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Convention Speakers

This year, discover something different. Get inspired by our lineup of keynote speakers.

Harnessing your Power to Create Change

Derreck Kayongo
Business Visionary, Global Soap Project Founder & CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights

UnSelling: The New Customer Experience

Scott Stratten
Disruptive and UN-traditional Sales, Marketing, Branding & Relationship Expert

The Onion, Unpeeled

Scott Dikkers
Founder, The Onion

Economic Forecast Update

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

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National Coffee Drinking Trends 2017: First Look

Michael Edwards
Founder, Dig Insights


Breakout Session Speakers

Coffee Sourcing: Robusta in my Arabica?

Brian Schaneberg
Scientific Advisory Group Member
Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, Starbucks

Timothy Schilling
World Coffee Research

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Rise of the Machines: Electronic Trading and the Coffee Market

Stephen Hawrylik
Commodity Manager, National DCP


Seeding Coffee’s Future: Conservation and Verification

Garold LaRue II, NSF International
Brian Lainoff, Global Crop


Changes to the ICE Futures Robusta Coffee Futures Contract

Toby Brandon
ICE Futures Europe


Brazilian Crop Study

Carlos Mera

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Making Coffee the First Sustainable Commodity

Annette Pensel, Global Coffee Platform

Bambi Semroc, Conservation International and Sustainable Coffee Challenge

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