Allegra CEO Forum 2018: Guest Speaker

Full speaker line-up confirmed for the 2018 World Coffee Portal CEO Forum

Exclusive gathering of over 200 senior leaders and influencers from the across the coffee, café and related food-to-go sectors took place 8-9 November at the South Park Center, Downtown Los Angeles.

Allegra World Coffee Portal headed to Los Angeles in November to host the 4th annual CEO Forum. Building from the success of last year’s hugely successful New York event, this year saw another stellar line-up of industry leaders gather to discuss key issues facing the global coffee industry today.

An unparalleled programme of inspirational speakers conveyed the very latest thought leadership and critical business insight. Exploring the theme ‘Good Citizen, Good Business’, the forum examined how highly-successful, visionary companies embed principles in their business for the long-term benefit of all stakeholders.
As well as benefitting from essential networking opportunities and global perspectives, attendees received a half-day study tour of the best coffee shop concepts in the LA and VIP access to the launch of the Los Angeles Coffee Festival trade event.

Key discussion topics

This year’s forum examined the global mega trends set to shape the coffee industry over the next 3-5 years, featuring the latest research and data from World Coffee Portal and highlights from Project Café USA 2019 report. Other key topics included:

  • Global insights from industry leaders across key markets
  • Scaling excellence – opportunities and challenges
  • Building a sustainable and ethical supply chain – from origin to operations
  • Equality, diversity and representation throughout the coffee industry
  • Staff training and people development – inspiring tomorrow’s hospitality professionals
  • Engaging and supporting local communities

Madame Le Hoang Diep Thao

CEO of Trung Nguyen International

Known as the Coffee Queen of Vietnam, Madame Le Hoang Diep Thao is the the keystone of Trung Nguyen coffee empire – the largest coffee corporation in Vietnam and highly-acclaimed national brand. Thao and Trung Nguyen brought Vietnamese coffee to the whole world, unlocking numerous business and job opportunities for millions of people. Le Hoang Diep Thao is  also the co-founder and co-owner of Trung Nguyen Group (TNG) – a proud national brand of Vietnam.

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