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NCA 2020 Educational Breakout Sessions

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NCA Convention educational breakout sessions are designed to explore emerging trends, delve into critical industry issues, and inspire new ideas.

Packed with resources and references, each presentation is designed to give you concrete takeaways you can bring back to work and discuss with your colleagues.

From roaster emissions to CBD concerns to packaging trends, we work closely with topic experts to develop relevant, compelling programming for today’s coffee professional.

Additionally, the smaller setting lends itself to audience participation and follow-up conversations with some of the best and brightest in the coffee community.  

Educational breakout session sponsorships are available

NCA 2020 Educational Programming

Thursday Session

  • Next Generation of Coffee Leaders: Negotiating for Success
    (open to all registered Next Gen delegates)

Friday Breakout Sessions

  • Coffee +: Who is putting what in your coffee - CBD: Safety Concerns & Liability
    Presented By: Robert Goldstein and Heili Kim, Faegre, Baker Daniels, LLP
  • Coffee Behaviors, Preferences and Menu Trends
    Presented By: Lizzy Freier, Technomic
  • Managing Packaging Sustainability Challenges in an Evolving Coffee Industry
    Presented By: Tiffany Forseth, Amcor
  • What's Up in Single Serve
    Presented By: Jim Watson, Rabobank
  • Roaster Emissions, Regulations and Requirements
    Presented By: Jay Lindholm, Sage ATC Environmental Consulting
  • Ready-to-Drink Coffee: The Next Five Years
    Presented By: Matthew Barry, Euromonitor

Session Spotlight - "Ready-to-Drink Coffee: The Next Five Years"

Saturday Breakout Sessions

  • Jittery Coffee Prices: Supply, Demand and Other Factors
    Presented By: Carlos Mera, Rabobank International
  • Understanding Sustainability’s Influence Over Consumer Purchasing
    Presented By: Tuesday Hagiwara, Nielsen Company
  • Cupping for All Levels
    Presented By: Beth Beall, Texas Coffee Roasters

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