NUTS & DRIED FRUIT
22 - 24 MAY 2015 / ANTALYA / +1000 ATTENDEES
Dear INC friends,
A big hello from Turkey! Following the successful World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress in Melbourne 2014, we are now preparing for an exciting Congress in Antalya, Turkey, 22-24 May, 2015.
Located at the slopes of the Taurus Mountains, Antalya is a peaceful city rich in scenic beauties and historical monuments. This blue city enchants its guests with its beautiful beaches and has the longest coastline in Turkey.
THE WORLD'S GREATEST
Chairman and CEO The Coca-Cola Company,
Mr. Kent joined The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta in 1978 and has held a variety of marketing and operations roles throughout his career.
From 1999 to 2005, he served as President and CEO of the Efes Beverage Group, the majority shareholder of Turkish bottler Coca-Cola Icecek.
Mr. Kent was named President and Chief Operating Officer of The Coca-Cola Company’s North Asia, Eurasia and Middle East Group from 2005 until early 2006. Mr. Kent served as President of Coca-Cola International through most of 2006, until his appointment as President and Chief Operating Officer of The Coca-Cola Company.
He succeeded Neville Isdell as Chief Executive Officer of the Company on July 1, 2008, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors on April 23, 2009.
Mr. Kent holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Hull University, England, and a Master of Science degree in administrative sciences from London City University.
Founder, CEO and Chairman Chobani LLC (Yogurts),
Hamdi Ulukaya founded Chobani in upstate New York in 2005 and launched Chobani Greek Yogurt in 2007. In just five years, Chobani became the No. 1–selling Greek Yogurt brand in the U.S. with more than a billion dollars in annual sales – making Chobani one of the fastest-growing companies in history. Led by his passion to democratize better food for more people, Hamdi’s vision for Chobani has effectively transformed an entire food category.
Hamdi is a member of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) in which he has committed to helping develop the next generation of entrepreneurs. He was named the 2013 Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year and also earned the Small Business Administration’s Entrepreneurial Success Award. Hamdi is a passionate philanthropist and has pledged to give 10% of profits to charity. He resides in New Berlin, N.Y., with his two German Shepherds.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Republic of Turkey,
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu was born on the 5th of February 1968 in Alanya, Turkey.
Mr. Çavuşoğlu received his Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Ankara University in 1988 and completed his Master’s Degree in Economics from Long Island University .
He started a PhD Degree in International Relations at Bilkent University as a special student and carried out Research Fee at the London School of Economics (LSE) between 1993 and 1995 with the Jean Monnet Fellowship.
Mr. Çavuşoğlu is a founding member of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and was elected as Member of Parliament from Antalya for the 22nd, 23rd and 24th Parliamentary Terms. He was the Vice Chairman of the AK Party in charge of Foreign Affairs from January to December 2013. He has been the member of the Central Decision Making and Administrative Committee of the AK Party since September 2012.
He was elected as the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) during 2010-2012 and is the first Turkish parliamentarian to hold this office, and was granted the title of Honorary President of the PACE in 2014.
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu served as Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator of the Republic of Turkey between 26 December 2013 and 29 August 2014.
On August 29, 2014 he was appointed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the 62th Government of the Republic of Turkey.
He speaks English, German and Japanese. He is married and has one child.
Minister of Economy Republic of Turkey,
Nihat Zeybekci (born 1961) is currently the Minister of Economy of The Republic of Turkey.
After studying Business Administration at Marmara University, he received his master’s degree in International Relations from Istanbul University.
Zeybekci served as executive for companies in Istanbul and Denizli. He was elected into the Denizli Chamber of Industry and chaired two terms Denizli Textile and Apparel Exporters’ Association. Zeybekci was elected Mayor of Denizli from the Justice and Development Party and served during 2004-2011. He was Vice President of Turkish Association of Municipalities during 2005-2011. He was also President of Union of Turkish World Municipalities between 2009-2012.
Mr. Zeybekci is fluent in English and German. He is married and has four children.
THE MEETING POINT TO DO BUSINESS
What I most like about the INC Congress is the networking and relationship building. Melbourne was a terrific location and the event was very well plannedMark Jansen CEO at Blue Diamond Growers, USA
The questions during the Round Table sessions and the global perspective on the nut industry that you walk away with is the best of the World Nut & Dried Fruit CongressAstrid Hughes Industry Services Manager at Horticulture Australia Limited, Australia
The World Nut & Dried Fruit Congress is a great opportunity to meet both suppliers and buyers in one place!Ashli Blauser Export Sales Manager at FoodSource, Inc., USA
Networking is the best of the World Nut & Dried Fruit Congress. Also some of the general presentations and the keynote addresses were very goodAllen Duncan CEO at Golden Macadamias, South Africa
All the programs of the INC Congress were relevant, useful and well organized. The congress also was a great opportunity for meeting with industry leaders and having discussions with existing as well as prospective buyersSasi Varma Executive Director at CEPCI, India
If you want to do networking the INC Congress is the place to be. It brings together leaders of various industries to provide them good business opportunitiesNicolas Kuding Sales and Marketing at Napasol AG, Switzerland
Welcome to Antalya
The 34th World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress is about to start and we are keen to give you a warm welcome.
The world greatest industry event brings together nut and dried fruit people from around the world to network, learn and debate the present and future of our industry in world-class thought-leadership round tables, satellite meetings, seminars and keynote speaker presentations.
This year, the Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, Mr. Muhtar Kent, as well as the Founder, CEO and Chairman of Chobani LLC (Yogurts), Mr. Hamdi Ulukaya, will join us for a special “Chat with CEO’s” session.
The social program includes a Welcome Cocktail at the memorable Alara Show Center, one of the most popular entertainment venues in the city; the Casual Dinner at Baby Beach, a gorgeous half-moon sandy expanse in a calm lagoon, and the traditional Gala Cocktail, Dinner and Ball at the peaceful Green Area of Rixos Sungate Hotel.
Antalya is a peaceful city rich in scenic beauties and historical monuments. This blue city enchants its guests with beautiful beaches and the longest coastline in Turkey. Established on 250,000 sq. m area in Beldibi, Rixos Sungate Hotel is the venue for the Congress sessions and it embraces the deep blue of the Mediterranean and emerald green of the Taurus Mountains for an unprecedentedly comfortable stay.
We wish you a great experience!
The Organizing Committee:
Cuneyd Zapsu, Congress Chairman
Giles Hacking, INC Chairman
Goretti Guasch, INC Executive Director
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