Co-located with The European Coffee Symposium →


General Q's

The event takes place in The Grand Ballroom and Terrace of The W Hotel Barcelona.

  • VIP Welcome Drinks - 27th Nov, 19:00 – 20:30
  • 1-to-1 Meetings - 28th Nov,  09:00 – 17:30
  • Awards Dinner – 28th Nov, 19:30 – 23:00
  • The Conference – 29th Nov, 09:00 – 16:00
  • The Study Tour - 30th Nov, 09:00 – 14:00

The 1-to-1 Meeting Programme is accessible via application only. If your application is successful, you will be required to purchase a Supplier Package from one of our consultants.

To be considered as part of the Hosted Buyer Programme, please apply here.  Industry buyers responsible for a minimum of 20 sites or a minimum annual budget of €1,000,000 will be considered.  If your application is successful, you will be granted VIP access to the event, 2 nights accommodation and first-class hospitality, on a complimentary basis.

Yes you can book tickets online directly for the Awards Dinner, The Conference, The Study Tour and also book additional accommodation.  But you cannot book the 1-to-1 Meetings online, as you need to go through the application process.

These events are accessible by application only:

  • VIP Welcome Drinks (27th Nov)
  • 1-to-1 Meetings (28th Nov)

These events are bookable online and open to all industry members:

  • Awards Dinner (European Coffee Awards & Gala Dinner – 28th Nov)
  • The Conference – (European Coffee Symposium Conference programme - 29th Nov)
  • The Study Tour (30th Nov)
  • Accommodation at The W Hotel, Barcelona


Successful buyers and suppliers will gain access to their personal 1-to-1 Meeting Portal where they will be able to create their personal profile, including category interests and personal requirements. Three weeks prior to the event, buyers and suppliers are able to make their preliminary meeting selections.

Through our proprietary matchmaking software, buyers and suppliers are matched and meetings are scheduled.  One week prior to the event, participants receive their personal meeting schedule for final approval.  A minimum of 10 guaranteed relevant 1-to1 meetings then take place.  Each meeting takes place at a supplier meeting station for a period of 25 minutes.

Four months prior to the event, industry peers are invited by email to nominate online outstanding achievers and performers across a range of categories (self-nominations are strictly prohibited but industry stakeholders are encouraged to invite their network to vote for them).  

A team of expert analysts and researchers from The World Coffee Portal and 5th Wave Magazine evaluate the nominations and hand-pick the winners of each category.

Yes, please contact directly one of our consultants who will be able to assist.

No, travel arrangements must be booked independently by participants.