Innovation will be spotlighted at the 2017 National Coffee Association Convention on March 23-25 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Tex.
The meeting features keynote speakers noted for driving change in their professional endeavors with innovative, even disruptive thinking. Innovation also dominates the educational programming and networking opportunities.
Immediately preceding the convention will be a formal training to certify preventive control qualified individuals (PCQI) under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
One session details the NCA’s 2017 National Coffee Drinking Trends survey – which this year includes a new report on consumption habits of the next generation.
• Derreck Kayongo c.e.o. of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, whose TEDx talks explain how the power of observation can identify and overcome challenges.
• Scott Dikkers founded The Onion, and is one of Time magazine’s “Top 50 Cyber Elite.”
• Scott Stratten is known for his disruptive technique of “UnSelling” to “engage” rather than “sell” to audiences.