QTrade’s Manik Jayakumar to Obtain ‘The John Harney Lifetime Achievement Award’ at World Tea Expo

Jayakumar to Be Honored
In the course of the World Tea Awards at World Tea Expo on June 11

Manik Jayakumar

Manik Jayakumar, founding father of QTrade Teas & Herbs, will obtain The John Harney Lifetime Achievement Award at World Tea Expo, to be held June 11-13 (with a pre-conference program on June 10) on the Las Vegas Conference Heart in Las Vegas, Nev. QTrade Teas & Herbs gives end-to-end options to the North American specialty tea business, servicing promising start-ups and a few of the world’s largest beverage manufacturers. World Tea Expo is the main tradeshow targeted on advancing the enterprise of tea.

Because the 2019 John Harney Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Jayakumar can be acknowledged for his important help of the tea business’s progress, innovation and training. He’ll obtain the distinction in the course of the World Tea Awards (#TeaAwards) program at World Tea Expo from 6 to eight:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11.

Jayakumar is a tea skilled with greater than
55 years of expertise in each section of the business, together with rising and
managing tea plantations, mixing and packaging tea, and buying and selling tea globally.
He’s a pioneer and knowledgeable on natural cultivation and specialty teas, and he additionally
designed and applied large-scale social growth initiatives within the
plantation sector and championed the inclusion of those efforts within the
advertising and marketing of tea in North America.

Samantha Hammer, the World Tea Expo occasion
director and World Tea model chief, stated, “We’re thrilled to honor and
acknowledge Manik Jayakumar with this 12 months’s John Harney Lifetime Achievement
Award. Manik is a shining instance of success within the tea and enterprise communities,
and we congratulate him on his achievements and many years of labor to enhance and promote
specialty tea within the market.”

Jayakumar stated,
“I’m very appreciative of the good honor that receiving The John Harney
Lifetime Achievement Award signifies. This most surprising recognition of the
small half I’ve performed whereas working within the business that I really like is past
something I’ve ever sought. To be included now within the august group of
recipients of this award may be very humbling. I’m grateful for the specialty tea
group that has nurtured us for the previous 25 years, and I’m fortunate to be
surrounded by devoted colleagues at QTrade, and lengthy standing purchasers and
distributors, whose ardour and dedication has made this business a pleasure to work

Jayakumar’s Los Angeles-based firm, QTrade Teas & Herbs, is a 70,000 sq. foot state-of-the-art GFSI facility that gives formulation, provide chain and manufacturing companies to the recent, iced and bottled tea segments. Particularly, QTrade is among the area’s largest suppliers of natural teas, unfastened leaf blends, and pyramid sachets. Through the years, the corporate’s product growth efforts have received quite a few awards at worldwide competitions, together with essentially the most awards of any single firm on the International Tea Championships with greater than 110 awards. This 12 months is the corporate’s 25th anniversary.

Dan Bolton, writer of Tea Journey Journal, provided insights on Jayakumar being honored: “Braveness manifests in some ways. In sports activities, because the good-humored captain of a rough-and-tumble tea plantation rugby crew. In battle, main troops in a tragic civil warfare. In enterprise, as an early and enthusiastic adopter of natural cultivation. In fleeing, as a father compelled to desert his homeland to guard his spouse and household. Manik Jayakumar is a brave man for all the explanations above, and yet another. Ranging from scratch in a overseas land he achieved success as founding father of one among North America’s largest natural and specialty tea firms. QTrade Teas & Herbs is a top quality blender that innovates and evokes as a result of its founder will settle for nothing much less.”

The John Harney Lifetime Achievement Award was previously known as The Cha Jing Lifetime Achievement Award after which re-named in 2015 to acknowledge the legacy of Harney & Sons’ Founder John Harney, who handed away in 2014. Harney was one among tea business’s most revered professionals – and a earlier Cha Jing Lifetime Achievement Award recipient – who helped show the industrial attraction of subtle specialty blends. Throughout his lifetime, Harney earned the respect of conventional and specialty tea distributors worldwide as each a enterprise government and grasp blender. The award, in remembrance of Harney, is a group celebration in honor of tea pioneers who helped gasoline the market and form the tea business of right now.

Along with the World Tea Awards, World Tea Expo 2019 will current
greater than 50 academic classes and quite a few networking alternatives. The
occasion will collect greater than three,000 worldwide professionals from numerous
industries, together with grocery and retail, coffee and tea homes, eating places
and foodservice, inns, producers, distributors and extra. Attendees will
achieve insights about tea and new methods their enterprise can revenue from it, in
addition to discovering the newest traits and merchandise.

World Tea Expo 2019 sponsors embody: Worldwide Tea Importers,
Brew Dr. Kombucha, ITO EN, Dethlefsen
& Balk, DMH Elements, East Indies Coffee and Tea, Rooibos
Ltd., Finlays, Taste Waves, Harney
& Sons, Martin Bauer Group, Rishi, SerendipiTea,
and The Tea

To register for World Tea Expo, go to https://www.worldteaexpo.com.
Observe World Tea Expo on Twitter: @worldteamedia (#WorldTeaExpo or #WTE19).

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