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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 colleagues and friends,

It is with great pride and satisfaction that we have witnessed the overwhelming success of our XXXVI World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress. Chennai already stands, and forever will, as an unforgettable memory for the INC: three days of intense and enriching activity that gathered nearly 1,000 participants from 60 countries and shaped it once again as a unique must-attend event for anyone related to or interested in the nut and dried fruit sector.

The Congress rewarded participants with an inspiring program featuring 20 sessions comprising round tables, seminars and keynote speakers’ presentations.  Industry leaders presented relevant and updated information about world crop forecasts for 2017.  Mr. Gopi Kallayil, Brand Marketing Chief Evangelist at Google, outlined current trends on marketing and innovation, whereas spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar unfolded his vision of the world and his keys to success and happiness.

In addition, esteemed researchers Prof. Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Dr. Richard D. Mattes and Dr. V. Mohan highlighted the benefits that have been associated to nut and dried fruit consumption and the most relevant scientific studies published in the last year.

Social events also rewarded participants with a friendly atmosphere and delightful music at the Welcome Cocktail, a genuine Bollywood-themed night during the Buffet Casual Dinner, and distinguished gastronomy and glamorous atmosphere at the Gala Dinner.

We would like to thank all participants, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers for their ongoing support.  Their contribution is highly appreciated, as they have turned Chennai 2017 into a Congress that will remain in our memories. Furthermore, congratulations to the winners of the INC Awards, who represent the innovative and dedicated spirit of the nut and dried fruit industries.

We are looking forward to next year’s Congress, which is scheduled from May 21 to 23 in the Spanish colorful, historic and lively city of Sevilla.


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