EAC Coffee Business Forum: MARKUP Unlocking Trade and Investment Opportunities in Europe
Mombasa, 11-14 February 2020
The EAC Coffee Business Forum - organised in conjunction with the African Fine Coffee Conference & Exhibition - will feature a week of interactive discussions, workshops and networking events for regional and international businesses, service providers and policy makers in the coffee sector.
The Forum, organised by MARKUP, implemented by ITC in collaboration with the EAC Secretariat and GIZ, will allow regional and international coffee industry participants to exchange and learn from each other as well as create markets and international sales opportunities.
During the Forum, a special coffee cupping session and an online mini-auction will offer the participants the opportunity to taste and buy coffee from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania and international buyers to bid and purchase through the online facility.
Increasing coffee exports from the region could have a considerable positive impact on EAC’s economic development, provided challenges such as trade barriers and limited access to finance are overcome. Key themes of the Forum include the removal of coffee trade barriers, innovative mechanisms to facilitate access to credit, and how regional growers and traders can capitalise on new opportunities such as the emerging specialty coffee market.
For more information on registration and the conference programme see https://afca.coffee/conference/