Puebla to host Latin American Coffee Summit

The Latin American Coffee Summit brings together coffee producers and buyers from 13 countries
Puebla to host Latin American Coffee Summit
Riestra Piña stated that, once again, all the key members of the coffee industry’s value chain from Mexico and Latin America will meet in Puebla - Photo: Pilar Olivares/REUTERS
10/08/2018
19:03
Notimex
Mexico City
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The state of Puebla will host the 2018 Latin American Coffee Summit, an event of international stature, bringing together representatives of producers and buyers from 13 countries, informed Rodrigo Riestra Piña, minister of Rural Development, Sustainability and Territorial Organization (SDRSOT).

The activities will take place from August 10 to 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Puebla Exhibition Center, located in the Los Fuertes area.

Among the invited countries are: Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama, Costa Rica, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, Venezuela, China, and the United States.

Riestra Piña stated that, once again, all the key members of the coffee industry’s value chain from Mexico and Latin America will meet in Puebla.

Experts will analyze the challenges of coffee growing worldwide and issues such as the organization of producers, their access to financing, purchase of inputs, as well as the coffee market and its commercialization in order to position their brands.

He explained that during the Latin American Coffee Summit, 10 agricultural agreements will be signed between ten of the main companies that integrated the National Association of the Coffee Industry (ANICAFÉ) and Puebla producers, projecting an economic benefit of 586 million pesos.
 

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For her part, Luz María Osuna Delgado, director of the Latin American Coffee Summit 2018, highlighted that there will also be a youth forum for the coffee sector, in order to promote agribusiness as an alternative means of empowerment among new generations.

Through conferences, training, forums, and workshops, among other activities, the Latin American Coffee Summit promotes the exchange of experiences with other coffee producing and exporting countries, as well as the creation of new international business relations for the trade of coffee and its derived products.

The summit also seeks to train producers, processors, roasters, and marketers to increase the profitability and productivity of their businesses.

The access to the exhibition area will be free so that attendees can learn about the coffee business and acquire one of the 40 coffee brands that are produced in Mexico’s North, Northwest, and Negra mountain ranges.

For more information, you may consult the summit’s official website here.
 

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