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AGM ELECTION UPDATE

ACTA 2021 Committee

Chairman:  Suraj Khadgi - Suntory Coffee Australia

Vice Chairman: Nick Chronis - Seven Miles Coffee

Treasurer:  Linda Smith - Coffee & Nut Trading

Secretary: Catherine Peier

Paul Mannassis – Mocha Coffee

Joe Taweel – Cofi-Com Trading

Lachlan Hosking  - Q Roasters

Ange Augello – The Bean Alliance Group

Simon Creswick – Vittoria - Food & Beverage 

ACTA 2020 AGM was held on Thursday 26th November at The Squires Landing, Sydney. Elections were held for the 2021 ACTA Committee. A delicious three course luncheon, stunning views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House with magnificent weather made for a brilliant day. A fabulous networking event! 

  

The COVID-19 Change Forum was open to audience participation, guided and timed by the MC’s. The topics covered 3 questions: 

  

·      Tell us about the COVID-19 experience for your business this year? 

·      What changes have worked for your business throughout COVID-19 thus far? 

·      What shall your business keep doing differently into the future? 

  

Many companies presented, it was great to hear the positivity even though all had been met with many challenging experiences through 2020. There was a deep connection and comforting reinsurance in the room, that all are experiencing similar issues. Many showed a determination to learn and grow from the year and face 2021 with a positive and more equipped mindset, to expect the unexpected, and adapt by making change accordingly in this ever changing world. 

  

Thanks to all that presented – Everyone who participated gave the forum an interesting insight to how we are all managing, it created connections from sharing; an enjoyable positive event, which celebrated our freedom to travel interstate again. We also received lots of positive feedback after the event.  

  

The ACTA Committee also gave a toast to Andrew Mackay and awarded him as a Life Member of ACTA. Andrew had selflessly served on the ACTA Committee and as Chairman many times over the years, and is a dedicated advocate of the Association and mentor in the coffee industry. 

Thank you very much to our Committee Members who selflessly continue to make the effort and time for the coffee industry at large. 

 

Thank you very much to our Sponsors for the AGM:

 

Bean Alliance Group

Inter American Coffee

RPM Freight & Logistics

Seven Miles Coffee 

 

 

ACTA 2020 Committee

Chairman:  Nick Chronis - Seven Miles Coffee

Vice Chairman:  Lachlan Hosking  - Q Roasters

Treasurer:  Linda Smith - Coffee & Nut Trading

Secretary: Catherine Peier

Paul Mannassis – Mocha Coffee

Joe Taweel – Cofi-Com Trading

Suraj Khadgi - Suntory Coffee Australia

Ange Augello – The Bean Alliance Group

Simon Creswick – Vittoria - Food & Beverage 

ACTA 2019 AGM was held on Friday 15th November at The Squires Landing, Sydney. Elections were held for the 2020 ACTA Committee. Sold out attendance on the day from members, excellent forum with many people participating and presenting - it was great to hear the all the inititaves companies have put in place. A delicious three course luncheon & stunning views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House made for a brilliant day. A fabulous networking event. 

The ACTA Committee gave a toast to the 2019 Chairman Andrew Mackay who had selflessly served for many years as a dedicated advocate of the Association and mentor in the coffee industry.

About the forum:

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainability & Climate Change Initiatives Forum 

For the last few years we have presented on the topic of sustainability.  We now believe it is time to see what has rubbed off in a practical sense into businesses. We would like to hear practical initiatives and incentives our members have put in place. No matter if you are a coffee supplier or supply/support the coffee industry there is something we can all do. 

Topics:

CSR - Environment, Social, Governance, Community (community connections), Origin and Transparency, Improving Practices in Factory, Warehouse or Office, Education, Uses of Coffee, & Carbon Emissions, Waste, Water, Compostable, Recyclable, Beans, Grinds, Cups, Pods, Packaging, Coffee Bags, Hessian Bags, Local & Seasonal Produce, Transport, Environment, Cafes & ISO26000.

Thanks to our very generous sponsors for the event:

Seven Miles Coffee Roasters & Vittoria Coffee.

 

 

ACTA 2019 Committee

Chairman:  Andrew Mackay – Cofi-Com Trading P/L 

Vice Chairman:  Lachlan Hosking  - Q Roasters

Treasurer:  Linda Smith - Coffee & Nut Trading P/L

Secretary: Catherine Peier

Jonathan Kerley - Grinders Coffee

Paul Mannassis – Mocha Coffee

Nick Chronis - Seven Miles Coffee

Suraj Khadgi - Suntory Coffee Australia Ltd

Ange Augello – The Bean Alliance Group

Simon Creswick – Vittoria - Food & Beverage 

ACTA 2018 AGM was held on Friday 30th November at the Intercontinental, Sydney. Elections were held for the 2019 ACTA Committee, great attendance on the day from members, excellent presentations and an amazing buffet. All in all, a great day and highly worth attending.

Nell Macdonald from Planet Ark gave an insightful presentation. Nell, is the program manager for Planet Ark’s new program, Coffee 4 Planet Ark. Some of the ACTA members are working with Planet Ark trialling a collection and repurposing system for spent coffee grounds with the view of establishing a national system over the next few years. 

Professor Veena Sahajwalla, the Director of the SMaRT Centre (Sustainable Materials Research & Technology) at UNSW gave an excellent presentation regarding sustainability of materials and processes, with the emphasis on environmental benefits and scientific research programs enhancing sustainability.  

Thanks to our very generous sponsors for the event:

 The Bean Alliance Group


ACTA 2018 Committee

Chairman: Simon Creswick – Vittoria - Food & Beverage 

Vice Chairman: Daniel Hardcastle - Jacobs Douwe Egberts AU P/L

Treasurer:  Linda Smith - Coffee & Nut Trading P/L

Secretary: Catherine Peier

Andrew Mackay – Cofi-Com Trading P/L 

Ange Augello – The Bean Alliance

Lachlan Hosking  - QRoasters

Steve Wrightson - Suntory Coffee Australia Ltd

Neale Wood - Grinders Coffee

Nick Chronis - Seven Miles Coffee

 

ACTA 2017 AGM was at The Meat & Wine Co, Barangaroo, with over 50 members attended and great presentations by Neale Wood from Grinders Coffee updating us on our Sustainabilty Forum and suggestions on how the coffee industry can move forward into the future on this issue.

Mayur Kairamkonda from Eurominitor International gave a very informative presentaion on statistics around sustainabilty.

Proffessor Veena Sahajwalla, the Director of the SMaRT Centre (Sustainable Materials Research & Technology) at UNSW gave an excellent presentation regarding sustainabilty of materials and processes, with emphasis on enviromental benifits and scientific research programs enharncing sustainabilty.

Thanks to our very generous sponsors:

Jacobs Douwe Egberts & Vittoria Coffee.

 

ACTA 2017 Committee

Chairman: Simon Creswick – Vittoria - Food & Beverage 

Vice Chairman: Lachlan Hosking- Q Roasters

Treasurer:  Linda Smith - Coffee & Nut Trading P/L

Secretary: Catherine Peier

Andrew Mackay – Cofi-Com Trading P/L 

Ange Augello – The Bean Alliance

Daniel Hardcastle - Jacobs Douwe Egberts AU Pty Ltd

Peter Stathos - Cerebos (Australia) Ltd

Tim Jones - Belaroma Coffee

 

Our 2016 AGM saw us return to the elegant Park Hyatt, Sydney Harbour, over 40 members 

attended with the highlight of the day being the presentations by Sissel Rosengren from 

Food Industry Foresight and Simon Corah from Growth Mantra.

 

Thanks to our very generous sponsors:

The Bean Alliance & Vittoria Coffee.

 

ACTA 2016 Committee

Chairman: Peter Stathos - Cerebos (Australia) Ltd

Vice Chairman: Simon Creswick – Vittoria - Food & Beverage 

Treasurer:  Linda Smith - Coffee & Nut Trading P/L

Secretary: Catherine Peier

Andrew Mackay – Cofi-Com Trading P/L 

Ange Augello – The Bean Alliance

Daniel Hardcastle - Jacobs Douwe Egberts AU Pty Ltd

Lachlan Hosking  - Q Roasters

Tim Jones - Belaroma Coffee

 

On the 29th November 2015 ACTA held it’s AGM and annual elections.

The AGM function was held at the Sheraton on the Park Sydney. The AGM included three very interesting presentations followed by a delicious baquet luncheon.

Congratulations to Peter Stathos - Cerebos (Australia) Ltd for his appointment as ACTA Chairman.

A special thanks goes to our Committee, Members, Life Members, Sponsors and all who attend our events - Thank you!

 

ACTA 2015 Committee

Chairman: Peter Stathos - Cerebos (Australia) Ltd

Vice Chairman: Lachlan Hosking  - Q Roasters

Treasurer:  Linda Smith - Coffee & Nut Trading P/L

Secretary: Catherine Peier

Andrew Mackay – Cofi-Com Trading P/L 

Ange Augello – The Bean Alliance

Simon Creswick – Vittoria - Food & Beverage 

Tas Chronis - D E Coffee & Tea Australia

Tim Jones - Belaroma Coffee

 

On the 29th October 2014 ACTA held it’s AGM and annual elections.

The AGM function was held at The Park Hyatt, Sydney. The AGM included three very interesting presentations followed by a delicious baquet luncheon.

Congratulations to Peter Stathos - Cerebos (Australia) Ltd for his appointment as ACTA Chairman.

A special thanks goes to our Committee, Members, Life Members, Sponsors and all who attend our events - Thank you!

 

ACTA 2014 Committee

 Chairman: Tas Chronis - D E Coffee & Tea Australia

Vice Chairman: Peter Stathos - Cerebos (Australia) Ltd

Treasurer:  Linda Smith - Coffee & Nut Trading P/L

Secretary: Catherine Peier

Lachlan Hosking  - Merlo Coffee

Andrew Mackay – Cofi-Com Trading P/L 

Simon Creswick – Vittoria - Food & Beverage

Ange Augello – The Bean Alliance

 

On the 3rd October 2013 ACTA held it’s AGM and annual elections.

The AGM function was held at The Intercontinental, Sydney. The AGM included three very interesting presentations followed by a delicious baquet luncheon.

Congratulations to Tas Chronis - D E Coffee & Tea Australia for his appointment as ACTA Chairman.

A special thanks goes to our Committee, Members, Life Members, Sponsors and all who attend our events - Thank you!