African Fine Coffee Conference & Exhibition

Reshaping the African Coffee Industry for Productivity & Investment

The African Fine Coffee Conference & Exhibition is Africa’s largest coffee trade platform that – over the three days of the event – brings over 2,000 regional and international coffee roasters, traders, producers, professionals and connoisseurs under one roof!

The 15th African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition will be held from 15th – 17th February 2017 at the Millenium Hall, in the heart of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, one of Africa’s specialty coffee countries.

The event will have a fantastic line-up of international and regional internationally acclaimed speakers, spouse programs, coffee field visits and recreational activities.

The event will have a fantastic line-up of international and regional internationally acclaimed speakers, spouse programs, coffee field visits and recreational activities.

African Fine Coffee Conference & ExhibitionThe exhibition area has increasingly been regarded as pivotal in providing a unique opportunity to exhibitors showcasing the best coffees and affiliated services providing ample opportunity to network with coffee luminaries from all over the world. This will be the perfect platform for gathering valuable coffee information, building trade relations and buyer and seller interaction.

And, as always with every AFCA conference, there will be a full program of exciting social activities including spouse programs, Coffee Field Visits and recreational activities.

Traveling to Addis Ababa for the 15th African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition? If so, please take advantage of the amazing discounted fares that Ethiopian Airlines is offering delegates! Please note the 15% discount is only applicable to Ethiopian Airlines Travel Routes.

What is the African Fine Coffees Conference & Exhibition?

The African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition is Africa’s Largest Coffee Trade Platform that brings coffee roasters, traders, producers, professionals and connoisseurs under one roof. Delegates hail from all over the world namely Germany, South Africa, USA, Switzerland, Japan, China, The Netherlands and Italy.

The first African Fine Coffees Conference and Exhibition was held in February 2004 in Nairobi, Kenya to attempt to strengthen the producer – buyer relationships. Since the then the conference has grown immensely with over 2000 attendees at the 14 th African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in February 2016.

The conference provides a fantastic line up of internationally acclaimed speakers and a wonderful exhibition area vital to companies showcasing the best coffees and affiliated services. The conference is the Africa’s leading platform for gathering valuable coffee information, building trade relations and buyer and seller interaction. The conference further provides delegates with a unique opportunity to celebrate the host country’s unique coffees and beauty through its coffee safaris and themed side social events.

Coffee, as a commodity, has continued to play a leading role in the economy of Ethiopia, contributing between 24% to 26% of it’s economy. It is also a source of income of a quarter of the population of Ethiopia. Even at the world renowned Ethiopia Commodity Exchange it contributes over 43% of the volume and 60% of the value of all commodities traded.

The Ethiopian industry has seen several million dollar investments into the sector over the last five years along the entire value chain. This conference will seek to understand lessons we can learn from Ethiopia as well as other active investors in the region on their long term view of the African Coffee and why Productivity is going to be key for Africa in the next 10 years.

WHY YOU MUST BE IN ADDIS ABABA IN 2017

Visit the Birthplace of Coffee
Over 80 Exhibitors from Around the World
Cup 40 of the Top Coffees from Around Africa
Over 140 Business to Business Meetings between Buyers and Sellers
Over 20 Top Notch Presenters and Discussions
Make 100s of Coffee Friendships to last for a lifetime!