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NCA 2021 Program

There's always something new to learn about coffee

All times in Eastern Standard Time

Wednesday - March 3, 2021

10:00am - 11:30am - Ideation to Action: Sharing the Risks and Rewards of Sustainability in the Coffee Value Chain - NCA Next Generation Coffee Professionals Session
Open to all registered Next Gen Delegates
10:00am - 6:00pm - Virtual Help Desk and Exhibits Open
11:30am - 12:30pm - Welcome Remarks, State of the Association and Presentation of Awards
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Dedicated Exhibitor Time and Smart March Appointments

General Sessions
1:30pm - 2:45pm - Superhero Leadership During Uncertain Times
Brett Culp, award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder of the not-for-profit, The Rising Heroes Project

2:45pm - 3:30pm - There’s No Need to Worry About America’s Favorite Beverage
Timothy Caulfield, Professor of Health Law & Science Policy, Author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?

3:45pm - 4:30pm - The Race Card Project - Eavesdropping on America's Conversation on Race
Michele Norris, former NPR Host/Special Correspondent, Founding Director of The Race Card Project and Washington Post Opinions Contributor

4:30pm - 5:30pm - Virtual Happy Hour with Entertainment

Thursday - March 4, 2021

9:00am - 10:00am - Dedicated Exhibitor Time and Smart Match Appointments
10:00am - 4:30pm - Virtual Help Desk and Exhibits Open
10:00am - 10:10am - Second Day Good Morning and Housekeeping Remarks

General Sessions
10:10am - 11:00am - Looking Forward to Looking Back
G. Scott Clemons, Partner, Chief Investment Strategist, Private Wealth Management, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

11:10am - 11:50am - Communicating Coffee & Health to a Global Audience
Panel Discussion

11:50am - 12:30pm - Networking Coffee & Chat

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Dedicated Exhibitor Time and Smart Match Appointments

Breakout Sessions
1:00pm - 1:40pm

- Simple, Premium, Functional: The Post-Pandemic Landscape for US Coffee
Matthew Barry, Beverages Consultant, Euromonitor International
- Mapping the Fascinating Journey of C. Arabica Through the World: A Genetic Discovery in Yemen
Dr. Christophe Montagnon, Founder and Chairman of RD2 Vision
- Managing Your Insurance Program 101
Rob Bouvier & Lindsey Irvin, Bouvier Insurance
- The Biggest Impacts on Coffee in 2020-2021: Covid-19, Supply & Demand, Currency Volatility, Consumption and the Challenges Ahead
Albert Scalla, Senior Vice President of Trading, StoneX Financial Inc. – FCM Division

1:40pm - 2:00pm - Wellness Break – Yoga and Stretching with Ailis Garcia, The Strong Movement®

Breakout Sessions
2:00pm - 2:40pm

- A Stronger Tomorrow Begins with Today’s Innovations: Two IWCA Examples from Coffee Origins
International Women's Coffee Alliance (IWCA)
- (Don’t) Think Outside the Box: Package and Labeling Issues for Coffee
CJ Sinko, Global Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at Lavazza Professional
- While Supplies Last: Limited Time Offers to Drive Traffic and Boost Sales
Damon Horn, Research Analyst at Technomic, Inc.
- Rounding Up the Facts on Crop Protectants and Coffee Contaminants
Dr. Mark Corey, Director Scientific & Government Affairs, National Coffee Association USA and Walter (Walt) Brandl, Merieux NutriScienes

3:30pm - 4:30pm - Virtual Happy Hour with Entertainment

Friday - March 5, 2021

9:00am - 10:00am - Dedicated Exhibitor Time and Smart Match Appointments
10:00am - 3:15pm - Virtual Help Desk and Exhibits Open
10:00am - 10:10am - Final Day Good Morning and Housekeeping Remarks

General Session
10:10am - 10:50am - NCDT 2021 Tracking Consumers Coffee Consumption During Covid-19
Cheryl Hung, Vice President of Research, Dig Insights

10:50am - 11:20am - Networking Coffee and Chat

General Session
11:20am - 12:00pm - Covid Decoded - How the Pandemic Shaped Today's Digital Business Trends
Eric Schwartzman, Digital Media Consultant

12:10pm - 1:00pm - Luncheon Demonstration

Breakout Sessions
1:30pm - 2:10pm

- Covid-19 Safety for Roasters and Manufacturers
Scott Hawks, Senior Consultant, ToxStrategies
- Coffee Sector Transparency: Trends and Hurdles in Sustainability Reporting
Bambi Semroc, Acting SVP, Center for Sustainable Lands and Waters, Conservation International
- Demystifying Decaf: Helping consumers understand their caffeine options
Julie Meyer, Eat Well Global
- Single Serve Capsules – Global Market Overview
Martyna Fong, Consulting Manager, AMI

2:10pm - 2:30pm - Wellness Break - The Science of Resilience with Ailis Garcia, The Strong Movement®

Breakout Sessions
2:30pm - 3:10pm

- Down but Not Out: Challenges and Opportunities in Away from Home Coffee
Caleb Bryant, Associate Director of Food & Drink, Mintel
- Advances in Instant & Decaf Coffee Processing Technology
Stephan Suarez, North America Trade Desk Manager, CAFIVER S.A.
- Paths to Prosperity: Helping Coffee Farmers Through Science
Vern Long, World Coffee Research
- 2020 Legal Review: COVID and Non-COVID Highlights Impacting Coffee Businesses
Rob Goldstein, Counsel, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP

3:10pm - 3:15pm - Thank you and Closing Remarks