VIP, New Member, Reception with Exhibitors - By Invitation
Thursday, March 9 | 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
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
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
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
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!
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.