The African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) will convene its 15th annual conference Feb. 15-17 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The theme of the 2017 African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition is Reshaping African Coffee Industry for Productivity and Investments. Speakers include Roberio Silva, executive director of the International Coffee Association, the Ethiopian minister of agriculture, and natural resources and the prime minister of Ethiopia. Panels will discuss the African coffee market, the coffee industry in Ethiopia, the world coffee market, and What’s New, Who’s Who, and What is the Role for African Coffees, a presentation by Phil Schluter, managing director of Schluter SA. Presenters representing the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and Cameroon will participate. The AFCA general meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Millennium Hall the conference venue. A gender and youth workshop and opening reception open the conference on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Chairman Abdullah Bagersh in December assured members the event will precede with the support and assurances of the Ethiopian government. AFCA represents coffee producers in 11 member countries.
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