Questex’s World Tea News and Its Editor Receive Major Recognition as Finalist in Prestigious 'Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards'

Questex’s World Tea News and its Editor, Aaron Kiel, received a significant honor this past week as a finalist in the prestigious “Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards” for 2023.

Kiel, who has worked with the tea industry for the past 15 years, represents World Tea News as a finalist in the “Eddie” category for “Range of Work by a Single Author – B2B."

B2B means “business to business” and this award category focuses on editorial content that’s more commercial focused, geared around a particular industry.

In Kiel’s category, fellow finalists include writers from PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) Strategy+business magazine, InvestmentNews and Security Business magazine.

The annual Eddie & Ozzie Awards are touted as the most prestigious recognition program in the publishing community, honoring excellence in editorial content and design across print and digital media around the globe.

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The awards are divided into two classifications: The Eddie awards honor examples of exceptional editorial/journalism, and the Ozzie awards recognize cut-above-the-rest examples of design excellence in magazine/media publishing. The competition highlights everything from printed magazines, digital issues and eNewsletters, news coverage, blogs, podcasts and more.

This year, the highly competitive awards program received and reviewed more than 1,100 entries for the roughly 170 categories.

World Tea News is in excellent company with other top-tier finalists in various categories (both consumer-focused and B2B), such as – Harvard Business Review, CNET, Consumer Reports,, Wine Enthusiast, Progressive Grocer, QSR, Convenience Store News, Real Simple, Yahoo! Finance, WebMD and many more.

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World Tea News is making a big "splash" in a prestigious publishing/journalism competition and awards program. (Photo: Samsonov /

‘Congratulations to World Tea News’

Vice President of Questex's Bar & Restaurant Group, Tim McLucas, noted, “We’re honored that World Tea News and the work of our editor – and, by extension, the work of the many behind-the-scenes team members and contributors who make the site a success – is getting the recognition it certainly deserves. Congratulations to World Tea News!”

Conference and Content Manager for World Tea Expo, FaithAnn Bailes, said, “I am so thrilled to congratulate World Tea News and Aaron Kiel for being a finalist in the 2023 ‘Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards.’ I know the global tea industry reads World Tea News religiously every week, as the site’s eNewsletter has a 69.88 percent open rate, which is incredibly high for a B2B newsletter.”

World Tea News is the premier information source for the global tea industry, and its mission is to provide news, features, expert analysis and information and data on current industry trends – all to support professional members of the tea community who want to grow their businesses. The news site provides 24/7 access to key insights, and the weekly eNewsletter is available as a free subscription to anyone in who’s interested in the business of tea.

World Tea News is complemented by World Tea Expo, the largest and most influential gathering of the tea industry, focused on supporting tea businesses of all kinds that want to make an impact in the North American tea market and around the globe. Next year’s event takes place March 18-20, 2024, in Las Vegas.

Winners of the 'Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards' to Be Announced at N.Y.C. Gala

Winners of the 2023 “Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards” will be announced live at a special awards gala on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the elegant Edison Ballroom in N.Y.C.’s Midtown.

For details about the 2023 “Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards,” and to see the complete list of distinguished finalists, click here or visit

To read highlights of Aaron Kiel’s work at World Tea News – as well as insights on the tea industry – click the below articles and sign-up for the free weekly eNews today.

Both World Tea News and World Tea Expo are a division of the Questex Travel & Hospitality Group, which also produces Bar & Restaurant Expo, Vibe Conference, and editorial content at Bar & Restaurant News.

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Plan to Attend or Participate in World Tea Expo, March 18-20, 2024

To learn about other key developments, trends, issues, hot topics and products within the global tea community, plan to attend World Tea Expo, March 18-20, 2024 in Las Vegas, co-located with Bar & Restaurant Expo. Visit

To book your sponsorship or exhibit space at the World Tea Conference + Expo, or to enquire about advertising and sponsorship opportunities at World Tea News, contact:

Ellainy Karaboitis-Christopoulos
Business Development Manager, Questex
Phone: +1-212-895-8493
Email: [email protected]

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