Curated by The Kore Directive, this informative programme will look at how we can promote a better future for the coffee industry.

New for this year, our 'People and Culture' programme will highlight a number of crucial conversations to promote a better future for the coffee industry.

Cafes act as a 'third space' - a break for so many - and without the passion from its people the industry would lose the strong foundation it's been so long recognised for. Led and curated by The Kore Directive, a community-led non-profit organisation created to challenge convention within the coffee industry, the panel-led discussions will cover a variety of topics.

These include equity, inclusion, rights and responsibilities, mental health, and the development of initiatives through coffee.

The panel takes place on Thursday 2rd September. Please see below for our full timetable and list of speakers...

Speakers

Timetable

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10:30
  1. People & Culture Stage
    60 mins
    In the wake of the social upheaval of the last year, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit, it’s understandable that being on the hospitality front lines can have a negative impact on one’s mental ...
11:40
  1. People & Culture Stage
    60 mins
    How does one create a sustainable and healthy career in coffee for yourself and/or others, while being well-versed in employee rights and responsibilities? Our keynote talk by Kore and Brewherher memb ...
12:55
  1. People & Culture Stage
    60 mins
    As far back as the 15th century, coffeehouses were the nexus of thought and action, and a driver for real social change throughout history. Perhaps it’s something to do with the invigorating qualities ...
14:10
  1. People & Culture Stage
    60 mins
    In the wake of some of the biggest racial equity movements across the world in 2020, companies are beginning to realise the need to have a robust diversity, equity and inclusivity structure within, to ...
15:25
  1. People & Culture Stage
    55 mins
    When The Kore Directive was first founded, it was motivated by a desire to equip women in coffee within the U.K. with the skills, confidence and opportunities to progress their coffee careers in a sus ...
16:30
  1. People & Culture Stage
    30 mins