Annual Houston Port Coffee Symposium.
HOUSTON -- The 4th Annual Houston Port Region Coffee Symposium was held November 17-18. The two-day conference was themed "Houston Port Region: Coffee Gateway to Latin America/" and was sponsored by the Port of Houston The Port of Houston is the port of Houston, Texas, the fourth-largest city in the United States. The Port is a 25-mile-long complex of diversified public and private facilities located a few hours' sailing time from the Gulf of Mexico. Authority, the Greater Houston Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown is a 10-county metropolitan area defined by the Office of Management and Budget. It is located along the Gulf Coast region in the U.S. state of Texas. Coffee Association and the Economic Alliance Port Region.
Sessions focused on the Brazilian perspective of the coffee industry and Houston's increasing influence as the 4th designated green coffee port in the U.S. as well as a panel on getting coffee through customs and an advice session for small business entrepreneurs.
"In 2007, Brazil ranked as our largest coffee importer, followed by Columbia and Mexico, demonstrating Latin America's continued significance to the Houston Port Region's economy," said Jim Edmonds James Patrick "Jim" Edmonds (born June 27, 1970 in Fullerton, California) is a left-handed batter who plays for the St. Louis Cardinals. Edmonds is affectionately known as Jimmy Baseball , "Lassie" and as "Hollywood" among Cardinals fans. , Port of Houston Authority chairman.
In addition, Edmonds served as keynote luncheon speaker. Other speakers included Alan Kaiser (National Coffee Association of the U.S.), Jose Maria Ribeiro Neto (coffee planter and member, Cooxupe), Don Pisano (American Coffee and chair of the Green Coffee Association Traffic & Warehouse Committee), L.B. Booty (U.S. Food and Drug Administration), Vera Braun (Coffee America USA, Inc.), Matt Braunner (Braunner Int.), Tammy Deininger (Volcafe USA LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control ), Mike Sinclair (U.S. Customs and Border Protection U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a bureau of the United States Department of Homeland Security, is charged with regulating and facilitating international trade, collecting import duties, and enforcing U.S. trade laws. ) and Scott Singleton (Kadena Strategies, Inc.).