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NCA Convention 2016 Speaker Presentations


Opening Remarks

William "Bill" Murray, President & CEO, National Coffee Association USA

Opening Remarks Presentation (PDF)

Keynote Presentations

Scott Clemons, Managing Director, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

The Seven Year Itch Presentation (PDF)

Mark DiDomenico, Director, Business Development, Datassential

National Coffee Drinking Trends 2016 First Look*
*Excerpts from the full presentation

Seth Mattison, Founder and Chief Movement Officer, FutureSight Labs

Jason Redman, Former Navy SEAL Officer and Author

Michael Steele, Former Chair of the Republican National Committee; MSNBC Political Analyst


Pre-Convention Symposium Moderator

Laura Freebairn-Smith, Principal, Organizational Performance Group

The First Pull: Three “Signal” Leadership Behaviors

Breakout Session Speakers

Cupping for All Levels

Brent Hall, Manager of Product Innovation, S&D Coffee & Tea
Kyle Newkirk, Vice President of Global Sourcing and Sustainability, S&D Coffee and Tea


The Business Case for Diversity in the Coffee Sector

Henriette Kolb, Head Gender Secretariat, International Finance Corporation
Phyllis Johnson, Founder and President, BD Imports

Kolb and Johnson Presentation (PDF)

The Economic Impact of the Coffee Industry

David Henkes, Senior Principal
Joseph Pawlak, Managing Principal, Technomic Inc


How to Mitigate Coffee Price Volatility: A Diversified Approach

Julio Sera, Senior Risk Management Consultant, INTL FCStone Financial Inc.

Julio Sera Presentation (PDF)

Coffee Science: What You Don’t Know COULD Hurt You

Mark Corey, Ph.D.,Scientist, Chairperson of the NCA Scientific Advisory Group,Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.

Mark Corey Presentation (PDF)

Making Coffee the First Sustainability Agricultural Product

Raina Lang, Director, Sustainable Coffee Markets, Conservation International

Raina Lang Presentation (PDF)