COOKIES POLICY

This website may use some cookies to enhance your browsing experience. Please, before continuing with your navigation through our website, we recommend that you read the COOKIES POLICY.

Congress Program

The INC Congress will provide a unique environment for participants to learn, do networking and share knowledge and experiences.

May 22, 2019

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

May 22, 2019 | 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Conference Center

May 23, 2019

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

May 23, 2019 | 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM Conference Center

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Delegates Only

May 23, 2019 | 07:00 AM - 08:30 AM Grand Ballroom & Grand Lawn

BOOTH EXHIBITION

May 23, 2019 | 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM Royal Palm Ballroom

ALL DAY COFFEE

Sponsored by
May 23, 2019 | 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM Royal Palm Ballroom

MEETING AREA

Sponsored by
May 23, 2019 | 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM Addison Ballroom & Spanish Terrace

ALMONDS Round Table

Chaired by Mark Jansen, Blue Diamond Growers, USA

  • Brenton Woolston, Almondco Australia Limited, Australia
  • Josep Arqués, Borges - BAIN, Spain
  • Raju Bhatia, California AGri Nuts Corporation, India

May 23, 2019 | 07:30 AM - 09:30 AM Grand Ballroom Mark JansenBrenton WoolstonJosep ArquésRaju Bhatia

Honorary Speaker: Dr. Bekir Pakdemirli, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of The Republic of Turkey

May 23, 2019 | 09:30 AM - 09:45 AM Grand Ballroom

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Oz

"Issues Communicating the Message of Health"

May 23, 2019 | 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM Grand Ballroom Dr. Oz

SCIENTIFIC SEMINAR

Chaired by Pino Calcagni, INC Scientific and Government Affairs Committee

  • Guest speaker: Dr. Vicki McWilliam, Royal Children’s Hospital, Australia
    "Nut allergies -update on current evidence and management"

DRIED APRICOTS, FIGS, DATES Round Table

Chaired by Riccardo Calcagni, Besana Group, Italy

  • Mark Masten, Joolies, USA
  • Ahmet Bilge Goksan, Osman Akça, Turkey
  • Feristah Miray Usta, Usta Gida A.S., Turkey

PINE NUTS Round Table

Chaired by Dan Phipps, Red River Foods Inc., USA

  • Chen Ying, China Chamber of Commerce, China
  • Emma Eyao, Meihekou City Jonason Pine Nuts Food Co. Ltd, China
  • Alberto González, Pinefruse, Spain

May 23, 2019 | 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM Grand Ballroom Dan PhippsChen YingEmma Eyao

BRAZIL NUTS Round Table

Chaired by Edward Danon, Voicevale, UK

  • Enrique Nelkenbaum, Tahuamanu, Bolivia
  • Jonathan Mondschein, The Richard Franco Agency, USA

BUFFET WORKING LUNCH

Sponsored by
May 23, 2019 | 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM Grand Ballroom & Grand Lawn

GLOBAL INTER-BOARD COOPERATION SUMMIT

Chaired by Antonio Pont, INC Honorary President and Executive Committee Member, Spain

  • Simon Melik, UK National Dried Fruit Trade Association, UK
  • Riccardo Calcagni, Nucis Italia, Italy
  • Alessandro Annibali, Nucis Italia, Italy
  • Maureen Ternus, INC NREF, USA
  • Ece Tirkaz, Aegean Exporters’ Associations, Turkey
  • Richard Waycott, Almond Board of California, USA
  • Jolyon Burnett, Australian Nut Industry Council, Australia

WELCOME COCKTAIL

The iconic and breathtaking Cloister Garden and Garden Pool of Boca Raton Resort & Beach Club will host the welcoming party of the Congress, a cocktail evening to enjoy the music and the atmosphere, to meet other friends and partners from the industry while taking advantage of such a networking opportunity.

Cocktail dress recommended.

Sponsored by
May 23, 2019 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Cloister Garden & Garden Pool

May 24, 2019

HEALTHY WALK

Sponsored by
May 24, 2019 | 06:45 AM - 07:30 AM Boca Raton Resort & Club

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Delegates Only

May 24, 2019 Grand Ballroom & Grand Lawn

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

May 24, 2019 | 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM Conference Center

BOOTH EXHIBITION

May 24, 2019 | 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM Royal Palm Ballroom

ALL DAY COFFEE

Sponsored by
May 24, 2019 | 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM Royal Palm Ballroom

MEETING AREA

Sponsored by
May 24, 2019 | 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM Addison Ballroom & Spanish Terrace

WALNUTS Round Table

Chaired by John Aguiar, Mariani Nut Company, USA

  • Gary Ford, Diamond Foods, USA
  • Maria G. Kraus, EU Representative for California Walnut Commission, Germany
  • Gunjan Jain, VKC Nuts, India

May 24, 2019 | 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM Grand Ballroom John AguiarGary FordMaria G. KrausGunjan Jain

NUTRITION SEMINAR

Chaired by Prof. Jordi Salas-Salvadó, INC World Forum for Nutrition Research and Dissemination, Spain

  • Guest speaker: Prof. Linda Tapsell, Senior Professor of School of Medicine, University of Wollongong, Australia
    “Nuts as part of a healthy diet: evidence and insights from research”

MACADAMIAS Round Table

Chaired by Lizel Pretorius, Macadamias South Africa, South Africa

  • Larry McHugh, Macadamia Marketing International, Australia
  • Mbugua Ngugi, Kenya Nut Company Ltd, Kenya
  • Rui Shi, China Macadamia Association, China

May 24, 2019 | 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Grand Ballroom Lizel PretoriusLarry McHughMbugua NgugiRui Shi

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Hamdi Ulukaya

“Doing well by being good”

May 24, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Grand Ballroom Hamdi Ulukaya

PEANUTS Round Table

Chaired by Patrick Archer, American Peanut Council, US

  • Jamie Brown, Olam International, USA
  • Daniel Whitehouse, Mars Wrigley Confectionary, USA
  • Jens Vergin, Omnitrade, Germany

PISTACHIOS Round Table

Chaired by Mia Cohen, Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc., USA

  • Hamed Ramezani, Iran Pistachio Association, Iran
  • Michael Hohmann, The Wonderful Company, USA
  • Serkan Görgülü, Tiryaki Agro Gida, Turkey

BUFFET WORKING LUNCH

Sponsored by
May 24, 2019 | 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM Grand Ballroom & Grand Lawn

BUFFET CASUAL DINNER: THE HAVANA NIGHT

The Caribbean, the beach and the palm trees of the resort’s Beach Club will be the matchless venue where Congress  delegates and accompanying persons will immerse themselves into the Havana Night. Live music and a set of the most exotic Cuban ambience, among other shows and surprises, will generate a unique and genuine atmosphere.

Smart casual dress recommended.

Shuttle buses depart from Boca Raton Resort from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Sponsored by
May 24, 2019 | 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM Beach Club

May 25, 2019

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Delegates Only

May 25, 2019 | 07:00 AM - 08:30 AM Grand Ballroom & Grand Lawn

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

May 25, 2019 | 07:30 AM - 02:00 PM Conference Center

BOOTH EXHIBITION

May 25, 2019 | 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM Royal Palm Ballroom

ALL DAY COFFEE

Sponsored by
May 25, 2019 | 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM Royal Palm Ballroom

MEETING AREA

Sponsored by
May 25, 2019 | 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM Addison Ballroom & Spanish Terrace

ANNUAL REPORT AND AWARDS

New Chairman Ceremony

  • Excellence in Research Award: Prof. Linda Tapsell
  • Excellence in Gastronomy Award: Chef Andrew Roenbeck
  • Innovation Award

May 25, 2019 | 08:30 AM - 09:15 AM Grand Ballroom

HAZELNUTS Round Table

Chaired by Ahmet Bilge Anbarlilar, Balsu Gida, Turkey

  • Riccardo Calcagni, Besana Group, Italy
  • Antonio Pont Jr, Crisol de Frutos Secos, Spain
  • Troy Johnson, Laurel Foods, USA

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Brad Rose

“Changing the Conversation: How New Technology is Shaping Marketing and Consumer Insights”

May 25, 2019 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Grand Ballroom Brad Rose

DRIED CRANBERRIES, RAISINS/SULTANAS/CURRANTS, PRUNES Round Table

Chaired by Brad Schuler, Sunsweet Growers, USA

  • George Sousa Jr, Mariani Packing Company, USA
  • Guillaume Pagy, Pagysa, Turkey
  • José Tomás Quezada, Pacific Nut & Dried Fruits, Chile  

CASHEWS Round Table

Chaired by David Rosenblatt, The Richard Franco Agency, USA

  • Harry Sinclair, Treehouse Foods, USA
  • Ganesh Rajaraman, Olam International, USA
  • Wim Schipper, Intersnack Procurement, Netherlands

PECANS Round Table

Chaired by Steve Zaffarano, Diamond Foods/National Pecan, USA

  • Alexander Ott, American Pecan Council, USA
  • Jill Whyte, Green and Gold Macadamias, South Africa
  • Cheng Hung Kay, CHK Trading, China-Hong Kong

BUFFET WORKING LUNCH

Sponsored by
May 25, 2019 | 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM Grand Ballroom & Grand Lawn

GALA COCKTAIL, DINNER & BALL

The traditional Gala Dinner and Ball will be celebrated at the marvelous Grand Ballroom. The Golden Nut Award ceremony stands as the central moment of the program, that also includes live music. Delicious food, fine wine and a glamorous atmosphere will captivate you in a delightful soiree of joy.

Black tie recommended.

Sponsored by
May 25, 2019 | 06:30 PM - 12:00 AM Grand Ballroom & Grand Lawn