Bengaluru will host the fifth World Coffee Conference from September 25–28, 2023, which will showcase Indian coffees to global buyers.
The International Coffee Organisation is organizing the World Coffee Conference (WCC 2023) at the iconic Bangalore Palace in collaboration with the Coffee Board of India, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Government of Karnataka, and the coffee industry.
The event is being held in an Asian coffee-producing country for the first time, and it is set to become a global gathering place for coffee enthusiasts, industry leaders, experts, and aficionados.
Over 2400 delegates, 117 speakers, 208 exhibitors, and over 10,000 visitors from over 80 countries are expected to attend the four-day event, which will be inaugurated by Commerce and Industries Minister Piyush Goyal.
The event’s theme is “Sustainability through Circular Economy and Regenerative Agriculture,” and it will also feature a wide range of products and innovations taking place in the industry.
The preparations for the 5th World Cup 2023 are currently underway at the Bangalore Palace ground in Bengaluru, which will take place on September 23, 2023. The World Coffee Conference 2023 event will bring together around 2000 delegates, leaders, and decision-makers from over 80 countries, a grand podium to discuss, debate, and collaborate on building a sustainable coffee industry, from bean to cup, from September 25 – 28, 2023.
The event will include a business-to-business exhibition, skill-building workshops, a Global CEO conclave, and networking opportunities. WCC2023 will provide a much-needed range of opportunities for entrepreneurs, retailers, and cafe owners interested in sourcing high-quality coffee beans, as well as business leaders looking for investment opportunities.
ICO member country representatives, coffee growers, roasters, curers, cafe owners, policymakers, start-ups, and HORECA representatives are among those attending the event. Engaging sessions, coffee tastings, competitions, panel discussions, and an exhibition showcasing cutting-edge coffee products and services will be featured at the event. According to the organizers, this event raises awareness, fosters partnerships, and celebrates the world of coffee, in keeping with India’s commitment to the global coffee industry.
India, the world’s seventh-largest coffee producer, is also the world’s fifth-largest exporter, with major destinations in Europe such as Italy Germany, and Russia. India exports roughly two-thirds of its 3.5 lakh tonnes of coffee production, and domestic consumption is also increasing. Karnataka accounts for approximately 70% of all coffee produced in the country.