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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 networking events.

Appreciation Reception for NCA Board of Directors, Sponsors, Invited Guests & Business Solutions Partners - By Invitation

Thursday, March 7  |  6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Sponsored by F. Gavina & Sons

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

A "Tennessee Shindig" Welcome Celebration

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

The Green at JW (Lawn) 

Suggested attire: business casual

Join us for a Tennessee Shindig to kick off the 2024 NCA Convention. Listen to the musical stylings of Tennessee native James Carothers as you sample delicious food, whiskey, and cigars. Start up a game of cornhole with friends and colleagues old and new.

Networking Events with Business Solutions Partners

Morning Brew & Breakfast

Friday  |  8:00 am – 8:45 am 

Sponsored by Probat



Coffee and Refreshment Break

Friday  |  10:50 am – 11:20 am

Sponsored by Community Coffee 


Breakfast & Business Solutions

Saturday  |  8:30 am – 9:15 am   

Sponsored by OPEM USA 

Pre-Lunch Networking Break & Refreshments

Saturday  |  11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Sponsored by Westrock Coffee Company

Dessert & Coffee Break

Saturday  |  1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Sponsored by Cadeco


Pavilion Entertainment


Enjoy breakfast and snacks, a competitive game of ping pong, healthy competition with a best drive golf simulator and NCA's Environmental/Sustainability Project. There's something here for everyone!

Also, from noon - 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 9th, get your fix of puppy snuggles in the Puppy Playpen - The puppies are available for adoption!

Luncheon & Awards Presentation

Friday, March 8  |  12:30 pm – 1:45 pm   

Luncheon sponsored by Louis Dreyfus Company Coffee NA

Origin Award sponsored by Mother Parker's Tea & Coffee Inc.

Individual Awards sponsored by Eight O’Clock Coffee

Enjoy a delicious luncheon and celebrate the great achievements in our industry - open to all attendees! 

“Deep Dive” Networking Discussions

Friday, March 8  |  4:00 pm – 5:00 pm   

Sponsored by Fetco

Want to hear more about one of the breakout session topics? Join us in the Griffin Ballroom as we delve further into the details of breakout sessions with our first-ever "Deep Dive" Networking Session. Refreshments will be served.

"Experience Nashville at Night" Meet-Up Reception

Friday, March 8  |  5:00 pm – 5:45 pm


Gather to organize plans for a fun evening and choose a local venue to “meet up” with other attendees during an open “night on the town and visit to Honky Tonk highway.”

We will convene in the Activities Pavilion to gather with other attendees before heading out to Experience Nashville-at-Night.

Closing Reception "Houston on the Horizon"

Saturday, March 9  |  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm   


This is your last chance to gather with your entire coffee community! Join us to celebrate, say goodbye to our friends and colleagues, and set our sights on Houston for the 2025 NCA Convention.

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