IWCA in Atlanta: Lessons Learned From Sustainability-Focused Initiatives


Calling all NCA 2019 Convention attendees!

You’re invited to a lively interactive forum, titled Connect. Empower. Advance. Insights & Lessons Learned From Sustainability-Focused Initiatives.

Join the International Women’s Coffee Alliance and moderator Nathalie Gabbay, Representative of RGC Coffee, for the IWCA Annual Luncheon fundraiser at the NCA 2019 Convention in Atlanta, GA.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get high-level insights into leading sustainability initiatives and connect with colleagues from across the coffee industry.

Panelists and discussion topics include:


Consumer Engagement on Environmental Sustainability 

Victoria Zimmerman, US Strategic Supply Chain Manager, McDonald’s Corporation who’ll share recent successful consumer engagement strategies regarding McDonald’s environmental sustainability priorities.


Engaging Internal Stakeholders to Support Coffee Sustainability

Matthew Daks, Director of Strategic Sourcing, Coffee & Tea, NDCP, LLC Inc., will offer insights from engaging internal stakeholders to address sustainability through coffee research-focused partnerships.


Achieving Sustainable Livelihoods Through Self-Determination

Kellem Emanuele, President IWCA Global Board of Directors, will discuss IWCA’s unique approach to achieve sustainable livelihoods through self-determination.

Audience participation is encouraged. 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 will benefit IWCA.

Visit the NCA website for more information and to register


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 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, GA. 

About the International Women’s Coffee Alliance: 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

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