The members of the Cagayan Valley Coffee Industry Council (CVCIC) convened on February 28, 2018 for its 1st Quarter Meeting held at the DTI-R02 NERBAC Conference Room, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 02 and the Department of Agriculture (DA) presided the 1st Quarter Meeting which was attended by a majority of its existing members and some potential entrants and covered a number of agenda such as the review of 2017 IC Performance, 2018 National and Regional Work Plans, the Philippine Coffee Conference, Philippine Quality Cupping Competition and data base build-up.

Most importantly, the meeting was highlighted with the initial discussion on the 2nd Regional Coffee Forum which will be held on April 28, 2018 in Ilagan City. The event will include plenary discussions and Product Launch for the 10 Aspiring Coffee Brands of the region.

Further, the council has already approved its organizational by-laws which shall govern policies on the operation, administration and membership to the council. ♦