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GCP Member Assembly 2024

Accelerating Collective Action

25 June 2024 | Amsterdam, NL

The countdown to the in-person GCP Member Assembly 2024 is on and we can’t wait to see you on 25 June in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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.

Join GCP Members from around the world, representing all parts of the coffee value chain, and contribute to accelerating collective action on farmer prosperity and sustainable sourcing.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to celebrate the successes that GCP Members have achieved together, and to shape our collective response to key sustainability business challenges.

Once again, the GCP Member Assembly will be made up of two parts: one in-person event taking place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 25 June 2024, and the second part taking place in early December 2024 online. Board elections will take place in December 2024. Your participation in both events is key.

We look forward to this collaboration to achieve real, measurable impact on the livelihoods of coffee farming families around the world.

Event Highlights & Agenda

The GCP Member Assembly will be a 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.

25 June 2024, De Nieuwe Liefde, Da Costakade 102, Amsterdam
Registration and Meet & Greet: 09:00 – 09:45

This year’s GCP Member Assembly will be held at the De Nieuwe Liefde, a centre for poetry, philosophical discussion, political debate and other cultural programs located in Amsterdam’s beautiful Oud-West neighbourhood.

The venue is around 15 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport via taxi, and is a short walking distance to Museumplein in the heart of the city of Amsterdam. 

Morning

09:00 – 09:45 – Registration and Exchange

10:00 – Official Opening

  • Welcome (New) Members  
  • Meet the new GCP Chair 

10:45 – Collective Action for Farmer Prosperity

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 – Collective Action for Farmer Prosperity cont.

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:10 – Collectively Moving Towards Sustainably Sourcing

15:40 – 16:10 Coffee break & Meet the Countries

16:10 – Collectively Moving Towards Sustainably Sourcing cont.

17:30 – Reception 

  • Join us to celebrate our collective achievement during a special networking dinner made possible by our platinum sponsors.

Participation Information

Participation at the GCP Member Assembly 2024 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 $250 per person. Registration closes on 15 May 2024.

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 €250 per head. Please contact GCP to arrange.

Venue

This year’s GCP Member Assembly will be held at the De Nieuwe Liefde, a centre for poetry, philosophical discussion, political debate and other cultural programs located in Amsterdam’s beautiful Oud-West neighbourhood.

The venue is around 15 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport via taxi, and is a short walking distance to Museumplein in the heart of the city of Amsterdam. 

De Nieuwe Liefde
Da Costakade 102
1053 WP Amsterdam
+31 (0) 20 589 1680

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

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Stay there

Hotel Recommendations

June is peak tourist season in Amsterdam. A lot of hotels are already booked out. We recommend to make your hotel booking as soon as possible. Due to the limited availabilities the GCP Secretariat was unable to arrange for room contingents. Below you find some recommendations for hotels of different price categories who still had available rooms at the time of our research.

We also recommend using online booking platforms such as www.booking.com or www.kayak.com.

3* Recommendations

2-star hotel

Mozart Hotel  

Prinsengracht 518-520
Amsterdam City Center, 1017 KJ Amsterdam

This hotel is located in the heart of Amsterdam. The MA venue is a 15-minute walk away.

3-star hotels:

Alfred Hotel (Oud Zuid)  
Cornelis Schuytstraat 58-60 
Oud Zuid, 1071 JL Amsterdam 
Well located in the Oud Zuid district of Amsterdam, the same district of the MA venue.  

The Alfred Hotel is located a 11-minute walk from Vondelpark. It offers a paid airport shuttle service. 

Hotel New Kit 
Bos en Lommerweg 390,  
Geuzenveld-Slotermeer, 1061 DJ Amsterdam 

Hotel New Kit is located in Amsterdam in the Noord-Holland region, 2.5 miles from Anne Frank House and 2.8 miles from Leidseplein. 

Hotel City Garden Amsterdam 
P.C. Hooftstraat 162 
Oud Zuid, 1071 CH Amsterdam 

Hotel City Garden joins on to the Vondelpark only a few blocks away from the MA venue. 

4* Recommendations

OZO Hotels Arena Amsterdam

Karspeldreef 2
Zuidoost, 1101 CJ Amsterdam

OZO Hotels Arena Amsterdam is 1148 feet from Bullewijk Metro Station and a 10-minute walk from Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena Train Station. Schiphol Airport is 12 miles away.

Mercure Amsterdam City Hotel

Joan Muyskenweg 10
Oost, 1096 CJ Amsterdam
Only a 6-minute walk from metro station Overamstel which provides access to the city center, Schiphol, RAI, ArenA, Ziggo Dome and Zuid-As business district of Amsterdam.

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Get there

Airport

Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) is a major international airport which lies 17km south-west of central Amsterdam. It offers excellent transport connections including a railway station directly under the airport.

Visit this website to learn more about getting from Schiphol airport to Amsterdam City.

Public Transport

Travel around Amsterdam can be done through various modes of public transportation.

Click here for more information about connections and tickets.

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Visa Info

General

If you want to stay in the Netherlands for less than 90 days, you may need a short-stay Schengen visa. Whether you need a visa to visit the Netherlands depends on your nationality and your travel plans.

This website tells you whether you need to apply for a visa or not. Click here.

If you do need to apply for a Schengen visa to enter The Netherlands, visit this website.

Find all necessary visa information on this website.

Visa Support Letter

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

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Subsidies

About the subsidies

To enable maximum participation at the GCP Member Assembly 2024 GCP offers a limited number of Travel and Accommodation Subsidies for GCP members belonging to the Producer and Civil Society stakeholder groups located in coffee producing countries.

Click to read the GCP Travel and Accommodation Subsidy Policy.

Click to download the online application form.

Q&A

Health Info

Covid-19

Currently, there are no Covid-19 restrictions in The Netherlands.

Healthcare in Amsterdam

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 The Netherlands.

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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 confirmation email sent to you when you first registered. Alternatively, please send an email to GCP before 10 June 2024. 

To ensure the sustainability of this event, GCP Members who fail to cancel their tickets by 10 June 2024 will receive an invoice for $250.

Dietary restrictions

Please record your dietary restrictions in the registration form. 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:

There shall be no discussions of agreements or concerted actions that may restrain competition. This prohibition includes discussions of current or future prices, margins, discounts, the timing of price changes, costs, capacities, customers, suppliers, product and marketing plans, sales projections, credit terms, or other competitively sensitive information relating to your business. We must also not talk about agreements to fix prices, control sales or the output of production, allocate markets, or refusing to deal with a particular entity.

The discussion or exchange on these topics must not only be avoided during this meeting but also during all informal gatherings when competitors may be present. Each meeting participant is obliged to speak up immediately for the purpose of preventing any discussion falling outside these bounds.

This agreement applies to in-person events as well as meetings or events held virtually.

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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

Please note: If you have registered but can no longer attend, please change your registration status via registration confirmation email sent to you when you first registered. Alternatively send an email to GCP before 10 June 2024. To ensure the sustainability of this event, GCP Members who fail to cancel their tickets by 10 June 2024 will receive an invoice for $250.

See you at the GCP MA 2024!

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