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Over 600 to grace 4th African tea convention and exhibition

By Taddeo Bwambale

Added 19th June 2019 01:35 PM

The three-day convention is organised by the East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA), based in Mombasa, Kenya, and the Uganda Tea Association.

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The three-day convention is organised by the East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA), based in Mombasa, Kenya, and the Uganda Tea Association.

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Uganda will next week host the 4th African Tea Convention and Exhibition, expected to draw over 600 delegates and 30 exhibitors from about 30 tea producing and consuming countries.
 
The convention will be held at Kampala Serena Hotel, from June 26 to 28. It will bring together experts across the tea chain, including tea traders, blenders, suppliers, brokers and shippers.
 
The three-day convention is organised by the East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA), based in Mombasa, Kenya, and the Uganda Tea Association.
 
It will feature exhibits of some of the world’s leading tea brands, tea products and new technologies to boost production and quality.
 
The chairperson of the Uganda Tea Association, Gregory Mugabe, told New Vision on Tuesday that the convention will allow players to network and share experience on new best practices.
 
“It will be an opportunity to interface with buyers of our tea and interact with suppliers of new technologies for processing tea,” Mugabe explained.
 
Uganda is the second-largest producer and exporter of tea in Africa, next to neighbouring Kenya, with about 80 million bags of tea produced last year.  
 
The first African tea convention was held in Mombasa, Kenya in 2011, followed by one in Kigali, Rwanda in 2013 and the third one in Nairobi, Kenya.
 
 
 
 

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