The TEAM UP conference will explore the tea sector’s most significant and challenging sustainability issues, by bringing together business leaders and key players from across the tea value chain.
Hear from experts from within and beyond tea, and share your experiences.
Join a live debate on approaches to living wage and living incomes in tea.
An interactive panel invite you to explore the practicalities of achieving net zero.
You’ll be up on your feet in this high-energy, thought-provoking session that delves into the “how-to” of the latest Gender-Based Violence guidance and frameworks.
TEAM UP 2022: Sustainability Solutions Speakers
Further expert speakers will be announced over the coming weeks.
Throughout the day we encourage honest, open debate and discussion. We focus on getting to the core of the issues and getting your questions answered.
In the various breakout sessions, we will concentrate on very specific issues to determine clear takeaways for your organisations.
All times are BST.
Networking breakfast & registrations
Plenary: TEA: Where are we coming from; and where do we want to go next?
Ethical Tea Partnership, IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative.
Environment: Driving net-zero transformation
Ethical Tea Partnership, FCDO Work and Opportunities for Women Programme Kenya Tea Development Agency Foundation, National Agricultural Export Development Board, Tata Consumer Products Limited.
Equality: What do guidance & frameworks to prevent Gender-based violence look like in practice for tea companies?
Camellia, Ethical Tea Partnership, Ethical Trading Initiative, IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative, Unilever.
Economics: Living wages & incomes in tea
Association for Contract Textiles, ekaterra, IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative, Taylors of Harrogate, Tesco, Tony’s Chocoloney.
Closing remarks: TEA: What now?
Ethical Tea Partnership, IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative, Oxfam GB.
Drinks reception at the venue until 19:00
Hear industry leaders from within and beyond the tea sector share best practices, and get tangible advice on how to effectively implement their learnings in your business.
Connect with an influential audience of key stakeholders, including leading tea brands and producers, as well as civil society and government partners.
Understand where you should be focusing your sustainability efforts by joining creative, diverse and solutions-led discussions with your peers.
Feedback from previous TEAM UPs
"I've learned a number of things from TEAM UP, from the tea business itself, to climate change and human rights issues, and explored how we can add value across the supply chain."
Sudi Biko Matara - CEO, Kenya Tea Development Agency Foundation
"I really liked the interaction with very different kinds of stakeholders...The discussion about stakeholders and how they interact with each other feels really important. So you're not only talking about it, you're putting it into practice."
Nikki Van Der Gaag - Independent gender consultant (formerly Director of Gender Justice and Women's Rights at OXFAM)
"My two highlights are one: collaboration; and the second one: collaboration! An industry-wide collaboration between packers, producers, NGOs, governments and actually everybody involved to create a more sustainable tea industry."
Mick van Ettinger, Chief Marketing Officer Chief Marketing Officer, LIVEKINDLY (formerly Global Vice President Beverage at Unilever)
The in-person event will take place at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), in central London:
Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place
Please note that it is an environmentally responsible building, and that all catering ingredients are vegetarian and sustainably sourced.
Frequently asked questions
How do I register for TEAM UP 2022?
Tickets for both the in-person and virtual element of this event are available here.
We also invite you to sponsor a charity organisation's ticket, to ensure that this year's TEAM UP is as inclusive as possible. Click here to find out more.
How do I join TEAM UP 2022 virtually?
Please click here to purchase your online ticket for this year’s conference. A Zoom link will be sent to you upon registration.
How do I get to the venue?
This year's TEAM UP will take place at the Royal Institute of British Architects in central London (66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD – nearest tube station is Oxford Circus). Click here for details on reaching the venue.
Who do I notify with any accessibility/dietary requirements?
Please contact TEAM UP Event Manager Yasmin Hanif at email@example.com who is on hand to assist you.
Throughout the day all catering will be vegetarian, and all ingredients will be sustainably sourced.
What is the dress code?
The dress code is business casual for this year’s conference.
Will dinner be served after the conference?
We invite you to join a drinks reception at the venue where canapés will be served, from 5 to 7pm BST. Please note a full dinner will not be served.
Click here for restaurant suggestions close to the venue. Recommendations include: