Pu'er Forum & Expo

2019 Itinerary

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Tuesday, March 12

SPEAKER ORIENTATION | 9 AM – 12 PM

Conference speakers and panelists check in to learn about the conference, meet other speakers, and prepare for their sessions. 


TEA PLANTATION TOUR | 1 PM – 5 PM

Arriving early? Learn how Chinese tea is grown and processed during this informative tea plantation tour. 


WELCOME DINNER | 6:30 – 8:30

Join your colleagues for a welcome dinner at a restaurant.

Wednesday, March 13

FORUM: DAY ONE | 9 AM – 5:30 PM

Learn about global coffee markets, hear from industry leaders, and discover how coffee growers from other origins engage with the specialty market on day one of the forum. Yunnan coffees will be served at espresso carts throughout the forum.


IWCA RECEPTION | 5:30 PM – 6 PM

Learn about the International Women’s Coffee Alliance’s (IWCA) organizational efforts and plans for the future during this special reception hosted by the China chapter of the IWCA. 


DINNER | 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Dinner is provided at your hotel. 

Thursday, March 14

FORUM: DAY TWO | 9 AM – 5:30 PM

Gain insights into alternative business strategies for coffee farmers, learn about the flavor and physical characteristics of Yunnan coffees, and see what the future holds for coffee production in China in day two of the forum. Yunnan coffees will be served at espresso carts throughout the forum.


YCE PRODUCER Q&A | 4:40 PM – 5:40 PM

Ask a global panel of experts for their thoughts on Yunnan coffees and other coffee-related topics in this open Q&A session. 


FORUM WRAP-UP PARTY | 6 PM – 8 PM

Socialize with speakers, panelists, and other attendees during our forum wrap-up party, hosted by YCE.

Friday, March 15

EXPO: DAY ONE | 9 AM – 5 PM

Learn about new products build relationships with more than 100 local and international exhibitors on day one of our expo. 


CUPPING SESSIONS | 1:30 PM – 5 PM

Taste Yunnan coffees and meet the farmers who produced them during our afternoon cupping sessions, hosted at the Exposition site. 


BEST OF YUNNAN: DAY ONE | [TBD]

Introduce yourself to many of Yunnan’s finest coffees during the 4th annual Best of Yunnan competition. More than 120 entries from eight growing regions in Yunnan are in the running. The event will be held in the expo venue. 


CHINESE NATIONAL SIPHONIST CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS: DAY ONE | [TBD]

Learn who brews the best siphon coffee in all of China at the Chinese National Siphonist Championship.

Saturday, March 16

EXPO: DAY TWO | 9 AM – 5 PM
Learn about new products build relationships with more than 100 local and international exhibitors on day two of our expo. 


FARM TOUR: DAY ONE | 7:30 AM – 5 PM

Visit Lingrun Coffee Farm, the Experimental Demonstration Garden, Manya Coffee Co’s dry mill and museum, and the Ancient Tea Horse Road Village on day one of our farm tour. Participation is limited to forum attendees. Maximum 60 persons.

CUPPING SESSIONS | 1:30 PM – 5 PM

Taste Yunnan coffees and meet the farmers who produced them during our afternoon cupping sessions, hosted in the YCE’s state-of-the-art, SCA-certified lab. 


BEST OF YUNNAN: DAY TWO | [TBD]

See which Yunnan coffees are the best of the best during the finals of the 4th annual Best of Yunnan competition. The final round of 24 samples will be scored by a panel of Chinese Q-qualified judges, and will be available for sale at the end of the competition. 


CHINESE NATIONAL SIPHONIST CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS: DAY TWO | [TBD]

Learn who brews the best siphon coffee in all of China at the final day of the Chinese National Siphonist Championship. 

Sunday, March 17

EXPO: DAY THREE | 9 AM – 5 PM

Learn about new products build relationships with more than 100 local and international exhibitors on day three of our expo. 


FARM TOUR: DAY TWO | 7:30 AM – 5 PM

On day two of our farm tour we will visit Aini Garden’s Coffee Farm – which includes varietal trail gardens, a Rainforest Alliance Certified plantation, and processing facilities.  Enjoy an amazing lunch on the farm.  Participation is limited to forum attendees.  Maximum 60 persons. 


CLOSING CEREMONY | 6:30 PM – 7: 30 PM

Join us as we draw the 2nd Pu’er International Specialty Coffee Expo 2019 to a close.