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Ico held Curtain Raiser for the 5th World Coffee Conference in New Delhi

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ICO’s Executive Director José Dauster Sette during the presentation

NEW DELHI, INDIA – On 15 October 2019, the official Curtain Raiser of the 5th World Coffee Conference was held in New Delhi, India.

The ceremony was attended by 150 dignitaries from across 23 countries.

The ICO’s Executive Director was joined on the podium by H.E. Shri Piyush Goyal – the Honourable Minister for Commerce and Industry and Railways, H.E. Shri Jagadish Shettar – Honourable Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries from the Government of Karnataka, Shri Anup Wadhawan – Commerce Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce, Shri Srivatsa Krishna – Secretary of the Coffee Board of India, and Shri Anil Kumar Bhandari – President of the India Coffee Trust.

Mr Sette remarked in his speech that India was eminently qualified to host the 5th World Coffee Conference at such a crucial time for the coffee sector due to the continued downward trend in coffee prices and the severe economic and social consequences for producing countries.

With the theme of ‘Sustainability through Consumption’ as Asia in general and India in particular were key markets for world coffee consumption, the Conference will discuss how to tackle the challenges faced by the world coffee sector.

As well as hold the second CEO and Global Leaders Forum, bringing together high-level executives from the private sector to discuss concrete actions for the betterment of all coffee stakeholders.

The 5th World Coffee Conference and the 127th Session of the International Coffee Council will take place from 7-12 September 2020 in Bengaluru, India. More information, including how to register: http://www.wcc2020.com/