NAMA’s ELN Hosts Two CoffeeTea&Water Events

NAMA announced two key Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) events taking place at next week’s Coffee, Tea and Water show at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville.

The ELN-focused roundtable discussion “Marketing to Millennials,” will be led by both former NAMA Chair Emeritus Craig Hesch and NAMA’s VP Marketing and Communications Roni Moore. The discussion, held Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m., will feature ELN Chair Paul Tullio, Gourmet Coffee Service; Shivani Gupta, Canteen; Bob Ashburner, Royal Cup; Mickal McMath, M&M Sales and Max Elliott, Tomdra.

“We look forward to the insights of these young leaders who will share their perspectives regarding marketing and the industry overall. We see this session as a win-win: it will be a dynamic, interactive discussion for attendees and a new, significant venue for our ELN presenters,” said Craig Hesch, chair emeritus, in a prepared statement.

ELN’s “Meet at the Suite” networking event, co-sponsored by Gourmet Coffee Service, Royal Cup and ARAMARK, will be held in a VIP suite on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  All ELN members will be informed via e-blast of the event location; further information will available onsite at the registration desk.

“With more than 50 active members, ELN’s mission is to cultivate young talent in the vending and refreshment services industry through education and networking,” said Roni Moore, vice president of communications and marketing for NAMA.  “The CTW sessions for our emerging leaders are designed to deliver just that – education and networking – in an interesting, compelling way.”

ELN members, industry leaders 40 years of age or younger, are entrepreneurs actively pursuing a higher level of professionalism in the vending and refreshment services industry. Membership is available to NAMA members at no cost. For more information, contact Moore at rmoore@vending.org or Michael Bittner at mbittner@vending.org.

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