P51521 24th Annual Asia International Coffee Conference
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24th Annual Asia International Coffee Conference

4 – 6 December 2018
The Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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The 24th edition of Asia’s only Coffee trade gathering is back, with a renewed emphasis on new, fresh, and different. Co-located for the first time ever as part of IBCs Soft Commodity Week in Vietnam, four different events will bring and even stronger knowledge and networking proposition.

The world’s top supplier of robusta continues to experience a robust yet volatile market dynamic. This year, the programme will put an intense focus on new policy, trade and pricing, investment in acreage and processing, and a market forecast. Top buyer markets for Vietnam will be focused upon, alongside global trends, and how the local industry should respond.

Welcome Reception Hosted By Cofco Agri

New in 2018

  • Part of Soft Commodities Week with a strong hold on technology, trade and sustainability
  • Global commodity forecast and projections for Coffee
  • The next frontier for Vietnam coffee, how can the sector be developed
  • Increasing coffee plantation acreage – policy and investment outlook
  • Attracting investment to boost exports – opportunities in instant and roasted coffees
  • PPPs
  • Vietnam in focus, quality, Government initiatives, exports, local operations and crop outlook
  • Pricing, risk, projections and impact of funds
  • Trade and supply markets update for Vietnamese coffee
  • Cultivating the domestic consumption market in Vietnam

About Soft Commodities Week

Hosted in Vietnam, and supported by top Industry bodies and Government agencies, the Soft Commodity Week will co locate 4 events:



8:00 am

Registration & Morning Coffee

9:00 am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks


9:10 am

Regulatory Address by MARD

Tran Kim Long, Director General, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam

9:30 am

  • Geopolitical tensions on trade tariffs, and the current state of play
  • Regional trade agreements, and will they save the day?
  • Trade impact across agricultural commodities, and what to expect
  • Recent currency movements
  • Market developments and Government policies likely to have an impact
  • Expectations from key currencies, including the Vietnamese Dong

10:40 am

Morning Break and end of plenary Sessions

10:30 am


11:10 am

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

José Dauster Sette, Executive Director, International Coffee Organisation (ICO)


11:15 am

  • Vietnam’s policy update on productivity and quality
  • The need for modern processing technology for coffee processing industry/cluster
  • Government action plan to producing high quality beans and processed products
  • Update on coffee plantation, investment and engagement with private sector
  • What is it for coffee traders, farmers, roasters and distributors

11:45 am

  • 2018 – 2019 overview of Vietnam coffee sector – How are we doing?
  • Vietnam’s coffee industry challenges and strategic view
  • Local market consumption, export and instant coffee markets
  • How far we are achieving targeted coffee production and quality control?
  • Local trading market price focus

12:15 pm

  • Trends to note in coffee trade and consumption
  • Roasted beans, ground, specialty and instant markets – where do we see market opportunities?
  • Roasting market’s expectations of quality, sustainable supply and procurement
  • How technology is playing a part in supply chain, distribution and roasting
  • E-commerce and coffee – how the Starbucks and Alibaba alliance will shape out of home consumption?

1:00 pm

Networking Lunch


2:00 pm

  • Prospects in instant coffee market – domestic and international markets
  • Investment in Coffee market and new processing plant
  • Investment in high-tech processing technology, packaging and branding
  • Distribution network in domestic and global market
  • Coffee beans procurement and sourcing update

2:30 pm

  • Instant coffee companies have for years been attempting to capture real roast and ground coffee flavour
  • Flavourtech’s Integrated Extraction System (IES) has been developed to capture real coffee flavour
  • The IES system is an automated, continuous processing system to produce high quality instant coffee
  • The IES solves many problems that instant coffee companies face.
  • Leon will be explaining how the IES helps instant coffee customers

3:00 pm

3:30 pm

Afternoon Break and networking

4:00 pm

  • Product innovation and consumption – How to relate?
  • How is domestic processing market keeping abreast with international markets?
  • Tech trends that are up for investments
  • Export markets in spotlight

4:40 pm

  • Instant coffee process technology and quality improvement
  • Aroma processing, Extraction, and dry technology
  • Leveraging Tech to deliver better coffee

For speaking opportunity, please contact jonathan.kiang@ibcasia.com.sg


5:00 pm

  • Driving Improvements in Production and Processing Methods

For speaking opportunity, please contact jonathan.kiang@ibcasia.com.sg

5:30 pm

  • How strategic collaboration through partnership to build sustainable brand
  • Sustainable sourcing, packaging, and production
  • Sustainable supply chains

More panelists to be confirmed.

6:00 pm

End of conference day one

8:50 am

Chairman’s opening remark

José Dauster Sette, Executive Director, International Coffee Organisation (ICO)


9:00 am

  • Vietnamese economy outlook – commodities in spotlight
  • Coffee trade and currencies movement
  • Cost of production, inflation and input cost
  • Market projections for short and long term

9:30 am

  • Brazil coffee production and update
  • Pricing projection for both Arabica and Robusta
  • Opportunities for Robusta
  • Brazil vs. Vietnam in global markets
  • Global price movements and what it means for Vietnamese coffee markers

10:00 am

  • Update on ICE Robusta Coffee Futures
  • Explanation of the changes to the contract terms introduced in July 2018

10:30 am

Morning break and networking


11:10 am

  •  Logistic and warehousing market growth and investment
  • Better understanding of the laws, customs and culture of Vietnam
  • Spacious, conveniently-located, fully equipment warehouse to maintain the quality
  •  Risk of falling inventories and warehousing in current trade market

11:40 am

  • Collaboration with farmers improving traceability for both buyers and sellers, wholesalers and retailers
  • Improving supply chain efficiencies via real time data analytics
  • Implementing technology and increasing value of commodities

12:10 pm

  • Testing blockchain technology in Coffee industry-project update
  • Implementation considerations
  • Challenges faced and solutions
  • Traceability technology and- innovation
  • Mapping benefits for the coffee sector


12:30 pm

  •  Robusta coffee market and price forecast in the next 2-3 years
  • Coffee supply and trends
  • Trader perspective on coffee supply

1:00 pm


2:00 pm

  • Challenges and opportunities implementing PH Coffee roadmap by 2022
  • How the top importer of soluble coffee is moving towards self-sufficiency
  • Investment and collaboration opportunities

2:30 pm

  • From Asia to Europe, future trend and Price
  • Case study: Myanmar arabica coffee development

3:00 pm

  • Climate and supply challenge, we need to double coffee production by 2050 at trend demand growth of 1.8% on less land
  • Collaborative private/public sector funding approach
  • Next steps on implementation

3:30 pm

Afternoon Break


4:00 pm

  • Global ready to drink (RTD) coffee market overview
  • Growth opportunity and Constrains
  • Market segmentation and drivers for RTD coffee

Speaking opportunity: Please contact Sophia.Zhao@ibcasia.com.sg

4:30 pm

  • Sustainable financing and specilised loans to replanting coffee
  • Rejuvenating for high yield varieties and sustainable supply of coffee
  • Improving productivity through access to technical assistance, finance and rejuvenation plans
  • Intervening farmers welfare plans in Vietnam

5:00 pm

End of conference day two

9:00 am

This workshop will explore the applications of AgTech throughout the entire value chain. The session will outline current barriers and critical opportunities to improve conditions, mitigate risk, boost yield and reduce costs through:

  • Pioneering hardware including drones, robotics, IoT and sensors
  • Data analytics tools that enable diagnostics and predictive modelling
  • Platforms and applications that democratize information and draw real time info from all stakeholders
  • Chemical considerations – applying smart analytics to pesticides, fertilizers and crop selection

Delegates will walk away with the ability to:

  • Survey existing global and regional conditions and implement best practice processes
  • Match existing internal challenges with partners and partnership models
  • Analyse the cost benefit ratio of projects
  • Benchmark global case studies
  • Leverage the growing ecosystem to streamline the value and supply chain

1:00 pm

End of workshop

1:01 pm


By invitation only, interested parties can apply to IBC Asia.
Please email: register@ibcasia.com.sg. IBC Asia reserves the rights to review, accept or reject applications.

Following the success of last year’s programme, INTL FCStone are back to do another pre-conference training session for invited delegates. We understand the coffee community has an advanced knowledge of derivatives so this year we will be focusing more on the ‘actual’ rather than the ‘theoretical’ using some of the many IT systems INTL FCStone now offers in order to make managing price risk in volatile markets a little easier.

Defining the current market environment

  • Global Coffee market review
  • Fundamental & external market drivers explored
  • Evaluating the impact of key external market price drivers

Building your risk management program

  • Building your risk management program
  • Defining your internal risk management policy
  • Defining your risk & risk appetite & defining your hedging tool kit
  • Building your internal risk management expertise

Case Study
In change to last year’s programme we will use a case study in order to be as ‘real world’ as possible, comparing the benefits of futures, options and structured products as a hedge against a particular market situation

Having decided upon which tool to use, we will examine how these ideas can actually be transacted in the electronic marketplace.

ICE Exchange
This year we  will be also joined by Toby Brandon, a senior member of the ICE management team, who will outline recent developments for the Robusta contract and any future plans.



5:00 pm

End of workshop


Packages Price
2 Day ConferenceUS $1595Early Bird
2 Day Conference - Vietnamese DelegateUS $600Early Bird
Extras Price
Pre Conference Workshop US $400
Pre Conference Workshop - Vietnamese Delegate US $200

Early Bird Rate: Register & Pay by 12 October 2018

Register 2 Delegates and get 1 FREE PASS
Register 3 Delegates and get 2 FREE PASS
Register 5 Delegates and get 3 FREE PASS

(Group rate is based on normal rate of 2-day main conference package only)

For Group Registrations of more than 3 team members,
email info@ibcasia.com.sg or call +65 6508 2477

  • *Wholly-owned Vietnamese Fees applicable for Vietnamese Citizens employed by wholly-owned Vietnamese companies based in Vietnam.
  • Multiple Bookings Discount pricing is applicable to groups of 3 or more delegates from the same organisation registering for the same event, at the same time.
  • Fee stated is the discounted price PER DELEGATE. Only one discount applies; either the early bird rate OR group rate.
  • All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.
  • All delegates from Singapore-based companies are required to pay an additional 7% GST (SINGAPORE EVENTS ONLY)



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Tổng quan

Cuộc họp thương mại Cà phê duy nhất của Châu Á lần thứ 24 đã trở lại, tiếp tục nhấn mạnh về sự mới mẻ, tươi sạch và khác biệt. Lần đầu tiên được tổ chức tại cùng địa điểm như là một phần của Tuần lễ Hàng hóa Mềm IBC tại Việt Nam, bốn sự kiện khác nhau sẽ mang lại kiến thức và xây dựng mạng lưới rộng lớn hơn.

Nhà cung cấp cà phê vối hàng đầu thế giới tiếp tục trải nghiệm một thị trường năng động, mạnh mẽ và biến động. Năm nay, chương trình sẽ tập trung mạnh vào chính sách mới, thương mại và giá cả, đầu tư vào diện tích và chế biến, và dự đoán thị trường. Sẽ tập trung vào các thị trường người tiêu dùng hàng đầu cho Việt Nam, cùng với các xu hướng toàn cầu và cách ngành công nghiệp địa phương cần phải đáp ứng.

Cofco Agri Tổ chức phần Đón tiếp

Các điểm mới trong năm 2018

  • Một phần của Tuần lễ Hàng hóa Mềm nhấn mạnh về công nghệ, thương mại và tính bền vững
  • Dự đoán và ước tính hàng hóa toàn cầu cho Cà phê
  • Lĩnh vực tiếp theo cho cà phê Việt Nam, cách phát triển ngành cà phê
  • Tăng diện tích trồng cà phê – chính sách và triển vọng đầu tư
  • Thu hút đầu tư để thúc đẩy xuất khẩu – các cơ hội cho cà phê hòa tan và cà phê xay
  • PPP
  • Điểm nhấn Việt Nam, chất lượng, các sáng kiến của Chính phủ, xuất khẩu, hoạt động địa phương và triển vọng cây trồng
  • Giá cả, rủi ro, dự đoán và tác động của các quỹ
  • Cập nhật thị trường cung ứng và thương mại cho cà phê Việt Nam
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Bổ sung
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Ngày 04 – 06 tháng 12 năm 2018
The Reverie Saigon
22 – 36 Đại lộ Nguyễn Huệ
& 57-69F Đường Đồng Khởi
Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh | Quận 1
Việt Nam
Điện thoại: +84 28 3823 6688 Fax:+84 28 3822 3355
Thư điện tử: info@thereveriesaigon.com

Dịch vụ Khách hàng
+65 6508 2401

Cơ hội về Tài trợ 
Jonathan Kiang
+65 6508 2471 

Cơ hội về Diễn thuyết 
Sophia Zhao 
+65-6508 2491 

Cơ hội về Hợp tác Truyền thông & Hiệp hội
Tham Ruohyi 
+65 6508 2463 



Tran Kim Long

Director General, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam

Judith Ganes

President, J Ganes Consulting, LLC

Ahadu Woubshet 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Ahadu Woubshet

Founder and General Manager Moyee Coffee, Ethiopia

Denys Collin Munang 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Denys Collin Munang

Director, Sustainability and Investor Relations, Eagle High Plantations, Indonesia

Carolyn Florey

Technology for Development Lead, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

Pham Hong Duong 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Pham Hong Duong

Chairman, Thanh Thanh Cong, Bien Hoa JSC (TTCS), Vietnam

Luong Van Tu 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Luong Van Tu

Chairman, Vietnam Coffee-Cocoa Association (VICOFA)

José Dauster Sette

Executive Director, International Coffee Organisation (ICO)

Nguyen Do Anh Tuan

Director General, Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agricultural and Rural Development (IPSARD), MARD, Vietnam

Tran Thanh Hai 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Tran Thanh Hai

Chairman NutiFood, Vietnam

Leon Skaliotis

Marketing & Sales Director of Flavourtech

Xiong Xiangren 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Xiong Xiangren

President of Hogood Coffee, China; Chairman of Asian Coffee Association

Michael von Luehrte 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Michael von Luehrte

Secretary General, Swiss Coffee Trade Association

Do Ngoc Sy

Asia Pacific Sustainability Manager, Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE)

Toby Brandon

Director-Soft Commodity Operations, ICE

David Roussiere

Managing Director Vietnam, Kuehne + Nagel

Vu Manh Hung 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Vu Manh Hung

Deputy Chairman, VietNam Digital Agriculture Association

Alexander Gruber 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Alexander Gruber

Trading Coffee Director, Vietnam office, RCMA Commodities, Vietnam

Manny Torrejon 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Manny Torrejon

Business Development Director, UCC Ueshima Coffee Philippines Inc.

Nathalie F. Manac’h 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Nathalie F. Manac’h

CEO and Funder, Nat Coffee Myanmar

Dr. PHAN Viet Ha

Dr. PHAN Viet Ha

Deputy Director, Western Highlands Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute (WASI)

Dr Anthony John

Specialist, Plant and Precision Agriculture, Agri-Tech Organisation, Bioeconomy, International Trade & Investment, Department for International Trade

Julian Dixon

Risk Management Consultant, INTL FCStone Ltd

when & where

04 - 06 Dec 2018

The Reverie Saigon
22 – 36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard
& 57-69F Dong Khoi Street
Ho Chi Minh City | District 1
T:+84 28 3823 6688 F:+84 28 3822 3355


Still have a question?

Speaking Opportunities
Sophia Zhao
+65-6508 2491

Sponsorship Opportunities
Jonathan Kiang
+65 6508 2471

Media & Association Partnership Opportunities
Eileen Tan
+65 6508 2462


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