The world is changing. The coffee industry is facing major challenges, largely shaped by climate change, changing consumer habits, sustainability and digitalisation.

Our industry must find answers that will allow us to continue producing coffee sustainably in the future. Without true sustainability, there is no future for coffee farmers - without adaptation to climate change, there is no coffee cultivation.

Natural scientists from all over the world and all fields will present the latest findings on climate change, sustainable cultivation, consumption and digitalisation and show solutions and applicable concepts.

The International Coffee Convention is aimed at all decision-makers in the coffee industry, farmers, roasters and the trade. Together with experts and colleagues, we want to highlight challenges and offer solutions.

It is time for real, science-based solutions that answer the challenges of the coffee industry.

Focus/Main topics

Experience presentations by international experts on the topics of climate change, consumption, sustainability & digitalisation.

Learn all about the status quo in the coffee industry, the latest findings in science and research and applicable solutions for all those involved in coffee cultivation, trade, processing and preparation.

Where is coffee cultivation heading in the face of climate change? What does biodiversity mean and how can it help to make cultivation more sustainable? What changes in consumer behaviour must the industry adapt to? How can coffee cultivation be made truly sustainable? What do coffee by-products and their production and processing mean in this context? What solutions and applications from and with coffee by-products already exist today, and which are available in the short term? What is the current status of novel food regulation and what does it mean for industry and trade?

Experience and discuss these and other questions with colleagues and experts in a unique, high-profile event in Mannheim. Become part of a modern and sustainable coffee future. Get answers to the coffee industry‘s questions of tomorrow.

Advisory Board

  • Chairman: Dr. Dirk W. Lachenmeier, CVUA Karlsruhe
  • Prof. María Dolores del Castillo, Spanish National Research Council
  • Dr. Max Fabian, President International Coffee Organization
  • Prof. Adriana Farah, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Dr. Christophe Montagnon, RD2 Vision
  • Dr. Steffen Schwarz, Coffee Consulate Mannheim
  • Prof. Yves Zimmermann, Heilbronn University


Reiss Engelhorn Museum

  • Conference Thu. 17 Oct. 2024 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
    (Florian Waldeck Hall)
  • Public Session Thu. 17 Oct. 2024 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    (Florian Waldeck Hall)
  • Reception Thu. 17 Oct. 2024 8:00 pm bis 10:00 pm
    Bassermann Foyer
  • Conference Fri. 18 Oct. 2024 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
    (Florian Waldeck Hall)

Radisson Blu Hotel

Mannheim (80 rooms)
Q7, 27 , 68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 33650 0
Distance: 1100 metres from the Reiss Engelhorn museum

Hilton Garden Inn

Mannheim (60 rooms)
Willy - Brandt - Platz 13 , 68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 178961566
Distance: 1500 metres from the Reiss Engelhorn museum

Motel One

Mannheim (50 rooms)
Paradeplatz O2, 1-10 68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 493066-10
Distance: 550 metres from the Reiss Engelhorn museum


The coffee industry is facing the biggest challenges in its history. With the International Coffee Convention, we want to report on the existing situations and present the latest findings from science - combined with the aim of providing answers and demonstrating applicable solutions for the entire coffee value chain.

We all write sustainability in capital letters - and it should not remain lip service and sustainability reports.

You and your company can become part of this effort and help coffee farmers to continue to grow coffee sustainably in the future and to be able to make a good living from this work.

Support the International Coffee Convention with a sponsorship, present your company and prove your commitment to a sustainable future for the entire coffee industry.

Contact us about the possibilities of a sponsorship and take an active part in this unique event - for the entire future of coffee.

Our Sponsors/Partners