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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

Delivery of the:
Excellence in Reserach Award
Excellence in Gastronomy Award

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

ALMONDS Round Table

Chaired by: Joan Fortuny, Borges, Spain.

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

May 21, 2018 | 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM FIBES Auditorium Joan FortunyMark JansenRaju Bhatia

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

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, Besama, Italy

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

DRIED FRUITS Round Table

Dried Apricots, Figs, Prunes & Dates
Chaired by: Guillaume Pagy, Pagysa, Turkey

  • Mr. Osman Öz, Anatolia Tarim Ürünleri Sanayi A.S, Turkey
  • Dr. Manshuck Zhexembekova, Integrachia-Turgen, Kazakhstan
  • Mr. Andrés Rodríguez, Chile Prunes Association
  • Mr. Ahmed Boujbel, Boudjebel SA VAPCA, Tunisia 

May 21, 2018 | 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM FIBES Auditorium Guillaume PagyOsman ÖzDr. Manshuck ZhexembekovaAndrés RodríguezAhmed Boujbel

NUTRITION RESEARCH SEMINAR

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

  • 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 (OK EC)
  • Steve Zaffarano, Diamond Foods, USA
  • Jill Whyte, Green and Gold Macadamias, South Africa
  • Richard Sampson Genest , Stahmann Farms, Australia

May 21, 2018 | 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM FIBES Auditorium Jeffrey Sanfilippo

BUFFET WORKING LUNCH

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

GLOBAL INTER-BOARD COOPERATION SUMMIT

Chaired by: Antonio Pont, INC Honorary President

  • Nucis Italia
  • Bruce Caris, American Pecan Council
  • Lynne Ziehlke, Australian Macadamia Society
  • Debbie Mitchell, California Dried Plum Board
  • Maureen Ternus, INC NREF
  • China Chamber of Commerce
  • Andrés Rodríguez, Chile Prunes Association

May 21, 2018 | 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM FIBES Madrid ABC Antonio Pont

WELCOME COCKTAIL

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.

  • Asadollah Asgaroladi, Hassas Export Co. Ltd., Iran
  • 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

May 22, 2018 | 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM FIBES Auditorium Michael HohmannAsadollah Asgaroladi

SCIENTIFIC SEMINAR

Chaired by: Pino Calcagni, Besana, Italy 
Guest speaker:

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

May 22, 2018 | 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM FIBES Auditorium Pino CalcagniAlison Blackwell

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 FordZhou 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 SinclairHari 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

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

Delivery of the Innovation Award

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

HAZELNUTS Round Table

Chaired by: Marco Gonçalvez, Ferrero Hazelnut Company, Italy

  • Dursun Oguz Gürsoy, Gürsoy Tarim Urunler Gida Sanayi Ve Tic. AS, Turkey 
  • Troy Johnson, Laurel Foods Llc, USA 
  • Riccardo Calcagni, Besana, Italy 
  • Siegfried von Gehr, Alster Spa, Chile 

May 23, 2018 | 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM FIBES Auditorium Marco Gonçalves

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 Jolyon BurnettAlex WhiteMaria Teresa CamargoCheng Hung Kay

DRIED FRUITS Round Table

Dried Cranberries, Raisins, Sultanas & Currants
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 

May 23, 2018 | 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM FIBES Auditorium Steve SousaGeorge Sousa Jr. Ahmet Bilge GoksanSohrab MasoodiCourtney Hendrickson

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 GonzálezÜmit 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

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