Managing for the future: Sustainable Tea Business Practices

Join us on the evening of the 20th for a cocktail reception and 21st 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.

DATE TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
Day One: Wednesday, 20th July, 2022 Hotel club du lac Tanganyika, Bujumbura, Burundi
SESSION CHAIR: MASTER OF CEREMONY
07:30am – 08.30am Registration of Delegates/

Tea Documentaries

Event Management and Convention Administrator
08:30am – 9:00am Climate setting and briefing Master of ceremony
9:00am – 9.20am Welcome remarks by the Director General, OTB Hon. Deogratias Nduwimana
9:20am – 9.35 am Speech by the Managing Director of EATTA Mr. Edward K Mudibo
9.35am – 9.50am Speech by the Chairman of EATTA Mr. Arthur D Sewe
9.50am – 10.00am Remarks by Platinum sponsors Equity Bank and EAPI

Tea Break

10:30am – 10.40 am National Anthem of Burundi Master of ceremony
10.40 am – 11.00 am Entertainment Master of ceremony
11.00am – 11.10 am Remarks by Burundi Ambassador, Nairobi and Kenya Ambassador in Burundi Amb. Evelyne Habonimana

H.E Mr. Daniel Wambura

11.10am – 11.25am Speech by the Minister for Environment, Agriculture and Livestock Dr. Déo Guide Rurema
11.25am – 11.45am Presentation of awards Master of ceremony
11:45am – 12.30pm Key note address by the Guest of Honour H.E President General Évariste Ndayishimiye
12:30pm – 01:00pm Guided tour of the exhibitions

Lunch Break

SESSION CHAIR: MR. ARTHUR D SEWE -CHAIRMAN EATTA
2:15pm – 2:45pm The Story of African Tea TBA

 

2:45pm -3:15pm Inspirational story-The History of Tea Business in Burundi Mr. Emmanuel Ndayiziga, Commercial Director, OTB
3:15pm – 3:45pm The Uniqueness of African Tea Prof. Martin Obanda, JKUAT
3.45pm – 4:15pm Reclaim Sustainability! Inclusivity and Fair value distribution in the global tea value chain Mr. Alex Amanya, Project Manager Tea – Solidaridad, East & Central Africa and Ms. Bethule Nyamambi, Program Manager, Trust Africa
4:15pm – 4:45pm Plenary session
Tea Break and Visit to Exhibition Booths
6.00 pm Departure from Hotel club du lac Tanganyika to Roca Golf Hotel
6.45 pm Cocktail – Roca Golf Hotel
 Day Two: Thursday, 21st July, 2022
 SESSION CHAIR: MR. EDWARD MUDIBO – MANAGING DIRECTOR EATTA
08:15 am-08:45 am Economic Outlook 2022: Changes in the global dynamics that pose risks for Africa Economist- Equity Bank

 

08:45 am – 09:15am African Continental Free Trade Area: Challenges, opportunities and the way forward Mr. Benedict Musengele, TMEA
09:15 am – 9.45am The future of the Smallholder Tea Farming TBA
09:45 am – 10.00am Plenary session
10:00am – 10.45 am Tea Break and Visit to Exhibition Booths
SESSION CHAIR: MR. GREGORY MUGABE, DIRECTOR, EATTA
10:45am – 11.30 am Global Logistics disruptions Maersk Limited

 

11:30 am – 12:00pm Emerging trends in agricultural commodities packaging markets – East African experience Mr. Kimani K Mwaura,

Managing Director,

East African Packaging Industries Ltd (EAPI)

12.00pm- 12.45pm Break away sessions

 

Topic 1. Effects of Climate change on African Tea in Future

 

 

 

Topic 2. Engineering excellence in continuous withering system

 

Topic 3. Global Trends in tea production and demand and transformation of African tea through global trade

 

 

 

Michael Orang’i Onchabo

Country Director Kenya and Tanzania, Rainforest Alliance

 

Nishant Garg, Director, Gem Forgings

 

Mr. Peter Kibiku, Tea Board of Kenya

12.45pm-1.00pm Plenary Session

Lunch Break

SESSION CHAIR: MR. WILLIAM OYOSI, DIRECTOR, EATTA
2:15pm – 3:15pm Branding of Tea for the Pakistan market

 

 

 

Importance of the Pakistan Tea Bazaar

 

Mr. Samar Hayat, Chief Executive Officer, Tapal Tea (Private) Limited

 

Mr. Mohamed Hanif Janoo, Pakistan Tea Association

 

3:15pm – 4:00pm Use of technology and E-commerce to enhance market access Mr.S. Soundararajan, Director of Tea Development, Tea Board of India
4:00pm – 4:45pm Break away sessions

 

Topic 1. Tea Fluff – A novel tea processing by product

 

 

Topic 2. Marketing dynamics of Specialty Teas and Diversification

 

 

 

Mr. Thaddeus Mose, TEMEC

 

Ms. Joyce Muendo, Cambridge Tea Consulting Ltd

 4:45pm – 5:00 pm Plenary Session
6.00 pm Departure from Hotel club du lac Tanganyika to Zion Beach Hotel

Tea Break

7.00 pm Gala Dinner: Venue Zion Beach Hotel
Day Three: Friday, 22nd July, 2022
SESSION CHAIR: MR. DAVID MUTANGANA, DIRECTOR, EATTA
8.30am – 9.00am Evolution of Tea Quality and major influencing Factors in Eastern Africa Region for the last 20 years Mr. Joseph Kamanu, Consultant
9:00am – 9.45am Benefits of Regulations that promote the Tea Industry

 

Ms. Premala Srikantha, Director, Sri Lanka Tea Board and Ms. Peris Mudida, Director, Tea Board of Kenya

Tea Break and Visit to Exhibition Booths

10:15am – 10:45am Promotion of high-yielding and drought-resistant tea clone varieties

 

Striking the right balance between production and demand in the tea sector

 

Dr. S.M. Kamunya, Tea Research Foundation

 

Ms. Jane Nyambura, Ethical Tea Partnership

10:45am – 11:15am Institutional Strengthening -The Kenya experience Ms. Miyoba Lubemba – Senior Programme Officer, International Trade Centre
11.15am – 11.45am Conclusion and Recommendations
11:45am – 12.15pm Recognition of participants and sponsors
12.15pm – 12:45pm Closing Remarks by the Minister for Environment, Agriculture and Livestock

 

Vote of thanks

Dr. Déo Guide Rurema
12.45pm – 2.30pm Lunch and preparation for Social Events