Interested in Presenting?

INTERESTED IN PRESENTING?

Coffee Fest Trade Shows is accepting proposals for our 2019 Educational Programming in New York, Indianapolis and Los Angeles. We are seeking talented speakers who are objective, dynamic and have a strong passion for the speciality Coffee & Tea industry.

The following tracks will be included in the 2019 Educational Programming. Your proposed seminar should fit into one of these four areas:

  • Business Operations - Topic examples include finance, management, hiring, training & retention, design & layout, legal issues, HR, running a successful business, etc.
  • Hot Trends & Training - Topic examples include staying current with trends, cold brew & nitro, signature drinks, tea, menu development, beer & wine, gluten-free, food allergies, new trends, etc. 
  • Roasting - Topic examples include seed to cup, roast profiles, purchasing roasting equipment, direct & fair trade, green coffee, packaging, etc. 
  • Sales & Marketing - Topic examples include social media, marketing, increasing sales, customer service, gift & loyalty, etc. 

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:

  • All submissions must be complete. Please keep in mind that the quality of the description/outline is important for us in evaluating your proposal & the description provided will be published as-is unless Coffee Fest has suggestions or changes.
  • Sales pitches are NOT educational. Attendees invest their time and money to learn valuable information and are not attending educational sessions to be sold on a specific company, or product.
  • Be sure to provide real, valuable information and data (where appropriate). We do not want attendees to feel as if they could have done a quick Google search and received the same information.  
  • 2018 attendee research indicates that our audience wants more intermediate and advanced sessions. While it is important for some topics to remain beginner or introductory for those new to the industry, we will also be seeking a higher percentage of classes for veteran industry members as well.
  • In most cases, speakers will be required to resubmit new class proposals every two years. We want to avoid attendees feeling as if the schedule is exactly the same when they return in following years. Some classes geared toward new attendees will be allowed to remain on the schedule.
  • It is required that speakers provide a handout or digital copy of their presentation for their attendees.
  • While it is not required that presenters be exhibiting at Coffee Fest, it is strongly recommended so that attendees can find you on the show floor after class. Coffee Fest exhibitors invest to exhibit at the show and will be considered first for speaking opportunities. 

submit your proposal

Deadlines:

Please submit your compete proposal by the following:

  • Coffee Fest New York - Friday, October 26th, 2018
  • Coffee Fest Indianapolis - Friday, January 25th, 2019
  • Coffee Fest Los Angeles - Friday, April 19th, 2019

*Please note that speakers are reponsible for their own expenses as well as hotel and travel arrangements to the Show. Financial assistance is not provided. 

When a business invests time and money to exhibit at a trade show, you hope for a positive experience. At Coffee Fest our results speak volumes, we were able to open up more than 40 new accounts...

Jeffrey Teich - North Atlantic Specialty Bag