Thursday 30 November 2023

ICO’s Executive Director mourns the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

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LONDON, UK – The Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) Vanusia Nogueira issued a statement following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: “On behalf of the International Coffee Organization, I wish to express my sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to the Royal Family and to citizens of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II” reads the statement.

Her Majesty lived an incredible life of service and had a profound impact on countless lives and historic events. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family, the government and the people of the United Kingdom at this difficult time.

Colombia to host the 134th Session ICO ‘s International Coffee Council

The 134th Session of the International Coffee Council and associated meetings will be held in Bogotá – Colombia, from 3 to 7 October 2022, at Corferias (Carrera 37 # 24 – 67, Bogotá, Colombia). The opening ceremony, open only to Members, observers and invited guests, will be held on Thursday 6 October 2022.

The International Coffee Agreement 2022 will be also opened for signature on the same day during the Council Session.

Side events

  • The following side events will take place in Bogotá during the week starting 3 October 2022:
  • “Cafés de Colombia – Expo 2022” ( will take place at Corferias from 5 to 8 October.
  • City tour of Bogotá on Saturday 8 October 2022
  • Visit to the coffee farm “Arbelaez Cundinamarca” on Sunday 9 October 2022

The 4th CEO & Global Leaders Forum will take place on 5 October 2022 in Bogotá, Colombia, within the framework of the International Coffee Council

The event will bring together high-level representatives of ICO member countries, senior executives of the 14 private sector companies who are signatories to the London Declaration, as well as other private coffee sector associations and representatives from the ICO’s Private Sector Consultative Board.

The event will be supported and facilitated by IDH, a leading international sustainability non-profit headquartered in the Netherlands and a co-signatory of the London Declaration. IDH specialises in convening, innovating and investing in inclusive and sustainable solutions that catalyse systemic change at scale.

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