Organised by Bell Publishing, the company behind Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, the conference assembles delegates and suppliers from the entire industry from bean and leaf to cup. Coffee roasters, packers and retailers; tea blenders, packers and retailers; and co-packers can interact with suppliers of equipment and raw materials, importers, exporters and service providers, maximizing the channels of communication between key decision makers.
The innovative ‘all-inclusive’ nature of the event and gala dinner offer outstanding networking opportunities and great value for money. There are countless opportunities to gather information, learn about new technology and developments, maximise efficiency and develop exciting products.
Conference, Workshops, Tabletops
As well as an elite conference of top level keynote speakers and presenters, providing a wide range of thought-provoking lectures, there are educational workshops and a tabletop exhibition. Previous keynote speakers have included Euromonitor International, the Specialty Coffee Association, Fairtrade International, the Alliance for Coffee Excellence, the UK Tea Academy among others. The presentations prompt lively debate and there is always a buzz in the conference hall after the keynote speakers.
Workshops are hosted by leaders in tea and coffee education – previously this has included the London School of Coffee, the UK Tea Academy, SCA-accredited leaders, Australian Tea Masters, Fairtrade International and Equilibrium Coffee Roasters.
The tabletop stands provide a cost effective way of reaching a guaranteed audience of high level, industry-focused delegates.
All packages are inclusive of:
- Two nights’ accommodation at the hotel (Day 1 and Day 2)
- Breakfast and lunch (Day 2 and Day 3)
- A full sit-down networking dinner for all attendees (Day 1)
- Gala Dinner (Day 2)
- Entry to all keynote presentations and seminars; also the table top exhibition
- Conference pack including list of all attendee
6 Reasons to Attend
1. Unique ‘all inclusive’ format – fantastic networking opportunities
Offers unprecedented face-to-face networking opportunities with potential and current customers. Network over breakfast, lunch and dinner, including during the conference coffee breaks and tabletop exhibition. Build relationships with new and current customers.
2. Stay up to date with essential industry topics
Make sure your business is up to date with all the essential industry topics, including sustainability; climate change and current trends; to ensure you’re making the right decisions for the future.
3. Learn new, crucial skills
Use the educational workshops taught by top industry professionals to learn new, (or brush up on already known) skills. Including tea & coffee cupping, grading, pairing, blending, aroma training and many more.
4. Think outside the box
Gather ideas and information from speakers and colleagues throughout the event. Get inspired.
5. Brand Exposure & Lead Generation
Make sure the industry knows about your business and why your customers need it – get vital brand exposure for your corporation. The tabletops and conference give you a chance to showcase your products, using presentations, videos, or tastings.
6. Value of Time and Money, meaning more ROI
Your package includes accommodation at the conference hotel and all meals, including a Networking Dinner and Gala Dinner – giving everyone the maximum chance to see and be seen. All you need to organise in transport. Save money on shipping machinery by using video presentations.