Fall Conference 2008

The National Coffee Association was proud to present


Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street at Bourbon

Roasters, Retailers and Coffee Professionals—You asked, and we answered!
It all comes down to business fundamentals. For your coffee business to survive and thrive, you need to operate effectively and efficiently to grow revenues and cut costs. For Fall Conference 2008, we asked some of the best business minds in the industry to come share their expertise on running a successful roaster or retail operation. Two distinct tracks, for roasters and for retailers, provided relevant, hands-on information against a backdrop of one of the world’s most vibrant coffee cities. Check out the program information below for case studies, cautionary tales, and practical information you can use to improve the success of your operation immediately.

  • Program Fees and General Information
  • Track 1: Roaster Focus
  • Track 2: Retailer Focus
  • Sponsors
  • Presentations

    Fees & General Information

    registration is closed for this event.
    NCA Members  

         Early Registration (through Sept. 12, 2008)

         Late Registration (after Sept. 12, 2008) $475
    Non Members  

         Early Registration (through Sept. 12, 2008)

         Late Registration (after Sept. 12, 2008) $595
    Special Small (and Start-Up) By-The-Cup Retailer (0-3 Locations)Price $195
    Conference Luncheon $55

    Don't Forget: The 2008 National Coffee Drinking Trends (a $425 value) is included with your registration--an unprecedented offer.


    Cancellations must be received in writing by Wednesday, October 3, 2008 to qualify for a refund. A $55 administrative fee will be deducted. Replacements are always welcomed.


    The NCA 2008 Fall Education Conference will be held at the
    Astor Crowne Plaza, 739 Canal St., New Orleans, Louisiana. The Astor Crowne Plaza is located at the Gateway to the French Quarter, where Canal Street meets Bourbon Street. The excitement of the French Quarter awaits you right outside our door. Whether it be world renowned dining or the intoxicating sounds of New Orleans' Jazz or Blues – you are in the heart of it all. The Astor Crowne Plaza offers easy access to nearby attractions like Harrahs Casino, the Aquarium of the Americas, Jackson Square, Morial Convention Center, Riverwalk Shopping, the New Orleans Sports Arena and the Superdome.