Daniele Giovannucci Daniele Giovannucci

• Daniele’s recent and currently scheduled Speaking Engagements

Dani and Nico
Daniele is on temporary
hiatus from most public
appearances, happily raising
his young son.

Bogota, Colombia
IWCA Annual Convention (Oct 15-16, 2015)

Berlin, Germany
Global Sustainability Standards Conference (May 20-22, 2015)

Seattle (WA), USA
SCAA (Apr 8-11, 2015)

Geneva, Switzerland
WTO-ITC Trade for Sustainable Development Forum (Oct 1-3, 2014)

Pendle Hill (PA), USA
COSA Global Strategy Sessions (Aug 11-14, 2014)

London, UK
Global Sustainability Standards Conference & chairing meeting of experts on “Future Trends in Sustainability Standards” (May 20-21, 2014)

Kochi, India
Plenary presentation and chair of Sustainability Panel for The World Spice Congress (February 17-18, 2014)

Geneva, Switzerland
Global launch of "the COSA Measuring Sustainability Report" with 5 UN agencies of the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards, UN member states, and leading firms (January 24, 2014)

Zürich, Switzerland
High Level Discussions of the key findings from the last four years of research by COSA and its partner institutions (November 6, 2013)

Geneva, Switzerland
5 UN agencies and member states officially launch the “United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards” (March 21 & 22, 2013)

Rome, Italy
FAO Conference on the Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture Systems (March 18 & 19, 2013)

Guatemala City, Guatemala
Conference to launch the Sustainability Platorm of the thirteen member organizations of SCAN (Anacafe March 4, 2013)

Bogota, Colombia
Conference on the Third Year of COSA findings in Colombia hosted by FNCC and CRECE (Feb 21, 2013)

Dakar, Senegal
COSA, the Committee on Sustainability Assessment Annual Science Meetings hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) West Africa Office (Dec 17-18, 2012)

Washington, D.C.
Sustainable Food Lab
Measuring Performance in Smallholder Chains (Dec 6-7, 2012)

Valletta, Malta
CIHEAM, IAMB, and Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs, Malta
International Seminar on The Sustainability of Food Systems In the Mediterranean Area (Sep 26, 2012)

London, England
International Coffee Organization
Seminar on the Economic, Social and Environmental Impact of Certification on the Coffee Supply Chain (Sep 25, 2012)

RIO+20 UN Converence on Sustainable DevelopmentRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio+20 The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Jun 2012)
Global Compact Forum on Sustainability; Green Economy; Official launch of the "Sustainable development for the 21st Century" by the UN Division for Sustainable Development (UNDESA)

Florianópolis, Brasil
Latin American Center for Rural Development (RIMISP) Consejo Asesor del DTR-IC (Nov 21-24, 2011)
Desarrollo Territorial Sostenible: Ruta de Aprendizaje InterContinental

San Jose, Costa Rica
Sintercafe (Nov 10-13, 2011)

Stockholm, Sweden
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra) Policy Seminar of the ENTWINED consortium
Measuring Agricultural Sustainability: New Developments from COSA, the Committee on Sustainability Assessment” (Oct 20, 2011)

Stockholm, Sweden
COSA, the Committee on Sustainability Assessment Annual Technical Meetings (Oct 16-20, 2011)

Bonn, Germany
International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labeling (ISEAL) Alliance
Evaluations and Impact Assessment Seminar (Oct 10-12, 2011)

Managua, Nicaragua
- Plenary conference: “State of Sustainability Report”
- Moderating the exclusive public debate of the candidates to be the next Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization: “Future of the ICO” (Aug 29-31, 2011)

Geneva, Switzerland
Aid for Trade: The Third Global Review
“Understanding Agricultural Sustainability: State of the art measures” (Jul 18 & 19, 2011)

Bogota, Colombia
- CRECE and National Federation of Coffee Growers of Columbia
“Findings of COSA Impact Assessments 2009-2010” (Jun 29-30)
Lecciones Aprendidas del Programa C.A.F.E.S. (Jul 1)

Frankfurt, Germany
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and Representatives of G-20 member states
Promoting Standards for Responsible Investment in Value Chains (Jun 27, 2011)

Houston, Texas
SCAA Annual Event
· Plenary presentation on “What’s Working and What’s Not with our Approaches to Sustainability” (Wednesday, April 27th, 4pm in Hilton Americas ballroom)
· Plenary presentation on “Measuring and Tracking Impacts of Sustainability” (Thursday, April 28th, 10:30 am in Hilton Americas ballroom)
· Sustainability and Certifications: New Global Report from the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) (Friday, April 29th, 10:30 - 11:45am in Hall 361 E-F)

Hyderabad, India
IASC Biennial International Conference
"Can Market Mechanisms Serve to Sustain the Commons" (Jan 10-14, 2011)

Brussels, Belgium
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Geographical Indications as a Model for Trade and Development in African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries (Dec 2010)

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Geographical Indications as a Model for Trade and Development in African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries (Nov 2010)

Torino, Italy
Slow Food Salone del Gusto (Oct 25 2010)
Plenary Conference on “Food Policy: The Terra Madre Vision”

Slow Food Terra Madre
Closing Panel with Carlo Petrini, Serge Latouche, Vandana Shiva, Marcello Buiatti, Stefano Zamagni, Manfred Max-Neef (Oct 24,2010)

Terra Madre,
Workshop with the Students and Faculty of the Advanced School and also with the Food Communities of Terra Madre “ in Food - Law, Rights And Policies” (Oct 22nd, 2010

UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Geographical Indications as a Model for Trade and Development in African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries (Oct 22-24, 2010)

Brussels, Belgium
EC Communication on Sustainable Development Conference
Understanding the Sustainability of Agriculture: A critical look at new measures (Oct 5, 2010)

The Hague, Netherlands
Government and Stakeholder Meetings on Sustainability
Integrating Measures of Sustainability into Development Objectives and into Procurement (Oct 4, 2010)

Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish Network for Coffee, Tea and Cocoa
The Sustainability of Future Business: a critical look at new trends in coffee and other commodities (Oct 1, 2010)

Oslo, Norway
Norwegian Coffee Association
The Sustainability of Future Business: a critical look at new trends in coffee (Sep 30, 2010)

Managua, Nicaragua
Ramacafe Encuentro Cafetalero Internacional
Hacia el Futuro: Decommoditizacion y los estandares socio-ambeintales (Sep 1-2, 2010)

Basel, Switzerland
Government of Switzerland, Federal Department of Economic Affairs
Conférence Annuelle de la Coopération au développement : De la semence à la crédence – voies d’accès à un système alimentaire mondial durable.
Intégration au marché mondial: une chance ou un risque pour les pays en développement (Aug 20, 2010)

Burlington, Vermont
Coffee Enterprises Special Seminars
Sustainability Issues at Origin and Geographical Indications (Jul 23-24, 2010)

Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations International Trade Centre and FES
Sustainability Standards and their Role in International Trade and Development (Jul 1-2, 2010)

London, England
International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling (ISEAL) Alliance
"Looking ahead, the Landscape and Future of Social and Environmental Standards" (Jun 22, 2010)

Washington, DC
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Corporate Responsibility: Strategies for Competitiveness and Shared Value (Jun 15-17, 2010)

New York City (NY) USA
Organic Collaborative (Union Square)
Annual Launch of North American Industry Survey (Jun 15)

Anaheim (CA) USA
The Specialty Coffee Association of America Annual Convention
The State of Sustainability in Coffee: New Data and Emerging Trends
Other sessions to be announced (Apr 14-18, 2010)

Geneva, Switzerland
30th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment
Impact of Sustainable Agriculture: Innovative Metrics and Results (Apr 6-11, 2010)

Bogota, Colombia
Seminario Sobre Cafes Sostenibles (USAID and ACDI/VOCA),
Measuring the impact of development efforts (Mar 3-4, 2010)

Guatemala City, Guatemala
World Coffee Conference (bi-annual)
Developing the Markets for Differentiated Coffees: Directions for Quality, Sustainable-certified, and Origin-identified (Feb 25-28, 2010)

Chiapas, Mexico
Foro Internacional Café, Salud Y Desarrollo Sustentatable
"El Futuro de la Sustentabilidad" (Dec 2-4, 2009)

Boston (MA) USA
Nestle Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Coffee Forum
Sustainability Initiatives in Coffee: Emerging trends (Nov 9-11, 2009)

Charleston (SC) USA
Italian Film Festival
Geography and Taste: Transmitting Culture through Food (Nov 7, 2009)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tropical Commodity Coalition Conference
"Food for Thought" (Oct 1, 2009)

Managua, Nicaragua
Ramacafe IX International Coffee Conference
Emerging Trends in Sustainability (Sep 1,2 and 3, 2009)

New York, Union Square
Organic Trade Association OCC Launch of the The North American Organic Coffee Industry Report (Jul 21, 2009)

Fayetteville, AR University of Arkansas
US Place-of-Origin Products - The Impacts of Regional Branding on Local Development (Jul 2, 2009)

New York, UN Headquarters
Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-17)
Agriculture for Africa's Shift to a Green Economy (May 8, 2009)

Madrid, Spain
Market-driven Rural Development: The dynamics of linking 2 powerful forces: Organics and Geographical Indications (May 11-13, 2009)

Nassau, Bahamas
Peace Ambassadors Symposium (Apr 19-25, 2009)

Atlanta, GA (USA)
SCAA Symposium (Apr 15-18, 2009)

Kigale, Rwanda
East Africa Fine Coffee Association (Feb 12-14, 2009)
Understanding Sustainability: COSA in Africa

Glenside, PA (USA)
Arcadia University (Jan 22, 2009)
The Power of Hunger: You may never look at food in the same way again
[Download PDF Presentation - 265KB]

Berlin, Germany
Trade and Standards Practitioners Network - Annual Meetings (Dec 9-10, 2008)

London, England
International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling (ISEAL) Alliance (Dec 8, 2008)

Oxford, Ohio
Miami University Conference on the Social, Moral, and Economic Life of Coffee. (Oct 31-Nov 1, 2008)
Seeking Sustainability: the myths and realities of certifications

Torino, Italy
Slow Food Terra Madre (Oct 23-26, 2008)
Explorating How Geographic Indications, such as Darjeeling Tea, Pampas meat, Basmati rice, and Parmigiano cheese, Operate to Further Sustainable Development as they Embody Unique Expressions of Culture, Tradition, and Place

Manizales, Colombia
COSA Workshop and Training (Oct 14-18, 2008)

Montreaux, Switzerland
World Export Development Forum (Oct 8-12, 2008)
New Agrifood Standards and How They are Changing Trade

Cape May, New Jersey
Global Gathering on Marriage (Sep 21, 2008)
Why do we Marry when Single Life is Such a Hoot?

Managua, Nicaragua
Ramacafe Annual Conference (Sep 3-5, 2008)

Quindio, Colombia
National Federation of Coffee Growers (Jul 18, 2008).

Papaya Tree - Tai Power SeeffModena, Italy
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements - Organic World Congress (Jun 15-21, 2008)
Organic and Regional Values: Capturing Local Value

London, England
The International Coffee Organization Bi-Annual Meetings
Seminar on Geographical Indications (May 20, 2008)
Key Issues in Global Geographical Indications

New York City
Organic Trade Association (OTA) (May 13, 2008)
North American Organic Coffee Industry Survey

Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Specialty Coffee Association of America Annual Convention (May 1-5, 2008)
Session 1: Organic Versus Conventional: An Overview
Session 2: Coffee Trademark and Geographical Indication Systems
Session 3: Measuring the Environmental, Social and Economic Impact of Different Sustainability Approaches

Arusha, Tanzania
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development: Making Sustainability Standards Work for Small-scale Farmers (A Pre-UNCTAD XII Event 7-9 Apr 2008)
Participation of smallholders in sustainable products trade – Overview of key sustainability standards

Aventura, Florida
The National Coffee Association of USA Annual Convention (Mar 7-10, 2008)
The Emerging Issues of Geographical Indications and Their Likely Impact

Bonn, Germany
International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling (ISEAL) Alliance
Measuring the Impacts of Certification (Feb 18 & 19, 2008)
Using COSA to Measure Sustainability

Rome, Italy
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Quality Products Linked to Geographical Origin - How can they contribute to rural development? (Jan 31-Feb 1, 2008)
Economic issues: adding value, market power and sharing benefits along the food chain (cases and learning)


"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people." - Orson Welles

Papaya Tree photo by Tai Power Seeff