Spread over 2 floors, 6th World Tea Coffee Expo 2018 to be held from Nov. 29 – Dec 1 at Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai, India
With India growing leaps and bounds in the tea and coffee sector – in terms of production, consumption and innovation – global companies are converging at the 6th Mumbai World Tea & Coffee Expo 2018 (WTCE) from Thursday, Nov. 29 to Saturday, Dec. 1 2018 at the Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai, India.
WTCE marks South Asia’s largest dedicated annual business gathering of the tea, coffee and related segments. The expo offers huge potential for appointing distributors, making bulk deals, joint ventures, arranging franchising, networking with industry professionals, meeting government officials, forming marketing alliances and developing overall branding.
With more than70 exhibitors from seven countries, including government pavilions and an anticipated 4000 or more trade visitors from across the world, companies participating at WTCE 2018 can expand their foothold in the market or enter new markets. The show has become the ideal launch pad for new products especially for those who don’t have large budgets.
The 2018 edition shall feature tea and coffee brands and products, machines, innovative technology, flavors, ingredients, sugar and other sweeteners, vending solutions, packaging, certifications, boards from Indonesia, Japan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Australia, Nepal and India. Thanks to the proliferation of café culture, the tea market is growing rapidly with the entry of many local and regional players with diverse offerings.
Priti M Kapadia, Director of Sentinel Exhibitions Asia P Ltd, an organizer of this unique trade fair, said, “For new entrants, the expo becomes a single sourcing avenue for all their requirements. In India, a number of tea and coffee estate owners are in the process of launching their own brands for which they seek the latest technology, machinery and packaging. For such players to survive – and thrive – they need to adapt innovative technology, quality services and diligence of international vendors.”
WTCE also includes a 2-day conference with leading speakers from India and abroad. Workshops on last day impart sommelier, barista and other skills, including tea tasting sessions. Entry to the expo, the conference and the workshops is free.
Increased competitive pressure is pushing new product development, which is fuelling industry demand. Most International companies that have entered India are doing brisk business and expanding their operations. WTCE is the catalyst for International companies to target this huge market.