LONDON, UK – The International Coffee Organization (Ico) has announced the cancellation of the 126th Session of the International Coffee Council, which was due to take place on 26 April – 1 May 2020 at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London. The Organization issued the following statement.
“We at the International Coffee Organization (ICO) are deeply concerned by the evolving situation of the Coronavirus and the human tragedy that surrounds it.
Amid growing health concerns related to the virus, the Executive Director, after consultation with the Chair of the Council, has decided to cancel the 126th Session of the International Coffee Council (ICC).
The ICC meeting was scheduled to be held from 27 April to 1 May 2020 at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London.
The ICO is looking into alternative options for the core meetings of the Council and we will endeavour to update you as soon as possible.
The Organization aims to serve our membership effectively while ensuring the health and safety of ICC participants and staff.
The ICO remains fully committed to maintaining a productive dialogue with stakeholders and we are confident that our Member countries will be able to effectively engage on pressing issues impacting the global coffee sector at an alternative stage”.