The 3rd World Coffee Leaders Forum 2014 announces its full program

The 3rd World Coffee Leaders Forum 2014」 which is officially supported by International Coffee Organization(ICO), will be held at Coex Convention Center in Seoul, South Korea on November 19-22, 2014, to focus on the aspect of business, economy and trade for global coffee industry, putting non-stop effort to become the informative platform of knowledge sharing and exchange. As the first professional coffee forum ever held in Asia from 2012, the grand mission of World Coffee Leaders Forum is to provide a valuable insight of global coffee industry and seek methods for its sustainable development.

Last year’s event attracted worldwide attention. More than 800 participants from 34 countries and total 30 speakers from 12 countries who is Mr. Robério Oliveira Silva, Executive Director of ICO, Mr. Geoff Watts, Vice President of Intelligentsia coffee & Tea and Mr. David Veal, Executive Director of SCAE, etc. provided their insights into the coffee industry during this three day event.

This year, approximately 1,200 participants will participate from 35 countries, along with 20 confirmed speakers who is Mr. Robério Oliveira Silva, Executive Director of International Coffee Organization, Mr. Andrea Illy, CEO of Illycaffe, Mr. Ric Rhinehart, Executive Director of SCAA, Mr. Matt Lounsbury, Vice President of Stumptown Coffee Roaster and Mr. Rick Peyser, Director of Keurig Green Mountain, etc. WCLF 2014 will take place over a four day span, allowing for more in-depth analysis and focus on a greater variety of topics with the theme of “Paradigm Shifts in Coffee Industry and its Countermeasures”.

There are various programs such as Plenary Session, Asia Session, Technical Session, Adventure Session, World Coffee Youth Leadership Forum and Business Session. Each session will have capacity limitations and registration will be on a first come, first served basis. Registration fee also varies from USD 20 to 600 based on different category selections.

Online Registration is now open and can be completed at the official World Coffee Leaders Forum website ‘’ until November 5th.

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