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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 9, 2018.
Michael Valenzuela, Supervisory Investigator
Division of Southwest Imports, Houston RP
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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 leftfromSan 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.