THE GLOBAL DUBAI

TEA FORUM

PROGRAMME

 

 
Discuss major topics shaping the industry.

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 the UAE and beyond.

Join us on the evening of the 24th for a cocktail reception and 25th for the Gala Dinner to network with industry figures and further exchange views on the topics discussed that day.

 
24 April

18:00- 21:00

Keynote Address & Evening Cocktails

Shades, 4th Floor, The Address Dubai Marina Hotel

 
25 April

8:30 - 9:30

Registration

The conference will be held at Constellation Ballroom, 4th Floor, The Address Dubai Marina Hotel

9:40 - 9:55

Welcome Speech

  • Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC

10:00 - 10:15

Special Address

  • Mohammed Al Muallem, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DP World – UAE Region and CEO, Jebel Ali Free Zone

10:15 - 10:30

DMCC Tea & Coffee Operations

  • Sanjeev Dutta, Executive Director - Commodities, DMCC

10:30 - 11:00

Tea Break & Networking

11:00 - 11:30

Developments in Branding & Positioning of Tea Industry

  • John Brash, CEO & Founder, Brash

11:30 - 12:30

Share of Throat

  • Huzaifa Nalwala, Senior Research Consultant, ManSci Professional Services

Followed by a Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Huzaifa Nalwala, Senior Research Consultant, ManSci Professional Services

Panellists:

  • Khalid Al Mulla, National Coordinator, Specialty Coffee Association – UAE Chapter
  • B Nanda Kishore, Trade Marketing Manager (UAE & Oman) at Coca-Cola (AGL)
  • Michael Wunsch, Executive Chef, Barakat Vegetables & Fruits Co LLC
  • Paras Desai, Executive Director, Wagh Bakri Tea Group

12:30 - 14:00

The Golden Leaf India Awards - Tea Tasting Competition & Lunch

14:00 - 14:45

Panel Discussion: Preferences & Perspectives of a Brewing Pot

Moderator: Vaughn Marles, Product Development Manager, DMCC

Panellists:

  • Mehak Srivastava, Tea Enthusiast
  • Snigdha Manchanda, Founder, Tea Trunk
  • Bala Sarda, CEO & Founder, Vahdam Teas
  • RK Nair, Serial Entrepreneur/Toastmaster
  • Zainab Hussain AlMousawi, Coffee Enthusiast

14:45 - 15:30

Climate Change and its impact on the Tea Industry

Dr. Ravi Fernando, Chairman / CEO Global Strategic Corporate Sustainability Pvt Ltd. and Executive in Residence at the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre


Panel Discussion: UN Sustainable Development Goals - Partnering for Impact

Moderator: Iris Maria Van Der Veken, Director, Public Affairs & Policy International, DMCC

Panellists:

  • Dr. Ravi Fernando, Chairman / CEO Global Strategic Corporate Sustainability Pvt Ltd. and Executive in Residence at the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre
  • Gus Schellekens – Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS)
  • Lisa Ryser, Regional Representative for Southern Africa, UTZProgramme/Rainforest Alliance

15:30 - 16:00

Tea Break & Networking

16:00 - 17:00

Panel Discussion: Producing Countries - Growth, Challenges & Opportunities

Moderator: Sanjay Sethi, Managing Director & Tea Consultant, Gundlach Packaging DMCC

Panellists:

  • India: Indrajit Roy, Vice President - Marketing, Rossell Tea
  • Sri Lanka: Anil Cooke, President/CEO, Asia Siyaka Commodities PLC
  • Kenya: Lerionka Tiampati, CEO, Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings Ltd.
  • Vietnam: Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Hong, Standing Vice Chairwoman - Vietnam Tea Association and Director - Center for Tea Market Development and Research
  • China: Joanna Wu, International Department Chief Executive, Huajuchen Industrial Group
  • Mozambique: Mohit Agarwal, Group Director, Asian Tea Group
  • Indonesia: Rachmat Badruddin, Chairman, Indonesia Tea Board
  • Turkey: İmdat Sütlüoğlu, Chairman and CEO, Çaykur

20:00 - 22:30

Gala Dinner

Constellation Ballroom, The Address Dubai Marina Hotel

 
26 April

9:30 - 9:50

Solutions for Sustainable Filter Paper

  • Dr. Mattis Gosmann, Vice President Sales & Marketing, CFBU, Glatfelter

9:50 - 10:10

Value Addition in our industry and how we can overcome predicted future challenges to meet demand in 2050

  • Farhad Pirouz, Managing Director, dph International GmbH

10:10 - 10:30

Global Trends in Tea, Fruit and Herbal Infusions

  • Christian Dinkler, Head of Sales, Martin Bauer Group

10:30 - 11:00

Tea Break & Chinese Tea Tasting

11:00 - 12:30

Panel Discussion: Consuming Countries - Growth, Challenges & Opportunities

Moderator: Dr. Ravi Fernando, Chairman/CEO Global Strategic Corporate Sustainability Pvt Ltd. and Executive in Residence at the INSEAD Social Innovation

Panellists:

  • Russia: Ramaz Chanturiya, General Director, Rusteacoffee Association
  • Iran: Mitra Mobayen, Managing Director, Tala Tea
  • Iraq: Hawraz Jamal, Manager, Sheraz Intl Trade & Transport
  • US: Dan Bolton, Managing Editor, STiR Coffee & Tea
  • UK: Yahya Beyad, CEO, Britannia Tea Co.
  • Pakistan: Asif Paracha, Vice Chairman, Pakistan Tea Association
  • KSA: Ali Al Khabbaz, Business Development Manager, Saeed Ahmed Al Mahroos & Sons Company

12:45 - 13:00

TGLIA - Competition Results

13:00 - 13:15

Closing Speech

13:15 - 15:00

Lunch & Networking

15:30 - 16:30

DMCC Tea Centre Visit

*Programme is subject to change at any time