Source: National Automatic Merchandising Association | Released Oct. 17, 2013
(CHICAGO) October 16, 2013 -- The National Automatic Merchandising Association announced today that it is extending the early bird registration deadline for its upcoming Coffee, Tea & Water (CTW) conference. The CTW takes place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, Nov. 12-14, and NAMA members can register for $269 through Oct. 31.
Registration includes access to the trade show floor, 12 educational sessions and tickets for three keynote speeches. NAMA is once again co-locating with the International Bottled Water Association.
"This is the only trade show dedicated to the coffee service operator," said Roger Stewart, NAMA's director of coffee and water service. "This show will feature more exhibitors than ever before. NAMA and IBWA members who have attended CTW in the past will tell you it's an excellent value."
The educational sessions will cover topics ranging from micro markets to route driver pay. Stewart said he's particularly excited about the three keynote speakers:
» Nationally recognized sales expert Mike Hourigan will deliver a fun, humorous and factual program designed to improve your sales and negotiation results.
» Juan Esteban Orduz is the president of the Colombian Coffee Federation and will speak about will the link between quality coffee and sustainability.
» Ross Colbert is a global beverage strategist with Rabobank and will deliver a keynote, In Pod We Trust, which will explore the status of the global pod market. Attendees won't want to leave Nashville without seeing Colbert's keynote.
Registration is available on NAMA's website. Companies that send more than one employee are eligible for a discount. Interested attendees with registration questions should contact Sue Ralston at (312) 346-0370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT: The National Automatic Merchandising Association, which represents the vending, coffee service and foodservice management industries, was founded in 1936. It boasts more than 1,800 member companies, including many of the world's most recognized brands.
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