IACCTW

Intra Africa Coffee and Chocolate Trade Week

Join the Intra-Africa Coffee and Chocolate Trade Week, scheduled to take place from the 12th to the 14th of September 2024, at the prestigious Grand Hotel Djibloho, Equatorial Guinea. This premier event brings together stakeholders from across 26 African nations, with the aim of advancing the coffee and cocoa sectors for sustainable and inclusive growth.
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IACCTW

Intra Africa Coffee and Chocolate Trade Week

Join the Intra Africa Coffee and Chocolate Trade Week, 4-6 April 2024, at Grand Hotel Djibloho, Equatorial Guinea. Bringing together stakeholders from 26 African nations to advance the coffee and cocoa sectors for sustainable and inclusive growth.

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ABOUT US

What is the Intra Africa Coffee and Chocolate Trade Week (IACCTW)?

The Coffee and Chocolate Week is a significant gathering of industry experts aimed at fostering connections and creating opportunities across the entire African coffee and cocoa value chain, facilitating access to markets, knowledge, and business ventures.

CONNECT

Coffee and cocoa events are a great way to expand your network. Come prepared with conversation starters, be open and genuine, respect boundaries, and don't be afraid to ask for contact information. Connecting over coffee and chocolate can be fun!

TASTE

Coffee and Chocolate events feature gatherings with experts who delve into factors influencing the taste of both coffee and chocolate. These include bean type, brewing methods, roast levels, water quality, cocoa varieties, and processing techniques. Demonstrations focus on roast profiles, chocolate processing, and various brewing methods. Participants, irrespective of their prior experience, can savour a range of coffee and chocolate flavours, exploring the nuanced subtleties of each.

EXPERIENCE

This event offers a comprehensive look at the coffee and cocoa industries from a farming perspective. Attendees will learn about cultivation methods, sustainable farming practices, and the journey from bean to brew and cocoa to chocolate through expert-led presentations and discussions. The conference provides an understanding of the agricultural processes and ethical considerations in coffee and chocolate production, tailored for those interested in the broader industry aspects.

EXPLORE

Join us at the Intra Africa Coffee and Chocolate Trade Week Conference to delve into the African origins of these cherished beverages, tracing their journey from the heart of Africa to your cup, with expert talks, interactive workshops, and tastings that celebrate their rich heritage, contemporary innovations, and the sustainable practices vital to the future of the coffee and cocoa industries.

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Panel Discussion Agenda

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Unlocking The Economic Potential Of The African Coffee And Cocoa Industries

Harnessing the Economic Impact of African Coffee and Cocoa

Calling all coffee and cocoa enthusiasts! Join us for an enlightening panel discussion at the Intra Africa Coffee and Chocolate Trade Week and delve into the intricacies of the economic impact of African coffee and cocoa. Discover market trends, learn about value addition strategies, and explore investment avenues. Together, let’s drive economic growth and unlock the boundless potential of these industries.

Transforming African Coffee and Cocoa into Economic Powerhouses

Join us at the Intra Africa Coffee and Chocolate Trade Week and imagine a future where African coffee and cocoa industries shine as economic powerhouses. Engage in a thought-provoking panel discussion to explore trends, strategies, and investment opportunities that will shape this narrative. Together, let’s create a story of growth, prosperity, and shared success.

Exploring Value-added Production And Processing Of Coffee And Cocoa Commodities

This panel aims to delve into innovative approaches and strategies that enhance the value chain and maximize the economic potential of these remarkable commodities. Speakers will discuss the benefits of value-added production for farmers, processors, and consumers, as well as the challenges and opportunities in the global market.

Key Discussion Points

  • Market Insights: Valuable knowledge about current market trends and consumer demands that enable informed decision-making for valueadded production and processing.
  • Cutting-Edge Techniques: Latest advancements in production and processing technologies that elevate the quality, flavor profiles, and marketability of coffee and cocoa products.
  • Sustainability and Traceability: Sustainable practices and traceability initiatives that promote ethical sourcing, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility throughout the value chain.
  • Product Diversification: Opportunities and benefits of product diversification, including specialty coffees, single-origin chocolates, and niche cocoa derivatives, to unlock new market segments.
  • Investment and Financing: Investment opportunities and financing models that support value-added production and processing.
  • Innovative initiatives supporting African producers in their transition to sustainable practices, such as training programs and improved access to financing.

Harnessing Digital Platforms For Market Access And Trade Facilitation In The Coffee And Cocoa Industry

Having technology as a catalyst for transforming the cocoa and coffee industry, we aim to gather industry leaders who will share their insights on enhancing business processes and shaping the future of cocoa and coffee development in Africa. The discussion will revolve around the utilization of technology in various aspects, including production, supply chain management, packaging, trading, and branding, to effectively reach the global market:

Key Discussion Points

  • Production: How can technology be used to improve yields, reduce waste, and increase the quality of cocoa and coffee beans?
  • Supply chain management: How can technology be used to improve traceability, reduce fraud, and ensure that farmers receive a fair price for their beans?
  • Packaging: How can technology be used to improve the packaging of cocoa and coffee products, making them more appealing to consumers?
  • Trading: How can technology be used to facilitate trade in cocoa and coffee beans, making it easier for farmers to access markets?
  • Branding: How can technology be used to build strong brands for African cocoa and coffee products, making them more competitive in the global market?

Exploring Opportunities For Women & Youth In The Coffee And Cocoa Industry

This panel aims to shed light on how women and youth can actively participate in and benefitfrom the vibrant coffee and cocoa sectors.

The 21st century has played a major role in ensuring the systematic inclusion of women and young people, particularly in the economic sphere, not just in politics. This panel discussion focuses on examining the opportunities available for women and youth in the coffee and cocoa industries as a means to transform the African economy. Additionally, it will explore how production and trade processes can serve as empowering tools to actively involve and uplift women and youth. By aligning with the visions of Agenda 2063 and AFCFTA, this dialogue aims to foster economic growth, prosperity, and sustainable development for the continent, driven by the active participation of women and youth in the coffee and cocoa industries.

Key Discussion Points

  • Inspiring success stories: Hear from women and youth who have overcome challenges and achieved success in the coffee and cocoa industries.
  • Building skills and promoting equality: Learn about training programs, mentorship initiatives, and resources that are available to women and youth in these industries. Discuss the importance of education, skills development, and fostering inclusivity.
  • Strengthening market access: Identify actionable ways to improve market access for women and youth in the coffee and cocoa industries. Explore sustainable sourcing and fairtrade practices forlong-term growth.
  • Inspiring collaboration: Learn about partnerships among stakeholders, organizations, and non-profits that are supporting women and youth in these industries. Discover collaboration and networking opportunities for resources and market connections.
  • Technological Opportunities for the Inclusion of Women and Youth in the Coffee and Cocoa Value Chain.
  • Ancestry, Traditions, and the Role of Women in Driving Economic Growth for Families through Opportunities in the Coffee and Chocolate Industry.

Collaborative Partnerships To Advance The African Coffee And Cocoa Industries

This panel discussion will bring together government officials, private sector leaders, and informal sector operators to discuss the role of partnerships in the growth ofthe African coffee and cocoa sector.

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) provides a unique opportunity for intra-African trade in coffee and cocoa. However, there are still significant logistical challenges that need to be addressed. In addition, the 2063 African Development Agenda calls for new partnerships between all stakeholders in the coffee and cocoa sector

Key Discussion Points

  • Intra-African trade procedures: Breaking down barriers to commerce and fostering public-private partnerships. The vital role of public-private partnerships: Strengthening sustainable production, knowledge sharing, and investment in the coffee and cocoa sector.
  • Regional collaboration: Promoting sustainability in the coffee and cocoa value chain through the exchange of experiences and best practices.
  • Successful collaboration models: Examples of models that have enhanced productivity, quality, and market access.
  • The role of the financial sector: Supporting the development of the coffee and cocoa industries.
  • Support from government, businesses, and academic institutions: Roles in fostering growth in the African coffee and cocoa sector.
  • Enhancing market access and diversification: Strategies for improving market access and expanding product offerings.
  • Collaboration and partnerships to empower smallholder farmers and improve livelihoods.
  • Continued investment in sustainable production and market access: Key priorities forthe coffee and cocoa sector’s future.

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Experts present knowledge, experience, and ideas to educate, inspire and inform attendees at events. They’re selected for their insights and abilities and provide valuable learning opportunities through keynote speeches, panels or workshops.

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