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2019 Green Coffee Association Convention

June 12, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - June 14, 2019 @ 3:30 pm

Join GHCA members at the Green Coffee Association’s 2019 Convention in Houston! (GHCA members in bold below).

2019 Convention Host Sponsor: Cadeco Industries, Inc.


Wednesday, June 12

12:00 pm –2:00 pm Green Coffee Association Board of Directors Working Lunch and Meeting
This is a closed meeting for GCA Board of Directors

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Green Coffee Association Logistics Committee & Town Hall
This Meeting is open to all GCA Conference Delegates

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm GCA Conference Welcome Reception
Host Sponsor: Continental Terminals, Inc.
Bar Sponsor: Coex Coffee International
Entertainment Sponsor: Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

Thursday, June 13

8:00 am – 8:45 am Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 3:30 pm Board Buses for Tours:
Cadeco Industries
Dupuy Houston
FreshBrew Roasting Facility
Port of Houston Terminals
(A box lunch will be provided)

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Reception and Dinner
Host Sponsor: RPM Warehouse

Friday, June 14

7:30 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast

8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcome Remarks

8:45 am – 9:30 am Foreign Safety Verification Plan, What’s New and What you Need to Know
Presented By: Scott Hawks, Tata Global Beverages
Sponsored By: Atlantic (USA), LLC

9:30 am – 10:15 am Economic Overview and Risk Analysis
Presented By: John Lyons, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
Sponsored By: Rekerdres & Sons Insurance Agency

10:15 am – 10:40 am Networking Coffee Break

10:40 am – 11:30 am The Grinch as Logistics Manager – How Things Work in the Real World
Moderated By: Richard Etkin, R. Etkin Group, Inc.
Panelists: Janet Colley Morse, Dupuy Group
Don Pisano, American Coffee Corp.
Jose L. Ramirez, Farmer Brothers
Sponsored By: Brauner International Corporation

11:30 am – 12:15 pm Trade Secrets for Better Coffee Weather Forecasting
Presented by Drew Lerner, World Weather Inc.
Sponsored By: VRM Futures, LLC

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Block Chain Presentation
Presented By: Paul W. Chang

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Farewell Buffet Lunch
Sponsored By: Eight O’Clock Coffee

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Coffee Cupping and Grading for All Levels
Presented By: GCA Standard Type Committee
Sponsored By: Commodity Sampler Services, LLC


June 12, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
June 14, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
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