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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, 2018

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

*Registration on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 will be available at Alfonso XIII Hotel, Meliá Sevilla and Meliá Lebreros. If you are staying at Gran Meliá Colon Hotel, you may register at Meliá Sevilla. If you are not staying at the congress official hotels, you may register at Meliá Sevilla.

May 21, 2018 | 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM FIBES Conference & Exhibition Center

BOOTH EXHIBITION

May 21, 2018 | 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM FIBES Conference & Exhibition Center

ALL-DAY COFFEE

Coffee will be served continuously from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Sponsored by AHT
May 21, 2018 | 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM FIBES Conference & Exhibition Center

MEETING AREA

Sponsored by Borges
May 21, 2018 | 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM FIBES Conference & Exhibition Center

CONGRESS OPENING


Excellence in Reserach Award
Excellence in Gastronomy Award

May 21, 2018 | 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM FIBES Auditorium

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Andreu Veà

The Internet Biographer
"The internet of things.... that matter"

May 21, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM FIBES Auditorium Dr. Andreu Veà

ALMONDS Round Table

Chaired by: Joan Fortuny, Borges, Spain.

  • Richard Waycott, Almond Board of California, USA
  • Mark Jansen, Blue Diamond Growers, USA
  • Raju Bhatia, California Agri Nuts, India
  • Brenton Woolston, Almondco Australia Limited, Australia
  • Antonio Pont Jr, Crisol de Frutos secos, Spain

May 21, 2018 | 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM FIBES Auditorium Joan FortunyRichard WaycottMark JansenRaju BhatiaBrenton WoolstonAntonio Pont Jr

BRAZIL NUTS Round Table

Chaired by: Richard Rosenblatt, The Richard Franco Agency, USA.

  • Edward Danon, Voicevale, UK 
  • José Padilla, Amazonas and Manutata SA, Bolivia 
  • Casemiro Florenzano, Besana, Italy

May 21, 2018 | 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM FIBES Auditorium Richard RosenblattEdward DanonJosé PadillaCasemiro Florenzano

DRIED APRICOTS, FIGS, PRUNES & DATES Round Table

Chaired by: Guillaume Pagy, Pagysa, Turkey

  • Osman Öz, Anatolia Tarim Ürünleri Sanayi A.S, Turkey
  • Dr. Manshuck Zhexembekova, Integrachia-Turgen, Kazakhstan
  • Andrés Rodríguez, Chile Prunes Association
  • Joe Turkovich, California Dried Plum Board, USA
  • Ahmed Boujbel, Boudjebel SA VAPCA, Tunisia 

NUTRITION RESEARCH SEMINAR

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

  • Dr. Ramon Estruch, PREDIMED Study Group, Spain.

May 21, 2018 | 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM FIBES Auditorium Prof. Jordi Salas-SalvadóDr. Ramon Estruch

PECANS Round Table

Chaired by: Jeffrey Sanfilippo, John Sanfilippo and Son, USA.

  • Sally Arn, Carter Pecan, USA
  • Steve Zaffarano, Diamond Foods, USA
  • Jill Whyte, Green and Gold Macadamias, South Africa
  • Richard Sampson Genest , Stahmann Farms, Australia
  • Cheng Hung Kay, CHK Trading, China-Hong Kong

May 21, 2018 | 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM FIBES Auditorium Jeffrey SanfilippoSally ArnJill WhyteSteve ZaffaranoRichard Sampson GenestCheng Hung Kay

BUFFET WORKING LUNCH

Sponsored by Blue Diamond Growers
May 21, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM FIBES Conference & Exhibition Center

WELCOME COCKTAIL

The iconic and breathtaking Alfonso XIII Hotel along with Casa Guardiola Palace, in the heart of Sevilla, 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 and take advantage of such a networking opportunity. Do not miss the chance to visit Casa Guardiola Palace and go back to the nineteenth century, in full Sevillian romance enjoying a premium cocktail.

Cocktail dress recommended.

Transportation to and from FIBES Conference & Exhibition Center and the Welcome Cocktail will be provided from all INC recommended hotels.

Sponsored by Llopis
May 21, 2018 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Alfonso XIII Hotel

May 22, 2018

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

May 22, 2018 | 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM FIBES Conference & Exhibition Center

BOOTH EXHIBITION

May 22, 2018 | 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM FIBES Conference & Exhibition Center

ALL-DAY COFFEE

Coffee will be served continuously from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Sponsored by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc.
May 22, 2018 | 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM FIBES Conference & Exhibition Center

MEETING AREA

Sponsored by Borges
May 22, 2018 | 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM FIBES Conference & Exhibition Center

PISTACHIOS Round Table

Chaired by: Mike Hohmann, The Wonderful Company, USA.

  • Behrooz Agah, Iranian Pistachio Association, Iran
  • Mehmet Cikmaz, Kahraman Tarim Urunleri Tic, Turkey
  • Chris Joyce, Pistachio Growers’ Association, Australia
  • Vincenzo Longhitano, Antichi Sapori Delletna, Italy
  • Lai Xiaojing Victoria, Sum-Lum Import and Export Company Limited, China-Hong Kong

May 22, 2018 | 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM FIBES Auditorium Michael HohmannLai Xiaojing Victoria,

SCIENTIFIC SEMINAR

Chaired by: Pino Calcagni, INC Scientific and Government Affairs Committee
Guest speaker:

  • Dr. Alison Blackwell, Director of APS Biocontrol Ltd., UK.

WALNUTS Round Table

Chaired by: Gary Ford, Diamond Foods, USA.

  • John Aguiar, Mariani Nut Company, USA
  • Benjamín Herreros, Pacific Nut Company Chile SA, Chile 
  • Zhou Jinkui, Fenzhou Yuyuan Native Produce, China 
  • Serkan Görgülü, TIRYAKI Agro Gıda San. ve Tic. A.Ş., Turkey

May 22, 2018 | 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM FIBES Auditorium Gary FordJohn AguiarBenjamín HerrerosZhou Jinkui Serkan Görgülü

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: A. Garrigues Walker

Chairman of the Garrigues foundation and Honorary Chairman of the law firm Garrigues
"Today's Geopolitical Trends"

May 22, 2018 | 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM FIBES Auditorium A. Garrigues Walker

CASHEWS Round Table

Chaired by: Amit Khirbat, Olam, Singapore.

  • Harry Sinclair, Treehouse Foods, USA 
  • Wim Schipper, Intersnack Procurement, Netherlands 
  • Hari Nair, Western India Cashews, India 
  • Vu Thai Son, Long Son Joint Stock Company, Vietnam

May 22, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM FIBES Auditorium Amit KhirbatHarry SinclairWim SchipperHari NairVu Thai Son

BUFFET WORKING LUNCH

Sponsored by Incus Technology
May 22, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM FIBES Conference & Exhibition Center

BUFFET CASUAL DINNER

The elegance and exclusivity of Hacienda Montelirio & Gardens, with its large museum of carriages will be the matchless venue where Congress delegates and accompanying persons will immerse themselves into the Andalusian culture thanks to an authentic "Feria de Abril": A music band, a set of "rumbas" and "sevillanas" and a Rocío choir, among other shows and surprises, will generate a unique and genuine atmosphere.

Smart casual dress recommended.

Transportation to and from Buffet Casual Dinner will be provided from all INC recommended hotels.

Sponsored by The Wonderful Pistachios and Almonds
May 22, 2018 | 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hacienda Montelirio

May 23, 2018

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

May 23, 2018 | 07:30 AM - 02:00 PM FIBES Conference & Exhibition Center

BOOTH EXHIBITION

May 23, 2018 | 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM FIBES Conference & Exhibition Center

ALL-DAY COFFEE

Coffee will be served continuously from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Sponsored by Besana
May 23, 2018 | 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM FIBES Conference & Exhibition Center

MEETING AREA

Sponsored by Borges
May 23, 2018 | 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM FIBES Conference & Exhibition Center

ANNUAL REPORT

May 23, 2018 | 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM FIBES Auditorium

HAZELNUTS Round Table

Chaired by: Stefano Gagliasso, Ferrero Hazelnut Company, Luxembourg

  • Ahmet Bilge Anbarlilar, Balsu, Turkey
  • Riccardo Calcagni, Besana, Italy
  • Ufuk Özongun, Olam, Turkey
  • Troy Johnson, Laureal Foods, USA
  • Jordi Martí, Borges, Spain

MACADAMIAS Round Table

Chaired by: Jolyon Burnett, Australian Macadamia Society, Australia.

  • Alex Whyte, Green & Gold Macadamias, South Africa 
  • Mbugua Ngugi, Kenya Nut Company Ltd, Kenya 
  • Maria Teresa Camargo, QueenNut Macadamia, Brazil 
  • Cheng Hung Kay, CHK Trading, China-Hong Kong 

May 23, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM FIBES Auditorium Cheng Hung KayJolyon BurnettAlex WhiteMbugua NgugiMaria Teresa Camargo

DRIED CRANBERRIES, RAISINS, SULTANAS & CURRANTS Round Table

Chaired by: Steve Sousa, Mariani Packing, USA.

  • George Sousa Jr, Mariani Packing, USA 
  • Ahmet Bilge Goksan, Osman Akça Tar. Ür. Ith. Ihr. S, Turkey 
  • Sohrab Masoodi, Marsia Foods Inc, Canada 
  • Courtney Hendrickson, Ocean Spray, USA 

PINE NUTS & PEANUTS Round Table

Chaired by: Chen Ying, China Chamber of Commerce, China

  • Albert González, Pinfruse, Spain 
  • Vladimir Mazyrko, From Wild LLC, Russia 
  • Ümit Ergin, Olam, Netherlands 

May 23, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM FIBES Auditorium Chen YingAlbert GonzálezVladimir Mazyrko Ümit Ergin

BUFFET WORKING LUNCH

Sponsored by Sun-Maid Growers of California
May 23, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM FIBES Conference & Exhibition Center

GALA COCKTAIL, DINNER & BALL

The traditional Gala Dinner and Awards Evening will be celebrated at Sevilla’s emblematic Plaza de España. 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.

Registered delegates have the chance to reserve a table for the Gala Dinner. Tables will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to book your table [Download the reservation form] and send it to inc@nutfruit.org 

Transportation to and from Gala Cocktail & Dinner will be provided from all INC recommended hotels.

Sponsored by Chilean Walnut Commission
May 23, 2018 | 06:30 PM - 11:00 PM Plaza España