29 November 2023, 09:00 - 16:00
Engage in thought-provoking talks and industry leader interviews shaping the future of the European coffee & hospitality landscape.
09:00: Jeffery Young, Founder & CEO
Allegra Group & World Coffee Portal
"Scaling Success. How to fast track your growth and navigate the current economic landscape."
09:30 ROLAND HORNE, Founder & CEO
“Why our real daily pressure is our own quick demise (stick with me for a minute….)”
09:55 Ignacio Llado Alvarez-Salas, UK Managing Director
Blank Street Coffee
“Reimagining the coffee shop and delivering quality at scale”
11:00: Yassir Rais, Founder & CEO
"Democratizing specialty coffee - Excellence from "bean to cup" while scaling with Syra Coffee."
11:25 Laurent Sagarra, Vice President Sustainability
“Sustainability isn’t a product, it’s an intrinsic company value: The culture shift to deliver true impact and business growth.”
11:50 Koral Ibrahim, Founder & Managing Director
The Ready House
“Stop Obsessing Over Customer Acquisition! Unlock the Power of Community Through Social-First Thinking.”
13:30 - 16:00
Hosted by Jeffrey Young, Editor-in-chief of 5THWAVE magazine and founder of Allegra Group, the Live Podcast Series at ECS will delve into thought leadership from entrepreneurs and industry experts across Europe.
13:30: Marta Pogroszewska, Managing Director
In this upcoming 5THWAVE Live Podcast, we will delve into the fascinating journey of GAIL'S, one of Europe's most rapidly expanding coffee-centric bakery chains, and uncover the key elements behind their remarkable success.
14:00 Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood, Entrepreneur, Author & Managing Director
Jeffrey discusses Maxwell's new book - "The Business of Specialty Coffee". Maxwell has worked across the industry, both in his own businesses and through collaborative projects from R&D to academic research. With an insatiable curiosity to better understand the world of coffee, Maxwell used this book to study and explore the business of specialty coffee in the supply chain and across the marketplace. from agriculture, to finance and logistics, food manufacturing and hospitality.
14:30: Elaine swift, Out-of-Home Director
UCC Coffee Europe
In this exclusive interview, Jeffrey will delve into the remarkable journey of Elaine Swift, one of the world's most accomplished female leaders in the realm of total coffee solutions for foodservice providers. From her initial days at First Choice, navigating buyouts, to her current role as the head of the European foodservice unit at UCC, Elaine will unveil the secrets behind her extraordinary career and the enduring culture she has cultivated.
15:30: Guido Bernardinelli, CEO
Jeffrey delves into how, in just over a decade, Guido, along with a newly formed management team have contributed to turning a small, underdog cult player from Florence into a fast growing and successful traditional coffee equipment brand known the world over.
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Connect with 500 industry leaders for 3 days of strategic new business development, knowledge exchange, and high-level networking.