2013 NCA Convention

March 21-23, 2013
The Palace Hotel

San Francisco, CA





Session: Four Years Later...Economic and Market Prospects for 2013 and Beyond

Speaker: G. Scott Clemons, Brown Brothers Harriman

Presentation: PDF


Session: Busting Popular Myths About Coffee

Speakers: Dr. Mark Corey, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
                 Dr. Candace Doepker, ToxStrategies Inc.

Presentations: Corey PDF
                      Doepker PDF


Session: Coffee Futures Contract: Country-of-Origin Coffee Differentials

Speakers: Oscar Schaps, INTL FCStone
                 Kellee James, Mercaris

Presentation: PDF


Session: Honduras, Celebrating Ten Years of Cup of Excellence and Quality Improvement

Speaker: Susie Spindler, Executive Director, Alliance for Coffee Excellence, Inc.

Presentation: PDF


Session: Update: Proposition 65

Speaker: Dean Hansell, Esq., Hogan Lovells

Presentation: PDF


Session: Adapting to Climate Change: A Systematic Approach

Speaker: Peter Baker Ph.D., Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI)

Presentation: PDF


Session: The Continuing Evolution of Sustainability and Certification Across the Coffee Supply Chain

Speakers: Paul Rice, Fair Trade International
                 Robert Waggwa Nsibirwa, 4C Association

Presentations: Rice PDF
                   Nsibirwa PDF




Session: Sustainability Trends & Implications and Emerging Leadership Practices

Speaker: Eric Olsen, Business for Social Responsibility

Presentation: PDF


Session: Sustaining the Supply of Quality Coffees Through Industry Funded Collaborative Agricultural Research

Speaker: Brett Smith, Counter Culture Coffee

Presentation: PDF


Session: Differentiated Coffees: Sustainable Quality & Volumes

Speaker: Carlos Brando, P&A International Marketing

Presentation: PDF


Session: NCA Consumption Promotion Campaign

Speaker: Joseph DeRupo, National Coffee Association

Presentation: PDF


Session: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Implementation, Compliance and Enforcement

Speaker: Maile Gradison Hermida, Esq., Hogan Lovells

Presentation: PDF


Session: Social Media: Engaging the World Through Games

Speaker: Mark Dallmeier, Life Games, Inc.

Presentation: PDF


Session: What's The Next Big Thing?

Speaker: Brad Kreit, Institute for the Future

Presentation: PDF