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The CEO Forum 2022 programme announced

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: hheath@allegra.co.uk 

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