Welcome to

5th India Tea Forum

The India Tea Forum is one of the flagship events of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), which creates a comprehensive forum catering to the needs of the Tea Industry. It has emerged as a platform wherein the focus is to bring together all tea stakeholders, buying community of India and abroad, producers, manufacturers, wholesalers, packagers, distributors and suppliers to meet and interact in one platform to explore new avenues & innovations.

So, to reinvent this age-old beverage and continue to launch innovative variations and value addition of tea that has a mass appeal, especially with the youth, the picturesque town of Siliguri - Darjeeling is gearing up to host the 5th India Tea Forum - The NexGen Tea, which will focus on Innovation, Value addition & Teapreneur, Marketing, Specialty Tea tasting and Mini expo followed by the visit to Darjeeling.

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Why Attend

  • The forum will offer business linkages meeting and business development
  • Panel Discussion with Teapreneurs & Startups about success story
  • Innovation, Value addition & Explorng ideas
  • Linkages on products, ideas, business network opportunities for new & existing entrepreneurs
  • Interaction with government on policy
  • Explore cultures of origin meet the growers on heritage tea
  • Best practices Garden Visit

Our Participants

  • Government Representative
  • Tea associations
  • Producing countries and Marketing boards
  • Teapreneurs & Startups
  • Speciality Teapreneur
  • Auction buyers and Brokers
  • Manufacturers and Growers
  • Packagers, wholesalers and warehousing
  • Consultants and Distributors
  • Importers and Exporters
  • Small Tea Growers & Bought leaf factories
  • Garden Executives
  • Machine manufacturers & agriculture and organic manure producers
  • Exhibitors
  • E-commerce

Programme Schedule

Day 1 - 7 September 2018
  • 1600 - 1700 hrs: Registration & Tea Tasting on Specialty Tea
  • 1700 – 1800 Hrs: Plenary Session I - Opportunities and Potential in Tea Tourism.
  • 1700 – 1750 Hrs: Session Chairman - Mr Raj Basu
Day 2 - 8 September 2018
  • 0930 - 1000 hrs: Registration
  • 1000 – 1130 hrs: Plenary Session II - Nextgen Tea - Shaping the NexGen Tea for youths - Value addition, Innovation, brewing, blending.
  • 1115 – 1130 hrs: Interaction
  • 1130 – 1135 hrs: Session Change
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Speakers' Profile

  • Mr. Kamal Kishore Tewari, Chairman, CII NB Zonal Council & Director K Tea Corporation
  • Mr. Ravi Agarwal , Chair, Tea Panel CII NB Zonal Council & Convener Indian Tea Forum
  • Mr. Bharat Arya, Chairman FAITTA & Director J.V. Gokul & Co Pvt Ltd Kolkata
  • Mr. Kamal Kumar Mittal, Founder Chairman, CII North Bengal & Chairman Managing Director PCM Group of Industries
  • Mr. S. Soundararajan, Director (Tea Development) & Secretary Tea Board of India
  • Ms. Mrinali Srivastava IPS, Managing Director, Temi Tea, Department of Commerce and Industry, Government of Sikkim
  • Shri P K Bezboruah, Chairman, Tea Board of India
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