Our roundtable in India will take place from 5 to 10 November 2023. It provides an opportunity for a high-level policy engagement to convene stakeholders pertaining to India to strengthen ETP’s network and promote an understanding of ETP’s role in India.
The aim of the roundtable is to promote responsible business practices, mainstream social protection, and mitigate the risk of gender-based violence in the tea industry in Assam.
Attendees will include Indian tea associations, producer companies, estate managers, community development forum managers, civil society organisations, government agencies, and ETP member companies.
The Roundtable in India will be followed by an invitation-only meeting of the Global Tea Coalition.
Throughout the roundtable we encourage honest, open debate and discussion. We focus on getting to the core of the issues and getting your questions answered.
In the various breakout sessions, we will concentrate on very specific issues to determine clear takeaways for your organisations.
ETP Members arrive in Guwahati.
Accommodation: Novotel Guwahati (GS Rd, Dispur, Downtown, Guwahati, Assam 781006)
ETP will organise transportation to the first Plantation Community Empowerment Programme field visit at Dekorai Tea Estate (Mcleod Russel India Limited).
Accommodation: The Greenwood Hotel, Tezpur (P.O. Bekargaon, Baruachuburi, Ketekibari, Tezpur, Kumar Gaon, Assam 784501)
ETP will organise transportation to the second Plantation Community Empowerment Programme field visit at Addabarie Tea Estate (Luxmi Tea).
Transportation will be provided to ensure attendees arrive at the Guwahati Airport at 17:00 at the latest for their flight to Kolkata. There are several options for flights.
Inaugural ETP Roundtable in India
Venue: Taj Bengal (34-B Belvedere Rd, Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700027). ETP recommends that members book this hotel as soon as possible.
Roundtable Day 1 (Kolkata)
Opening session - A sustainable tea sector in Assam
Policy session - Examining the impacts of policy on the tea sector in Assam
Social protection session - Examining ETP's Plantation Community Empowerment Programme
- Cocktail reception
Roundtable Day 2 (Kolkata)
Gender equality session - Ensuring women's safety in the tea sector
Small tea growers session - Challenges and ways forward for STGs in Assam
Responsible Business Conduct Session - Examining responsible business conduct in the Assam tea sector
Meeting of the Global Tea Coalition. Strictly invitation only (Kolkata).
ETP will book accomodation and transportation to and from field visits in Guwahati and Tezpur. Members will pay for accomodation upon checkout in Guwahati and Tezpur. Members are responsible for booking all flights and their accomodation in Kolkata.
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