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10th Annual CTW to Take Place in Grapevine, Texas Registration Now Open

CHICAGO – August 17, 2017 – Innovation, disruption and sustainability are just a few of the hot topics brewing at NAMA’s 2017 Coffee Tea & Water (CTW), taking place November 6-8 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, TX.

Celebrating its 10th year and brimming with fresh ideas, CTW will deliver exclusive networking opportunities and an engaging education lineup with a spectrum of sessions relevant to seasoned operators, blended operators and those new to the coffee service industry.

“Education has been the key focus of CTW since its inception, and this year is no different,” said Rori Ferensic, NAMA Director of Education. “Monday will kick off with an advance-paid session, Coffee 101, a fast-paced, deep-dive into coffee fundamentals and brewing techniques, which puts participants on the path to NAMA’s Certified Coffee Specialist designation.”

Additional education sessions will cover coffee service and business trends including:

  • Workplace Café design and technology
  • Sustainability best practices
  • Bean-to-Cup
  • Cybersecurity
  • 2016 NAMA Census results
  • Industry and consumer trends

Other exciting elements of CTW 2017 include a welcome reception and a bustling tradeshow floor with more than 100 exhibiting companies expected. Attendees can continue to forge connections at a networking event hosted by NAMA’s Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) and refresh and rejuvenate with “WIN in Doubt, Workout!” - a fitness walk and boot camp class hosted by NAMA’s Women of the Industry (WIN).

Register today at to save big with early bird rates and special group rates for operators. Early Bird rates end October 2. Attendees can also register for the WIN Boot Camp as part of their initial event registration.

About CTW
NAMA’s Coffee Tea and Water Show is the largest event dedicated to the $4.25 billion U.S. coffee services industry.

NAMA represents the $34.9 billion U.S. Convenience Services Industry. By providing advocacy, education, and research, NAMA works to promote and protect the industry’s over 160,000 hardworking employees. Through traditional vending and micro markets, office coffee and pantry services, product manufacturing, and small-drop distribution, convenience services meets the needs of over 40 million American consumers daily at work, home, school, and play.

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