PROGRAM and SCHEDULE (subject to change)

DAY ONE – Thursday, August 3rd  

9:00 – 11:00        IWCA Convention Workshops (requires IWCA Convention Registration) 

1:00 pm           Opening Ceremony of Latin American Coffee Summit & V IWCA Convention 

1:00 – 6:00 pm   Workshops “Ciudad del Barista”  

2:00 – 3:00       Creating Gender Balance – Session I

“Is creating gender balance one of the most responsible & sustainable efforts we can make collectively as an industry?

A perspective of the current coffee industry challenges and opportunities, endorsement for efforts and recommendations for action.

Group Moderator: Ric Rhinehart, Executive Director, Specialty Coffee Association;

Panelists:  Jose Sette, Executive Director, ICO; Kellem Agnew Emanuele, Director, Attego esg Impact Solutions; Nicole Gobeth, Fundacion Solidaridad LatinoAmericana

Location: Ferte de Guadalupe

3:00 – 4:00        Keynote Speaker – Victoria Garcia, founder 147, Mexico Shark Tank panelist and named Forbes “100 Most Powerful Women in Mexico” 2016  – @anavictoriaga

“The Power of Women in Business”

Location: Fuerte de Guadalupe

3:00 – 6:00 pm         All-Stars Barista Program

Building on the success of the 2015 IWCA Convention in Colombia,

World Coffee Events will feature the Female All Stars program.

3:00 – 6:00 pm         Latin American Coffee Summit Exhibition Hall Opens

4:00 – 6:00 pm          Latin American Forum for Producers –  Panel 1

“Plagues and Impact of Climate Change”

Preventing the next ecological disaster

Panelist: Honduras, Costa Rica, Colombia, México, PROMECAFE, IICA, OIRSA

Location: Fuerte de Guadalupe (main room)

8:00 pm             Welcome Reception 

DAY TWO – Friday, August 4th

9:00 -11:00 am        Simultaneous Work Shops

11:00 – 12:30 pm    Creating Gender Balance –  Session II

Programs, Principles, Policies, and Partnerships Driving Inclusion and Empowerment”

In this session, the audience will learn about existing and new programs, partnerships, policies & principles promoting and driving Inclusiveness and women’s empowerment in coffee.

Presenters: Jennifer Gallegos, Vice President, IWCA; Grace Mena, Founder/President, Delicafe; Karen Cebreros, Founder, Earth’s Choice; Joanna Furgiuele, Program Manager, Coffee Kids

Location: Fuerte de Guadalupe

12:00 – 1:00 pm       Latin American Forum for Producers –  Plenary

“The benefits of the balance of soil nutrition and the impact in the cup”

Presenter: Dr. Jorge Flores

Sponsor: Yara México

Location: Fuerte de Guadalupe

1:00 – 2:00 pm           Latin American Forum for Producers – Plenary

“Leadership with Nescafé Plan”

Speaker: Mrs. Francis Pérez Arroniz

Sponsor: Nestlé

Location: Fuerte de Guadalupe

2:00 – 3:15 pm          Creating Gender Balance –  Session III

“Is the market ready for Balance?

Panelists will discuss whether the market is ready to support programs, principles and policies that promote inclusion and empowerment and what incentives might be put in place to drive increased engagement in both.

Moderator: Ted Lingle, Executive Director, CQI

Panelists: Mike Ebert and Renee Espinoza, Firedancer Coffee Consultants; Karla Ly Quinones, Perfect Daily Grind (invited)

Location: Fuerte de Guadalupe

4:00 -6:00 pm           Latin American Forum for producers – Panel 2

“Sharing experiences & technology transfer results”

Five producers will discuss and share results from last 2 years.

Location: Fuerte de Guadalupe

2:00 – 6:00 pm          All Stars Barista Program & Latin American Coffee Summit Exhibition Hall Opens 

DAY THREE – Saturday, August 5th

9:00 – 11:00 pm        Simultaneous Work Shops

11:00 -12:15 pm     Creating Gender Balance –  Session IV

                        “Quantifying Women in Coffee. WHO, WHERE, WHAT?

The technical side of coffee research is highly developed in the coffee industry with stats and research readily available on quantities produced and best agricultural practices. The social side is less developed, especially with gender. This panel will share insights on projects in Brazil, Colombia and Rwanda to close this information gap.

Moderator: Ruth Ann Church, Chair of IWCA Research Alliance committee and IWCA BOD Member focused on Research and Impact Assessment

Panelists: Raquel Santos Menezes, Professor, Universidade de Viçosa, Brazil; Claudia Rodriguez, Coordinadora Programa Equidad de Género, Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia

Location:  Fuerte de Guadalupe

12:30-1:30 pm          Latin American Forum for producers – Plenary

“Results of Coffee Consumption Marketing Research Mexico 2016-2017”

Speaker: Euromonitor

Location: Fuerte de Guadalupe

2:00 – 6:00 pm          All Stars Barista Program & Latin American Coffee Summit Exhibition Hall Opens

4:00 – 6:00 pm           Latin American Forum for producers – Panel 3

“Sharing experiences & technology transfer results – successes in

gender inclusion”

In this panel, attendees will hear about gender equity projects that

have been successfully implemented in Latin American Countries, e.g.,

El Salvador, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brasil y México

Location: Fuerte de Guadalupe 

8:00 pm             Closing Party


07:00-20:00    FARM TOUR Bus Departs FROM Hotel Marriot (Max 20 people)

Cost per person $100.00 USD (Includes meals)

09:00-18:00    TOURIST TOUR Bus Departs FROM Hotel Marriot (Max 20 people)

Cost per person $100.00 USD (Includes meals)


**Includes: Access to IWCA Convention & Foro Latinoamericano of producers, Welcome kit, Welcome Reception, access to workshops and Lectures, Lunches during Convention, Closing Party, full access to the LatinAmerican Coffee Summit exhibition hall.


**Includes: Badge to Access the Latinamerican Producers Forum, ONLY. Training material and Box Lunch per day per producer