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The place to Meet the Entire Nut and Dried Fruit Industry

INC Congress Chennai

India is expecting you!

The place to Meet the Entire Nut and Dried Fruit Industry

INC Congress Chennai

India is expecting you!

Welcome to the World's Greatest Nut and Dried Fruit Industry Event

The largest International gathering of Presidents and CEO’s from the world’s leading nut and Dried Fruit Companies.

Update on industry statistics, crop forecasts, supply, consumption and market dynamics.

An average of 1,000 participants. An excellent platform for seeking industry opportunities, making deals and networking.

A varied set of social activities to renew professional relationships in a different and more relaxed atmosphere.
Dear INC Friends:

We are excited to welcome you to Chennai. For the first time in its 36th edition, we bring the INC World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress to India. From May 19-21, 2017, the ITC Grand Chola gathers delegates from all over the world to network, share knowledge and debate about the sector’s present and future.

Renowned industry leaders join us again this year to carefully assess the state of the market. In addition we will have two dazzling keynote speakers: Mr. Gopi Kallayil, Chief Evangelist and Brand Marketing at Google, will discuss about key principles of innovation; whereas spiritual and humanitarian leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will share his vision of a violence-free and stress-free society, which is inspiring millions of people all over the world.

We will also learn on the latest scientific evidences supporting the health benefits of nuts and dried fruits. Our Scientific Seminar, chaired by Pino Calcagni, will feature Prakash Kalbavi as guest speaker with his conference on “Technological Advances in the cashew industry”. As for the Nutrition Research Update, Prof. Jordi Salas-Salvadó will present the “New Findings on Nuts and Health” while as guest speakers Richard Mattes will pronounce a lecture on “The Role of Nuts and Dried Fruit in Healthful Snacking”, and Viswanathan Mohan will discuss on the benefits of cashew consumption.

The social program includes the Welcome Cocktail, that will open the event with saxo and Cajon drum music; the Casual Dinner, where attendants will have the opportunity to enjoy a Bollywood show; and the closing Gala Dinner and Ball, that will offer fine food and a glamorous atmosphere where to enjoy The Big Om dancing show and the music of the famous Indian band Medium Rare.

INC Awards have become another essential element of the Congress, acknowledging remarkable contributions to the business. This year is not an exception: Mr. K. Ravindranathan Nair will receive the Individual Golden Nut Award; Dr. Richard Mattes will be awarded for Excellence in Research; and the Bukhara Restaurant will receive the Award for Excellence in Gastronomy.

The congress takes place in the frame of historic and enticing Chennai, a lively town full of attractions, from ancient temples to long sandy beaches, providing stunning views of the Bay of Bengal, that will surely captivate you all.

We wish you an unforgettable experience!

Organizing Committee

Pratap Nair, Congress Chairman
Mark Mariani, INC Chairman
Giles Hacking, INC past Chairman
Goretti Guasch, INC Executive Director