Sessions announced for Re:co Symposium

Re:co Symposium X: Building the Specialty Coffee Agenda takes places in a landmark year for Re:co, marking its 10th Specialty Coffee Symposium in the United States. The 2018 program, running from 18 – 19 April in Seattle, will be constructed around the main pillars of specialty coffee understanding. Sessions include Economic Outlook, Advances in Science, Business and Consumer Research, Innovation, Sustainability, and Diversity and Inclusion. Alongside the talks, Re:co Seattle will introduce some new elements, including round table discussions, strategy sessions, and interactive experiences designed to engage coffee leaders and put useful tools in the hands of delegates. The following are the sessions and speakers that have been announced: Changing Tides: Building Diverse and Inclusive Coffee Communities Colleen Anunu, Director of Coffee Supply Chain, Fair Trade USA Michelle Johnson, Marketing and Community Director, Barista Hustle Doug Hewitt, Co-Founder and Director of Coffee and Programs, 1951 Coffee Company Jenn Chenn, Coffee Marketer The State and Future of the Coffee Economy Ric Rhineheart, Executive Director, Specialty Coffee Association Phyllis Johnson, President, BD Imports Teddy Esteve, CEO, ECOM Coffee The Evolution of Innovation: How New Ideas Will Shape Specialty Coffee's Future Freedom (Anukampa Freedom Gupta-Fonner), Chief Imaginer, Design by Freedom Sustainability: Changing Everything Except the Goal Andre de Freitas, Executive Director  Sustainable Agriculture Network Vava Angweni, Founder and Chief Coffaholic, Vava Coffee; Co-Founder and Director,  Gente Del Futuro Alejandro Cadena, CEO, Caravela Coffee The State and Future of the Business of Coffee Dan McCloskey, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Premium Quality Consulting Jan Anderson, CEO, Premium Quality Consulting Tracy Ging, Chief Commercial Officer, SVP, S&D Coffee and Tea Ian Williams, Owner, Deadstock Coffee Pamela Chng, Founder, Bettr Barista Harnessing the Power of Science Peter Giuliano, Chief Research Officer, Specialty Coffee Association Selena Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Sustainable Food Systems, Montana State University Britta Folmer, Scientific Affairs Manager, Nestlé Nespresso SA Dr Maya Zuniga, Supply Chain Optimization and Food Science Expert, S&D Coffee and Tea Additional speakers and sessions are to be announced.

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