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India makes bid to host 2020 ICO world conference

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on January 16, 2018 Published on October 14, 2016

India has made a pitch to host the International Coffee Organisation’s (ICO) fifth World Coffee Conference in the country’s coffee capital Bengaluru in 2020.

ICO, the main inter-governmental organisation for the coffee producing and consuming countries, is keen that India host the next conference.

A formal decision from the apex body of the coffee producing and consuming nations is likely to be expected in March 2017, said MK Shanmuga Sundaram, Chairman, Coffee Board, confirming India’s bid to host the global meet.

Every four years, ICO holds the high-level World Coffee Conference to enable discussion around critical topics for the global coffee sector. Previously the conferences have been held in England in 2001, Brazil in 2005, Guatemala in 2010 and in Ethiopia in 2016.

ICO, which is working to strengthen the global coffee sector and promote its sustainable expansion in a market-based environment, has member governments representing 98 per cent of the world coffee production and 83 per cent of world consumption.

Published on October 14, 2016
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