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LXXVI edition of the FNC´s National Coffee Growers Congress
  • President Juan M. Santos, ministers, government delegates, international representatives, and over 120 leaders of Colombia´s coffee growing industry will attend. 
  • Led by the motto “Caficultura Climáticamente Inteligente,” (Intelligent Coffee Growing under climate variations) the Congress will discuss solutions to the climate changes in different Colombian coffee growing regions that have struck Colombian coffee production.

Bogotá, November, 28, 2011- The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC)´s LXXVI National Congress of Coffee Growers will take place in the city of Bogotá from November 30 to December 2. The decisions of the Congress, maximum authority of the FNC will be taken by the principal members of the Departmental Coffee Growers Committees chosen in 2010´s Coffee Grower Elections. “Caficultura Climáticamente Inteligente” will be the motto of the Congress to which Colombia´s President Juan M. Santos, several ministers, government delegates, international representatives, and over 120 leaders of Colombia´s coffee industry will attend.

Congress representatives will assess the situation experienced by the sector in 2011, and analyze possibilities that despite the effects of climate change, will guarantee a productive and sustainable Colombian coffee industry. Intending to increase both the benefit of Colombian coffee growers, and the sector´s sustainability, the LXXVI National Congress of Coffee Growers will provide initiatives that will mitigate the effects of La Niña phenomenon on coffee production.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 30

 9:30 a.m.       Opening Session 

  • Remarks of Luis G. Muñoz, CEO of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation.
  • Remarks of Carlos Sánchez, President of the LXXVI National Congress of Coffee Growers- Guild statement.
  • Remarks of Juan M. Santos, President of the Republic of Colombia. 

11:00 a.m. Report presentation by Luis G. Muñoz, CEO of the FNC

1: 45 p.m.     Private Sessions 

3: 45 p.m.      Connectivity

4: 30 p.m.      Remarks of Sergio Díaz-Granados, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism 

5: 30 p.m.      The “Federación Nacional de Cafeteros al Mérito Gremial” medal will be granted to Colombia Humanitaria 

6:00 p.m.       Remarks of Hernando J. Gómez, Director of the National Planning Department

 

 THURSDAY DECEMBER 1

 8:00 a.m.       Report presentation by Cenicafé

9:30 a.m.       Conference on the COLOMBIA – US Free Trade Agreement: Gabriel Silva, Ambassador of Colombia in the United States

11:00 a.m.     Private Sessions

3:00 p.m.       Remarks of Juan C. Pinzón, Minister of National Defense 

4:00 p.m.       Conference by Amy Karpel, Associate General Counsel, Office of the U.S Trade Representative; Head of the U.S Delegation to the International Coffee Organization in London

5:00 p.m.       Conference by Rick Peyser, Green Mountain Coffee, Director of Social Advocacy & Coffee Community Outreach

6:00 p.m.       Remarks of Juan C. Restrepo, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

7:00 p.m.       Launch of “Café de la Reconciliación” in the Juan Valdez® Café of street 73 with the assistance of the High Commissioner for Reintegration Alejandro Eder, and Procafecol´s President Hernán Mendez.

 FRIDAY DECEMBER 2

8:30 a.m.   Conference by Guillaume Le Cunff, International Marketing,    Strategy & Sustainability Director of Nestlé Nespresso SA 

9:30 a.m.    Private Sessions 

11:00 a.m.     Commissions final report 

  • PROPOSALS
  • RECOMMENDATIONS
  • COMMUNICATIONS

 CLOSING SESSION

12:00 p.m.     Remarks of Juan C. Echeverry, Minister of Finance and Public Credit 

1:00 p.m.       Closing remarks of José A. Barreto, Vice President of the LXXVI Congress

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