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Cafés de Colombia Expo 2018 kicks off today in Corferias, Bogotá

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – A varied and enriching academic agenda, with innovative industry topics, the XIII Colombian Barista Championship, the VIII National Cup Tasters Championship and an extensive commercial show will be some of the value propositions of Cafés de Colombia Expo 2018.

The event takes place from October 3rd – 6th in Corferias, Bogotá.

This expo brings together the whole coffee value chain, from seed to cup, and is the main stage to show the great variety of Colombian coffee, as well as trends and innovations of the industry on a national and international scale.

“This is a specialized expo, but also one of great tradition, where there is space not only for professionals in the coffee industry and chain, but for the general public. Cafés de Colombia Expo is the place where the authentic side of coffee is lived,” said Natalia Valencia, director of Marketing and Advertising of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC).

The expo is organized by the FNC and the Bogotá International Business and Exhibition Center (Corferias).

About Cafés de Colombia Expo

The first edition of this expo was held in 2008, in Neiva, Huila. In order to make visible different coffee regions of the country, it continued an itinerant tour through cities such as Ibagué (2009), Pasto (2010), Bogotá (2011 and 2013), Popayán (2012) and Medellín (2014).

Since 2015, Bogotá (Corferias) has been the venue of this specialized coffee expo, given the strategic location of the Colombian capital and a suitable infrastructure to receive more and more exhibitors and visitors.

The Expo has also been the stage for important international events, such as the World Barista Championship in 2011, which helped attract over 19,000 visitors, and the IV Convention of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) in 2015, when the Expo received over 13,000 national and international visitors.