Discuss major topics shaping the tea industry

Join us on the evening of the 26th for a cocktail reception and 27th for the Gala Dinner to network with industry figures and further exchange views on the topics discussed that day.
The conference will address every aspect of the tea supply chain bringing together experts from all over the world to discuss opportunities and challenges in the industry presenting an excellent opportunity to network with industry peers and grow your business in Africa and beyond.

Day One 26 June 2019
TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
SESSION CHAIR: MASTER OF CEREMONY
07:30am – 08:30 am Registration of Delegates
08:30am – 9:00am Climate setting and briefing by Master of ceremony
9:00am-   9:20am Welcome remarks by the Chairman, Uganda Tea Association Mr. Gregory Mugabe
9:20am -9:40am Remarks by the Managing Director of EATTA Mr. Edward Mudibo
9:40am-10:00am Remarks by the Chairman of EATTA Mr. Gideon Mugo
TEA BREAK
10:30am – 10.40 am National Anthem
10:45am – 11:00am Entertainment
11.00am – 11.10am Remarks by Uganda Consular, Mombasa H.E Ambassador Katureebe Tayebwa
11.10am – 11.25am Remarks by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Co-operatives (MTIC) Honourable Amelia Kyambadde
11.25am – 12.05pm Key note address by the guest of Honour H.E President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
12:05am – 12.30pm

12:30pm – 01:00pm

Presentation of Awards

Guided tour of the exhibition

LUNCH BREAK
SESSION CHAIR: MR. GIDEON MUGO – CHAIRMAN EATTA
14:15pm – 14:45pm The Uganda Tea Story Ms. Adrine Kobusingye Chair Person Igara G.T. Factory
14:45pm – 15:15pm Tea Consumption for Health, food and nutrition Security Dr. Simon Ochanda – Tea Research Institute
15:15pm – 15:45pm Trends in the global tea market (Plenary session)

  • a)Exporting country trends and consumer trends
Mr. Manuja Peiris – Chief Executive/Statistician International Tea Committee Ltd
TEA BREAK
16:15pm – 16:45pm Business support and Trade facilitation (Plenary session) Mr. Julius C. Ssemyalo, Country Projects Manager, Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa/ TMEA
Day Two 27 June 2019
TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
SESSION CHAIR: MR. EDWARD MUDIBO – MANAGING DIRECTOR EATTA
08:30am-09:00am Changes in the global dynamics that pose risks for East Africa Mr. Kenneth Kitungulu – Head of Global Markets, Stanbic Uganda
09:00am – 09:30am Tea Swaps Mr. James Montlake, Founder and Managing Director of TeaSwap Ltd
09:30am – 10.00am Low Carbon tea production in Kenya –

Case study of initiatives championed by youth

Mr. Joseph Wagura, Regional Manager in charge of Africa for the Ethical Tea Partnership,

Mr. Edward Muriuki – MD, Escospa Corporation Ltd

TEA BREAK
SESSION CHAIR: MR. GREGORY MUGABE, CHAIRMAN, UTA
10:30am – 11.00am Adaptation and mitigation to climate change Prof. Francis Wachira, Professor of Plant Biochemistry and also the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Administration and Human Resource Management at the South Eastern Kenya University
11:00am – 11:30am Branding and marketing of tea for the 21st century customers including millennials Dr. Dick Waswa – Cofounder of Exito
11.30am – 12.00pm African tea, transformation through global trade: – A case for Small Holders in Kenya Mr. Lerionka. Tiampati – Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings Ltd
12.00pm – 12.30pm Overview of the dynamic regulatory environment in the tea industry (case of Kenya, Tanzania and India) Ms. Rosemary Owino, Manager Market Research and product Development at the Agriculture and Food Authority- Tea Directorate / S. Soundararajan, Director Tea Development, Tea Board of India
12.30pm – 1.00pm Use of technology to enhance market access: Automation of the Mombasa Auction Mr. Alban Odhiambo, Director ICT for Trade
LUNCH BREAK
SESSION CHAIR: ALBERT OTOCHI – MANAGING DIRECTOR, KENYA TEA PACKERS (KETEPA)
14:15pm – 14:45pm Enhancing tea quality standards Prof. Philip Owuor, Maseno University
14:45pm – 15:15pm Best Business Support Organisation (BSO) Practices for a Competitive Private Sector Ms. Miyoba Lubemba -Senior Programme Officer, Institutional StrengtheningTISI Strengthening Section (TS)
15:15pm – 15:45pm Voluntary Sustainability Certification: The way forward Willy Mutai, Interim Manager, Technical and Advisory Services, AFA Tea Directorate
TEA BREAK
16:15pm – 16:45pm ‘Innovative Technologies in Tea Production, Product Diversification and value addition’ Dr Mohamed Thaha Ziyad Mohamed Tea Technologist / Consultant – Tea Processing Technology
GALA DINNER
Day 3 28 June 2019
TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
SESSION CHAIR: MR. TIMOTHY KABAZA
8.30am – 9.00am Uganda Investment Climate Mr. Martin Muhangi – Deputy Director, Investment Promotion at the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA)
9:00am – 9.45am Business to Business

Topic 1: Cost of Production Analysis in Producer Countries- Case study of Uganda

 

 

Mr. Aggrey Amanyabyoona, Director, Igara Tea

Topic 2: Tea Research; The Ugandan Case

 

Mr. Ronald Kawooya – Head Tea Research and Development Programme
Topic 3: Lessons Learnt from Malawi Tea 2020 Mr. Beyani T. Munthali – CEO Tea Association of Malawi
Tea Break and Visit to Exhibition Booths
10:15am – 11.00am Business to Business

Topic 1.   Our Experience in Automating Key Pin Points for the Processing and Exporting of the Tea Industry in Sri Lanka

 

Mr. Patrick Mwesige

Kanara Solutions

Topic 2. Continuous Withering Systems

 

Mr. Nishant Garg, Director Gem Allied Industries Private Limited

 

Topic 3. Use of renewable energy in tea   processing Mr. Shadrack Kiprono, Programme Manager for Renewable Energy
11.00am – 11.30am Conclusion and Recommendations
11:30am – 12.00pm Recognition of competition participants and sponsors
12.00pm – 12:30pm Closing Remarks by Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

– Uganda

Vote of thanks

Honourable Vincent Ssempijja
12.30pm – 2.30pm Lunch and preparation for Social Events