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IWCA Virtual Convention

MILAN – Join the Convention online, June 14-18 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM (UTC Time), to hear from members of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) Global Chapter Network and industry experts. Presentations will be broadcast over a two-hour time frame and recorded for attendees to access after the event. In an effort to make the convention accessible to all attendees tickets for the convention are available free of charge.

During the registration process, there will be an option to donate IWCA with your convention ticket reservation.

Any gift amount is appreciated and will help offset costs to produce the convention and support the work to empower women throughout the coffee supply chain. Click here to register.

2021 IWCA Virtual Convention Schedule

Monday, June 14, 2021 (All times are UTC)

2:00 PM-2:05 PM: Welcome from IWCA Staff and Board

2:05 PM-2:35 PM: Updates from members within the IWCA Global Chapter Network

2:35 PM-3:20 PM: New Trading Trends with Stephany Davila. In this presentation, Stephany will explain the two paths towards selling roasted coffee in the US market: 1) importing green and roasting in the US, and 2) importing the final, roasted product. She will also talk about how to get started in terms of understanding the niche you want to focus on, basic considerations for your cost structure, and an easy methodology to get your commercial plan started.

3:20 PM-3:30 PM: Speaker Q&A

3:30 PM-3:55 PM: Very Important Documents: IWCA Direct Trade System

3:55 PM-4:00 PM: Closing Words

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 (All times are UTC)

2:00 PM-2:05 PM: Welcome from IWCA Staff and Board

2:05 PM-2:35 PM: Updates from members within the IWCA Global Chapter Network

2:35 PM-3:20 PM: True Values of Microcredits with Verena Fischersworring & Dr. Maria Ruiz

3:20 PM-3:30 PM: Speaker Q&A

3:30 PM-3:55 PM: Very Important Documents: How Does A Cooperative Work Today?

3:55 PM-4:00 PM: Closing Words

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 (All times are UTC)

2:00 PM-2:05 PM: Welcome from IWCA Staff and Board

2:05 PM-2:35 PM: Updates from members within the IWCA Global Chapter Network

2:35 PM-3:20 PM: Sustainability, What Is It? With Kim Elena Ionesco.

3:20 PM-3:30 PM: Speaker Q&A

3:30 PM-3:55 PM: Very Important Documents: Chapter Manual Overview

3:55 PM-4:00 PM: Closing Words

Thursday, June 17, 2021 (All times are UTC)

2:00 PM-2:05 PM: Welcome from IWCA Staff and Board

2:05 PM-2:35 PM: Updates from members within the IWCA Global Chapter Network

2:35 PM-3:20 PM: Coffee Auctions As A Marketing Tool with Darrin Daniel. How does the Cup of Excellence auction platform work as a marketing tool for producers as well as roasters? We will explore various ways in which the auction can provide impact and explore ways to educate consumers who are committed to learning more about where their coffees come from. We will look at various case studies and provide examples of effective campaigns and calls to action.

3:20 PM-3:30 PM: Speaker Q&A

3:30 PM-3:55 PM: Very Important Documents: IWCA Logo Licensing and Commercial Co-Venture Programs

3:55 PM-4:00 PM: Closing Words

Friday, June 18, 2021 (All times are UTC)

2:00 PM-2:05 PM: Welcome from IWCA Staff and Board

2:05 PM-2:35 PM: Updates from members within the IWCA Global Chapter Network

2:35 PM-3:20 PM: Cooperative Experience with Helga Cristina Carvalho De Andrade

3:20 PM-3:30 PM: Speaker Q&A

3:30 PM-3:55 PM: Very Important Documents: IWCA Programs & Partnerships

3:55 PM-4:00 PM: Closing Words