Bengaluru is gearing up to host the fifth World Coffee Conference (WCC), a major event that focuses on how important coffee is to economies around the world. This is the first time that the World Coffee Gathering is being held in India, in Bengaluru, and for the first time in the whole of Asia.
The International Coffee Organization (ICO) is working with the Coffee Board of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of Karnataka and the coffee industry to organize this conference. It will take place from September 25 to 28 at the Bangalore Palace and will last for four days.
There will be many important people, including industry leaders, experts, people who buy and sell coffee, people who own coffee shops, coffee farmers, coffee makers, coffee lovers, and students.
The event will begin with an inauguration ceremony led by Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal. People from more than 80 countries will be involved, including 2,400 delegates, 117 speakers, 208 businesses exhibiting, 10,000 visitors, and more than 300 business networking meetings.
The main objective of this conference is to find ways to support coffee farmers, who are really important in making coffee. The theme of the event is ‘Sustainability through Circular Economy and Regenerative Agriculture’. They also want to make sure that the countries that produce and drink coffee do well.
The conference will feature talks, workshops, competitions, coffee tastings, and an exhibition with cool coffee treats. People can make new contacts and get more opportunities for their coffee business. Even if you just want to learn more about coffee, there’s something here for you.
There will also be a coffee museum with a special dome-shaped building. It will show how coffee is grown in India and how it goes from being a coffee bean to your cup.
Hence, the World Coffee Conference is a big deal for coffee lovers and people associated with the coffee industry. This is an opportunity to learn, bargain and celebrate the wonderful world of coffee.
First Published: 25 Sep 2023, 11:36 IST