2019 Green Coffee Association Convention

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.

Agenda

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

GHCA Announces 2019 Board of Directors

The GHCA Board of Directors approved updates to the 2019 Board of Directors on February 26, 2019.

Stephen Ferguson, Dupuy Houston, was voted onto the Board of Directors.

Amber Sheppard, Cadeco, was elected as 1st Vice President.

The full listing of the Board of Directors is online at https://greaterhoustoncoffeeassociation.org/board-of-directors/.

Breakfast Seminar: Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP): Overview and Recommendations for Importers

Topic:
FSVP inspections started in 2017 and will continue to increase. Mr. Valenzuela will provide an overview of the recently-implemented FSVP and its program requirements. Based on completed inspections, he will share some of the inspection results and recommendations for the importing community so that they can be better prepared.

Cost: Free. Includes breakfast and coffee.
Date: November 13, 2018.
Registration & Breakfast: 8:45-9:00 am.
Program: 9:00-10:00 am.
Location: 4400 Hwy 225 E, Suite 200, Deer Park, TX 77536.
RSVP Required to cgomez@txgulf.org by Friday, November 9, 2018.

Speaker:
Michael Valenzuela, Supervisory Investigator
Division of Southwest Imports, Houston RP
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Register Now!

Registration closes soon for Nov. 13 Breakfast Seminar

Join the Coffee Association for its last Breakfast Seminar of 2018! Breakfast seminars are FREE to attend, but registration is required by Friday, Nov. 9.

Topic:
FSVP inspections started in 2017 and will continue to increase. Mr. Valenzuela will provide an overview of the recently-implemented FSVP and its program requirements. Based on completed inspections, he will share some of the inspection results and recommendations for the importing community so that they can be better prepared.

Cost: Free. Includes breakfast and coffee.
Date: November 13, 2018.
Registration & Breakfast: 8:45-9:00 am.
Program: 9:00-10:00 am.
Location: 4400 Hwy 225 E, Suite 200, Deer Park, TX 77536.
RSVP Required to cgomez@txgulf.org by Friday, November 9, 2018.

Or, RSVP online now at: https://greaterhoustoncoffeeassociation.org/event/breakfast-seminar-nov2018/

Recap: 2018 Annual Luncheon

Nearly 80 professionals from the Houston-area coffee industry joined the Coffee Association at the 2018 Annual Luncheon on October 16, 2018. Albert Scalla, Senior Vice President, Commodities Division, at INTL FCStone, flew in from Miami, Florida, to be the keynote speaker. Scalla discussed the reasons that coffee prices are at a 12-year low.

Thank you to the 2018-2019 Annual Sponsor Cadeco Industries and to the Annual Luncheon Sponsors Cadeco Industries, Clark Freight Lines, Dupuy Storage Houston, Eximius Coffee, FreshBrew, and Port Houston.