Asia Siyaka’s Anil Cooke to address key Dubai tea forum

Asia Siyaka’s Anil Cooke to address key Dubai tea forum View(s):Sri Lanka’s Anil Cooke, President and CEO, Asia Siyaka Commodities PLC is among a list of high-profile speakers who will address a two-day Global Dubai Tea Forum from April 25-26 under the theme “Brewing the future of trade.”Organised by DMCC, the world’s leading Free Zone for commodities trade and enterprise, this 7th edition event will be held at The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina. With Dubai serving as global trade gateway for tea, much enabled by the DMCC Tea Centre, the forum will discuss opportunities and challenges covering every aspect of the tea supply chain – from producing countries and merchant exporters to blenders and buyers – creating new business opportunities across the industry, a media release issued by the organisers said. Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC, said: “There is always something brewing at DMCC, and our DMCC Tea Centre efforts to date have helped position the UAE as one of the world’s top three markets for tea per capita by consumption. The reality is that the world consumed 2.9 million tonnes of tea in 2016, with global consumption forecast to reach 3.3 million tonnes in 2021. Other panel themes will follow which include: ‘Share of Throat’; ‘Storm Brewing for Tea Industry’; ‘Tea Industry and the Effect on Climate Change’; ‘Producing Countries – Growth and Challenges’On the second day, panel themes will include: ‘Tea-chnology and Development/Advancements’ and ‘Consuming Countries’ which will feature representatives of key markets such as Russia, Iraq, the US and Saudi Arabia.

March 10, 2018 20:15 UTC

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