TAGS: office coffee service, OCS operator, coffee roaster, Pete Tullio, Howard Fisher, National Automatic Merchandising Association, NAMA Coffee Tea and Water show, Opryland Hotel
CHICAGO -- Office coffee service veterans Pete Tullio and Howard Fisher will both chair the National Automatic Merchandising Association's Coffee, Tea and Water show. It will be held Nov. 12 to14 at the Opryland Hotel and Resort in Nashville, TN.
Tullio, who is NAMA's incoming chairman of the board, is the second-generation operator of World Wide Vending and Gourmet Coffee Service (Van Nuys, CA). He was honored at NAMA's recent OneShow as Industry Person of the Year for his achievements and industry contributions.
Howard Fischer, owner of Des Moines, IA-based coffee roaster U.S. Roasterie, is a NAMA board member and chairman of the association's office coffee service committee.
Last year's CT&W in New Orleans drew 150 suppliers and featured 16 educational sessions. NAMA said overall attendance increased 15% over 2011's conference. The collocation of NAMA's CTW symposium and the International Bottled Water Association's annual business conference, with a common trade show, will be repeated in Nashville.