Selected Events

World Forests: Health, Wealth and Wellbeing Panel, 2016 Leadership Summit

Ethical Tea Partnership TEAM UP 2018
June 19, 2018 - London, United Kingdom

Han de Groot, CEO, will be speaking. Christopher Whitebread, Koen den Braber, Lisa Ryser, and Maya Sermeno will be attending.

Innovation Forum
June 19-20, 2018 - London, United Kingdom

Henk Gilhuis, Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, will attend this conference on “How business can measure the impact—and ROI—of corporate sustainability.”

World of Coffee
June 21-23, 2018 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Frederik de Vries, Guiseppe Cipriani, Lisa Ryser, Lucas Bakker, Martine Willems, Melanie Mokken, Miguel Zamora, and Stacy Bocskor will be attending.

Oslo Tropical Forest Forum
June 27-28, 2018 – Oslo, Norway

Nigel Sizer, Chief Program Officer, will serve on the panel addressing The 2020 Challenge: How can companies meet their deforestation-free supply chain commitments?

Global Climate Action Summit
September 12-14, 2018 - San Francisco, California, United States

Nigel Sizer, Chief Program Officer, will represent the Rainforest Alliance.

London Chocolate Forum
October 11, 2018 - London, UK

Maya Sermeno, Ruben Bergsma, and Sophie Persey will be attending.

World Cocoa Foundation Partnership Meeting
October 23-24, 2018 - São Paulo, Brazil

Aparajita Bhalla, Mariana Barbosa, Miguel Zamora, Ruben Bergsma, and Sophie Persey will be attending.

Past Events

Better Business Bureau Forum on Corporate Responsibility
June 12, 2018 - New York, New York, United States

Debbie Rutstein, Marketing Associate, will be attending.

Social Good Summit Australia 2018
June 2, 2018 - Sydney, Australia

Melanie Mokken, Market Development Manager, will be speaking.

ISEAL Alliance Global Sustainability Standards Conference
May 22-24, 2018 - São Paulo, Brazil

Han de Groot, CEO, will be speaking on “Emerging priorities - how should standards respond and stay ahead of the curve?” Britta Wyss Bisang, Chief Sustainable Supply Chains Officer, will also be speaking, and a tech training session will be led by Eugene Kogan and Matt Snyder. Also attending are Claudia Medrano, Birgit de Vos, Cassio Souza, Mariana Barbosa, and Miguel Zamora.

Accountability Framework Initiative (AFi) Regional Workshop
May 18, 2018 - Accra, Ghana

Adrienne Stork, Senior Program Manager, will lead a Workshop and Consultation on the Accountability Framework Initiative, in conjunction with the TFA2020 Conference, on linking global norms to African landscapes.

Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA2020) General Assembly
May 11-17, 2018 - Accra, Ghana

Adrienne Stork, Senior Program Manager, will be representing the Rainforest Alliance and presenting the Accountability Framework Initiative. Kwadwo Nti Baniako and Sandra Razanamandranto are attending on behalf of RA-Cert.

Rainforest Alliance 2018 Gala After-Party
May 9, 2018 - New York City, NY, United States

A celebration following the Gala, open to all members of the public, with live music, crafted cocktails, and midnight snacks.

Rainforest Alliance 2018 Annual Gala
May 9, 2018 - New York City, NY, United States

Conservationists, business leaders and diplomats will gather to recognize outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations in sustainable agriculture, forestry and tourism as well as to celebrate the merger of the Rainforest Alliance and UTZ.

Rainforest Alliance Leadership Summit
May 9, 2018 - New York City, NY, United States

A convening of leaders from business, government and conservation for a day of panels and discussions on protecting the environment, implementing climate solutions and supporting communities worldwide. Details to come.

2018 M&A Post-Merger Integration Forum
April 26, 2018 - New York, NY

Kiku Loomis, Director, Post Merger Integration, will be a panelist at this event presented by Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute.

ICOPE (International Conference on Oil Palm & Environment)
Embracing Sustainable Palm Oil: Solutions for Local Production and Global Change
April 25-27, 2018 - Bali, Indonesia

Steve Krecik, Senior Manager, Palm Oil, will be speaking about the RA standard and palm oil supply.

Global Dubai Tea Forum
April 24-26, 2018 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Lisa Ryser, Regional Representative for Southern Africa, will be speaking. Ashok Batra, Christopher Whitebread, and Maya Sermeno will be attending.

World Cocoa Conference
April 22-25, 2018 - Berlin, Germany

Han de Groot, President, will be speaking. Christiane Hornikel, Kerry Scanlon, Noura Hanna, Ruben Bergsma, Ruth Newsome, Sascha Tischer, Siriki Diakite, Sophie Persey, and Stephanie Gerteiser will be attending.

Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Coffee Breakfast
April 20, 2018 - Seattle, WA, United States

Han de Groot, President, will be the keynote speaker and will present the annual Change Agent Award. Alex Morgan, Debbie Rutstein, Jacob Davignon, Joseph Booth, Laura Donnelly, Michelle Deugd, and Sara Young will be hosting the event.

Specialty Coffee Expo
April 19-22, 2018 - Seattle, WA, United States

Alex Morgan, Debbie Rutstein, Jacob Davignon, Joseph Booth, Laura Donnelly, Michelle Deugd, and Sara Young will be attending, and can be found at the Rainforest Alliance booth #221.

Innovation Forum: How business can tackle deforestation
April 18-19, 2018, Washington DC, United States

Richard Donovan, Senior Forest Advisor; Andrew Goldberg, Project Manager, Southeast Family Forest Project; and Jeff Milder, Chief Scientist, will be speakers. Samantha St. Pierre will be attending.

American Spice Trade Association Annual Meeting
April 15-18, 2018 - Naples, Florida, United States

Alex Morgan, Chief Markets Officer, will be speaking and Laura Donnelly, Senior Associate, Markets Transformation is attending.

Webinar: Building the Accountability Framework: Update and Next Steps for Companies and Others Working Toward Responsible Supply Chains
Tuesday March 27th 09:00 ICT/Jakarta (10:00 Singapore / 10:00 Beijing / 11:00 Delhi)

Jeff Milder, the Rainforest Alliance's lead scientist and Accountability Framework Steering Group member will be participating.

Webinar: Building the Accountability Framework: Update and Next Steps for Companies and Others Working Toward Responsible Supply Chains
Tuesday, March 27th, 10:00 EST

Jeff Milder, the Rainforest Alliance's lead scientist and Accountability Framework Steering Group member will be participating.

Responsible Business Summit
March 26-27, 2018 - Brooklyn, New York, United States

Jakob Schenker, Markets Transformation Coordinator, will be participating.

Understanding the Coffee Supply Chain
March 21, 2018, 5:30 - 7:30 PM EST – New York University, New York, New York, United States

Laura Donnelly, Senior Associate, Markets Transformation, will be speaking as a panelist.

Esri Federal GIS Conference
March 20-21, 2018 - Washington, D.C., United States

David Hughell, Geospatial Scientist, will be participating.

Partnerships for Coffee Sustainability
March 16, 2018, 4:30 - 5:30 PM CST - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States - Sheraton Hotel, Bayside C (4th Floor)

We will be hosting a side event at the National Coffee Association Annual Convention, bringing together key coffee industry stakeholders to discuss certification and beyond and showcase collaborative initiatives. For more information, contact stacy.bocskor@utz.org.

National Coffee Association Annual Convention
March 15-17, 2018 - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Alex Morgan, Juan Francisco Martinez, Laura Donnelly, Miguel Gamboa, Miguel Zamora, Ruben Gallozzi, and Stacy Bocskor will be participating.

Natural Products Expo West
March 8-10, 2018 - Anaheim, CA, United States

Kerry Scanlon, Laura Donnelly, Sara Young and Debbie Rutstein will be participating and representing the Rainforest Alliance in the exhibit hall, at booth #5010.

National Confectioners Association State of the Industry Conference
March 4-6, 2018 - Miami, FL, United States

Kerry Scanlon, Senior Associate for Markets Transformation, will be attending.

CSO50 Conference and Awards
February 26-28, 2018 - Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Eugene Kogan, Rainforest Alliance Chief Technology Officer, will attend to accept on behalf of the Rainforest Alliance one of the CSO50 Awards recognizing security projects that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership.

African Fine Coffee Conference
February 14-16, 2018 – Kampala, Uganda

Participants include Michelle Deugd, Rainforest Alliance Director, Program Design & Development, and Britta Wyss Bisang, Chief of Sustainable Supply Chains + UTZ East Africa Team, who will be keynote speaker on the Sustainability Day organized by UTZ on February 13. She will address the challenges of sustainable productivity in the coffee sector.

Fruit Logistica
February 7-9, 2018 - Berlin, Germany

The Rainforest Alliance will be represented by Jake Davignon, Chris Gallup, Eckart Gutschmidt, Oscar Maroto, Sophie Persey, and Jan T’Lam.

GreenBiz 18
February 6-8, 2018 - Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Samantha St. Pierre, Manager, Markets Transformation will be participating.

Farms, Group and Chain of Custody Certification Training
January 8-15, 2018 - Uganda

The entire duration of the training is 7-days and consists of a 4-day preparatory classroom training and 1 day of on-site audit and 2 days Training for the Chain of Custody Management System.
Deadline for application is 24th November 2017.

Global Landscapes Forum
December 19-20, 2017 - Bonn, Germany

Martin Noponen, Senior Manager, Climate will be participating.

Focali - Forest, Climate, and Livelihood Research Network
December 8, 2017 - Göteborg, Sweden

Marcus Schaefer will represent the Rainforest Alliance as a speaker at this meeting on imports without deforestation with scientists, practitioners and industry.

Farms, Group and Chain of Custody Certification Training
December 4-7, 2017 - Ethiopia

The entire duration of the training is 7-days and consists of a 4-day preparatory classroom training and 1 day of on-site audit and 2 days Training for the Chain of Custody Management System.
Deadline for application is 24th November 2017.

Companies vs. Climate Change Conference
November 29-December 1, 2017 - Miami, FL, United States

Alex Morgan, Global Director, Markets Transformation for the Rainforest Alliance, will be a panelist addressing sustainable supply chains.

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) RT15
November 27-30, 2017 - Grand Hyatt Bali, Indonesia

Adrienne Stork, Lita Natasastra, Nicole Pasricha, Richard Donovan and Stephen Krecik of the Rainforest Alliance will participate and will host a side event on the new Accountability Framework – on Thursday, November 29, 3:00 - 5:30pm at the same venue.

India and Sustainability Standards 2017 – International Dialogue and Conference
November 15-17, 2017 - India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India

Ashok Batra and Nicole Pasricha of the Rainforest Alliance Markets Transformation team will participate as panelists on the topics: “Competition vs Collaboration Among Voluntary Sustainability Standards” and “Transforming the Indian Market for Uptake of Sustainable Palm Oil.”

Building Sustainable Supply Chains Masterclass, SAI Platform
November 14-15, 2017 - BSL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Mercedes Tallo, Director, Markets Transformation will be a speaker in several sessions.

Innovation Forum: How Business Can Tackle Deforestation
November 14-15, 2017 - London, United Kingdom

Edward Millard, Director of Africa & South Asia for the Rainforest Alliance, will be a speaker.

UNFCCC COP23
November 13, 2017 - Bonn, Germany

Panel Discussion: 10:00am, Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion: New developments to measure policy and private sector commitments to halt deforestation and emissions, including the Accountability Framework.

UNFCCC COP23
November 6-17, 2017 - Bonn, Germany

Rainforest Alliance will be represented by a delegation of participants including Adrian Woitzik, Donita Dooley, Jeff Milder, Mark Moroge, Martin Noponen, and Sascha Tischer, whose activities will include a consultation event for the Accountability Framework Initiative.

World Cocoa Foundation Partnership Meeting
October 24-25, 2017 - Washington, DC, United States

Alex Morgan and Kerry Scanlon of the Rainforest Alliance Markets Transformation team and Adrienne Stork of the Supply Chain Accountability team will be participating.

East Coast Coffee Madness
October 22, 2017 - Montreal, Canada

Nicole Pasricha, Markets Transformation Manager will be participating.

Forest Stewardship Council General Assembly
October 8-13, 2017 - Vancouver, Canada

Rainforest Alliance will be represented by speakers and participants including Andrew Goldberg, Ben Hodgdon, Dave Bubser, Gabe Bolton, Gweneth Langdon, Laura Terrall, Richard Donovan, Samantha St. Pierre, and Tammy Coe.

Avance Coffee Conference
October 11-12, 2017 - Guatemala City, Guatemala

Michelle Deugd, Rainforest Alliance Director of Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods, will be a speaker on Climate Change: Reconciling Global and Local Actions at this conference hosted by the Specialty Coffee Association.

Consumer Goods Forum Sustainable Retail Summit
October 2-3, 2017 - Montreal, Canada

Nicole Pasricha, Markets Transformation Manager will be participating.

Coffee Professionals Festival 2017 (arranged by Nestlé Professional)
September 28, 2017 - Stockholm, Sweden

Marcus Schaefer of the Rainforest Alliance’s Markets Transformation and Communications team in Sweden, will host a booth and will be presenting a session on climate change, coffee and climate smart agriculture.

Going "All In” to Address Commodity-Driven Deforestation (aligned with Climate Week NYC)
September 20, 2017 - New York, United States

Nicole Pasricha of the Rainforest Alliance will be presenting the Accountability Framework initiative, a new program to promote and help companies deliver on ethical and responsible supply chain commitments in agriculture and forestry sectors.

Thirstea – the 8th Annual North American Tea Conference
September 12-14, 2017 - Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Laura Donnelly, Senior Associate, Markets Transformation, will be participating and has a speaking slot at the event.

CMO.ORG NYC Chief Marketing Officer Conference
September 14, 2017 - New York, NY, United States

Susan Arnot Heaney, Director of Marketing & Company Engagement, is an invited participant.

Natural Products Expo East
September 13-16, 2017 - Baltimore, MD, United States

Nicole Pasricha, Manager in the Markets Transformation team, will be participating.

Global Sustainability Summit
Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturer’s Association
August 9-11, 2017 - Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Andrew Goldberg, Project Manager, Rainforest Alliance Certified, will be a panelist along with Evergreen Packaging, and Samantha St. Pierre, Manager of Markets Transformation, will be attending.

Colombo International Tea Convention
August 8-11, 2017 - Colombo, Sri Lanka

Ana Paula Tavares, Executive Vice President, will be a speaker and panelist and Reena Chadee, Marketing Associate will be a participant. Stop by Stall 6 to meet our team and learn more.

Outdoor Industry Association: Sustainability Insights Conference
July 25, 2017 - Salt Lake City, Utah, US

Samantha St. Pierre, Manager, Markets Transformation will be a speaker.

FSC US Annual Meeting
July 11, 2017, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Richard Donovan, Senior Vice President & Vice President, Forestry, will represent the Rainforest Alliance.

World Coffee Producers Forum
July 10-12, 2017 - Intercontinental Hotel, Medellín – Colombia

Marcel Clement, Director Market Transformation EMEA & Japan, will be participating.

2017 Global sustainability standards conference
June 27-29, 2017 - World Trade Centre, Zürich, Switzerland

Ana Paula Tavares, Executive Vice President, will be a speaker.
Martin Naponen, Senior Manager, Climate, will be participating.

Before the Green is Gone, New York Botanical Garden Sustainability Summit
June 14, 2017 - New York, NY, United States

Richard Donovan, Senior Vice President & Vice President, Forestry, will be a speaker.

WWF Global Forest and Trade Network North American Annual Meeting
June 12-14, 2017 - Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

Richard Donovan, Andrew Goldberg and Samantha St. Pierre are representing the Rainforest Alliance at the annual meeting.

RSPO EU Roundtable
June 12-13, 2017 - London, United Kingdom

Nicole Pasricha, Markets Transformation Manager, North America; Catherine Tolliday, Markets Transformation Assistant; Elena Sosa, Markets Transformation, Europe; and Sophie Persey, Markets Transformation Manager, will be participating.

Sustainable Brands 17
May 22-25, 2017 - Detroit, Michigan, United States

Nigel Sizer, Rainforest Alliance President, will be a panelist on Certification 2.0 (May 24, 11:00am) and Susan Arnot Heaney, Director of Marketing & Company Engagement, will be participating.

60th Ontario Professional Foresters Association Conference and Annual General Meeting
May 16-18, 2017 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David Brunelle, Associate, Forest Management, will be participating.

German Cocoa Trade Association Dinner
May 12, 2017 - Hamburg, Germany

Marcel Clement, Director Market Transformation EMEA & Japan, will be participating.

The 3rd African Tea Convention & Exhibition
May 11-12, 2017 - Nairobi, Kenya

Per Bogstad, Senior Manager, Markets Transformation, will be a speaker and Joe Booth, Assistant, Markets Transformation, will be an attendee.

Rainforest Alliance 30th Anniversary Gala
May 10, 2017 - New York City, New York, United States

Conservationists, innovators and renowned leaders in the business and diplomatic communities will gather at the American Museum of Natural History to recognize the outstanding achievements made by individuals and companies in the areas of sustainable agriculture, forestry and tourism.

Rainforest Alliance Leadership Summit
May 10, 2017 - New York City, New York, United States

This is an opportunity to bring together executives from companies that produce, source and promote Rainforest Alliance Certified™ products along with other environmentally and socially responsible businesses.

Canadian Produce Marketing Association
May 9-11, 2017 - Toronto, Canada

Nicole Pasricha and Jacob Davignon will be participating.

30th Annual Global Forest, Paper & Packaging Industry Conference
May 7-11, 2017 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Dave Bubser, Senior Manager for North America, will be participating.

Living Wages Around the World
April 19, 2017 - New York City, New York, United States

Presented by the Global Living Wage Coalition (GLWC) members and NYU Wagner School. Jessica Grillo, Livelihoods Senior Advisor and GLWC Committee member, will be participating.

Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Coffee Breakfast 2017 (en español)
April 21, 2017 - Seattle, Washington, United States

Join us at the 15th annual Sustainable Coffee Breakfast at the SCAA Expo in Seattle, WA. During this event, we will share news and updates on our work over the past year in coffee and announce results from this year’s Rainforest Alliance Cupping for Quality over a hearty breakfast and prize-winning coffee!
Rainforest Alliance staffers Sara Young, Jacob Davignon, Alex Morgan, and Jakob Schenker will be participating.

Innovation Forum: How Business Can Tackle Deforestation
April 3-4, 2017 - Washington D.C., United States

Richard Donovan, Rainforest Alliance Senior VP and VP of Forestry, was a speaker.

Rainforest Alliance Cupping For Quality (en español)
March 29-31, 2017 - Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Cuppings take place twice each year according to various coffee harvest cycles - once during the springtime, and once in December to evaluate coffees from origins worldwide.

Montreal Wood Convention
March 28-30, 2017 - Montréal, Québec, Canada

Yves Bouthillier, Associate, Forest Management, participated.

Responsible Business Summit NY
March 27-28, 2017 - Brooklyn, NY, US

Kiku Loomis, Director, Claims, Traceability & Trademarks was a speaker.

Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 General Assembly
March 18-22, 2017 - Brasilia, Brazil

Richard Donovan, Senior Vice President and Vice President of Forestry, Nurdiana Darius, Director Southeast Asia, and Jeffrey Milder, Chief Scientist participated.

Responsible Business Forum On Food & Agriculture 2017
March 14-15, 2017 - Grand Hyatt Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

Nurdiana Darius, Director Southeast Asia, spoke.

Expo West
March 8-12, 2017 - Anaheim, California, United States

Rainforest Alliance staffers Kerry Scanlon, Sara Young, Samantha St. Pierre participated.

UK Coffee Leader Summit 2017
February 24, 2017 - London, England

Sophie Persey, Manager, Markets Transformation UK & Ireland, participated.

Association of BC Forest Professionals Annual Conference
February 22-24, 2017 - Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

David Brunelle, Associate, Forest Management, participated.

GreenBiz 17
February 14-16, 2017 - Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Mark Comolli, Director of Markets Program and Samantha St. Pierre, Manager, Markets Transformation participated in the conference and Supply Chain Transparency Summit.

FRUIT LOGISTICA
February 8-10, 2017 - Berlin, Germany

Rainforest Alliance staffers Jan T' Lam, Mercedes Tallo, Jacob Davignon, and Chris Gallup participated.

Webinar: Follow the Frog 2017
December 14, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM GMT

The Follow the Frog campaign and the Rainforest Alliance 30th anniversary launch will be in full swing between January 30 – February 12, 2017, and we want to invite you to be a part of the action. Join this webinar to learn how your business can participate!

Webinar: Follow the Frog 2017
December 14, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

The Follow the Frog campaign and the Rainforest Alliance 30th anniversary launch will be in full swing between January 30 – February 12, 2017, and we want to invite you to be a part of the action. Join this webinar to learn how your business can participate!

The New York Produce Show and Conference
December 5-8, 2016 - New York City, New York, United States

Jake Davignon, Senior Associate, Markets, participated.

Sustainable Sugarcane: How Companies Can Deliver
December 1-2, 2016 - London, England

Edward Millard, Director Strategic Partnerships, was a speaker.

Webinar: 2017 SAN Sustainable Agriculture Standard
November 29 & December 1, 2016 - Online

Presented by the Sustainable Agriculture Network and the Rainforest Alliance.

Innovation Forum - How Businesses Can Tackle Deforestation
November 21-26, 2016 - London, England

Stuart Singleton-White, Director, External Communications, Communications, was a speaker.

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