Event Archive

The National Coffee Association hosts two annual events, the Annual Convention and the Coffee Summit, plus a Webinar series and various other educational and networking events throughout the year. These events are open to members and non-members alike and provide unique opportunities to about the current issues affecting the coffee industry as well as opportunities to network with coffee professional throughout various segments of the industry.


Recent Events

NCA 103rd Annual Convention, March 20-22, 2014, New Orleans, LA

The Coffee Summit, October 2-4, 2013, Philadelphia, PA


NCA's Annual Convention

At the Annual Convention, you'll meet a worldwide mix of leadership in the industry in one location. The program allows for educational as well as social interaction that cannot be matched at any other convention. Click here for the presentation archive.

Past Conventions

102nd Annual NCA Convention, March 21-23, 2013, San Francisco, CA

101st Annual NCA Convention, March 21-24, 2012, Charleston, SC

NCA Centennial Convention, March 16-19, 2011, New Orleans, LA

99th Annual NCA Convention, "The Power of Coffee," March 18-20, 2010, Dana Point, CA

98th Annual NCA Convention, "Meeting the Challenges, Finding the Opportunities," March 19-21, 2009, Boca Raton, FL

97th Annual NCA Convention, "Where the Coffee Community Connects,"  March 6-8, 2008, Aventura, FL

96th Annual NCA Convention, "Coffee on the Move," March 1-4, 2007, Scottsdale, AZ

95th Annual NCA Convention, "The Coffee Factor," March 9-11, 2006, Boca Raton, FL

93rd Annual NCA Convention, "From Source to Finish," March 4-6, 2004, Dana Point, CA

92nd Annual NCA Convention, "Moving Toward A Sustainable Future," March 6-9, 2003, Boca Raton, FL


NCA Educational Programs

NCA's Education Programs will have you thinking outside the cup! For the best available education, networking and product knowledge, you can't beat NCA's Fall Education program. With a broad range of topics offered for all levels of expertise, NCA will provide you with the tools you need to succeed. And, as a NCA member, you receive substantial discounts on the programs.

The Coffee Summit (Fall Educational Conference)

Don't miss out on the latest and newest information on the industry—attend NCA's Coffee Summit. 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, "Big Questions," learning exchanges, directed interactive forums, traditional presentations and more.

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Past Coffee Summits (Fall Educational Conferences)

2013 Coffee Summit, October 2-4, 2013, Philadelphia, PA

2012 Coffee Summit, October 10-12, 2012, Philadelphia, PA

2011 Coffee Summit, September 13-15, 2011, Alexandria, VA

2010 Fall Education Conference, October 18-20, 2010, New York, NY

2009 Fall Education Conference, October 26-28, 2009, New York, NY

2008 Fall Educational Conference, October 15-17, 2008, New Orleans, LA

2007 Fall Educational Conference, October 15-17, 2007, New York, NY

2006 Fall Educational Conference, October 23-25, 2006, New York, NY

2005 Fall Educational Conference, November 2-4, 2005, New York, NY

2004 Fall Educational Conference, October 27-29, 2004, New York, NY (Presentations only)

2003 Fall Educational Conference, October 16-17, 2003, New York, NY (Presentations only)

2002 Fall Educational Conference, October 24-25, 2002, New York, NY (Presentations only)


Special Events

National Coffee Break Day, January 20, 2011


2013 Webinar
The Coffee Leaf Rust Crisis: The Current Status and Near Term Outlook
Ronald Peters Seevers, Executive Director, Instituto del Café de Costa Rica, ICAFE
Nils Pablo Leporowski Fernández, President, Asociación Nacional de Café, ANACAFE, Guatemala
December 3, 2013

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2013 Webinar
The Single-Cup Story: One Year Later
Ross Colbert, Global Strategist for Beverages, Rabobank Group
October 30, 2013
Sponsored by Regal Commodities and Fres-co Systems USA, Inc.

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2013 Webinar
Coffee and C-Stores: From Insight to Action to Profit
Graham R. Hill, Director of Knowledge Management, National Coffee Association U.S.A.
David Portalatin, Executive Director of Industry Analysis, The NPD Group, Inc.
Samuel Nahmias, Chief Operating Officer, STUDYLOGIC
Jerry Morrow, Director C-Store Sales, Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee
Linda Lisanti, Executive Editor, Convenience Store News
May 1, 2013
Sponsored by Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee

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2012 Webinar
National Coffee Drinking Trends: The Hispanic-American Market Today and Its Importance to You and Your Business
Autumn McDonald, Kraft Foods
Michael Edwards, Dig Insights Inc.
April 26, 2012
Sponsored by F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc.

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2012 Webinar
Food Safety Modernization Act: Where It Stands and What's Ahead
Maile Gradison Hermida, Associate Counsel, Hogan Lovells
October 18, 2012
Sponsored by Novozymes

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2012 Webinar
Risk Management: Volatility and You
Hernando de la Roche, Executive Vice President, INTL FCStone Inc.
Albert Scalla, Executive Vice President, INTL FCStone Inc.
Oscar L. Schaps, Managing Director, INTL FCStone Inc.
February 16, 2012
Sponsored by INTL FCStone Inc.

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2011 Webinar
Single Serve Coffee Format: Fad or Phenomenon?
Michael Edwards - Managing Partner, DIG Insights
Scott Van Winkle - Managing Director of Equity Research, Canaccord Genuity
November 8, 2011

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2011 Webinar
Proposition 65, Acrylamide and You:
How California Law Is Impacting Your Business

Craig Llewyllen PhD, Kraft Foods
Roel Vassen, European Coffee Federation
Robin Stafford Esq., Morrison & Foerster LLC
Joseph DeRupo, National Coffee Association
June 1, 2011

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2011 Webinar
The Food Safety Modernization Act:
What You Should Know About its Impact on the Coffee Industry

with Gary Kushner and Elizabeth Fawell
Hogan Lovells LLC - Washington D.C.
February 8, 2011

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Learn about our Sustainablility Webinar Series ››

2009 Sustainability Webinar Series
“Bird-Friendly” Coffee: What Exactly Does That Mean?
Decoding the Industry’s Most Stringent Shade-Grown Certification

with Robert Rice, Research Scientist, Smithsonian MigratoryBird Center (SMBC)
December 2, 2009

2009 Sustainability Webinar Series
Motivating Mainstream Consumers to Make Sustainable Choices
with Suzanne Shelton, President & CEO, Shelton Group
December 9, 2009

2009 Sustainability Webinar Series
Stop the Organic Confusion! What Roasters Need to Know to Claim Organic  
with Gwendolyn Wyard, Processing Program Technical Specialist, Oregon Tilth
January 27, 2010