ICO Elects Anil Kumar Bhandari as Chairman of PSCB

The PSCB s aims to increase the world coffee market in value and volume and also support various initiatives in the field of coffee and health
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The President of India Coffee Trust (ICT), Anil Kumar Bhandari has been elected as the Chairman of Private Sector Consultative Board (PSCB) of International Coffee Organization for a term of one year.  PSCB is an International Coffee Organization body comprising of 16 leading industry representatives from producing and consuming countries.

The PSCB's aims to increase the world coffee market in value and volume and also support various initiatives in the field of coffee and health.

After becoming the first representative from India to occupy this important post, Bhandari is significant on the backdrop of World Coffee Conference (WCC) scheduled in Bengaluru, India, in April 2020.

“My election as Chairman Private Sector Consultative Board of International Coffee Organization is an honour for India and India Coffee Trust. This is the first time that India has chaired the PSCB. I see this as the confidence reposed in India and ICT, going into the World Coffee Conference in 2020, which would be hosted by India and will be held for the first time in Asia. It also indicates the interest that the Global Coffee Sector has in the Indian Coffee Industry and the Indian Coffee Market,” said Bhandari while commenting on his election as the president.

ICO is an intergovernmental body of Coffee buying & producing nations, having more than 72 member countries and India is one of the founding members of ICO. The 121st Session of International Coffee Council (ICC) under International Coffee Organization (ICO) was held in Mexico City from 9 to 13 April 2018.

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