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4C Regional Stakeholder Conference, Campinas, Brazil

We are happy to announce that we are also reviving our regional stakeholder events with a first session taking place in Brazil this June.

Register now to save the date!

You can find the agenda here.

Temos o prazer de anunciar que também estamos revivendo nossos eventos regionais para as partes interessadas, com uma primeira sessão a ser realizada no Brasil em junho.

Registre-se agora para salvar a data!

Veja a agenda em português aqui.

New Requirements for Coffee Exports and Latest Development in Sustainability Certification

Date: 13 June 2023, 9:00 – 18:30
Venue: Royal Palm Hotel, Campinas, Brazil

Preliminary Agenda

Simultaneous translation to English and Portuguese / Tradução simultânea para inglês e português

09.00 – 09.30 Welcome Coffee Networking, and Registration
09.30 – 09.40 Welcome Address Dr Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director, 4C Services, Germany

Upcoming International Market Requirements and Sustainability Strategies in Brazil

09.40 – 10.00 Keynote: EU’s Green Deal and Due Diligence Requirements for International Trade tbc, Unit Green Deal, European Commission, Belgium
10.00 – 10.15 The New German Supply Chain Law and Implications for the Brazilian Coffee Sector Manfred Brinkmann, Social Attaché, German Embassy, Brasilia, Brazil
10.15 – 10.30 The path of ICO towards a more Sustainable and Fair Global Coffee Sector Vanúsia Nogueira, International Coffee Organization, United Kingdom
10.30 – 10.45 Sustainability Strategies in the Brazilian Coffee Sector Enio Bergoli, State Secretary of Agriculture, Government of the State of Espírito Santo, Brazil
10.45 – 11.00 Challenges for Brazilian Producers in the New Regulatory Framework Silas Brasileiro, Executive President – CNC Brazil
11.00 – 11.15 Sustainability Efforts from a Brazilian Producer’s Perspective Alexandre Monteiro, ESG Manager at Cooxupé, Brazil
11:15 – 11.30 Coffee Break  

Perspective and Requirements of International Brand Owners and Markets 

11.30 – 13.00 Short presentations followed by panel discussion


  • Fabio Sato, Commercial Director at Iguacu de Café Solúvel and President of ABICS, Brazil
  • Rodolfo Clímaco, Agricultural Coffee Manager, Nestlé, Brazil
  • Bruno Ribeiro, Sustainability Manager, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Brazil
  • Priscila Bueno, Sustainability Manager, Melitta do Brasil, Brazil
Moderated by Michael von Luehrte, Member of the Board, 4C Services
13.00 – 14.15 Lunch  

How to Fulfil Voluntary and Regulatory Market Requirements 

14.15 – 14.30 The Coffee Sustainability Reference Code and Credible Independent  3rd Party Certification Annette Pensel, Executive Director, Global Coffee Platform, Germany
14.30 – 14.45 How to meet the new market requirements with 4C Services Dr Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director, 4C Services, Germany
14.45 – 15.00 Adding Value for Coffee Stakeholders with 4C Add-ons Rafaela Mazzutti, Sustainability Manager, 4C Services, Germany
15.00 – 15.15 Innovative solutions for the efficient implementation of legal due diligence requirements on human rights risks and deforestation Pia Rothe, Senior Project Manager GIS and Sustainability, GRAS, Germany
15.15 – 15.30 Carbon Footprint for Coffee Supply Chains Dr Jan Henke, Managing Director, Meo Carbon Solutions, Germany
15.30 – 15.50 Coffee Break  

The Way Forward in the New Regulatory Environment

15.50 – 16.05 Efforts Undertaken by Cecafé to Support Coffee Exports Silvia Pizzol, Sustainability Manager, Cecafé, Brazil
16.05 – 17.00 Panel discussion


  • Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director, 4C Services, Germany
  • Jan Henke, Managing Director, Meo Carbon Solutions, Germany
  • Marcos Matos, Executive Director, Cecafé, Brazil
  • Marco Valério Brito, President Director, Cocatrel, Brazil
  • Flavia Barbosa, Trader, Exportadora de café Guaxupé, Brazil

Wrap-Up and Q&A

Moderated by Michael von Luehrte, Member of the Board, 4C Services
17.00 – 18:30 Reception