International destination of Mumbai gets the thumbs up as the right venue for this niche expo -
Giving a major impetus to the Tea, Coffee & Allied sectors, the 4th World Tea & Coffee Expo concluded successfully on 22nd Oct 2016 witnessing striking of bulk deals, joint ventures/alliances, franchise enquiries, appointment of marketing agents and generation of large number of business leads. India’s only globally recognized tea and coffee show – www.worldteacoffeeexpo.com - was held at Mumbai from 20th - 22nd October 2016 and showcased innovative products, machineries, equipment, technologies, vending solutions etc from 67 companies to over 3400 decision makers visiting from countries like Russia, Singapore, Iran, USA, China, Sri Lanka, Nepal and UAE in addition to buyers from across India. Apart from India, companies from Italy, USA, China, UK, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka also participated as exhibitors.
The 2016 edition had Pavilions from Tea Board of India and Sri Lanka Tea Board and also had a 2-day hi level conference discussing issues facing the sector and skill imparting workshops on last day. Visitors included senior level decision makers comprising of Retailers, Wholesalers, Distributors, hypermarkets/multi-product retail chains, Tea/Coffee Estate owners, potential franchisees, HoReCa sector professionals many of whom placed large orders with exhibitors.
“Further to positive reviews from Exhibitors and visitors alike, the 5th Edition of the expo in 2017 is also planned to be held at Mumbai – the commercial capital of India and a centre which attracts serious buyers from all parts of the country and the globe.” said Ms Priti Kapadia, Director, Sentinel Exhibitions Asia Pvt. Ltd, the organizers of this unique trade show.
World Tea & Coffee Expo thus fulfilled the need for an organized event for Tea & Coffee Companies to come together under one roof to showcase their products, network, share learning and experiences and find suitable solutions to the industry’s problems. This niche trade fair was inaugurated by Her Excellency Ms Saroja Sirisena, Consul General of Sri Lanka in Mumbai who remarked that, “India and Sri Lanka can share their natural advantage to ensure leadership in global tea and coffee markets. Organized trade platforms like World Tea & Coffee Expo can go a long way in forging larger business partnerships”