Our past events

ETP organises a range of events to help progress sustainability improvements in the tea sector. Click here for our upcoming events.


TEAM UP is our global conference for tea sustainability, organised and co-hosted by us together with IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative.

2022 Sustainability Solutions

On 21 June 2022, the TEAM UP conference explored the tea sector’s most significant and challenging sustainability issues, and brought together business leaders and key players from across the tea value chain. We heard from experts from within and beyond tea, and delegates shared their experiences.

Together, we delved into the challenges of achieving net zero; explored the practicalities of the latest women’s empowerment and protection guidance and frameworks; and debated approaches to living wage and living incomes.

Click here for a round-up of the event, and read more about the conference here.

2018 Catalysing Change

In its sixth year, the event provided industry players and external partners with a platform to create a thriving and sustainable sector; one that improves livelihoods and brings long-term benefits and prosperity to the people at the heart of tea farming and production.We reviewed the impact that we have collectively made so far and how the sector has been responding to the challenge of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We also looked at the next set of priorities and discussed the most effective ways to achieve transformational sector-wide change.

Read the 2018 TEAM UP London report.

2017 Going above and beyond

The first-ever TEAM UP Africa took place in Kenya. We reflected on how African tea-producing nations are home to some of the tea industry’s most innovative and ambitious sustainability programmes, which are helping to bring about crucial improvements to the lives of people that grow and produce tea.

Other key tea sustainability events

ETP Members' Strategy Day

Our annual Strategy Day brings together ETP’s global team with senior leaders from across the tea industry to collectively explore how best to respond to the sustainability issues facing the tea sector. Together we look at our future goals, the vision for long-term, lasting change within the sector and how best we can jointly use our influence to achieve our objectives.

Malawi Tea 2020 Annual Progress Meeting 2018

The Malawi Tea 2020 Annual Progress Meeting took place in country in October 2018. This was an opportunity for partners to understand the impact of the various life-changing integrated programmes running as part of the Malawi Tea 2020 programme. As part of the meeting, tea farmers demonstrated a recipe they had learnt through their nutrition training.

China Supplier Conference 2017

Our China Supplier Conference held in Hangzhou, China on 6-8 April 2017, brought leaders from the Chinese tea industry together with representatives of international buying companies to discuss practical ways of implementing sustainability in China’s tea growing regions.