World Tea Expo
Pre-Conference: June 11-14, 2018
Conference & Expo: June 12-14, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall
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Tea Business Boot Camp

Tea Business Boot Camp (TBBC) is a one-of-a-kind, all-day, intensive and hands-on program that covers critical topics facing the tea entrepreneur as well as provides a solid foundation of tea education. The faculty is made up of top notch educators and experienced experts successfully working in the tea industry today.

Students will absorb information from several one-hour sessions covering a range of topics from the business plan writing and financial management considerations to marketing, sourcing, and Tea 101. 

Packed with education and networking opportunities, TBBC provides the training and knowledge you need to run a successful tea business—right from the start.

Monday, June 12, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

This educational experience is designed for entrepreneurs starting a tea retail business and includes the World Origin Tasting Tour! Your drill sergeant for the day will be Kevin Gascoyne.

8:00 - 8:30 am - Breakfast

8:30 - 9:30 am - Tea Venture is Out There! Tips to Planning the Business of Your Dreams

  • Kevin Christiansen

9:40 - 10:40 am - Financial Management Considerations for New Tea Businesses

  • Maria Uspenski

10:50 - 11:50 am - 50 Little Things Done Well That Make a Big Difference

  • Stacie Robertson

11:50 - 12:50 pm - Lunch Break

12:50 - 1:50 pm - Price Your Tea Right

  • Bill Waddington

2:00 - 3:00 pm - Selling Tea for Health

  • Babette Donaldson

3:10 - 4:10 pm - Designing the Business of Your Dreams

  • Kerry Shanan

4:20 - 5:20 pm - Building and Marketing Your Brand

  • Charlie Cain

5:30 - 6:30 pm - Network Reception