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Entertainment & Networking

Year after year we hear from our attendees about the memories made and connections formed at our renowned social and network events.

VIP, New Member, Reception with Exhibitors - By Invitation

Thursday, March 9  |  6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Sponsored by:
The Dupuy Group

Meet and greet your fellow coffee professionals at this invite-only VIP reception.






Palmetto Nights Welcome Celebration

Thursday, March 9  |  7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Grand Ballroom Salon EF and Foyer

Suggested attire: business casual

Enjoy the sounds of a strolling mariachi band as you take in the beautiful surroundings of "Palmetto Nights". A Cuban music group will entertain you as you watch the graceful movements of a local flamenco dancer. If you're a cigar aficionado or someone who likes to partake occasionally, we have you covered. A professional roller will be onsite to offer hand-rolled cigars. Don't miss this evening of celebrating and networking with fellow attendees.


Networking Events with Exhibitors

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Breakfast with Exhibitors
Friday & Saturday  |  8:15 am – 9:00 am    


Coffee and Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
Friday  |  10:45 am – 11:30 am  &  2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Saturday |  10:10 am – 10:35 am 



Coffee & Dessert Break with Exhibitors
Saturday  |  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Delegate Buffet Luncheon

Friday, March 10  |  12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Florida Ballroom

Sponsored by:
Enjoy a delicious luncheon with your collegues - open to all attendees! 







Walking on Bayshore Reception

Friday, March 10  |  7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Anchor & Brine, Lobby Level

Suggested attire: casual

Sponsored by:
Move to the soothing sounds of a steel drum band and a local saxophonist as you watch POI spinners entertain the crowd at "Bayshore Nights". You're sure to be dazzled by the sleight of hand of a local magician. Don't forget to take a selfie with friends and colleagues as the ring roamer moves their way around the reception!




IWCA Luncheon

Saturday, March 11  |  12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Terrace Room, Lobby Level 

Ticketed event - pre-registration required

Join Michelle Burns - Executive Vice President of Global Coffee, Social Impact & Sustainability at Starbucks Coffee Company for her talk titled "Sustainability and Women: Why it matters"





Glow Wild Closing Celebration

Saturday, March 11  |  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pool Deck, 3rd Floor 

Suggested attire: casual - bright colors encouraged

"Glow Wild" tonight at the closing reception. You'll be entertained by a fantastic DJ, stilt walkers, POI spinners, and a juggler. This reception will leave you networking the night away and talking about the fabulous NCA Annual Convention well into the future.






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