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Industry gears up for Coffee, Tea and Water Show

November 11, 2013
By Administrator


Nov. 11, 2013, Nashville – The three-day long Coffee, Tea and Water Show (CTW) will feature discussions on increasing beverage knowledge and customer consumption, profitability, as well as leveraging professionalism.

Keynote speakers include author, speaker and sales expert Mike Hourigan; president of the Columbian Coffee Federation Juan Esteban Orduz; and Ross Colbert who is the global strategist of beverages, food and agribusiness research and advisory for Rabobank International.

CTW, hosted by the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, will also feature two Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) events.
Former NAMA chair emeritus Craig Hesch and NAMA’s vice-president of marketing and communications Roni Moore will lead the ELN-focused roundtable discussion, “Marketing to Millennials.”


The discussion, held Nov. 12 at 1 p.m., will feature ELN chair Paul Tullio of Gourmet Coffee Service; Canteen’s Shivani Gupta; Bob Ashburner of Royal Cup; Mickal McMath of M&M Sales and Tomdra’s Max Elliott.

“We look forward to the insights of these young leaders who will share their perspectives regarding marketing and the industry overall. We see this session as a win-win: it will be a dynamic, interactive discussion for attendees and a new, significant venue for our ELN presenters,” said Hesch, in a press release.

For more information, contact Moore at or Michael Bittner at