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European Coffee Expo 22-23 May
Food & Beverage professionals are expected to be visiting Olympia London in their thousands for European Coffee Expo, the new, trade-only coffee event dedicated to the business of coffee, tea, soft drinks and related products.
Free to attend, the event has been created exclusively for operators in the foodservice sector to help them maximise their success in serving coffee, tea, soft drinks and other non-alcoholic beverages.
Annie Swift, Managing Director, European Coffee Expo, said: “From the extensive research that we conducted prior to launching the show, we could tell there was a huge appetite for a professional, business event for foodservice professionals. This has been demonstrated by the unprecedented high level of top-quality visitors registering to attend the show, and the fantastic range of exhibitors that have signed up to take part in the show.”
The conference programme will host serious industry leaders tackling business-critical topics. The line-up of speakers includes:
David Abrahamovitch, CEO & Founder, Grind
Wendy Bartlett MBE, Founder and Executive Chairman of Bartlett Mitchell
Adrian Campbell–Howard, Founder, Society Café
Sue Williams, Head of People, Brakspear
Tim Cox, Drinks Innovation Manager, Costa Express
Steven Driscoll, Restaurant Manager, The Berkeley
Nicki Gadd, Head of Proud To Serve, Costa Partnerships UK & Ireland.
Other features at the show include taster sessions of the Specialty Coffee Association’s Coffee Skills Programme, where several of the Specialty Coffee Association’s local Authorised SCA Trainers (ASTs) from Matthew Algie’s Premier Training Campus will deliver some taster sessions of the Coffee Skills Programme’s six modules: Introduction to Coffee, Barista Skills, Brewing, Sensory Skills, Green Coffee and Roasting – and attendees to the session will also be eligible for generous discounts on Matthew Algie Foundation Courses.
Suppporting European Coffee Expo’s drive to be as sustainable as possible, the organisers are working in partnership with the venue on a new initiative. This will see the trial of several new projects including nothing going to landfill - all waste will either be recycled (98%) or turned into refuse-derived fuel for incineration/energy production (less than 2%). This will be achieved by the roll-out of new waste bins, with messaging to explain to customers how the bins play an an integral part in achieving the sustainability goals.
European Coffee Expo, Olympia, London
22-23 May 2018
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