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Congress Program

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

May 21, 2019

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

May 21, 2019 | 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club

May 22, 2019

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

May 22, 2019 | 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club

May 23, 2019

ALL DAY COFFEE

Continental Breakfast will be served from 7:00am to 8:30am.

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May 23, 2019 | 07:00 AM - 05:30 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

May 23, 2019 | 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club

BOOTH EXHIBITION

May 23, 2019 | 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club

MEETING AREA

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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 | 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM Boca Raton Resort & Club Mark JansenBrenton WoolstonRaju Bhatia

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Oz

"Issues Communicating the Message of Health"

May 23, 2019 | 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM Boca Raton Resort & Club Dr. Oz

SCIENTIFIC SEMINAR

Chaired by Pino Calcagni, INC Scientific and Government Affairs Committee, Italy

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

May 23, 2019 | 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Boca Raton Resort & Club Pino CalcagniVicki McWilliam

DRIED APRICOTS, FIGS, DATES Round Table

Chaired by Riccardo Calcagni, Besana Group, Italy

May 23, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club Riccardo Calcagni

PINE NUTS Round Table

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

  • Chen Ying, China Chamber of Commerce, China

May 23, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club

BRAZIL NUTS Round Table

Chaired by Edward Danon, Voicevale, UK

May 23, 2019 | 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club Edward Danon

BUFFET WORKING LUNCH

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May 23, 2019 | 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club

GLOBAL 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

May 23, 2019 | 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club Antonio PontSimon MelikRiccardo CalcagniAlessandro AnnibaliMaureen TernusRichard Waycott

WELCOME COCKTAIL

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

May 24, 2019

HEALTHY WALK

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

ALL DAY COFFEE

Continental Breakfast will be served from 7:00am to 8:30am.

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May 24, 2019 | 07:00 AM - 05:30 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

May 24, 2019 | 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club

BOOTH EXHIBITION

May 24, 2019 | 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club

MEETING AREA

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WALNUTS Round Table

Chaired by John Aguiar, Mariani Nut Company, USA

May 24, 2019 | 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM Boca Raton Resort & Club John Aguiar

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”

May 24, 2019 | 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM Boca Raton Resort & Club Prof. Jordi Salas-SalvadóProf. Linda Tapsell

MACADAMIAS Round Table

Chaired by Lizel Pretorius, Macadamias South Africa, South Africa

May 24, 2019 | 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Boca Raton Resort & Club Lizel Pretorius

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Hamdi Ulukaya

“Doing well by being good”

May 24, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Boca Raton Resort & Club Hamdi Ulukaya

PEANUTS Round Table

Chaired by Patrick Archer, American Peanut Council, USA

  • Daniel Whitehouse, Mars Wrigley Confectionary, USA 

May 24, 2019 | 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club Patrick ArcherDaniel Whitehouse

PISTACHIOS Round Table

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

  • Morad Mortaz, Iran Pistachio Association, Iran
  • Michael Hohmann, The Wonderful Company, USA
  • Serkan Gürgülü, Tiryaki Agro Gida, Turkey

May 24, 2019 | 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club Mia CohenMorad Mortaz Michael HohmannSerkan Görgülü

BUFFET WORKING LUNCH

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BUFFET CASUAL DINNER

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

May 25, 2019

ALL DAY COFFEE

Continental Breakfast will be served from 7:00am to 8:30am.

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May 25, 2019 | 07:00 AM - 05:30 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

May 25, 2019 | 07:30 AM - 02:00 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club

BOOTH EXHIBITION

May 25, 2019 | 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club

MEETING AREA

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ANNUAL REPORT AND AWARDS

Delivery of the:

  • Excellence in Research Award
  • Excellence in Gastronomy Award
  • Innovation Award

May 25, 2019 | 08:30 AM - 09:15 AM Boca Raton Resort & Club

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

May 25, 2019 | 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM Boca Raton Resort & Club Ahmet Bilge AnbarlilarRiccardo CalcagniTroy Johnson

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 Boca Raton Resort & Club Brad Rose

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

Chaired by Brad Schuler, Sunsweet Growers, USA

May 25, 2019 | 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Boca Raton Resort & Club Brad Schuler

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

May 25, 2019 | 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club David RosenblattHarry SinclairGanesh Rajaraman

PECANS Round Table

Chaired by Steve Zaffarano, National Pecan Company, USA

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

May 25, 2019 | 12:45 PM - 01:15 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club Steve Zaffarano

BUFFET WORKING LUNCH

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May 25, 2019 | 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM Boca Raton Resort & Club

GALA COCKTAIL, DINNER & BALL

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May 25, 2019 | 06:30 PM - 12:00 AM Grand Ballroom