Uganda is set to host the 4th African Tea Convention & Exhibition starting from 26th to 28th June 2019.
This is a global event for the tea industry organized by the East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA) based in Mombasa, Kenya assisted by the tea umbrella organization, (Uganda Tea Association) in the hosting country.
The event provides great opportunity for its stakeholders to interact with world tea leaders and tea technology experts, agriculture input suppliers, practitioners and tea researchers and scholars, financiers and investors, logistic and warehousing experts, tea packers and retailers, shippers & freight agents, supply chain corporates, commodity traders, tea brokers, tea value adders and blenders among other stakeholders.
The event is expected to attract over 600 delegates from about 30 tea producing and consuming countries across the globe.
Currently there are over eighty Uganda participants from thirteen tea companies who have confirmed attendance. More are still expected to register to bring the number to about one hundred participants.
Currently, close to four hundred delegates have registered for participating in the convention. As indicated above, the number may rise to 600 participants.
The 3 day conference will offer the delegates an opportunity for networking including am opening night cocktail reception and gala dinner.
For Exhibition latest trends of tea products from all over the world will be exhibited providing an opportunity of one on one interaction within the representatives of the global tea industry.
There is going to be specialized forums focusing on crucial aspects affecting the tea farmers e.g. the environment and other tea production challenges and consumer changing tastes.
New technologies like tea machinery e.g. tea color sorter etc. will be among the exhibitions.
Last but not least, there is going to be a tea competition between teas coming from various processors in the tea producing countries.
“Uganda is the second largest producer and exporter of tea, next to Kenya in the region and contributes 80 million kgs of tea per year and that is why we are the perfect choice to host the 4th African Tea Convention,” says Gregory Mugabe, the UTA Chairman.
The Chief Guest to open the event is expected to be President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.