ASEAN Coffee Federation (ACF)was first conceived by a group of passionate ASEAN coffee industry players who are in constant pursuit of improving and developing the quality of ASEAN’s coffee beans, so as to compete in the world stage.
On the 14th March 2013, Singapore, the formal formation of the ASEAN Coffee Federation was completed with its adoption of the Federation’s Constitution by the Board which had also held its inaugural constitutional election of coffee bearers with the President of Singapore Coffee Association (SCA), Mr Victor Mah, elected as the Founding President of ACF.
With the joint efforts of a group of like-minded caterers and suppliers, ACAPS was born. The association first served as a bridge between catering businesses and government agencies — in order to raise the professionalism of caterers in Singapore. As the landscape evolved, ACAPS also matured into a platform for networking, supporting, and celebrating the catering craft.
Caterers today have moved beyond a simplistic cook- and-convey service, into the orchestration of sophisticated dining events. By rallying professional caterers everywhere, ACAPS can continually advance our industry through economies of scale and collaborative problem-solving.
AEKI (Indonesian Coffee Exporters and Industries Association) was established as a sense of togetherness in uniting the steps of coffee exporters in responding to the Government’s problem to take part in the coffee trade system which since 1969 the World Coffee Organisation (ICO) has implemented quota for its members.
The Barista Association of Thailand (BAT) was established with aims to promote coffee-making among interested members of the public and to help raise as well as set higher standards for the ‘barista’ profession. We also focus on developing the skills of Thai baristas for international competitions while acting as a meeting point for members to exchange their knowledge and experience, and performing the role of a coordinator for all related international organizations.
Central and Eastern European Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) – CEEC is an institution for both individuals and companies to connect, develop and strengthen common business interests and opportunities between each other, CEE and Singapore. The Chamber is a platform for CEE organisations to raise awareness of their innovation, products, technology and culture outside of their region. Visit CEEC’s website to get in touch and join a dynamic professional community who can support and contribute to your success.
Disciples Escoffier International is recognized as the world’s most premiere gastronomic and its’ on-going mission is to promote continuous culinary education and provide apprenticeship for the culinary professionals. The association, established in France to maintain the good name and traditions of French Cuisine. Disciples Escoffier luminary members include Michelin Star Chefs, Executive Chefs of international hotels, celebrity chefs and personal chefs of heads of state.
Today, the Association counts more than 30,000 Disciples from 45 national delegations. Anywhere in the world, each delegation upholds the "Spirit of Escoffier" and promoting the legacy of Auguste Escoffier’s culinary heritage sharing knowledges and transmits to the young chefs to-be. For many years, Disciples Escoffier International has supported prestigious restaurateurs and hoteliers in their pursuit of excellence in the world of gastronomy.
Established in 1979, the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore belongs to a worldwide network of 127 French Chambers (CCIFI) in 92 countries with over 37,000 companies. One of the most active Chambers in Asia, the French Chamber is a private association that promotes mutually beneficial trade relations between Singapore & France.
The Hong Kong Exporters’ Association (HKEA) was founded in 1955. HKEA is committed to safeguarding the interests and progressing the business opportunities of Hong Kong exporters. Upon the ever-changing global economic and trade pattern, we endeavor to develop Hong Kong as a trading hub for exporters.
Furthermore, by partnering with Palexpo, Geneva, organiser of The International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, HKEA organises Asia Exhibition of Inventions Hong Kong (AEI) cum competition to spotlight the technological innovation (artificial intelligence, big data, robotics, VR, etc), entrepreneurship and other inventions from Asia.
Hong Kong Food Professionals Association (HKFPA), founded in 2011, was established by a team of food professionals with enthusiasm. Our mission is to strengthen the professional knowledge on food quality and safety among local food industries and food-related business. Our ultimate goal is to maintain Hong Kong’s international high reputation on food safety. Being one of the leading food professional organizations, HKFPA brings together industry, academics, practitioners and government to share food knowledge, minimize food waste, promote healthy eating, influence the development of food safety, strengthen food testing and certification management, educate public on food hygiene, help to shape government food policy and to inform the public on latest food policy implementation.
Formed in 1951, theHotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines(HRAP) is the single voice consolidating the Philippines private hospitality sector. It was formed when hotel managers and restaurateurs found themselves beset by common issues, such as service charges, breakages and losses, and theft amongst employees. Heads came together to form a united stand, prompting the association’s birth on September 12th, 1951.
As a non-profit organization, the Association is operated by members of hotel owners, restaurant managers, and CEOs from various private enterprises. Their goal is to contribute to the development, growth and promotion of the Philippines as an attractive tourist destination.
The Lao Coffee Association (LCA) represents the coffee stakeholders in Lao P.D.R (producers, roasters, traders) and has been involved with the sector for 20 years. The Lao Coffee Association’s overall objective is to promote the Lao coffee sector and represent the Lao coffee stakeholders both on the national and international level.
The Malaysia Specialty Coffee Association (MSCA) was formed with the vision to build and secure growth in the Malaysian Coffee Industry. The association consists of coffee professionals, suppliers, distributors, technicans, baristas and many young talented individuals. We are confident that our future initiatives which are being developed within the association will be beneficial as we are working towards creating better value for members.
Myanmar Coffee Association was established in 2014 with the aim to increase income for coffee farmers and to upgrade their living quality by means of annual increase in productivity and innovation.
The Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) is a private sector-led group established in May 2002 as the National Coffee Development Board. The goal of the PCBI is to develop and promote the Philippine coffee industry through technical assistance and credit programs for coffee farmers; and through marketing and promotions of coffee for domestic and export markets.
The first educational institution in Singapore to leverage the Problem-based Learning approach for all its diploma programmes, Republic Polytechnic (RP)has seven schools and one academic centre offering 37 full-time diplomas in Applied Science, Engineering, Management and Communication, Hospitality, Infocomm, Sports, Health & Leisure, and Technology for the Arts.”
RP is committed to nurturing professionals with strong problem-solving capabilities through an innovative and entrepreneurial learning environment, based on a holistic and industry-relevant curriculum. RP's Academy For Continuing Education also offers a comprehensive suite of lifelong learning programmes to provide adult learners with skills upgrading opportunities.
Restaurant Association of Singapore is the pioneer and largest F&B association in Singapore. RAS has more than 500 members, representing close to 800 brands that operate more than 5,000 outlets. Our members comprise a good mix of business models such as restaurants, caterers, fast foods and food courts, with various cuisine types, thus providing a wholesome view and opinion, with the common goal to propel the industry forward.
Since 1980, RAS has acted as a collective voice for the F&B industry and strives to advance the industry through various platforms such as bridging closer working relationships between businesses and government agencies, networking events for members, recognition and awards platforms and administering programmes to drive business success.
Restaurant Association of Vietnam (RAV) is a social enterprise that has been developed since 2017, using a public – private cooperation model that aims to develop the food, beverage and restaurant industry in Vietnam. After much effort and work dedication, RAV marks an important step in its growth as on 21st March 2019, RAV is honored to be the representative of Vietnam to sign the MOU with other five restaurant associations: Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines to form ASEAN Restaurant Associations Alliance.
The Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC) is part of a network of 140 offices of the German bilateral Chambers of Industry and Commerce abroad in 92 countries. The Chamber is one of the largest national Business Chambers in Singapore with a membership of close to 550 representatives from a variety of industries from Germany and Singapore. The SGC is a valuable and well established networking platform and well connected with authorities in Singapore and Germany.
In 2007, several Indonesia coffee farmer groups, exporters, roasters and retailers decided to form a Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia (SCAI) to improve and increase the quality of Indonesian Arabica coffee quality and quantity. SCAI was founded in 2008 and its membership are open to individuals, institutions and coffee community who deal with specialty coffee (formerly only Arabica but later Fine Robusta also available) from Indonesia. All Including individual farmers, farmers group, buyers, roaters, exporters, retailers and individual/person who have the same mission.
Thai Coffee Association was established in year 1982 in the name of Thai Coffee Association. The objectives of the association was to support and develop Thai coffee to be known in the global market. The association worked closely with coffee farmers and the Thai government to enroll Thailand as a member of International Coffee Organisation (ICO).
Currently, the Vietnam Coffee – Cocoa Association (VICOFA) has over 100 members who are enterprises, companies, production and processing enterprises purchasing, exporting, coffee and cocoa, research centers and research institutes, in the country from the North to the South in both Robusta and Arabica coffee regions.
The Association always want to receive new members and expand cooperation with organisations and businesses of domestic and foreign economic sectors in the field of coffee and cocoa.