India Coffee Trust in association with the Coffee Board has announced the 7th Edition of India International Coffee Festival, 2018, to be held from January 16th to 19th, 2018. The prestigious flagship event is back in NAMMA BENGALURU after four years and is bigger, better and promises a lot more than just a brew for your business.
It will host giants of the national and international coffee industry, policy makers, industry captains, exporters, manufacturers and host of other luminaries associated with the coffee industry. The festival will be held at The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru.
At the curtain raiser program held recently at Bengaluru, Shri. Priyank Kharge, Hon’ble Minister of IT, BT and Tourism, announced the commencement of this much-awaited festival, unveiling this year’s theme, “Express yourself with Coffee”.
Shri. Priyank Kharge, Hon’ble Minister for IT, BT and Tourism, Government of Karnataka, said, “I am glad that India International Coffee Festival is being hosted in Bengaluru - the true home state of Coffee. Government of Karnataka is proud and privileged to host the seventh edition of IICF, which will help us enhance our reputation as one of the best coffee growing states in the world.”
Shri. Srivatsa Krishna, IAS, Secretary, Coffee Board of India, Govt. of India, expressed his views, “The initiative of India International Coffee Festival which was taken jointly by the industry with the support of the Coffee Board of India, way back in the year 2000 has now become a major platform for the coffee industry. Coffee board of India is committed to promoting coffee consumption in India and towards that end; we are taking many a steps.”
“In addition, IICF is an excellent platform to showcase ‘Coffees of India’ to the global coffee buyers. I also believe that new technologies like ‘blockchain’ “Analytics, artificial intelligence based disease detection visually, bean to cup traceability and IVR based extension services” can play a significant role in the coming future of the Coffee sector and we are already looking at this with great interest.”
“I am also happy to share that Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Union Minister for Commerce and Industries, will inaugurate IICF 2018. The Coffee Board of India and Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India is glad to extend its whole-hearted support to IICF 2018.”
On this occasion, Shri. Anil Kumar Bhandari, President, India Coffee Trust, said, “True to its theme this year - which is ‘Express yourself with Coffee’, IICF 2018 will continue to be the premier platform for the Coffee and allied industries to express and explore new and game-changing ideas and solutions.”
The Conference this year will be addressed by a plethora of international experts coming from countries like Brazil, UK, USA, Columbia, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Thailand, besides India. Global Coffee Leaders like Mr. Jose Sette, Executive Director, International Coffee Organization, Mr. Roberto Vélez, CEO, Colombian Coffee Growers Federation, Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School & renowned Motivational Speaker are some of the key personalities addressing the conference. The Skill-building workshops will provide coffee enthusiasts and coffeeprenuers training in coffee roasting and brewing through seven sessions.
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