Tea Connections Conference

Tea Connections Conference
TEA ASSOCIATION OF CANADA & TEA ASSOCIATION OF USA
INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO (CANADA)
FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL NORTH AMERICAN TEA CONFERENCE
SEPTEMBER 11 - 13, 2012

“TEA CONNECTIONS”

 

Why Should I Attend?
This unparalleled business and networking opportunity attracts tea professionals from around the world to address the industry’s key barriers and opportunities. 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.

 

Who Will Be There?
Over 150+ individuals attend our conference from a variety of countries including Canada, USA, Kenya, China, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Argentina, Germany, Japan and India. Industry professionals arrive and connect face-to-face with executive management, marketers, growers, importers, retailers, suppliers, packers, all while gaining in-depth knowledge and networking with peers.

 

What Will I Learn?
We work diligently to put together an informative and valuable forum for our delegates. This year we have focused our education seminars on the following topics:

-Market Updates (USA & CANADA)
-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)

 

What Are Others Saying?
“This conference is an important and fundamental opportunity, in North America, for networking with colleagues, and for meeting with suppliers and customers. The influential delegates in attendance lend credibility to the value and worth of this conference.”                                         

-Peter Scandrett, President at Van Rees (North America) Inc.

 

“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.”

-Manuja Peiris, Chief Executive at the International Tea Committee (ITC)

 

“This conference is helpful in providing a forum and environment for the International “Tea family” to learn, share and network with colleagues and keep abreast of ever changing issues within the Tea Industry”

-Ron Sadler, Chairman Tea Association of Canada

 

“There’s an old saying: you can never have too much money or too many friends.  While we can’t guarantee that attending the North American Tea Conference will result in an increase in either area, it is a good place to start!  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.  We look forward to meeting you at the 3rd North American Tea Conference in September.”  

-Barry Cooper, Chairman Tea Association of USA

 

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REGISTRATION FORM

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*For any inquiries or for further information please contact Louise Roberge at louise.roberge@tea.ca or call 416-510-8647*

Louise Roberge
President

Tea Association of Canada
133 Richmond St.W (suite 602)
Toronto, Ontario
M5H-2L3
(416)510-8647
www.tea.ca
 

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