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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 Exhibitor Time and Smart Match Appointments

10:00 am – 11:30 am The Evolution of Trade & Logistics: From Challenge to Opportunity

Moderator: Nora Johnson, Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA

Panelists: Janet Colley Morse, The Dupuy Group

Tara Emam, The Port of Virginia

Thomas Hartley, Hartley Transportation

Luca Scamardella, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (USA) Inc.

Presented by: RGC Coffee, Inc.

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”

Presented By: Be Green Trading SA

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Can Brazil Freeze Again This Winter? What are the Potentials for El Niño?

Speaker: Drew Lerner, World Weather, Inc.

Presented By: Sucafina NA, Inc.

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

Presented By: Flavor & Fragrance Specialties


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

Kathy Cummins, Head of Research, Hinge Global

Presented By: Olam Food Ingredients (ofi)

The Year of Coffee's Roller Coaster. When Can We Expect to Get Off the Ride

Speaker: Albert Scalla, StoneX Financial, Inc.

Presented By: Fres-co System USA, Inc.

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

Speaker: Vern Long, World Coffee Research

Presented By: Farmer Brothers

Insights into Increased Pest Pressures in Green Coffee Logistics

Speaker: Shannon Sked, Western Pest Services


1:45 pm – 2:05 pm The Science of Well-Being: Pathways to Flourishing

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

Presented by: BKON

Supply Chain Shifts Can Outlast the Pandemic

Speaker: Judy Ganes, J. Ganes Consulting

Presented by: ICE

Bringing Coffee to the Table: Research and Policy Priorities for Enhanced Resilience and Equity in Smallholder Coffee Production

Speaker: Dr. Jonathan G. Malacarne, University of Maine

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

Presented by: Louis Dreyfus Company


3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Virtual Happy Hour, Magician & Mentalist, Networking

Presented By: Eight O’Clock Coffee



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 National Coffee Data Trends: How Coffee Rebounds and Stays Resilient in 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 with Chef Jamie

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

Workplaces Disrupted: The Impact of Remote Work on the Coffee Industry

Speaker: Caleb Bryant, Mintel

Presented by: Rothfos Corporation

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and How it Benefits your Organization

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

Presented by: Louis Dreyfus Company

What Ee Can Learn from Sustainable Initiatives in Hawaiian Coffee

Speakers: Frederick Cowell, Kauai Coffee

Bob Schaffer, Soil Culture Consulting Services

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

Speaker: Dr. Mark Corey, National Coffee Association

Presented by: Toddy

2:15 pm – 2:35 pm Sleep Matters: The Impact of Sleep on your Health & Well-Being

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

Presented by: InterAmerican Coffee

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

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

Presented by: Louis Dreyfus Company

Coffee Packaging Innovation: What’s New in Consumer Coffee Packaging

Speaker: Jim Watson, Rabobank

Presented by: Fres-co System USA, Inc.

Cold Brew Heats Up

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

3:30 pm – 3:35 pm Closing Thank You


All Times Listed are Eastern Standard Time

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