19 Jun Gateway & Partners Ltd at Liverpool IBF2018
Gateway and Partners Ltd exhibited the Balozi Coffee brand at the IBF 2018 that took place on 12th and 13Th of June. The brand’s concept of trading in both green coffee beans and processed coffee received interest and commendation from individuals and institutions in equal measure.
Balozi Coffee is not merely trading in coffee but is in partnership with the producing cooperatives – we strive to engage with farmers to improve both yield and bean quality.
The partnership with Oromo Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Union of Ethiopia, a country that has earned renown as the birthplace of Arabica Coffee, in itself drew considerable attention.
Of further significance was the wider partnership with the HouseAfrica initiative working towards innovative and technology-driven housing development in Africa to mitigate the housing deficit. The role of Gateway and Partners in this initiative is to stimulate productivity and wealth creation of both rural and urban communities in order to facilitate capacity for better housing.
A number of trade leads were received including an invitation by the Merseyside and Cheshire Commonwealth Association to the 4th Diversity & Inclusion Conference and Commonwealth Trade Symposium that was held on Tuesday 19th June.