GLOBAL COFFEEPLATFORM

GCP Member Assembly 2023 – Part II

Championing Coffee Sustainability

6 & 7 December 2023 | 15:00-18:00 CET | 9:00–12:00 EST | 21:00 – 00:00 ICT

Exclusive online meeting

GCP Members are invited!

Take part in the crucial second part of the GCP Member Assembly and to continue championing coffee sustainability!


Following a successful in-person event in Bonn on 27 June 2023, the second part of the GCP Member Assembly will take place on 6 & 7 December online, from 15:00 to 18:00 CET. This exclusive virtual event is for GCP Members only and will include key membership decisions and GCP Board elections.

The Bonn event saw the official kick-start of GCP 2.0 and a collective commitment to championing coffee sustainability to achieve our shared GCP 2030 Goal. It was during this event that eight members contributed to the GCP 2.0 Kick-off Funding round. Special thanks to JDE Peet’s, Melitta Group, Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee, Nescafé, Nespresso, ofi (olam food ingredients), Rabobank and Westrock Coffee Company. These companies are taking collective action to the next level to propel coffee sustainability. Read the full announcement here.

We appreciate the valuable advice and input participants offered during the assembly to help shape the six GCP 2.0 Country Plans for Farmer Prosperity further and thank our 2023 Member Assembly sponsors who made the event possible.

In the second part of the annual event, we will further explore how GCP and members are driving coffee sustainability through our two-tier strategy to achieve the GCP 2030 Goal of transformational change on the prosperity of more than one million farmers in more than 10 countries by 2030. Members will also help guide the future of the platform by electing the new GCP Board and take crucial decisions as outlined below.

All GCP Members are encouraged to join and actively participate in championing coffee sustainability today and for generations to come.


Event Highlights & Agenda

GCP Members will gather to help drive coffee sustainability and farmer prosperity through GCP’s 2.0 strategy, contribute to crucial decision points, and elect the GCP Board that will continue to help steer us towards the GCP 2030 Goal of transformational change on farmer prosperity for more than one million coffee farmers in 10 countries.

6 December

15:00 – 15:10 Welcome

Membership Matters

  • Welcoming new members 2023
  • Members report: achievements 2023 in countries and on sustainable sourcing
  • Budget 2023 & 2024
  • Members exchange: questions & answers
  • Discharge of Board
  • Members decide on approval points

16:25-16:55 Coffee break

Sustainable Sourcing

  • How sustainable sourcing contributes to achieving the GCP 2030 goal
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Sourcing

7 December

15:00 – 15:10 Welcome

Board Elections

  • Appreciation of outgoing Board
  • Announcement of new Board

Country Plans for Farmer Prosperity

  • Country Panel: Sharing innovative strategies and activities to improve farmer prosperity in Brazil, Honduras, Kenya, Uganda, Indonesia and Vietnam

16:25-16:55 Coffee break

Members exchange in breakout groups

  • Which farmers are targeted for farmer prosperity?
  • Measuring the progress of farmer prosperity
  • Leveraging private and public funding

Decision Points

The agenda of the 7th GCP Membership Assembly includes the following decision and action items:
1. Announcement of newly elected Board Members
2. Report back from GCP Board & Discharging of Board

3. GCP two-tier Strategy to achieve our shared 2030 Goal:
a) endorsement of way forward with strategy execution at global and local levels through GCP Member engagement in 2024,
b) endorsement of related updates to GCP association documents

4. Endorsement of minutes of the 7th GCP Membership Assembly 2022

GCP Board Elections 2023

The GCP Board Elections have concluded. There were nine seats up for election in 2023.

The GCP Board consists of a minimum of 13 and a maximum of 16 members that serve a three-year term supported by the Executive Director. The elections will take place through online voting prior to the GCP Membership Assembly and will be overseen by the GCP Nominations and Elections Committee. The nomination period ran from 11 October – 3 November 2023, and the voting period runs from 20 November – 5 December 2023. Results will be announced during the GCP Member Assembly on 6 & 7 December.

The voting period is now closed.

Terms of Participation

Participation at the GCP Member Assembly 2023 is exclusive to GCP Members only. The first part of the assembly took place in Bonn, Germany on 27 June 2023. Participation was free for up to two representatives per GCP Member and one for individual members. The second part of the assembly will take place online on 6 & 7 December 2023. Details to follow.

Note on data usage: Photos and recordings of participants in the event may be used for reporting in online media, social networks, print publications and other mass media. 

All events follow GCP’s anti-trust policy. Click here for more information.

By registering for this event, you agree to the above points. 

Catch up

This is what you missed in the June event:

The GCP Member Assembly, held on 27 June 2023 in Bonn Germany was an opportunity to celebrate what GCP Members have achieved together, and to look at ways to shape our collective response to key sustainability business challenges through our 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 to chart the way forward towards our shared GCP 2030 Goal of transformational change on farmer prosperity for more than one million coffee farmers in 10 countries.

This year the GCP Member Assembly is made up of two parts: one in-person event 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.

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. This collaboration is key 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 for the in-person event were free for up to two representatives per GCP Member and one for individual members. Registration closed on 16 June 2023.

Sponsorship

Thank you to our gold sponsors: Dimitra, Nescafé and Nespresso, and Volcafe. And to our silver sponsors: Louis Dreyfus Company, Rabo Bank and Westrock Coffee. This event was made possible thanks to your support.

Sponsorship opportunities for the Bonn event have closed, however opportunities are still available for the virtual event on 6 & 7 December 2023.

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

Caroline Glowka

Manager Member Relations & Corporate Partnershipsemail me

Mary Petitt

GCP Senior Advisoremail me

GCP Member Assembly 2023