Conference Agenda



Monday, September 11th:

STI Certification Classes (Level 1 &Level 3 (TBD) 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Pesticide Summit Meeting 1:00- 2:30 P.M. (Closed to public, by invitation only)

TEA USA Committee Meetings: 3:00- 5:00 P.M.

Tea Canada Committee Meetings: 3:00- 5:00 P.M.


Tuesday, September 12th:

STI Certification Classes (Level 2 & Level 3 (TBD) 8:00 A.M. -5:00 P.M.

Registration 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Golf Tee Time: 8:00 A.M. (Transportation on your own)

Tour /Lunch Event 1:30- 4:00 P.M.

Gold Medal Tea Competition/Sustainability Awards Display 5:00- 6:00 P.M

Welcome Reception 6:30- 8:30 P.M.

*Dinner at your leisure*


Wednesday, September 13th:

Producers/Importers/Consumers Breakfast 8:00-10:00 A.M.

SPEAKER 10:30-11:15 A.M. Ian Gibbs: The International Tea Committee Ltd

SPEAKER 11:15-12:00 A.M. (Tentative: Speaker)

Lunch 12:00-1:30 P.M.

Tea Association of the USA Annual and Regular Board Meeting 1:30-3:00 P.M.

Tea Council of the USA Annual and Regular Board Meeting 3:00-4:00 P.M.

Tea Association of Canada Board Meeting (AGM) 4:00-5:30 P.M.

Chairman’s Reception 6:30 P.M.

Chairman’s Dinner 7:30 P.M.

Hospitality Suite 9:30- 12:00 A.M.


Thursday, September 14th:

Delegates Breakfast 6:30 - 8:00 A.M.

SPEAKER 8:00-8:45 A.M. Katherine Burnett- Founding Director, Global Tea Initiative for the Study of Tea Culture and Science- UC DAVIS

SPEAKER 8:45-9:30 A.M. Gary Hemphill- Beverage Marketing Corporation

SPEAKER 9:30-10:15 AM Louise Pollock- Pollock Communications

SPEAKER 10:30-11:30 Barry Knapp: Guggenheim Securities

Closing Remarks/Refreshments 12:00 P.M.