8th Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance
Representatives of the ICO Member Governments from both exporting and importing countries had the pleasure of hosting the 8th Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance on Tuesday, 18 September 2018, held as part of the 122nd Session of the International Coffee Council in London, UK.
Chaired by Mr Kirill Matrenichev (Russian Federation), the 8th Forum brought together experts from the private and public sectors to exchange ideas on ‘Harnessing technology and innovation for investments in the coffee sector’.
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Panel 1: Technical innovations
Moderated by Ms Nancy Cheruiyot from the Commodities Fund (Kenya), Panel 1 focused on technical innovations, with presentations from:
Mr Thorsten Beck - Professor for Banking and Finance, CASS Business School, City University of London
Mr Richard Counsell - CEO and Founder, Stable
Mr Daniel Jones - CEO and Founder, bext360
Dr Yenugula Raghuramulu - Director of Research, Central Coffee Research Institute (India)
Panel 2: Innovative financial instruments
Moderated by Mr Alexander Borisov, Vice Chairman of Rusteacoffee Moscow, Panel 2 focused on innovative financial instruments, with presentations from:
Ms Michaela Seimen Howart - Sustainable Debt Strategist, UBS
Mr Andrey Kuleshov - Strategy & Development Adviser, Common Fund for Commodities
Mr Nick Silver - Co-found, Climate Bonds Initiative
Mr Herbert Lust - Vice-President Global Public Partnerships & Managing Director (Europe), Conservation International