IWCA to host networking event alongside NCA Convention

The International Women’s Coffee Alliance is hosting a networking luncheon alongside the NCA Convention in March.

All National Coffee Association convention attendees are invited to participate in the interactive forum featuring moderator Nathalie Gabbay, representative of RGC Coffee. Panelists will include:

  • Victoria Zimmerman, US strategic supply chain manager, McDonald’s Corporation who’ll share recent successful consumer engagement strategies regarding McDonald’s environmental
    sustainability priorities
  • Matthew Daks, director of strategic sourcing, coffee & tea, NDCP, LLC Inc. who’ll offer insights from engaging internal stakeholders to address sustainability through coffee research-focused partnerships
  • Kellem Emanuele, president IWCA Global board of directors will discuss IWCA’s unique approach to achieve sustainable livelihoods through self-determination.

IWCA’s fundraising luncheon will take place on Saturday, March 9, from 12:45 to 2pm at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, Augusta Room. All proceeds from the $125 admission fee will benefit IWCA. Please note that this is a ticketed event, and not part of NCA registration

For more information about the event visit the NCA website at or contact
the NCA staff at 1-212-766-4007 or [email protected].

About the IWCA

Founded in 2003 as a nonprofit organization, IWCA’s mission is, “To empower women in the international coffee community to achieve meaningful and sustainable lives; and to encourage and recognize the participation of women in all aspects of the coffee industry.” For more information about the IWCA, please visit

The National Coffee Association Annual Convention is the premier professional industry event, comprised of senior executives and decision makers focused on the business, regulatory, and science issues facing coffee today. The NCA 2019 Convention will be held March 7-9 in Atlanta, GA.

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