With the exciting development of a new National Coffee Competition, held by The Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of South Australia ( please see the “Events” section ) ACTA hosted an inaugural dinner in Adelaide. This year held at the Duke of Brunswick Hotel, guests attending were drawn from the South Australia coffee community and existing ACTA Members. A great opportunity for the South Australian coffee industry to meet for the first time at an informal social event. Thanks to our key sponsor Cofi-Com.
On Friday May 5th’23 at the Q ROASTERS roastery in Stafford, ACTA held an immensely interesting forum and dinner, with two industry speakers ( Prof Robert Henry from the University of Queensland, and John Russell Storey, Marketing Manager from Cofi Com ) providing their views on “Challenges of Coffee Production in a Period of Climate Change” and “Climate Change from a Farmer’s Perspective”. Generously hosted by the Hosking family of Q ROASTERS, and with both DI BELLA COFFEE and COFI COM as sponsors, the invited guests met and networked over a superb dinner.
The ACTA mid year networking banquet is always a very well attended event that sells out fast, and this year was no exception. This year we had two key speakers presenting their thoughts on leading coffee production issues from Peru (Mario Vargas, the Peruvian Trade Commissioner) and Brazil (Marcelo Brussi, CEO of Minas Hill). Over 50 invited guests were able to network and meet with the who’s who in the coffee industry. This year’s event generously sponsored by COFI COM, JET TECHNOLOGIES and RPM FREIGHT & LOGISTICS.
ACTA Melbourne Function is held each year along with a forum industry discussion. Many Australian and global companies represented. This year the event will be taking place at HOPHAUS on the Yarra River, with 2 speakers from IWCA presenting their thoughts on the topic of “Women in Coffee”. Due to tremendous support and interest from member and non-member companies, this event is now sold out! Thanks to our official sponsors Jet Technologies, RPM Freight & Logistics, UCC Coffee and Bean Alliance Group.
Please refer to the sub tab – ‘Results’ for the winners of the latest ACTA Golf Day. Scheduled to be held once again at The Oatlands Golf Course. Sponsorship opportunities for ACTA members. An 18 hole ambrose competition followed by a superb lunch and presentation of prizes. A great opportunity to meet and play with other ACTA members.
ACTA AGM Function is held each year for ACTA members only. A more formal event with guest presenters. This year the AGM took place once again at Park Hyatt, The Rocks, Sydney, with a superb 3 course meal set again the backdrop of views across the harbour. Three senior representatives from the Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) as guest speakers spoke on the topic of green coffee and the work of their department, followed by a thought provoking Q&A. The event was generously sponsored by Bean Alliance Group, 7 Miles, and RPM Freight & Logistics.
Future ACTA events will be posted here. ACTA has ran sustainability and climate change forums and hosted tasting events in the past along with other ‘one off’ coffee events.