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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Panel Discussion About Public Tea Festivals

  • Thursday, 06/15/2017: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Room: N234
  • Session Number:  CS36

Description

A panel discussion about the viability of open to the public tea festivals in the US as well as some of the pitfalls of and how-to tips for starting your own festival. Hosted by experienced tea festival organizers and industry educators from across the US, this panel discussion will enlighten you about the growing trend of open to the public tea festivals. The panelists will discuss the future of tea festivals in the US and industry attitudes towards them. Satisfy your curiosity about what everyone involved in a tea festival from sponsors through attendees stands to garner from them. The logistics of starting your own tea festival and some of the challenges of participating in one as a speaker or vendor will also be covered.

Learning Objectives

1. Gain insight into the public response to tea festivals.
2. Gain direction needed to start a tea festival along with making contacts to support such a venture.
3. Gain insight about the challenges and rewards of participating in a tea festival as a vendor, speaker or sponsor.

Speakers

Babette Donaldson

FOUNDER
INTERNATIONAL TEA SIPPERS SOCIETY
Speaker

DHAVAL SHAH

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
INTERNATIONAL TEA IMPORTERS/LA TEA FESTIVAL
Speaker

JULEE ROSANOFF

FOUNDER
NW TEA FESTIVAL
Speaker

LORNA REEVES

EDITOR
TEATIME MAGAZINE
Moderator

NAOMI ROSEN

OWNER
JOYS TEASPOON
Speaker

NICOLE BURRISS

FOUNDER
MIDWEST TEA FESTIVAL
Speaker