GLOBAL COFFEEPLATFORM

GCP Member Assembly 2023

Championing Coffee Sustainability

27 June 2023 | Bonn, Germany

Calling all GCP Members!

The countdown to the in-person GCP Member Assembly 2023 is on and we can’t wait to see you on 27 June in Bonn, Germany.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to celebrate the successes that GCP Members have achieved together, and shape our collective response to key sustainability business challenges as we kick-start our new GCP 2.0 Strategy with the first six GCP Country Plans for Farmer Prosperity.

While challenges are ahead of us, from new regulations to the climate and biodiversity crises, collectively, the entire GCP Membership will be able chart the way forward towards our shared 2030 Goal of transformational change on farmer prosperity for more than one million coffee farmers in 10 countries.

Help unleash GCP 2.0, kick-start strategy execution, and to collectively act for impact at scale.

Your participation is key! This year the GCP Member Assembly is made up of two parts: one in-person event taking place in Bonn, Germany on 27 June 2023, and the second part taking place on 6 & 7 December 2023 online. Board elections will take place in December 2023.

GCP Board Chair, Carlos Brando invites you to champion coffee sustainability with us!

Keep scrolling to find all the necessary information to help plan your trip in June. We can’t wait to welcome you to Bonn!

The GCP Member Assembly is the premier gathering of the global GCP Membership community with national and international coffee sector stakeholders and sustainability experts, providing you with the opportunity to learn, exchange and create. We look forward to this collaboration to achieve real, measurable impact on the livelihoods of coffee farming families around the world.

Participation at the GCP Member Assembly 2023 is exclusive to GCP Members only. Tickets are free for up to two representatives per GCP Member and one for individual members. Registration closed on 16 June 2023.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional tickets per member organization can be purchased at a cost of $200 per person by emailing GCP, using the subject “GCP MA Ticket”.

If you have registered but can no longer attend, please change your registration status via the EventBrite website, the EventBrite confirmation email sent to you when you first registered, or alternatively send an email to GCP before 16 June 2023. To ensure the sustainability of this event, GCP Members who fail to cancel their tickets by 16 June 2023 will receive an invoice for $200.

Event Highlights & Agenda

The GCP Member Assembly will be gathering of the GCP community with national and international coffee sector stakeholders and sustainability experts, providing you with the opportunity to learn, exchange and create. Participants can look forward to this collaboration to achieve real, measurable impact by contributing to the GCP 2030 Goal of transformational change on farmer prosperity for more than one million coffee farmers in 10 countries.

27 June 2023, LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn
Registration: 08:30 – 09:00

Morning

08:30 – 09:00 Registration

  • Celebrating GCP Members
  • Kick-starting GCP 2.0
  • Sustainable Sourcing Approach

10:50 – 11:20 Coffee break

  • National Coffee Sector 
    Leaders share insights​
  • Visit Country Plans: Brazil, Indonesia, Kenya​

Afternoon

12:35 – 13:40 Lunch

  • Visit Country Plans: Vietnam, Honduras, Uganda​
  • Members thoughts & feedback

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break

  • Sustainability is a (shared) responsibility​

Evening

17:30 Reception 

  • Reception of GCP Members by 
    Mayor or Bonn
  • Rhine River cruise & networking dinner

Annette Pensel invites you to the GCP Member Assembly 2023

Explore GCP Country Plans for Farmer Prosperity

Participation Information

Participation at the GCP Member Assembly 2023 is exclusive to GCP Members only. Participation is free for up to two representatives per GCP Member and one for individual members. Additional tickets are available for extra attendees at $200 per person. Registration closes on 16 June 2023.

Date

The basics

Registration

Attendance is free for individual members and a maximum of two representatives of each member organization.

Additional tickets can be purchased by GCP Members at a cost of €200 per head. Please contact GCP to arrange.

Please register online here until 15 June 2023.

Venue

This year’s GCP Member Assembly will be held at the LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn (Rhineland State Museum) in central Bonn, Germany. This museum is a cultural facility of the Rhineland Regional Authority. It offers a unique insight into the cultural history of the Rhineland, a core region of Europe.

From the central train station it is just a 400m walk.

LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn
Colmantstr. 14-16
53115 Bonn, Germany

The museum has a parking garage. The fee for guests is 4 € per day.

Private

Stay in Bonn

Hotels

GCP has arranged a hotel contingent of rooms for the nights of 26 and 27 June at a special rate at two hotels within walking distance to the event venue: Intercity Hotel Bonn and Motel One Hauptbahnhof.
Please note: the GCP Secretariat only arranged the allotments but will not make hotel reservations for the participants. The allotment closes on 15 May, after which participants will need to seek alternatives. We recommend making your reservation at your earliest convenience.

Both hotels are located right next to Bonn ‘Hauptbahnhof’ (Central Train Station), the Intercity Hotel on its Western and the Motel One Hauptbahnhof on its Eastern side (at the start of the pedestrian shopping centre). The LVR Landesmuseum is just a few hundred meters further down the road from the Intercity Hotel. From the Motel One Hauptbahnhof you use the Train Station’s underpass to reach the Western side.

Book Intercity Hotel Bonn

Address: Quantiusstr. 22, 53115 Bonn

Hotel website

Rate: 138 €, breakfast 15,90 €

How to book:

  • – Reservations can only be made by phone.
    – Call +49 228 926 181 513 and wait for the recorded announcement in English (after the German one).
    – Have your credit card details ready.
    – Reservation code: “Global Coffee Platform – Member Assembly“.

Room allotment at Intercity Hotel Bonn expired on 29 May 2023.

Motel One Hauptbahnhof

Address: Am Hauptbahnhof 12, 53111 Bonn

Hotel website

Rate: 79 €, breakfast 15,90 €

How to book:

Room allotment at Motel One Hbf expired on 15 May 2023.

Trade

Get to Bonn

Public Transport

You can reach both hotels from ‘Hauptbahnhof’ (central train station) station via regional and inter-city rail services, the U-Bahn metro or the (airport) bus.

Click here for more information about connections.

Cologne / Bonn airport

Cologne / Bonn airport is around 16km away

Airport transfer to the city of Bonn either by taxi (around 50 Euros) or via the Airport Bus SB 60, (Cologne Bonn Airport – Main Train Station Bonn – Cologne Bonn Airport). Find the bus schedule here and the bus stop plan at the airport terminal here. The airport can also be reached directly by train. Rail timetables are available here.

Frankfurt / Main airport

Frankfurt/Main airport is 176km away

The train journey time between Bonn Hauptbahnhof and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is around 1h 45m. The quickest route is via DB Intercity Express (ICE) train to Siegburg/Bonn train station, from there with metro line 66 to Bonn Hauptbahnhof (central train station). The route via Koblenz is more scenic but takes longer.

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Visa Info

German Foreign Office

GCP advises all GCP Members to check their individual status to travel to Germany, allowing sufficient time for any necessary applications. Please visit the visa information page of the German Foreign Office for all relevant information here.

Visa Support Letter

If you require an official invitation for your visa application, we are happy to provide one. Please email info@globalcoffeeplatform.org

TechnicalAssistance

Event Subsidies

About the subsidies

Event subsidies were made available in 2023 for GCP Members belonging to the Producer and Civil Society stakeholder groups located in coffee producing countries.

Applications are now closed and all available subsidies have been awarded.

Q&A

Health Info

Covid-19

Currently, there are no Covid-19 restrictions in Germany. You find the most up-to-date information here.

Healthcare in Bonn

Both private and public hospitals, clinics, dispensaries, pharmacies, and other centers are available for your health and medical needs. Remember to obtain international medical insurance for your travels and entire period of stay in Germany.

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The fine print

Confirming your participation

If you have registered but can no longer attend, please change your registration status via the EventBrite website, the EventBrite confirmation email sent to you when you first registered, or alternatively send an email to GCP before 16 June 2023. 

To ensure the sustainability of this event, GCP Members who fail to cancel their tickets by 16 June 2023 will receive an invoice for $200.

Dietary restrictions

Please fill out this form if you have any dietary restrictions by 20 June 2023. We will notify the caterers accordingly. We will do our best to make accommodations, but may not be able to in some cases. 

Antitrust Agreement

All participants of the GCP Member Assembly agree to the anti-trust regulations as laid out by GCP. You can read the full text here.

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Photography

Event film and photographic recordings

By registering for the GCP Member Assembly, you agree that the organizer is entitled to make film and photo recordings of the event and its participants for the publication and documentation of the platform’s activities.

If for any reason you cannot be portraited during the event, please contact info@globalcoffeeplatform.org

Evening Program

Special reception and networking dinner

All participants are invited to continue the conversation during our exclusive evening program.

Participants will enjoy a special reception hosted by the Mayor of Bonn at the Old Town Hall in the center of Bonn immediately following the day’s event. This will be followed by a cruise on the River Rhine with a networking dinner, departing strictly at 18:55.

Don’t miss the boat and be sure to confirm your participation in the evening program when you register for the GCP MA 2023.

For the first time GCP is offering a two-part global member assembly in 2023! The first will take place in Bonn, Germany on Tuesday, 27 June 2023, while the second will occur virtually on 6 and 7 December 2023. Member Assembly Sponsors will enjoy the benefit of reaching attendees at both events!

Act now and get in touch with the team to reserve your preferred sponsorship.

Caroline Glowka

Senior Manager Member Relationsemail me

Mary Petitt

GCP Senior Advisoremail me

See you at the GCP MA 2023!
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