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The CEO Forum

Friday October 6th
11am to 1.30pm

The CEO Forum is a central theatre space at the Festival welcoming leaders from across New York’s vibrant coffee shop scene for an afternoon of talks, interviews, business insight and lively discussion.

Brought to you by The Global Coffee Institute and 5THWAVE the program will feature inspiring talks and thought leadership from some of the leading business minds in coffee today.

This year's theme is People and Talent Management and will explore how coffee and hospitality businesses can attract, retain and develop the next generation of talented workers.

Here's 2023's line-up of speakers and panellists!

11am - Registration, Coffee & Welcome

11.30am - "Hiring and Retaining a Happy Staff"
Jonathan Rubinstein, founder & CEO of Joe Coffee Company

11.50am - "Curating Hospitality from the Ground Up"
 Lucy Thom, Chief Operating Officer, Two Hands

12.10pm -  "Coffee Education, Career Development and Professional Competitions"
Chi Sum Ngai, Co-founder & CEO, Coffee Project New York
12.30pm - "The Core Values of WatchHouse"
Michael Meates, Operations Director USA, WatchHouse,

12.50pm - Inclusive Employment: Realising Coffee and Hospitality's
True Potential

A panel discussion moderated by Amaris Gutierrez-Ray, founder of the Women in Coffee Project With panellists: Héctor Carvajal, CEO & Founder, Don Carvajal Café, Selina Ullrich, Director of Retail and Wholesale Operations, East One Coffee, Brandon Peña, CEO of 787 Coffee,
2023 Sponsors
Slayer Espresso
Pietro Grinders
Battenkill Valley Creamery
Consulate General of India
Mr. Black
Decent Packaging
Matcha Direct
ePac Flexible Packaging
Eight Ounce Coffee
East One Coffee
La Marzocco
Variety Coffee Roasters
Barista Attitude
Nonni’s Bakery
Global Water Solutions
World Coffee Portal
Project Waterfall
Espresso Parts
Global Coffee Institute
Big Picture Media
Perfect Daily Grind
Charity Water
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