Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cafe Asia 2013 and the International Coffee & Tea Industry Expo 2013

Singapore takes center stage as the host for the inaugural Café Asia 2013 and the International Coffee & Tea Industry Expo 2013 (ICT Expo 2013), which is the first trade and consumer event in Southeast Asia, dedicated to the region's café community!

Gathering some 150 leading brands and key industry players from across the region, Café Asia 2013  offers visitors with an instant access to meet the who's who of Asia's café community. It is also the event for serious and quality buyers to source for their purchasing needs amidst an extensive range of products and services.

Details of Café Asia 2013 ICT Expo 2013 as below:
Venue:               Marina Bay Sands (MBS)
Show Dates:      14 – 16 March 2013
Opening hours:  14 March 2013 - 10:30 am to 6:00 pm (For Trade Visitors only)
                         15 & 16 March 2013 - 10:30 am to 8:00 pm (For Trade Vistors & Public)

The opening of Café Asia 2013 and the International Coffee & Tea Industry Expo 2013 is graced by Guest of Honour, Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State, Ministry of
Trade and Industry and Mayor, North East District.

The 3-day exhibition will also be teeming with networking events and the first-ever Asia
Coffee Summit for the trade and fun-filled activities for the public, of everything coffee
and tea.

Asia Coffee Summit (ACS) 
The Asia Coffee Summit will examine issues and concerns in sustainable practices of the coffee industry and discuss the implementation of sustainable practices which have become increasingly important in the global coffee industry.

Come witness the crème de la crème baristas battle it out at the Singapore National
Barista Championship 2013 (SNBC), the Singapore Latte Art Championship (SLAC) and The Cup
Tasters Championship. Singapore’s top baristas will brew their way to represent
Singapore at the World Barista Championship 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.
March 14, 2013
11:00am – 12:30pm  SLAC - Art Bar 1st Round
1:00pm – 5:30pm      SNBC 1st Round and SLAC 1st Round

March 15, 2013
10:45am – 12:00pm  SLAC - Art Bar 2nd Round
12:30pm – 5:15pm    SNBC 2nd Round and SLAC 2nd Round
5:30pm – 5:45pm      Announcement of finalists for SLAC and SNBC 2013

March 16, 2013
12:00pm – 3:45pm    SNBC Final Round and SLAC Final Round
4:00pm – 5:15pm      Singapore National Cup Tasters Final Round
5:30pm                      Announcement of results for the championships

Workshops and Labs
Roasting equipment leaders Probat and Diedrich Manufacturing will be conducting a Coffee Roasting Lab, complimentary on a first-come-first-serve basis.  It will give visitors a rare opportunity to experience the coffee roasting process first-hand. 
Coffee Roasting Lab
14 March - 10:30am - 4:30pm
15 March - 10:30am - 4:30pm
16 March - 10:30am - 3:30pm

Neuhaus Neotec will hold a free Coffee Roasting Workshop Seminar themed “Roasting systems from traditional drum to hot air”. Participants will learn the difference in existing roasting technologies, understand the roasting processes and the impact on the roasting result achieved by changing the roasting parameters, the easy creation of roasting recipes and reducing production costs.
Coffee Roasting Workshop
14 March - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
15 March - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
16 March - 11:00am - 12noon

Tea Seminar and Tasting Session
Visitor will not only learn how to identify but also how to make a good cup of Ceylon Tea!  They will also get to taste the different varieties at the Tea Tasting session! To reserve your space, please email Iris at
15 March 2013 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Cafe Owners' Alliance
The Café Owners’ Alliance offers a  rare opportunity where café owners now can collectively become a stronger voice and gain a stronger presence in the local F&B scene! Apart from linking cafe owners up with valuable resources such as suppliers and vendors, cafe owners will also receive frequent updates on related events, workshops and seminars by Singapore Coffee Association. Also, the Alliance is an additional value-add platform for cafe owners to publicize their cafés through Café Asia & ICT Expo’s publicity platforms.

To get more in-depth details of the exhibition & participating exhibitors, check out below:
Café Asia 2013 Official Website
ICT Expo 2013 Official Website
Cafe Asia Facebook Page

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