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5THWAVE to broadcast live podcast from the European Coffee Symposium 2023

Hosted by Jeffrey Young, Editor-in-chief of 5THWAVE magazine and founder of Allegra Group, the first ever Live Podcast Series at the European Coffee Symposium (ECS) will deliver cutting-edge insights from the continent’s leading entrepreneurs and industry experts

The 5THWAVE podcast will broadcast live from the European Coffee Symposium on 29 November and hosted by Jeffrey Young | Photo credit: World Coffee Portal

This year’s European Coffee Symposium in Barcelona will bring together leading minds from the continent’s coffee and hospitality landscape to discuss the economics, consumer trends and business innovation shaping the future of the industry. A very special live broadcast episode of the 5THWAVE podcast will feature exclusive interviews with:

Marta Pogroszewska

Managing Director, GAIL’s Bakery

We delve into the fascinating journey of GAIL'S, one of Europe's most rapidly expanding coffee-centric bakery chains and uncover the key elements behind the brand’s remarkable success. Marta Pogroszewska was recognised for her Outstanding Industry Contribution at last year’s European Coffee Awards.

Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood

Coffee entrepreneur and author

We discuss Maxwell's new book – The Business of Specialty Coffee. With an insatiable curiosity to better understand the world of coffee, Maxwell used this book to study and explore the business of specialty coffee in the supply chain and across the marketplace. from agriculture, to finance and logistics, food manufacturing and hospitality.

View the full European Coffee Symposium 2023 speaker programme


Elaine Swift

Out-of-home Director UCC Europe
Delve into the remarkable journey of Elaine Swift, one of the world's most accomplished female leaders in the realm of total coffee solutions for foodservice providers. From her initial days at First Choice, navigating buyouts, to her current role as the head of the European foodservice unit at UCC, Elaine will unveil the secrets behind her extraordinary career and the enduring culture she has cultivated.

Guido Bernardinelli

CEO, La Marzocco
in just over a decade, Guido, along with a newly formed management team have contributed to turning a small, underdog cult player from Florence into a fast growing and successful traditional coffee equipment brand known the world over.

Adrian Steiner

CEO, Thermoplan
Starting as Thermoplan's 21st employee, Adrian Steiner climbed the ranks, expertly managing pivotal U.S. clients. By 2009, the founding family recognised his prowess, elevating him to management and granting co-ownership. Under his leadership, Thermoplan burgeoned from a modest team to an industry powerhouse of 500+. Dive into the tale of a transformative leader.

The European Coffee Symposium takes place 27-29 November 2023 at the W Hotel in Barcelona, Spain. 

Apply for your place: europeancoffeesymposium.com

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