Conference: June 8-11, 2020
Exhibit Hall: June 10-11, 2020
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

Event Schedule


We are excited to share this year’s event schedule, special event highlights and networking opportunities, to help you make plans, determine your best registration option, and to make the most of your time in Denver for World Tea Conference + Expo 2020.

Monday, June 8, 2020

11:00 AM – 6:30 PM: Tea Business Boot Camp – Building Blocks for the Entrepreneur

Where your passion meets determination. If you are just starting your Tea Business journey, this is the place to be to learn the building blocks for a successful tea business.

Included with: Tea Guru Pass

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Tea Business Boot Camp – Developing a Well-Balanced Tea Business

Looking for insight to sharpen your tea business skills? Rub shoulders with professionals who will teach you the desirable skills to confidently advance in the tea world.
*Recommended to take Building Blocks before taking this class.

Included with: Tea Guru Pass

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Origins Tasting Tour

Origins Tasting Tour is an experience of the senses from around the world. Join the tour to learn about the beautiful tea estates and the delicious teas that they produce. Sip your way across the globe and learn why every country has a different take on tea.

Included with: Tea Guru Pass

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: World Tea Newbies Meet and Greet

Are you new to World Tea? Are you looking for answers about where to go and what to do during World Tea Conference + Expo? Let’s meet, and help you develop a plan of action for World Tea to best suit your needs.

Included with: Tea Guru Pass & Full Conference Pass & Exhibit Hall Pass

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Core Conference Sessions Begin

Core Conference Sessions will include five tracks, covering a variety of topics. Click here for Conference Session details.

Included with: Tea Guru Pass & Full Conference Pass

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Industry Ice Breaking

Join us for a match making session where attendees are paired with key businesses that can help your company blossom.

Included with: Tea Guru Pass & Full Conference Pass & Exhibit Hall Pass

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Opening Night Par-TEA

Gather together for games, prizes, snacks, and drinks! Here you’ll find friends, colleagues, new faces and industry veterans, and kick off an exciting World Tea Conference + Expo 2020.

Included with: Tea Guru Pass & Full Conference Pass & Exhibit Hall Pass

7:00 PM: Dinner with Your New Friends

Unwind with a delicious meal shared with new friends! Are you attending World Tea on your own but looking to experience a dinner out in Denver? We can’t wait to meet you!

Add On – Extra Charge

9:00 PM – 10:30 PM: Twilight Tea

After your dinner plans continue the conversation at the Twilight Tea. This is the perfect time to unwind from the day and enjoy a sweet treat and nightcap on us!

Included with: Tea Guru Pass & Full Conference Pass & Exhibit Hall Pass

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM: Breakfast with Keynote

Sebastian Michaelis - The Man with the Million Pounds Taste Buds

Sebastian Michaelis is the Director of Tea Buying and Blending at Tata Global Beverages (International), the second largest tea packer in the world. Sebastian started his career at TGB 15 years ago and over that time has managed the tea sourcing of all major tea origins for the group. He oversaw the company's ethical sourcing program, supporting producers on their journey towards Rainforest Alliance certification. As an experienced tea taster, Sebastian has represented the Tetley brand with multiple TV and radio appearances following the company’s decision to insure his taste-buds for £1m.

Included with: Tea Guru Pass & Full Conference Pass

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Core Conference Sessions

Core Conference Sessions will include five tracks, covering a variety of topics. Click here for Conference Session details.

Included with: Tea Guru Pass & Full Conference Pass

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Exhibit Hall Open

Immerse yourself in the tastes, aromas and passionate spirit of tea on the Exhibit Hall floor. Check out new products, innovations and the latest trends.

Included with: Tea Guru Pass & Full Conference Pass & Exhibit Hall Pass

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Dinner + Awards Ceremony

Expected to sell out to a room of tea industry influencers from around the globe, the World Tea Awards program includes a formal dinner and ceremony, to celebrate some of the brightest leaders from the tea community. During the event, winners will be named in several key categories.

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8:30 PM – 10:30 PM: Rare Teas

In this immersive and intimate tasting event, professional tea taster Kevin Gascoyne shares a carefully selected sequence of teas from around the world. A tasting experience to impress your palate like never before. The event will feature some of the rarest and most exclusive batches of teas that money can buy – a one-time opportunity not to be missed!
*Act fast, this event sold out in 2019*

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8:30 PM – 10:30 PM: The Story Behind 9 Dragons Tea

Join us for an up close and personal discussion with filmmaker Christy Hui, as she takes you behind the scenes in the making of 9 DRAGONS TEA. From development to filming, hear how she pieces together the puzzling history of tea: from its Chinese origins to the Boston Tea Party and industrial theft by the British. For over three centuries, this extraordinary drink changed the world and dominated Western tastes and economics. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Included with: Tea Guru Pass & Full Conference Pass & Exhibit Hall Pass

Thursday, June 11, 2020

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Skill Building Workshops

Skill Building Workshops will include three different sessions. Click here for Skill Building Workshop details.

Add On - Extra Charge

9:00AM – 12:30 PM: Core Conference Sessions

Core Conference Sessions will include three tracks, covering a variety of topics. Click here for Conference Session details.

Included with: Tea Guru Pass & Full Conference Pass

9:00 AM – 5:00PM: Exhibit Hall Open

Immerse yourself in the tastes, aromas and passionate spirit of tea on the Exhibit Hall floor. Check out new products, innovations and the latest trends.

Included with: Tea Guru Pass & Full Conference Pass & Exhibit Hall Pass

Friday, June 12, 2020

Tea Tours - Denver + Boulder

Extend your World Tea experience with a tea tour. Details on tours coming soon.

Add On - Extra Charge