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Preliminary Program

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

May 09, 2022

GOLF TOURNAMENT

Take a look at the tournament guidelines for more information.

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May 09, 2022 | 07:30 AM - 02:00 PM

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

May 09, 2022 | 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM Conference Center

May 10, 2022

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

May 10, 2022 | 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Conference Center

May 11, 2022

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

May 11, 2022 | 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM Conference Center

MEETING AREA

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May 11, 2022 | 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM Conference Center

BOOTH EXHIBITION

May 11, 2022 | 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM Conference Center

ALL-DAY COFFEE

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CONGRESS OPENING & ANNUAL REPORT

Presented by Goretti Guasch, INC Executive Director

Honorary Speaker: HE Mohammed Saeed Al Nuaimi, Assistant Undersecretary of Support Services Sector, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

Delivery of the Excellence in Research Award to Prof. Jordi Salas-Salvadó

May 11, 2022 | 08:30 AM - 09:15 AM Conference Center - Joharah Ballroom HE Mohammed Saeed Al Nuaimi

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MR. SUNNY VERGHESE

Co-founder & Group CEO of Olam International Limited, Singapore
"Building sustainable food and Ag systems of the future." 

Delivery of the Corporate Golden Nut Award to ofi

May 11, 2022 | 09:15 AM - 10:00 AM Conference Center - Joharah Ballroom Sunny Verghese

ALMONDS Round Table

Chaired by Laura Gerhard, VP Global Ingredients, Blue Diamond Growers, USA
- Craig Duerr, Vice President, Global Sales/Marketing, Campos Brothers Farms, USA
- Brenton Woolston, Managing Director, Almondco, Australia
- Antonio Pont Jr., President, Crisolar, Spain
- Raju Bhatia, Founder and Managing Partner, California Agri Nuts Corporation, India

Delivery of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Research in Almonds to Dr. Karen Lapsley

May 11, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Conference Center - Joharah Ballroom Brenton WoolstonLaura GerhardCraig DuerrAntonio Pont JrRaju Bhatia

NUTRITION RESEARCH SEMINAR

Chaired by Prof. Jordi Salas-Salvadó, INC World Forum for Nutrition Research and Dissemination
- Guest speaker: Dr. V. Mohan, Chairman of Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre & President of the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, India. "The Effect of Nut Consumption in Indians with Type 2 Diabetes"
- Guest speaker: Assoc. Prof. Cesarettin Alasalvar, Director of the Food Institute at TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center, Turkey. "Nutrients, Bioactives, and Health Benefits of Dried Fruits"

DRIED APRICOTS, FIGS, DATES Round Table

Chaired by Guillaume Pagy, General Manager, Pagysa & Nova Fruits, Turkey
- Ahmed Boujbel, General Manager, Boudjebel, Tunisia
- Ogan Ceryan, Plant Manager/Board Member, Anatolia AS, Turkey
- Benedetto Noberasco, Import Manager, Noberasco, Italy

May 11, 2022 | 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Conference Center - Joharah Ballroom Guillaume PagyAhmed BoujbelOgan CeryanBenedetto Noberasco

PEANUTS Round Table

Chaired by Toño Pons, President, Importaco, Spain
- Sandeep Bhura, Managing Director, Om India Trading Co., India
- Richard Owen, President and CEO, American Peanut Council, USA
- Paul van Velzen, Managing Director, Aldebaran Commodities B.V., Netherlands

May 11, 2022 | 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM Conference Center - Joharah Ballroom Richard OwenToño PonsSandeep Bhura

BUFFET WORKING LUNCH

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May 11, 2022 | 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM Conference Center

WELCOME COCKTAIL

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May 11, 2022 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Fort Island at Madinat Jumeirah Conference Center

May 12, 2022

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

May 12, 2022 | 07:30 AM - 05:30 PM Conference Center

MEETING AREA

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May 12, 2022 | 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM Conference Center

BOOTH EXHIBITION

May 12, 2022 | 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM Conference Center

ALL-DAY COFFEE

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WALNUTS Round Table

Chaired by Bill Carriere, President/CEO, Carriere Family Farms, USA
- Edmundo Valderrama, President, Chilenut, Chile
- Tatiana Calcii, Export Department Manager, Maestro Nut, Moldova
- Ralph Beranek, Managing Director, Seeberger, Germany
- Cheng Hung Kay, General Manager, CHK Trading Co. Ltd., China-Hong Kong

May 12, 2022 | 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM Conference Center - Joharah Ballroom Cheng Hung KayBill CarriereEdmundo ValderramaTatiana CalciiRalph Beranek

MATCHING SUPPLY CHAIN TO PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION TRENDS: LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

Chaired by Michael Waring, INC Chairman

  • Ashok Krishen, MD & CEO, Nuts Business, ofi, Singapore
  • Russell Mooney, Managing Director, Intersnack Procurement B.V., Netherlands
  • Dinika Bhatia, Founder & CEO, DRB Foods Pvt. Ltd., India
  • Pieter Slabbert, National Sea Logistics Reefer, Pharma and Vinlog Manager, Kuehne + Nagel, UAE

PISTACHIOS Round Table

Chaired by Mike Hohmann, Executive Vice President and CFO, Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, USA
- Behrooz Agah, Member of the Board of Trustees, Iran Pistachio Association, Iran
- Serkan Görgülü, Nuts Trade Director, Tiryaki Agro Gida, Turkey
- Carlos Suárez-Morales, CEO, Nuevos Cultivos Agrarios, Spain
- Gunjan V. Jain, Managing Director, VKC Nuts, India

May 12, 2022 | 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Conference Center - Joharah Ballroom Michael HohmannBehrooz AgahSerkan GörgülüGunjan V. Jain

SUSTAINABILITY SEMINAR

Chaired by Pino Calcagni, INC Sustainability, Scientific and Government Affairs Committee
Guest speaker: Ms. Marta Moren Abat, International Relations Coordinator, European Commission, Directorate General for Maritime and Fisheries, Brussels, Belgium

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

Chaired by Jose Tomas Quezada, Commercial Manager, Pacific Nuts & Dried Fruits, Chile
- Lee Doleman, General Manager EMEA & Asia Pacific, Ocean Spray, USA
- Ahmet Bilge Goksan, Chairman, Osman Akça, Turkey
- Donn Zea, Executive Director, California Prune Board, USA

INDUSTRY MARKETING PROGRAMS UPDATE

Chaired by Antonio Pont, INC Honorary President
- Richard Waycott, President & CEO, Almond Board of California, USA
- Richard Owen, President & CEO, American Peanut Council, USA
- José Eduardo Camargo, President, Brazilian Association of Nuts and Dried Fruits, Brazil
- Esther Ritson-Elliott, Executive Committee Member, Dried Fruit Alliance, UK
- Maureen Ternus, Executive Director, NREF, USA
- Belinda Neville, Program Manager, Nuts for Life, Australia

BUFFET WORKING LUNCH

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May 12, 2022 | 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM Conference Center

DUNE BASHING EXPERIENCE

Add a plus to your Casual Buffet Dinner and head for the Desert Camp in a 4WD vehicle. Take part in a thrilling adventure across the golden sand before enjoying the INC's traditional social event. More information here.

May 12, 2022 | 03:30 PM - 06:30 PM Dubai Desert

BUFFET CASUAL DINNER

Transportation by bus to Dubai Desert will be provided.

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May 13, 2022

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

May 13, 2022 | 07:30 AM - 02:00 PM Conference Center

MEETING AREA

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May 13, 2022 | 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM Conference Center

BOOTH EXHIBITION

May 13, 2022 | 08:30 AM - 02:00 PM Conference Center

ALL-DAY COFFEE

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HAZELNUTS Round Table

Chaired by Anupam Jindel, Country Head Turkey, Global Head Hazelnuts & Sesame, ofi, Turkey
- Hasan Sabir, General Manager, Sabirlar, Turkey
- Sean Denfeld, Owner and Managing Director, Denfeld Packing/Laurel Foods, USA
- Riccardo Calcagni, CEO, Besana Group, Italy
- Merab Chitanava, Chairman of Executive Board, Georgian Hazelnut Growers Association, Georgia

May 13, 2022 | 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM Conference Center - Joharah Ballroom Anupam JindelHasan SabirSean DenfeldRiccardo CalcagniMerab Chitanava

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MR. SAKET MODI

Co-founder and CEO of Safe Security.
"Predict your next cyber attack: Be proactive with cyber risk quantification"

May 13, 2022 | 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM Conference Center - Joharah Ballroom Saket Modi

MACADAMIAS Round Table

Chaired by Larry McHugh, Chief Executive Officer, Marquis Macadamias, Australia
- Alan Sutton, Chairman, Valley Macadamia Group, South Africa
- Mbugua Ngugi, Managing Director, Kenya Nut Company Ltd., Kenya
- Cheng Hung Kay, General Manager, CHK Trading Co. Ltd., China-Hong Kong
- José Eduardo Camargo, Co-Founder and Director, Queennut Macadamia, Brazil

May 13, 2022 | 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Conference Center - Joharah Ballroom Eduardo CamargoCheng Hung KayAlan Sutton

CASHEWS Round Table

Chaired by Wim Schipper, Director Tree Nuts, Intersnack Procurement B.V., Netherlands
- Hari Nair, President, Western India Cashews, India
- Ümit Ergin, Vice President - Product Line Manager & Head of Sales Cashews, ofi, USA
- Vu Thai Son, Chairman, Long Son, Vietnam
- Dan Phipps, President & CEO, Red River Foods, USA

May 13, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Conference Center - Joharah Ballroom Wim SchipperHari NairÜmit ErginVu Thai SonDan Phipps

BRAZIL NUTS Round Table

Chaired by Edward Danon, Director, Voicevale, UK

  • Greg Vickers, Founder and Managing Director, White Lion Foods, Peru
  • Victoria Mutran, International Sales Director, Mutran Exportadora, Brazil
  • Kris Dahlinger, Trader, ATCO, Germany

May 13, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Conference Center - Joharah Ballroom Edward DanonGreg VickersVictoria MutranKris Dahlinger

PINE NUTS Round Table

Chaired by Pino Calcagni, Honorary President, Besana Group, Italy
- Mehmet Cikmaz, Executive Manager, Kahraman Tarim, Turkey
- Albert González, General Manager, Pinfruse, Spain
- Cheng Hung Kay, General Manager, CHK Trading Co. Ltd., China-Hong Kong

May 13, 2022 | 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM Conference Center - Joharah Ballroom Pino CalcagniMehmet CikmazAlbert GonzálezCheng Hung Kay

PECANS Round Table

Chaired by Jeff Worn, President and CEO, South Georgia Pecan Company, USA
- Andreas Snyman, Executive Manager, GWK, South Africa
- Andrew Waddell, Business Development Manager, Stahmann Webster, Australia

May 13, 2022 | 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM Conference Center - Joharah Ballroom

BUFFET WORKING LUNCH

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GALA COCKTAIL

May 13, 2022 | 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM Conference Center

GALA DINNER & BALL

Delivery of the Innovation Award

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May 13, 2022 | 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM Conference Center - Joharah Ballroom