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Program-at-a-Glance

Thursday, March 18, 2010

  11:00 a.m.
Registration Opens
  12:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Set-up Begins
    1:30 p.m.
NCA Annual Meeting
    6:30 p.m.
First Time Attendee & New Member Reception
    7:15 p.m.
Convention Welcome Reception


Friday, March 19, 2010

    7:00 a.m.
Registration Opens
    7:30 a.m.
Exhibit Opens
    8:00 a.m.
Networking Continental Breakfast
    8:30 a.m.
Convention Welcome
    8:45 a.m.
Keynote Address
    9:10 a.m.
NCA Government Affairs Update
    9:40 a.m.
Economic Forecast
  10:00 a.m.
Kaffeeklatch – Spouse/Significant Other Event
  10:10 a.m.
Networking Coffee Break
  10:30 a.m.
Child Labor – Panel Discussion
  11:15 a.m.
African Specialty Coffee: Challenges and Opportunities
  12:00 p.m.
Business Luncheon (ticketed event)
    2:00 p.m.
Break-Out Sessions Begin
 
  • Building a Future for Quality: A Look at the Global Coffee Market, the Challenges Ahead & Solutions Developed by the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI)
 
  • Sustainable Practices, Certifying Success
 
  • Sustainable Packaging: The Next Step
    3:00 p.m.
Volleyball Tournament (included in registration)
    3:00 p.m.
Tennis Tournament (court fee applies)
    5:15 p.m.
Colombian Coffee Federation Cocktail Party
    7:00 p.m.
Coffee's Got Talent Karaoke Lounge


Saturday, March 20, 2010

    7:30 a.m.
Registration Opens
    8:00 a.m.
Networking Continental Breakfast
    8:30 a.m.
Second Day Welcome
    8:35 a.m.
Preview: 2010 National Coffee Drinking Trends Survey
    9:00 a.m.
Connecting With the Next Generation of Coffee Consumers
    9:45 a.m.
Networking Coffee Break
  10:05 a.m.
Roaster Roundtable: Talks, Tips and Techniques
  11:00 a.m.
Scientific Update: Benefits of Coffee & Health & Other Timely Topics
  12:00 p.m.
International Women in Coffee (IWCA) Luncheon (ticketed event)
  12:30 p.m.
Golf Tournament (greens fee applies)
    2:00 p.m.
Break-Out Sessions Begin
 
  • Cup of Excellence Comparative Tasting
 
  • At-Home Coffee Market
 
  • Social Media Discussion: Marketing in the Digital Age
    7:00 p.m.
Chairman’s Reception
    8:00 p.m.
Annual Banquet