2018 Lifetime Achievement Award
Congratulations to the 2018 Nominees!
By Beth Dobos
Each year, World Tea Expo awards a tea industry leader with the ‘John Harney Lifetime Achievement Award’ for their unique contributions to advancing the business of tea. World Tea Expo’s Advisory Board, which consists of 11 tea industry professionals, has chosen this year’s 19 nominees.
The Advisory Board’s selection criteria, among many other considerations, took into consideration each nominee’s impact on the tea industry on both the local and global scales. This year’s nominees comprise a diverse group of tea business experts who share a passion for tea. World Tea Expo congratulates all the nominees on behalf of this esteemed industry award and supports their valuable contributions.
Brian Keating, tea industry liaison and coordinator of the World Tea Expo Advisory Board notes, “The 2018 nominees for the annual World Tea Expo, Lifetime Achievement Award, represent an exceptional diversity of tea industry pioneers and entrepreneurs from all over the world. The tea industry applauds all of their tireless efforts towards the advancement and promotion of tea. We look forward to the award ceremony in June where the 2018 winner shall be announced.”
The winner of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced at World Tea Expo’s Opening Night Cocktail Reception on June 12, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Hall. The award is named after Harney & Sons’ Founder, John Harney.
2018 John Harney Lifetime Achievement Award Nominees:
||Founder - Makaibari Tea Estate
||Editor/Publisher - Tea Journey Magazine
||Principal & Executive Consultant -- Building Oz
||Founder - International Tea Sippers Society
||Owner - Camellia Sinensis
||International Tea Consultant
||Consultant/ Specialty Tea Industry
||Founder & CEO -- Qtrade Teas & Herbs
||Managing Director - Teacraft Ltd.
||Author & Speaker - Jane Pettigrew
||Author /Publisher - Benjamin Press
||President - Tea Association of Canada
||Minister of Tea & Chief Executive Officer - The Republic of Tea
||Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador (Retired) - David's Tea
||Owner - JT & Tea Inc.
||Chief Leaf - The Tea Smith LLC
|Abigail St. Clair
||Owner - TeBella Tea Company
||Founder - The Tea Spot
||Founder & President - TeaSource