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NCA Convention 2017

NCA Convention 2017 Program

Key topics in the coffee industry, and insights from leading experts from across the industry.

View the Program-at-a-Glance

Spouse/Significant Event

Discover the best the City of Austin has to offer, see the highlights of the real “Austin” before enjoying an iconic Food Truck Lunch that the city is famous for. Finish it off with a trip to the Hill County and wine tasting at a local winery.

Keynote Speakers

Harnessing your Power to Create Change

     

Derreck Kayongo, National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Unselling: The New Customer Experience

     

Scott Stratten, UnMarketing

"The Funny Story Behind the Funny Stories"

     

Scott Dikkers, Founder of The Onion

Economic Forecast Update

     

Scott Clemons, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

National Coffee Drinking Trends 2017 First Look

     

Michael Edwards, Founder, Dig Insights

 

Breakouts

 

Coffee Sourcing: Robusta in my Arabica?

     

Brian Schaneberg, NCA Scientific Advisory Group and Timothy Schilling, World Coffee Research

Brazilian Crop Study

     

Carlos Mera, Rabobank

Changes to the ICE Futures Robusta Coffee Futures Contract

     

Toby Brandon, ICE Futures Europe

Seeding Coffee’s Future: Conservation and Verification

     

Garold LaRue II, NSF International & Brian Lainoff, Global Crop Diversity Trust
Moderated by Tracy Ging, S&D Coffee & Tea

Making Coffee the First Sustainable Commodity

     

Annette Pensel, Global Coffee Platform & Bambi Semroc, Conservation International and Sustainable Coffee Challenge

Rise of the Machines: Electronic Trading and the Coffee Market

     

Stephen Hawrylik, National DCP 

Cupping For All Levels

     

Traci Armstrong, Texas Coffee Traders

 

 

 

For details - including theme parties and events - see the Program-at-a-Glance.