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NCA Convention 2018 Breakout Sessions

There's always something new too learn about coffee

Dive into key industry issues, expand your expertise, and discover what's next for coffee.

These targeted educational sessions are a great opportunity to connect with new colleagues and top experts from across the supply chain. 


Pre-Convention Session

Career Insights for the Next Generation of Coffee Leaders

The Next Generation Council 


Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Group 1

How Blockchain is Transforming Business

Bradley Steinfeld, IBM Canada

Protecting Your Company Image: The Top 5 things you need in Place

John Deveney, Deveney

Catch the Buzz Behind Cold Brew

  • Julia Leach, Toddy
  • Scott Hawks, Eight O’Clock Coffee
  • Mark Corey, National Coffee Association

Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Group 2

Brewing Up the Future: Opportunities in Ready-to-Drink Coffee

Matthew Barry, Euromonitor International

Flavors and Additives: The New Trends for Your Coffee

Mark DiDominco, Datassential

A Practical Guide to Managing Diacetyl & Flavor Safety in the Workplac

  • Mark Corey, National Coffee Association
  • Claudia Lewis, Veneble LLP

Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Group 3

Coffee Sustainability: Visions in Action

  • Daniele Giovanucci, Committee on Sustainability Assessment
  • Shannon Higgins, Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee
  • Juan Estaban Orduz, Colombian Coffee Federation
  • Annette Pensel, Global Coffee Platform
  • Mary Petitt, Global Coffee Platform
  • Paul Stewart, TechnoServe

Emerging Trends in Coffee Processing

David Roche, Coffee Quality Institute 

Cupping for All Levels

Stephen Schulman, Lacas Coffee Co/Dallis Bros. Coffee


* Please note that speakers and topics are subject to change