Schedule of Events

image5

Tuesday, March 17

SPEAKER ORIENTATION | 9 AM – 12 PM

Conference speakers and panelists check in to meet other speakers, upload presentations, work with translators and prepare for their sessions. 


CABLE CAR RIDE AND HIKE ALONG THE HISTORIC TEA HORSE ROAD| 2 PM – 5:30 PM

Arriving early? Join us to explore the Pu’er Ancient Tea Horse Road Scenic Area. Ticketed event.


WELCOME PARTY | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Join your colleagues for a roof top party at the Dream House Hotel.

Wednesday, March 18

FORUM: DAY ONE | 9 AM – 5:30 PM

Speakers and panelists will discuss a range of topics with a focus on green coffee trading activities from both an export and import perspective. The topics will include updates on China green coffee production and consumption, China trade statistics, solutions for higher consistency and improved environmental impact, presentations from other coffee producing countries, the future of Robusta, café business models and more. Yunnan coffees will be served at espresso carts throughout the forum.


DINNER | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Eat like a local. Join our no-host dinner at your choice of one of several local restaurants, accompanied by a bi-lingual local. 

Thursday, March 19

FORUM: DAY TWO | 9 AM – 5:30 PM

Speakers and panelists will discuss a range of topics with a focus on green coffee trading activities from both an export and import perspective. The topics will include updates on China green coffee production and consumption, China trade statistics, solutions for higher consistency and improved environmental impact, presentations from other coffee producing countries, the future of Robusta, café business models and more. Yunnan coffees will be served at espresso carts throughout the forum.


FORUM WRAP-UP DINNER | 6 PM – 8 PM

Socialize with speakers, panelists, and other attendees during our forum wrap-up party, hosted at a local restaurant.

Friday, March 20

EXPO: DAY ONE | 9 AM – 6 PM
Learn about new products build relationships with more than 200 local and international exhibitors on day one of our expo. 


CUPPING SESSIONS | ALL DAY

Cup award winning Cup of Excellence coffees and others, throughout the day.


BEST OF YUNNAN: SEMI FINALS | ALL DAY

Introduce yourself to many of Yunnan’s finest coffees during the 5thannual Best of Yunnan competition. More than 120 entries from eight growing regions in Yunnan will be pared down to the top 36 to enter the final round.


BEST OF UGANDA GREEN COFFEE COMPETITION | ALL DAY

Who says a Robusta coffee can’t be fine! Taste for yourself amazing Robusta and Arabica coffees from Uganda scored by 12 international judges.


WORLD SIPHONIST CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS: | ALL DAY

Being held in China for the first time, The World Siphonist Championship will be an event to remember. Finalists from 12 participating countries will compete for the world title.


DINNER | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Eat like a local. Join our no-host dinner at choice of one of several local restaurants, accompanied by a bi-lingual local.  

Saturday, March 21

EXPO: DAY TWO | 9 AM – 6 PM
Learn about new products build relationships with more than 200 local and international exhibitors on day two of our expo. 


FARM TOUR: | 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Visit Xiao’ aozi and Lingrun Coffee Farms wet and dry mills, lunch and tour the coffee museum at Manya Coffee Farm, with time for shopping and dinner at the Ancient Tea Horse Road Village. Participation is limited to 60 people. 


CUPPING SESSIONS | ALL DAY

Taste some of the Best of Yunnan competitions coffees and new this year, the Best of Uganda Green Coffee competition selection of Arabica and Fine Robusta coffees.


BEST OF YUNNAN: FINALS | ALL DAY

See which Yunnan coffees are the best of the best during the finals of the 5th annual Best of Yunnan competition. The final round of 36 samples will be scored by a panel of Chinese and International Q-qualified judges.

Sunday, March 22

EXPO: DAY THREE | 9 AM – 5 PM
Learn about new products build relationships with more than 200 local and international exhibitors on day three of our expo. 


CUPPING SESSIONS | ALL DAY

Explore more coffee with cupping sessions throughout the day.