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.

In October, the Commerce Club teams up with the Greater Houston Coffee Association for the Annual GHCA Luncheon.

Thank you to our Greater Houston Coffee Association Annual Luncheon sponsors:

Premier Sponsors:

Table Sponsors:

        Clark Freight    




About Michael J. Gaviña, Incoming Chair, National Coffee Association

Michael Gaviña is DF Roasters, LP, Chief Financial Officer since 2015.  In addition, he is the Purchasing Director at F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc.. He is responsible for overseeing the pricing of raw materials and managing inventory levels. He comes from a long line of coffee producers and roasters; growing up Michael always knew he wanted to continue in the family tradition.  Representing the fourth generation of Gaviña’s coffee roasting legacy, Michael discovered his passion for coffee while spending summers learning about the family business by working alongside his father, Pedro Gaviña.  He first joined the FGS 2002 as a buyer in the Purchasing Department.


Since receiving his Q Grader License in 2008 he also works as a resident Q Grader to ensure the excellence of each bag of coffee.  He routinely roasts small batches of coffee to help develop new coffee blends.


Michael is the current Vice-Chair of the National Coffee Association.  The NCA represents over 90% of the coffee sold in the United States. He is also a member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America and, the Roasters Guild.  He contributes his time to the community in which the Plant is based by serving as a commissioner for both the City of Vernon’s CommUNITY Fund and Green Commission. Locally, he serves on the Board of YMCA.  Michael is actively involved in promoting sustainability in the coffee industry.  Michael also serves his community as a board member of Latino Alumni Association (LAA) of Loyola Marymount University and serves on the Board of Regents of Loyola Marymount University since 2015.


Born and raised in Los Angeles, Michael holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University.

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  • Individual Ticket: $40
  • Sponsor Table: $800
  • Sponsor Table + Exhibitor Booth : $950
  • Exhibitor Booth: $195
  • Annual Sponsor: $1,500

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