4th India International Coffee Festival

18 January 2012

The Executive Director, Robério Silva gave an inaugural address at the 4th India International Coffee Festival which took place in New Delhi, India from 18 – 20 January 2012 on the theme of ‘Growing with coffee’. The festival was attended by over 400 delegates. In addition to an exhibition and workshops, it included a conference dealing with topics such as the outlook for coffee, factors influencing coffee prices, and European markets. Dignitaries attending the Festival included Mr. Anand Sharma, Hon. Union Minister for Commerce and Industry and Textiles, Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia, Hon. Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Mr. Madhusudan Prasad, IAS, Additional Secretary (Plantations) at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Mr. Anup K. Pujari, IAS, Director General of Foreign Trade, Department of Commerce, Mr. Anil Kumar Bhandari (President, India Coffee Trust and Vice-Chairman, IICF 2012) and Mr. Jawaid Akhtar, Chairman of the Coffee Board of India and Chairman, IICF 2012. In his presentation to the Conference, Mr Silva gave an overview of the international coffee outlook and analyzed recent trends in supply, demand and prices. Presentation

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