TEAM UP 2017 in Africa this year

The world’s number one tea and sustainability conference, TEAM UP, will this year take place in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday 10th May 2017.






The world’s biggest conversation on tea sustainability will this year take place in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday 10th May 2017 on the eve of the EATTA conference (11-12th May). Book your place.

TEAM UP 2017 aims to reflect how African tea-producing nations are home to some of the tea industry’s most advanced and ambitious sustainability programs, which are helping to bring about crucial improvements to the lives of people that grow and produce our tea. This event will showcase the latest innovations, progress, and improvements that are happening around the world, increasing our collective impact through cross regional learning.

This year, TEAM UP focuses mostly on hearing different perspectives and updates on key initiatives in the tea sector in Africa, discussing challenges faced by the producers and buyers in the industry and the way forward for the African tea industry, learning about best practice gender equality programs, and understanding how the landscape approach in the South West Mau Forest in Kenya is protecting national parks and natural resources.

TEAM UP is all about working together to solve sustainability issues in the tea industry. At the world’s number one tea and sustainability conference the whole value chain aims to accelerate change.

TEAM UP is an initiative by the Ethical Tea Partnership and IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative to accelerate change across the tea sector. Since its inauguration in 2013, TEAM UP has quickly become a permanent and important fixture in the tea industry calendar, growing in both size and stature. It’s the one opportunity in the year when the whole value chain can reflect together on how the sector is doing, learn from success and failure, discuss the difficult issues, and inspire each other to increase our impact, so come and join us!

When: Wednesday 10th May 2017

Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya


  • Registration (from 09.00)
  • An Overview of Sustainability Initiatives in Africa
  • The Future of Tea Growing in East Africa (producer – buyer panel)
  • Interactive sessions:
    • Nutrition
    • Smallholder profitability
    • Energy efficiency
    • Market mechanisms
    • Gender
  • Feedback from interactive sessions
  • Gender approaches in tea supply chains
  • Landscape approaches (ISLA Kenya)
  • Wrap and conclusions (16.30)

Register: Book your FREE place today