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US – NCA Coffee Summit kicks off today in Philadelphia

MILAN – The Coffee Summit 2013 kicks off today (October 2nd) and continues through Friday at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.

NCA’s Coffee Summit is a dynamic and interactive forum that blends presentations by leading industry experts with shared experiences and insights of your fellow executives and thought leaders.

Held in a unique “open space” environment, participants split their time among activities including self-directed group discussions, learning exchanges, directed interactive forums, traditional presentations and more.

The Coffee Summit features:

  • Leading experts discussing current topics impacting the coffee industry
  • Unique open space sessions led by a certified professional facilitator
  • Plenty of networking and interactive discussion opportunities

The program includes presentations by Ross Colbert – Rabobank Group (“Single Cup One Year Later”), Tracy Ging – S&D Coffee & Tea (“Coffee Sustainability: What Is It? Who Defines It? & Why Is It Important?”), Mark Romano – illy caffè North America (“Ensuring a Sustainable Supply of Coffee: What Risks and Opportunities Do We Face?”), and Lynn Hambright, CFA – Independent Consultant (“Business Risk Management: Is Your Company Prepared?”).

Founded in 1911, the National Coffee Association of USA is one of the earliest trade associations formed in the United States and the first trade association for the U.S. coffee industry.

Since that time, the NCA has helped American coffee companies through some of the most volatile periods in the nation’s history, including two world wars, a depression, a cold war and numerous frosts, strikes and cartels, not to mention a wide range of consumer trends in the U.S. coffee market.