European Coffee Expo, the new speciality, trade-only coffee event totally dedicated to the business of coffee, tea, soft drinks and related products taking place at London’s Olympia on May 22nd and 23rd 2018 has launched the call for papers for its conference programme.

European Coffee Expo will feature an awe-inspiring and FREE conference programme with a headline-grabbing speaker line-up. Secrets of business success revealed. Those all-important current and future trends uncovered. Companies are invited to submit their proposals to take part in the education programme at European Coffee Expo.

Annie Swift, Managing Director, European Coffee Expo, commented, “We know from our industry research with key coffee, tea, soft drinks and foodservice buyers and decision-makers that there is a real appetite for ideas, inspiration, trends, case histories and information. Our steering panel has already made many suggestions including: Customer engagement. How to maximise the short window of opportunity to provide the best customer experience; Coffee through the day –what are the opportunities for all day coffee drinking?; Tea! – a Barista masterclass; Menu sizes – how do you cater for every taste – extensive list or keep it simple; Hang onto your Barista – finding and keeping the very best staff and the sugar levy – consequences and opportunities for the sector.”

In addition to the keynote speakers featured in the conference programme, there will also be a workshop and demonstration theatre, featuring live demonstrations from leading practitioners, plus interactive workshops – these will be practical sessions, showing attendees ‘how to’. Swift continued, “Sessions that have already been suggested include: Brewing and barista classes; Coffee pairing; Sensory demos; brewing the perfect cup of speciality tea but we keen for more suggestions from you and our steering panel will then decide which will make it to the stage. Bear in mind when making proposals that our visitors will comprise senior buyers from restaurants, pubs, hotels, fast food outlets, casual dining, contract caterers, retail, leisure, travel, forecourts, supermarkets, health and education work spaces in addition to the artisan coffee and café sectors.”

Located at London’s Olympia, European Coffee Expo is organised by Quinic Events Ltd, whose senior team has spent many years working on highly successful events in the catering, hospitality and retail sectors. With a record of close co-operation with the industry, they deliver exhibitions and other events of exceptional commercial value to participants. To find out how to submit a proposal for the conference programme, go to


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