Commerce Club Luncheon Series

The Commerce Club is an educational networking event for maritime and transportation professionals. On the 2nd Thursday of every month, meet at Brady's Landing on the Houston Ship Channel to network with other leaders in the Port Community. As industry leaders, elected officials, and the heads of governmental agencies, the Commerce Club's speakers know that you live and work in the Port Region every day, and speak to issues that directly affect your bottom line.


The October luncheon is held in conjunction with the Greater Houston Coffee Association. Register below for the 2014 GHCA Annual Luncheon or call 713-678-4300!


Thank you to our table sponsors:




Philip Blaber

Philip Blaber
Commercial Director - Soluble Coffee
Ecom Agroindustrial Corp Ltd

Philip Blaber is the Commercial Director of Soluble Coffee for Ecom Agroindustrial Corp Ltd. (ECOM) and is based in Hamburg, Germany. As a British/Canadian national, Philip completed the Dartmouth Royal Naval College and served as an Officer of the Watch responsible for navigation and safety on ships. Thereafter, he started his career in coffee with Panfood Co. Ltd and Cafe Soluvel Brasilia before joining Instant Products International (NKG) in 1999 where he held the position of General Manager. Philip joined ECOM in 2013 and is in charge of developing the soluble coffee business worldwide.

Philip will discuss:

  • Who is ECOM?
  • Why is Houston so special?
  • The international coffee market and prices
  • The importance of Brazil
  • What is happening at the retail level
  • Atlantic Coffee Solutions (ACS) and our vision.

About Atlantic Coffee Solutions:

Atlantic Coffee Solutions (formerly known as Maximus Coffee Group LLC) based in Houston operates a large soluble coffee facility and the world’s largest chemical-free decaffeination plant. The plant is part of ECOM’s unique sustainable supply chain model, which extends from sourcing in the origins through to sustainable coffee facilities, such as the ACS plant in Houston.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Brady's Landing, 8505 Cypress St, Houston, TX 77012


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