broaden your contact list.
EXHIBITION WITH PURPOSE
Real buyers meeting real coffee farmers and cooperatives from countries of origin doing real business and sharing their stories.

THE SUMMIT VENUE

QEII Centre

Broad Sanctuary

Westminster

London SW1P 3EE

Further information

QE II
house of Lords

THE NETWORKING SOIRÉE VENUE

House of Lords

Houses of Parliament

Parliament Sq

London SW1A 0PW

SPONSORS


Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Co Sponsors

Press

EVENT PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS

SUPPORTED BY

Frequently asked questions

To be updated