2019 Annual Luncheon

Join GHCA for the 2019 Annual Luncheon!

Network with coffee professionals in the Greater Houston Port Region over lunch and hear from an education speaker.

This year’s guest speaker is Aldo Annese, Director I&D for Aurora Studio Project. Mr. Annese is flying in from Guatemala to share his experiences with helping small coffee farmers grow their businesses through sustainability, long-term relationships, education, quality, and integral development.

You can watch a video of Mr. Annese here: https://youtu.be/tvlFrY2_TR8.

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Thank you to our sponsors!

Annual Sponsors

  Port Houston

Table Sponsors

Port Houston

As of September 20, 2019

Dinner Tour aboard the M/V Sam Houston

Coffee-focused boat tour of the Port of Houston

See a part of the Houston Ship Channel few get to experience on this unique M/V Sam Houston Dinner Tour. Guests enjoy a complimentary dinner.

Important notes:

  • Guests must arrive by 5:30 pm for the 5:45 pm boarding.
  • Each guest must have a current government-issued photo ID to board (no exceptions)
  • Registration deadline is 12:00 noon on July 16, 2019. However, this tour will fill up, so register early to save your seat.
  • Attendees will receive an email with the invitation and map.

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

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Registration open for 2018 Annual GHCA luncheon

Arias at GHCA Luncheon

The Annual GHCA Luncheon will be held on October 16, 2018, in Houston, Texas.

Our guest speaker will be Albert Scalla, Senior Vice President of Trading at INTL FCStone. Mr. Scalla is flying in from Miami, FL, to address the topic: Why are coffee prices at a 12-year low?

Table sponsorships, annual sponsorships, and individual tickets are available. Register now at https://squareup.com/store/greater-houston-coffee-association or email Cristina Gomez at cgomez@txgulf.org.

GHCA members and guests tour port of Houston and container terminal

GHCA Sam Houston Tour

Members and guests of the Greater Houston Coffee Association enjoyed networking and a tour of the port of Houston aboard the M/V Sam Houston on April 25, 2018. The tour left from San Jacinto Battleground, just a few hundred feet from the Battleship Texas, and made its way to Barbours Cut Container Terminal. Barbours Cut, the older of the two Port Houston container terminals, celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. GHCA president and Port Houston trade development manager Ricardo Arias narrated the tour, highlighting the history of the port and its container trade.  

The new container cranes at Barbours Cut rise 405 feet high. GHCA guests were able to see them up close on the M/V Sam Houston tour.
GHCA guests hear the history of Barbours Cut Container Terminal.