(CHICAGO) October 29, 2015 -- NAMA’s Coffee Tea, & Water Show (CTW) is coming to Washington, DC! CTW, the world’s largest event dedicated to the $4.25 billion U.S. coffee service industry, will showcase trends shaping the coffee, tea and water business and thought leadership from some of the industry’s top players.
The coffee service channel delivers high quality beverages and services to millions of Americans each day in workplaces, hotels, hospitals, and universities across the country, bringing the “coffee shop” experience to life in the office. A sold-out show floor will feature the latest products, innovations and services from more than 100 exhibiting companies.
Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $25 billion U.S. vending and refreshment services industry. With more than 1250 member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership. Visit NAMA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Who: NAMA President and CEO Carla Balakgie will be on hand to answer questions regarding industry trends, showcase new products and share her vision for advancing the future of the coffee service channel. Keynote speaker, Honest Tea President and TeaEO Seth Goldman, will share insights on brewing a successful business and staying true to your organization’s mission. Goldman will be available for media interviews. General session speaker, Stephen Twining of Twinings Tea, a tenth-generation tea expert and connoisseur, will be available to discuss current and emerging tea trends. His Excellency, Mr. Román Macaya, Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United States will be available to discuss how the coffee industry helps to drive economic growth in his country. Coffee service industry leaders and entrepreneurs will be available to discuss and demonstrate the latest products and trends in their channel.
When: Monday, November 2 through Wednesday, November 4
Show Floor Hours: Tuesday, November 3, 12:30pm-6:00pm
VIP’s identified will have limited availability for interviews; representatives will work to accommodate requests.
Location: Gaylord National Harbor Resort, 201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745
Visuals: Latest coffee, tea and water innovations for the workplace, hotels, universities, hospitals, micro markets and more.
The Workplace of the Future:
Coffee as an employee benefit — Companies today are increasing productivity and health benefits by offering single serve and premium coffee, tea and water options.
Technology is driving coffee service — Technology is shaping the industry of the future, whether it’s high-tech brewing systems, mobile apps, payment kiosks or customer loyalty programs.
Emerging trends in sustainable and environmentally friendly products - Innovations include compostable single serve packaging, bean-to-cup brewers and more.
Explosive growth (300%) in micro markets — Micro markets are self-serve kiosks located in workplaces, hotels, hospitals, and universities and feature self-check out and scanners. Offering a variety of coffee and tea options in addition to fresh foods and better for you snacks, micro markets are predicted to grow from nearly 9,000 outlets today to 30,000 in the next five years.