Industry Info

What will this event offer to food, beverage and tea industry professionals?

Central location:

Ideally situated in the middle of the country, equidistant from both coasts and close to our tea drinking friends in Canada, Chicago is a short or medium flight from just about anywhere in the United States. Already a huge tourist hub, infrastructure city-wide is used to international visitors and welcomes any and all cultures. With trains, cabs, and many other transportation options available, it is easy to get around and the venue is in an exciting district with lots of attractions and restaurants within walking distance for when you are not spending time at the festival. 


We are very excited to offer amazing speakers and teachers from across the world tea industry. With topics such as implementing exciting changes in your business to draw in new customers, discussions of tea menu strategy for restaurants, sourcing strategies, professional cupping techniques, tea blending and current trend exploration, among many others, you can surely find a lecture or class to enhance your business acumen and build your tea skills. Our speakers represent a slate of well known and newcomers alike from across the globe who want to share their passion with you!


Industry Tickets:

$35 ~ Three Day Admission October 31, November 1, November 2 - You will need to provide proof of owning a business (or being in the management of one) in the tea or food & beverage industry in order to purchase this ticket (website, snapshot of business card, copy of recent purchase order, etc). Services provided to the tea industry and tea educational organizations are also included in this group. Please email us for details if you have questions about whether or not you qualify for this special discounted ticket. 

Industry attendees can send their hotel confirmation to us to receive $5 off of any of our ticketed meal events!

Want to get in free??? Volunteer for one full day of the event and you get in free to the other 2 days!