Greeting to World Coffee Leaders Forum
「World Coffee Leaders Forum」, the first international coffee forum in Asia, was held for the first time in November 2012, in Seoul, Korea. By becoming the first international coffee forum officially supported by International Coffee Organization (ICO), its mission is to seek solutions for sustainable development by discussing and sharing world coffee industry issues and challenges.
The world coffee industry is currently facing new challenges as the industry undergoes change.
The coffee industry which began from Europe, expanding to areas of North & South America is now focusing on Asia market, where production and consumption is increasing at the same. The economic development of the coffee industry in Asia is steadily increasing both quantitatively as well as qualitatively. The Asian Coffee Market has gained the world's attention due to its potential.
Asian coffee producing and consuming countries are contributing values to facilitate dynamic communication between producers and consumers across countries and continents. The Asian market holds an increasingly important position within the overall world coffee market, and its expanding role becomes the responsibility of leading trends, development, and overcoming crisis of the world coffee industry.
「The 3rd World Coffee Leaders Forum 2014」 will examine and discuss further in-depth topics of the World and Asian Coffee Industry, and expects to attract more than 1,200 participants from 35 countries.
WCLF 2014 invites knowledgeable leaders from a variety of disciplines, who can share their perspectives on the future of global coffee industry and address paradigm shifts in the coffee industry and its countermeasures. Plenary session will present the changes in each different realm in coffee industry such as specialty coffee, roastery cafe, espresso market, supply chain, instant coffee, franchise coffee market etc.
With a variety of plenary sessions and technical sessions available, along with other concurrent events, WCLF 2014 is ready to welcome you. Multiple networking programs such as Welcome Reception, B2B business meeting, Coffee Business Tour, etc. are all available for participation. In addition, WCLF 2014 is the official concurrent event of 13th Seoul Int’l Cafe Show 2014, where 600 companies (1,500 booths) exhibit from 50 countries and expects to attract more than 120,000 visitors from 65 countries. These many events assure that World Coffee Leaders Forum will become a representative world coffee industry festival.
World Coffee Leaders Forum Organizing Committee has made every effort to prepare for a successful forum. We hope you will join us for this special event, which will bring together the key decision makers and industry personnel of the Coffee Industry throughout Asia and worldwide. This event will be a key platform for exchanging ideas and knowledge about the Coffee Industry.
Chair, World Coffee Leaders Forum Organizing Committee