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

Kevin Christainsen

Executive Director
Cafe Barnabas


Have an Idea? Seasoned speaker and Social entrepreneur Kevin Christiansen energetically challenges tea professionals to launch or expand GREAT IDEAS based on his successful string of teashops. Kevin launched Café Barnabas is 2012, a not-for-profit organization which mentors students and innovates tea retailing. Kevin’s recognized as one of Topeka’s Top 20 professional under 40 by the Boy Scotts in partnership with TK magazine and Youth Entrepreneurs named him Business Plan Advisor of the Year in 2015. Whether Kevin is speaking to audiences at WTE, Midwest Tea Fest, colleges, or youth groups or connecting with students in his mobile and brick and mortar locations, his passion is to allow people to move towards “A Better Tomorrow”. Join this high impact speaker as he challenges audiences to discover, develop, and dig into the sensory rich business world of retail tea.


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