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Wednesday, June 10 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Developing a Successful Sustainability Strategy in Tea: Insights from Industry Leaders

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Companies of all sizes are seeking to develop comprehensive sustainability strategies. For brands sourcing ingredients from tea and herb producer communities, taking action to understand, address, and support meaningful change at origin can be a cornerstone of their sustainability program. This moderated panel of industry leaders will outline choices made to source tea, herbs, and spices ethically and sustainably, examples of meaningful impact, sustainability communication strategies, consumer insights, and tactics for employee/consumer engagement.


Speakers
avatar for Jodi Beasley

Jodi Beasley

Senior Partnership Development Manager, Fair Trade USA
Jodi Beasley is a Senior Partnership Development Manager at Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in the United States. She fosters and supports brand partnership growth in the packaged goods sector, specializing in products that source fair trade... Read More →
avatar for Mike Harney

Mike Harney

Owner, Harney & Sons Tea Co
Michael Harney has been the tea taster at Harney & Sons for over 30 years. He travels to Asia every year, and is a published author as well as an educator who scours the globe meeting with tea producers from all the major tea regions, looking for the best teas to deliver to his customers... Read More →
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Chris McCoy

Founder, Kombucha Town
Chris McCoy became passionate about healthy living and the environment following his father's death from brain cancer in 2008 and the need to become the primary caregiver for his mother due to early onset Alzheimer’s in 2011. While studying environmental science at Western Washington... Read More →
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Manik Jayakumar

Founder, Qtrade Teas and Herbs
Manik Jayakumar founded QTrade International Tea, market leaders of specialty and organic tea, 26 years ago. He is an industry tea veteran with 56 years of experience in tea and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement in tea by the World Tea Expo in 2019.


Wednesday June 10, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Colorado Convention Center

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