Speakers

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Shalini Agarwal

Chaiwalee/President
Glenburn Tea Direct

Heather Agosta

President & Co-Founder
Jasmine Pearl Tea Company

Omarly Alcina Fernandez

Founder & Manager
Kepen Corporation

B


Mr Will Battle

Managing Director
Fine Tea Merchants Ltd.

Dr Guihong Bi

Associate Research Professor/Department of Plant & Soil Sciences
Mississippi State University Plant and Soil Sciences Ornamental Horticulture

Mr Daniel Bolton

Editor\Publisher Tea Journey Magazine & Managing Editor STiR
Dan is president of Mystic Media Custom Publishing

Jaclyn Bowen MPH, MS

Executive Director
Clean Label Project

Maja Brenna

Master's degree in entrepreneurship and innovation
Self-employed

Katharine Burnett, Ph.D.

Professor
Founding Director, Global Tea Initiative for the Study of Tea Culture and Science, is a professor of Chinese art history at the University of California, Davis.

C


Charlie Cain

Principal & Executive Consultant
Building Oz

Dr. Sean Callan

Director of Operations and Quality
Ellipse Analytics

Dr. Kai-Hsien Chen

An Everlasting Scientific and Cultural Quest of Taiwan Oolong Tea, Aroma and Taste
Adjunct Associate Professor, the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, National Taiwan University President, Sinetics Accreditation International Ltd.President, Alere Agrotech Co.

Kevin Christainsen

Executive Director
Cafe Barnabas

Hannah Crum

Founder
Kombucha Kamp

John Cullicott

Grower of Premium Ceylon Tea
Walters Bay

D


Jeni Dodd

Owner; Advisor
Jeni Dodd Tea; Nepal Tea Board and STAN

Babette Donaldson

Founder
International Tea Sippers Society

E


Noli Ergas

Account Manager
Sugimoto America

F


Max Falkowitz

Writer & Tea Consultant

Donna Fellman

Online Education Director
World Tea Academy

Melissa Fielding

Tea Sommelier
Art of Tea

G


Tyler Gage

Co-Founder
Runa

Kyle Garner

CEO
Organic India USA

Kevin Gascoyne

Owner
Camellia Sinensis

Eric Glass

Owner
The Fragrant Cup

Lisa Govro

Founder
Big Heart Tea Co.

John Grams

President
Mana Organics/ Jalan Industries

Mary Greengo

President
Queen Mary Tea

Janis Grover

President
Grover Global Food Marketing

H


Suzette Hammond

Founder
Being Tea

Don Ho

Founder & CEO
Harmony Tea Bar

Mr Mark Howley

CEO/Owner
Pacific Bag Inc.

J


Dean Jablon

Chief Financial Officer
Lifetime Tea, LLC

Avantika Jalan

Director
Jalan Industries, Fourth Generation Planter

Dr. Mythri Jegathesan

Cultural Anthropologist
Department of Anthropology, Santa Clara University

Tina Jesson

Owner
Tina's Traditional Tearooms

Ms Sharyn Johnston

Founder & CEO
Australian Tea Masters

K


Boaz Katah

Founder - Tumoi Teas
Tumoi Teas

Alexander Kay

Director
Satemwa Tea Estates

Brian Keating

Veteran Specialty Tea Industry Analyst
Sage Group

Katherine Kern

Co-Founder
Churchill's Fine Teas

Kathleen Kern

Co-Founder
Churchill's Fine Teas

Jessica Kochik

Chief Marketing Office
The Tea Spot

L


Daniel Lewis

Co-Founder
T By Daniel

Alfredo Lin

Tea Maker
Goe Tea

Rajiv . Lochan

CEO
Lochan Tea Limited

Greg Lui

VP of Product Development & Marketing
Garden to Cup Organics

M


Jason McDonald

US Tea Farmer/Processor
The Great Mississippi Tea Company

Andrew McNeill

Director of Business Development
Seven Cups

Nigel Melican

Managing Director
Teacraft Ltd.

Ms Lynayn Mielke

Owner East-West Tea Emporium and Creator of The Well-Infused Life
Thrive-A LIFESTYLE DESIGN STUDIO, housing The East-West Tea Emporium and The Well-infused Life

Kunikazu Mochitani

Director
Leaf Co.

N


Leena Nabulsi

Student Research Assistant
Rockhurst University Department of Chemistry

Nicole Newcomb

President
LitFrame Media

P


Elyse Petersen

Founder
Tealet

Ms Jane Pettigrew

Director of Education
UK Tea Academy

Ravi Pillai

Manager Tea Quality
David's Tea

James Norwood Pratt

Founder & Author
James Norwood Pratt Tea Society

R


Andreas Reich

Executive Director Food & Beverage at Bellagio
Bellagio Resort & Casino

S


Soheil Samimi

Director
Isodiol International Inc.

Dr. Debarati Sen

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Conflict Management
Kennesaw State University

Thomas Shu

Ambassador of Taiwan Tea
JT & Tea

Prof. Arjun (AJ) Singh, Ph.D.ISHC

Director, Hospitality Business Real Estate Investment Management
Hilton Hotels Fellow

Tim Smith

Chief Leaf
The Tea Smith

Mr Scott Svihula

Founder
Hula Consulting

Jolyda Swaim, Esq.

Principal
Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC

T


Shunan Teng

Founder and CEO
Tea Drunk

Rona Tison

Senio V.P. Corporate Relations
ITO EN, North America Inc.

U


Maria Uspenski

Founder & CEO
The Tea Spot

Virginia Utermohlen Lovelace

Associate Professor (retired)
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

W


Bill Waddington

Founder & President
TeaSource

Shabnam Weber

President
Tea and Herb Association of Canada

David Weinstein

Trademark/Copyright Attorney
Law Offices of David A. Weinstein

X


Bin Xiao

Deputy Director General
Department of Commerce of Hunan Province