Piatek Invited to Present at Coffeefest 2015 in February
Damon Piatek, President and CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA, will be a featured presenter at the 2015 Coffeefest, an international trade show serving the specialty coffee and gourmet tea industries. Coffeefest will be held in February in Atlanta, GA. The event has been in existence since 1992.
"As suggested by its name, Coffeefest is a celebration of coffee and an opportunity for people to coalesce around the coffee business," said Piatek. "As good a time as that sounds, there are many intricacies in importing coffee into the United States and Canada. We know from experience that a lot of importers across every industry are not necessarily keeping up with changing regulations. Coffeefest will be a good opportunity for us to bring some critical information about coffee importing to industry stakeholders."
Piatek will be presenting on "Customs Trade Transformation," detailing how changes in U.S. Customs policy are affecting importers, and specifically in the coffee industry. The USDA reports that the U.S. imported more than 11.6 million metric tons of coffee beans, grounds and related products in 2013. Imports of green coffee (raw, unroasted beans) to the U.S. in June, 2014 alone valued at over $550,000,000.
For more information on Coffeefest 2015, visit www.coffeefest.com.