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NCA 2022 Program

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9:00 am – 6:00 pm Virtual Help Desk and Exhibits Open

9:00 am – 11:30 am Dedicated Exhibitor Time and Smart Match Appointments

10:00 am – 11:30 am

NCA Next Generation Session
The Evolution of Trade & Logisitcs: From Challenge to Opportunity

Nora Johnson, Commodities Manager, Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA


  • Thomas Hartley, President & Owner, Hartley Transportation
  • Janet Colley Morse, Vice President, The Dupuy Group
  • Tara Emam, Senior Manager, Strategic Accounts, The Port of VA

Open to all registered delegates


11:30 am – 12:30 pm Welcome Remarks, State of the Association and Presentation of Awards

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Dedicated Exhibitor Time and Galleries

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Disrupting Workplace Bias

Speaker: Chef Jeff Henderson, Celebrity Chef, Star of Flip my Food with Chef Jeff & Author of If You Can See It, You Can Be It.

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Digital Body Language: Collaborate Faster and Further, Together

Speaker: Erica Dhawan, Best Selling Author, Named “Oprah of Management Thinkers”

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Can Brazil Freeze Again This Winter? What are the Potentials for El Nino?

Speaker: Drew Lerner, World Weather, Inc.

Presented By: Sucafina NA, Inc.

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Virtual Happy Hour with Trivia



9:00 am – 10:00 am Dedicated Exhibitor Time and Smart Match Appointments

9:00 am – 4:30 pm Virtual Help Desk and Exhibits Open

10:10 am – 11:00 am

2022 Vision: The New Normal

Speaker: G. Scott Clemons, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

Presented By: Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

11:05 am – 11:50 am

Fueling Your Brand

Speaker: Dia Simms, CEO, Lobos 1707 Tequila

Presented By: Baronet Coffee, Inc.

11:50 am – 12:30 pm Networking Coffee & Chat


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Dedicated Exhibitor Time and Smart Match Appointments

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Best Practices to Manage and Grow Your eCommerce Profitably

Speakers: Fred Killingsworth, CEO, Hinge Global and Kathy Cummins, Head of Research, Hinge Global

The Year of Coffee’s Roller Coaster.  When Can We Expect to Get off the Ride?

Speaker: Albert Scalla, StoneX Financial, Inc.

Mobilizing Shared Investment for On-Farm Innovations: Securing the Future of Coffee

Speaker: Vern Long, World Coffee Research

Insights into Increased Pest Pressures in Green Coffee Logistics

Speaker: Shannon Sked, Western Pest Services


1:45 pm – 2:05 pm Wellness Break

Presented By: Ailís Garcia, The Strong Movement®


2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions

The Future of Ready-To-Drink Coffee in the U.S.

Speaker: Matthew Barry, Euromonitor

Supply Chain Shifts Can Outlast the Pandemic

Speaker: Judy Ganes, J. Ganes Consulting

Future-proofing Coffee in a Warming World

Speaker: Dr. Aaron Davis, The Royal Botanic Gardens

Supply Chain Scenarios: How Did We Get Here, How are Things Shaping Out and What Should We Be Looking For

Speaker: Dr. Walter Kemmsies, The Kemmsies Group


3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Virtual Happy Hour, Mentalist & Mind Reader




9:00 am – 10:00 am Dedicated Exhibitor Time and Smart Match Appointments

9:00 am – 3:15 pm Virtual Help Desk and Exhibits Open

10:10 am – 10:50 am

NCDT 2022

Speaker: Cheryl Hung, DIG Insights Inc.

Presented By: White Coffee Corp.


10:50 am – 11:20 am Networking Coffee and Chat

11:20 am – 12:00 pm

The Current State of the Food Service Industry and What the Future Holds

Speaker: Mark DiDomenico, Datassential

Presented By: Volcafe USA


12:10 pm – 1:00 pm Luncheon Demonstration

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions

How the Rise of Remote Work Will Change the At Home and Away From Home Coffee Markets

Speaker: Caleb Bryant, Mintel

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and How it Benefits your Organization

Speaker: Adrienne Trimble, Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Sysco Foods

What we can Learn from Sustainable Initiatives in Hawaiian Coffee

Speaker: Frederick Cowell, Kauai Coffee

Dispensed Cold Brew in Retail Settings: Food Safety and Compliance Challenges

Speaker: Dr. Mark Corey, National Coffee Association


2:15 pm – 2:35 pm Wellness Break

Presented By: Ailís Garcia, The Strong Movement®


2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions

IWCA - Advancing Women's Role in Coffee and Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Speaker: Sarada Krishnan, Ph.D.; Executive Director, IWCA

Overview of Glasgow Climate Talks:  Opportunities for the Coffee Sector in Global Climate Action

Speaker: Shyla Raghav, VP, Climate Change; Conservation International

Coffee Packaging Innovation: What’s New in the Coffee Packaging Space

Speaker: Jim Watson, Rabobank

Cold Brew Heats Up

Speaker: David Henkes, Senior Principal and Head of Strategic Partnerships, Technomic


3:30 pm – 3:35 pm Closing Thank You


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