The CEO Forum is a central theatre space at the New York Coffee Festival, taking place on 7-9 October 2022, welcoming leaders from across the city’s vibrant coffee shop scene for an afternoon of talks, interviews, business insight and lively discussion
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With leading business minds in coffee exploring a range of topics impacting the global coffee industry, including sustainability, recruitment, the cost-of-living crisis and entrepreneurship, The CEO Forum returns on 7 October 2022 as part of the New York Coffee Festival.
Kicking off the stellar line-up of senior coffee professionals, Jeffrey Young, CEO and Founder of Allegra Group, will present highlights from World Coffee Portal’s Project Café USA 2023 report.
The full speaker programme is:
11:50 | The Future of Coffee Agriculture: From Direct Trade To Shared Responsibility
James McLaughlin, President and CEO, Intelligentsia Coffee
12:10 | Inspiring the Next Generation of Coffee Professionals
Kamal Bengougam, Group Director Business Development and Marketing, Eversys
12:30 | Recruitment, Retainment and Upskilling
A panel discussion moderated by Jeffrey Young, CEO and Founder, Allegra Group
With Caroline Bell, Co-founder and CEO, Café Grumpy
Jonathan Rubinstein, Founder and CEO, Joe Coffee Company
Chad Freilino, CEO, Irving Farm
Gavin Compton, President, Variety Coffee Roasters
13:00 | Coffee, lunch and networking
14:00 | See Coffee Differently
Gregory Zamfotis, CEO, Gregory’s Coffee
14:20 | Building a Values-Based Business
Lem Butler, Co-Owner, Black & White Coffee Roasters
14:40 | Embracing Diversity & Inclusion
A panel discussion led by Selina Ullrich, Director of Coffee, East One Coffee
The New York Coffee Festival will return for the first time since 2019 on 7-9 October 2022 at the Metropolitan Pavillion.
New York Coffee Festival trade day ticket holders can reserve an audience space by contacting Hannah Heath: firstname.lastname@example.org