Tea to debut at Host 2013

Tea products will feature for the first time at Host 2013. Host is Italy’s leading international business marketplace and one of the most important events in the Ho.Re.Ca industry, taking place from 18 to 22 October at Fiera Milano Rho in Italy. Celebrating tea's close proximity to coffee, companies that manufacture tea, tea-processing machines, drinking supplies and equipment, flavourings and syrups will be a welcome addition to this year's event. According to research by Global Industry Analysts, by 2015 the global market for hot beverages, including coffee and tea, will reach a volume equal to 10.57 million tonnes and will be worth $US69.77 billion. Approximately 20 billion comes from tea, which increased on average by 13 per cent from 2006 to 2010. According to data from the Tea Association of the United States, the top six markets for tea consumption are China, India, Russia, Turkey, Japan and the United States. Host fosters a climate of constant international exchange, creating innovation, spotting new trends, analysing the markets and encouraging communication and comparison with competitors and customers. For more information visit

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