NAMA Inaugurates OCS Hall Of Fame At CTW Confab In Nashville; Workforce Strategist Seth Mattison Will Keynote

Posted On: 9/28/2016

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TAGS: NAMA Coffee Tea & Water show, NAMA CTW, National Automatic Merchandising Association, Coffee Services Hall of Fame, National Coffee Service Association, National Beverage & Products Association, NBPA Hall of Fame, Seth Mattison, Future Sight Labs

NASHVILLE, TN -- The National Automatic Merchandising Association will inaugurate a Coffee Services Hall of Fame at this year's Coffee, Tea & Water conference. The Hall of Fame will be instituted on Tuesday, Nov. 8, here at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, where the conference is taking place.

The initiative is being spearheaded by NAMA Coffee Service Committee members Karen Webster, Newco Enterprises (St. Charles, MO); David Henchel, Corporate Coffee Systems (Westbury, NY); and Stu Case, Burdette Beckmann (Yorba Linda, CA and Hollywood, FL). The objective of the Hall of Fame is to formally recognize industry pioneers, thereby carrying on the tradition begun by the National Coffee Service Association, which merged into NAMA in 1999, and the National Beverage & Products Association, which terminated its tradeshow program in 2007.

"We are thrilled to honor these leaders within OCS, each of whom has been integral to its growth," said Webster, who chairs NAMA's Coffee Service Committee. "We're not only acknowledging them for their industry contributions, past and present; we're also creating an esteemed place for future awardees. We invite the industry to join us in this celebration at CTW."

The inaugural cohort of the NAMA Coffee Services Hall of Fame will include industry pioneers previously recognized with awards from the National Coffee Service Association, including the NCSA Silver Service and Java awards; the National Beverage & Products Association, including NBPA's Hall of Fame inductees and Lifetime Achievement Award winners; and NAMA's own Coffee Legend and other awards for the coffee channel.

"These pioneers of coffee service have played an important role in the development of both OCS and the convenience services industry overall," said NAMA president and chief executive Carla Balakgie. "We look forward to debuting the Coffee Services Hall of Fame and congratulating the inaugural class at CTW."

The complete list of honorees will be published in advance of CTW.

Separately, NAMA has announced that workplace trends expert Seth Mattison, Future Sight Labs (Los Angeles), will deliver this year's CTW keynote address. He has shared his insight on talent management, change and innovation with executives with major brands including Johnson and Johnson, Kraft Foods, PepsiCo and Disney.

Presenting on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m., Mattison will explore building relationships in the workplace and the marketplace, leading a team, connecting with colleagues, and ultimately positioning organizations to win in the new world of work.

Check out Mattison's keynote speaking reel:

NAMA's Coffee, Tea & Water conference runs through Nov. 12. Click here to see the full schedule.