Presentations made at the first ICO World Coffee Conference

Thursday 17 May 2001
The World Coffee Crisis Dr. Jorge Cardenas, Chairperson, World Coffee Conference
Opening address Kate Timms, Head of Agriculture & Food Industry Directorate, MAFF, UK
Welcome speech Celsius A. Lodder, Executive Director, ICO

Friday 18 May 2001
- Session One: Global Trends

Digital Capital, Business Webs and the World's Coffee Economy Don Tapscott, President,
Digital4Sight, USA
Globalization and Developing Countries Professor Joseph Stiglitz, Brookings Institution, USA
Strategies for Developing Countries Dependent on Primary Commodities Robert Thompson, Director of Rural Development, World Bank
Global Trends - Comments Roberto Junguito, Executive Director, IMF
International Trade, Commodities and Services/Tourism Rolf W. Boehnke, Managing Director, Common Fund for Commodities

- Session Two: Primary Products and Development

Coffee, Primary Products and the Economic Development of Latin America Paulo Paiva, Inter-American Development Bank
Primary Commodity Producers Dr. Juan M. Santos, Minister of Finance, Colombia

Coffee and the Economic Development of Africa

H.E. Gnassingbé Eyadema, Chairperson of OAU, President of Togo
Agriculture, Coffee and the Economic Development of Asia Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Director General Designate, WTO
The Role and Performance of Futures Markets in Coffee Brian Williamson, Chairperson, LIFFE

- Session Three - Major Supply and Demand Trends

Presentation of the Session Chairperson Michael Neumann, Neumann Gruppe GmbH
Growing the World's consumption Gordon Gillet, Senior Vice President, Nestec Ltd.

Growth in the Global Coffee Industry

Douglas Burns, Vice President, Kraft Foods
Consumption and Production Helmut Ahlfeld, Director, F.O. Licht
Cecafé Presentation Jorge Esteve, Chairperson, Cecafé
US Coffee trends: 1991 - 2001 Robert Nelson, President, NCA, USA
Coffee: Rise or Fall ? Klaus Jacobs, Klaus Jacobs Foundation, Switzerland
The Diversion and/or Destruction of Triage as a means to improve prices Mick Wheeler, Overseas Rep., Papua New Guinea
Coffee Industry Corporation
Coffee: An Asian Perspective Ong Siong Kai, Chief Executive, Hiang Kie Group, Singapore
Coffee Trends in Europe Roel Vaessen, Secretary General, European Coffee Federation (ECF)
Orientations of Vietnam Coffee Industry Doan Trieu Nhan, Chairperson, VICOFA
Overview of the coffee market in Japan Tatsushi Ueshima, UCC Ueshima Coffee Co. Ltd, Japan

Champagne Reception and Conference Banquet

Statement Agbeyome Messan Kodjo, Prime Minister of Togo
Statement Vinicius Pratini de Moraes, Minister of Agriculture, Brazil

Saturday 19 May 2001

- Session Four: Institutions and Development

Review of the influence of the world of coffee on scholarship within the social sciences

Professor Robert Bates, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University
Role of the National Coffee Federation of Colombia Professor Rosemay Thorp, Oxford University
Issues for Producing Countries Ambassador Sergio Amaral, Chairperson of the ACPC

- Panel discussions

Why has coffee control succeeded in the past? Can it succeed in the future? Professor Christopher Gilbert, Research Professor of Finance, Free University of Amsterdam
Coffee institutions and economic development in producing countries Diego Pizano, Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia
The Specialty coffee revolution Orin Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, Starbucks, Specialty Coffee Revolution
- Session Five: Scientific and Technological aspects
Project: coffee and health Professor Darcy Lima, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Coffee and health Professor P. Martin, Vanderbilt University, USA
Promoting good news about coffee Dr. Daniel Steffen, Kraft Foods, Chairperson, Scientific Committee, NCA
Towards an integrated knowledge system for smallholder coffee farmers Dr. Peter Baker, CABI, UK
Sustainable coffee Dr. Gabriel Cadena, Director of the National Coffee Research Centre, CENICAFE
Research priorities for coffee in the new millennium Dr. R. Naidu, Director of Research, Central Coffee Research Institute, India
The Coffee Berry Borer and coffee research at the United States Department of Agriculture Dr. Fernando E. Vega, US Department of Agriculture
Chairperson's closing remarks, Dr. Jorge Cardenas