World Tea Expo 2023 Reaches 11,000 Buyers & Participants, Delivers Expanded & Enhanced Experience

World Tea Conference + Expo, the leading gathering of global tea industry professionals, returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 27-29 in Las Vegas, with an expanded and enhanced guest experience.

Co-located with Bar & Restaurant Expo, the combined events attracted 11,477 attendees, a 10 percent increase compared to 2022.

World Tea Conference + Expo is North America’s cannot miss gathering of the tea industry and is focused 100 percent on teas and related products. Blending fresh ideas, the latest trends and new distribution channels with focused buying, selling, networking and education, World Tea Conference + Expo is an opportunity for the international tea trade to capitalize on this growing category to the fullest.

World Tea Conference + Expo is a division of the Questex Travel & Hospitality Group, which also produces Bar & Restaurant Expo, Vibe ConferenceWorld Tea and

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At World Tea Expo 2023 (Photo by: Questex / World Tea Conference + Expo)

The event featured a lively and greatly expanded expo floor with 100 exhibitors, double the size of 2022, with hundreds of the latest global products and innovation on display.

The popular Tea Bar presented the most in-demand tea products from around the world and, new this year, a mixologist crafted unique tea infused cocktails that are in high demand in bars and restaurants. Separately, the Boba Tea Experience offered insights and samples of one the fastest growing categories in the industry.

This year’s expanded conference program presented three days of educational sessions, industry engagement and learning, coupled with unique tastings and special offsite education at the renowned Ri Ra Irish Pub, as well as the sold-out Rarest Tea Tasting.

Brand new networking opportunities were also created to connect all attendees in a modern setting, as well as first-time attendees in their own special dedicated reception.

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World Tea Expo 2023 (Photo by: Questex / World Tea Conference + Expo)

Tim McLucas, vice president of Quetex's Bar & Restaurant Group, which produces the World Tea Conference + Expo, said, “Evolving the World Tea Expo experience, to establish modern opportunities for global buyers and sellers to come together, is key to supporting the future needs of the industry and to stimulate new engagement. We are delighted with the positive reaction from the industry and look forward to expanding the event further in 2024.”

Questex’s World Tea Expo will returns to Las Vegas, March 18-20, 2024.

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Outside the educational classrooms and sessions at World Tea Expo and Bar & Restaurant Expo (Photo by: Questex / World Tea Conference + Expo)

Plan to Attend or Participate in the
World Tea Conference + 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 the World Tea Conference + 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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