Mumbai to host World Tea and Coffee Expo
The World Tea and Coffee Expo 2013 (WTCE 2013), India's only trade show focused on the tea and coffee sectors, is all set to make its debut at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon in Mumbai from Feb 15-17 next year.
At this exclusive trade show all leading global companies associated with tea and coffee trade will showcase their products and technologies.
Showcasing their products, brands and technologies at the WTCE 2013 are over 100 Exhibitors from across the world comprising of Tea and Coffee Manufacturers, Tea Gardens and Coffee Estates, Tea and Coffee Wholesalers and Dealers, Exporters and Importers, Raw Materials Suppliers and Manufacturers, Machinery MFRs and Packaging companies, Chain Stores / Franchisors, Fine Chocolate and Gourmet Mint MFRs, Processors and Processing machinery MFRs, Tea / Coffee Vending Machines Manufacturers, Flavoured Beverages Manufacturers and Manufacturers of Equipment and Appliances.
Tea and coffee are among the most popular beverages, consumed both in India and around the world.
The top two tea producing nations - China and India, collectively produce about 60pc of total global tea output. India is the second-largest tea producer and consumer after China and fourth largest tea exporter after Kenya, China, and Sri Lanka.
India, which exports more than two-thirds of its coffee output, grows coffee primarily in its Southern part.
Recently, Coffee too has become very popular in India amongst the youth thanks to entry of new Indian and overseas chains like Barista, Cafe Coffee Day (CCD), Costa Coffee, Gloria Jeans, and others.
With domestic coffee outlets set to increase manifold over the next 3 years, in addition to foray of global players such as Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts, the coffee industry is likely to witness healthy growth in future.
WTCE 2013 will serve as the ideal platform not only for showcasing Indian tea and coffee brands and technologies but also for International companies to seek market expansion and branding prospects in India.
The event will thus serve the twin purpose of acting as a sourcing platform for Indian companies and as marketing avenue for seeking international buyers.
The event shall facilitate striking of deals, joint ventures and signing of major contracts.
In view of the uniqueness of the show, it is expected to be attended by over 10,000 trade buyers and general visitors.
WTCE 2013 shall also include Buyer Seller Meets and Seminars to enable entrepreneurs to access latest developments in trade and technologies in the international markets.
The show is supported by Tea Board of India, the apex body for tea sector in India, and associations like India-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Small and Medium Business Development Chamber of India.