2012 Convention Speaker Presentations


Full Steam Ahead:
Solutions for Tomorrow's Industry

March 22-24, 2012
Charleston Place Hotel, SC


Click on the PDF links to view each presentation

Friday, March 23, 2012

Setting Course in an Uncertain Economy

G. Scott Clemons, Chief Investment Strategist, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. PDF

Keeping an Eye on the “C” Market: Bulls, Bears and Beholders (No Slides Were Presented During This Session)

Rodrigo Costa (Moderator), Chief Financial Officer, Caturra Coffee Corp.
Paul Fisher, Owner, Fisher Waterhouse LLC
Oscar Schaps, Managing Director, Global Soft Commodities, INTL FCStone
Mauricio Bernal, Managing Partner & CEO, A. Laumayer & Co.

Keeping California at Bay: The Threat of Proposition 65 to Coffee Commerce

Erika Frank, Vice President, Legal Affairs, California Chamber of Commerce  PDF

Business Luncheon: Making Coffee Varietals Sell: Ticketed Event - $100 (No Slides Were Presented During This Session)

Spencer Turer, Director of Coffee Operations, Coffee Analysts

Will Climate Change Affect Quality Coffees? A Colombian Perspective

Fernando Gast, Director of Scientific and Technological Research, Cenicafé, Colombia PDF

Riding Coffee’s “Fourth Wave”

Vincent Iatesta, President, Ceremony Coffee Roasters Iatesta PDF (coming soon)
Ben Mann, Director of Retail Operations, Gimme! Coffee PDF

Cup of Excellence Goes Natural (limited to 40 participants)

Susie Spindler, Executive Director, Alliance for Coffee Excellence, Inc. PDF

Gourmet Coffee on the Tip of your Tongue?

James B. Kaloyanides, New England Coffee Company PDF
Ric Rhinehart, Specialty Coffee Association of America PDF

Climate Friendly Practices on Coffee Farms PDF - Combined Slides

Alex Morgan, Sr. Mgr., North America Sustainable Value Chains, Rainforest Alliance Agriculture program
Renaud Cuchet, Managing Director, Efico Central America S.A. (Efico Group)
Martín Arévalo de León, General Manager, ANACAFE

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Quality: At The Intersection Of Sustainability And Certification

Andrea Illy
, Chairman and CEO, illycaffè S.p.A PDF

Single-Cup Systems Come of Age

Spencer Turer, Director of Coffee Operations, Coffee Analysts PDF

Coffee To Go: Supermarkets, Office Coffee Systems and C-Stores

Steven Gojak, Research Associate, Cleveland Research Company PDF
David Sprinkle, Publisher and Research Director, Packaged Facts PDF
Warren Solochek, Vice President Client Development, Foodservice, The NPD Group Inc. PDF

Confessions of a Hedge Fund Trader: An Affair with Coffee

Rodrigo Costa, Chief Financial Officer, Caturra Coffee Corp. PDF