“World Tea & Coffee Expo”™ 2013, Only Trade Show Dedicated to the Tea & Coffee Sectors in India to be held at Mumbai, India from Fri Feb 15 – Sun Feb 17, 2013

* Supported by many eminent trade bodies including Tea Board of India (Govt of India). * Over 10,000 Trade visitors expected.

Mumbai, India, October 23, 2012 — The “World Tea & Coffee Expo”™ ( http://www.worldteacoffeeexpo.com ), India’s only trade show focused on the Tea & Coffee Sectors is all set to make its debut at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai, India from Fri Feb 15 – Sun Feb 17, 2013. At this exclusive trade show all leading global companies associated with Tea & Coffee trade will showcase their products and technologies.

Leading Trade Bodies like Tea Board of India. (Govt of India), Federation of Indian Tea Traders Association (FAITTA), Bombay Tea Traders Association (BTTA), India-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Small and Medium Business Development Chamber of India, Confederation of Indian Small Tea Growers Assoc (CISTA) and Darjeeling Tea Association are supporting this unique trade event.

Showcasing their products, brands & technologies at World Tea & Coffee Expo™ 2013 (WTCE 2013) are over 100 Exhibitors from across the world comprising of Tea & Coffee Manufacturers, Tea Gardens & Coffee Estates, Tea & Coffee Wholesalers & Dealers, Exporters & Importers, Raw Materials Suppliers & Manufacturers, Machinery MFRs & Packaging companies, Chain Stores / Franchisors, Fine Chocolate & Gourmet Mint MFRs, Processors & Processing machinery MFRs, Tea / Coffee Vending Machines Manufacturers, Flavoured Beverages Manufacturers and Manufacturers of Equipment & 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 60% 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 & Overseas chains like Barista, Café 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 & Coffee brands and technologies but also for International companies to seek market expansion & 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 & Seminars to enable entrepreneurs to access latest developments in trade and technologies in the international markets.

The principal organizer of the show is Sentinel Exhibitions Asia P Ltd [SEA], a part of the Sentinel media group. Headquartered in Mumbai (India), SEA is engaged in organizing International Business Conferences and Trade Expos. The co-organizer is Mumbai-based M/s Alex Events, an event execution company since the last 8 years. For further information please log onto http://www.worldteacoffeeexpo.com or call in +91 22 28625133 or email to info@worldteacoffeeexpo.com.

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