3rd Annual North American Tea Conference


The Tea Association of Canada and the Tea Association of USA will jointly host the 3rd Annual North American Tea Conference in September.

The conference attracts 150 business professionals from many tea producing and tea importing countries including Canada, USA, Kenya, China, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Argentina, Germany, Japan and India.

“This year’s conference will offer important industry updates through group business sessions, as well as intensive focused meetings aimed at bringing together the industries key players to discuss issues of critical importance and learn about new trends,” says Riley Richman, spokesperson for the Canadian Tea Association.

Presentations appeal to senior executives, marketers, growers, importers, retailers, suppliers and packers offering an opportunity to network and exchange technical information.

Topic at this year’s conference include: Market Updates (USA & CANADA) and presentations on:

– Modernization and Harmonization of the Regulatory Regime

– International Trade Barriers (MRL’s/ Food Safety/ Certifications)

– Key Insights on Retail and Foodservice Statistics 

– From Bush to Cup – An International Perspective on Globalization 

– What’s New in Delivering Tea – Trends and Opportunities

– Update on Advancements and Development in Other Beverage Markets

– Communication Breakdown (How new media landscapes are shifting consumer enlightenment)

“The high importance our international tea counterparts place on attending this conference is a large indicator that the global tea industry values the relevant information and integrity of the speakers, which has everyone feeling a renewed sense of passion for tea,” writes Manuja Peiris, Chief Executive at the International Tea Committee (ITC).

“There’s an old saying: you can never have too much money or too many friends. History is full of examples of how networking contacts made at conferences such as this result in positive benefits for your business and lifelong friendships,” writes Barry Cooper, Chairman Tea Association of USA.

To learn more visit www.teausa.com or www.tea.ca or phone Riley Richman 416-510-8647 ext#2 or email Rileyr@tea.ca.