TEAM UP 2022: Sustainability Solutions

Tuesday 21 June – Central London/Zoom

150+ attendees | 20+ Speakers | 5+ interactive sessions

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.

On Economics
Join a live debate on approaches to living wage and living incomes in tea.

On Environment
An interactive panel invite you to explore the practicalities of achieving net zero.

On Equality
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

ALICE ALLAN

Team Leader
FCDO Work and Opportunities for Women Programme

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PRIYA B

Head of Sustainability
Tata Consumer Products Limited

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SUDI BIKO MATARA

CEO
Kenya Tea Development Agency Foundation

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CLAUDE BIZIMANA

CEO
National Agricultural Export Development Board

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GILES BOLTON

Responsible Sourcing Director
Tesco

ANDY BROWN

Managing Director
Taylors of Harrogate

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LEENA CAMADOO

Gender & Livelihoods Lead
Ethical Tea Partnership

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JENNY COSTELLOE

Executive Director
Ethical Tea Partnership

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RACHEL CRACKNELL

Environment & Climate Lead
Ethical Tea Partnership

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JOHN DAVISON

CEO
ekaterra

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DR SHARON HALL

Chief Executive
United Kingdom Tea and Infusions Association

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DR PAULA HAMILTON

Head of Collective Action
Ethical Trading Initiative

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RUCHIRA JOSHI

Executive Director, IDH UK
IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative

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MANISHA MAJUMDAR

Women’s Safety Accelerator Fund Manager
IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative

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WINFRIDAH MORAA NYAKWARA

Senior Social Sustainability Manager, Africa & South Asia
Unilever

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THWANGO NDALAMA

Country Manager
Ethical Tea Partnership

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JANE NYAMBURA

Stakeholder & Partnerships Manager
Ethical Tea Partnership

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EVANGELYN PERERA

Programme Manager
Ethical Tea Partnership

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BEA RUOFF

Head of Operations, Accountability and Monitoring
ACT on Living Wages

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PAUL SCHOENMAKERS

Impactus Prime
Tony’s Chocolonely

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DANNY SRISKANDARAJAH

CEO
Oxfam GB

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AMARPAL TAKK

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary
Camellia

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Further expert speakers will be announced over the coming weeks.

Agenda

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.

10:15

Networking breakfast & registrations

11:00

Plenary: TEA: Where are we coming from; and where do we want to go next?

Ethical Tea Partnership, IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative.

11:30

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.

12:30

Lunch

13:30

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.

14:45

Tea break

15:15

Economics: Living wages & incomes in tea

Association for Contract Textiles, ekaterra, IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative, Taylors of Harrogate, Tesco, Tony’s Chocoloney.

16:30

Closing remarks: TEA: What now?

Ethical Tea Partnership, IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative, Oxfam GB.

17:00

Drinks reception at the venue until 19:00

Why attend?

LEARN
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.

NETWORK
Connect with an influential audience of key stakeholders, including leading tea brands and producers, as well as civil society and government partners.

DISCUSS
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 venue

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
London
W1B 1AD
United Kingdom.

Click here for more information on how to reach the venue. Click here for support planning your journey with public transport.

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 registration@teamup-event.org 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: