Events

ETP organises a range of events to help progress sustainability improvements in the tea sector. We’re proud to co-host the world’s premier tea and sustainability conference TEAM UP, with IDH - Sustainable Trade Initiative.

TEAM UP

2018 Catalysing Change

In its sixth year, the event provided industry players and external partners with a platform to create a thriving and sustainable sector; one that improves livelihoods and brings long-term benefits and prosperity to the people at the heart of tea farming and production.We reviewed the impact that we have collectively made so far and how the sector has been responding to the challenge of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We also looked at the next set of priorities and discussed the most effective ways to achieve transformational sector-wide change.

Read the 2018 TEAM UP London report.

2017 Going above and beyond

The first-ever TEAM UP Africa took place in Kenya. We reflected on how African tea-producing nations are home to some of the tea industry’s most innovative and ambitious sustainability programmes, which are helping to bring about crucial improvements to the lives of people that grow and produce tea.

Other key tea sustainability events

Malawi Tea 2020 Annual Progress Meeting 2018

The Malawi Tea 2020 Annual Progress Meeting took place in country in October 2018. This was an opportunity for partners to understand the impact of the various life-changing integrated programmes running as part of the Malawi Tea 2020 programme. As part of the meeting, tea farmers demonstrated a recipe they had learnt through their nutrition training.

China Supplier Conference 2017

Our China Supplier Conference held in Hangzhou, China on 6-8 April 2017, brought leaders from the Chinese tea industry together with representatives of international buying companies to discuss practical ways of implementing sustainability in China’s tea growing regions.

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