Dubai Set to Welcome the Nut and Dried Fruit Industry for the 39th INC Congress


May 11-13, the luxurious Madinat Jumeirah resort in Dubai will bring the entire nut and dried fruit industry under one roof with an exciting three-day program full of expert market insights, networking, social events, and more.

May 4, 2022. Over 1,100 industry professionals from more than 60 countries will gather under one roof for the 39th World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress from May 11-13, 2022, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, organized by the International Nut & Dried Fruit Council (INC).

The INC Congress is the only international event purely dedicated to the nut and dried fruit industry, and the stimulating three-day program will provide attendees with the latest look into the industry from the sector’s top leaders. A series of roundtables on the products under the INC umbrella, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts, peanuts, dates, dried apricots, dried cranberries, dried figs, prunes, raisins, sultanas, and currants will give updates on the latest statistics on production, consumption, and trade. Moreover, 40 companies will have a booth and exhibit their latest products and services.

The congress will also feature two highly respected Keynote Speakers, and seminars on sustainability and nutrition research. Mr. Sunny Verghese, the Co-Founder and Group CEO of Olam International, and Mr. Saket Modi, Co-Founder and CEO of Safe Security will give presentations as the Congress’ Keynote Speakers.

The Sustainability Seminar will be headlined by Ms. Marta Moren Abat, the International Relations Coordinator for the Directorate-General for Maritime and Fisheries at the European Commission. Her presentation will cover water resources opportunities and challenges and the relation to agriculture and food security.

The Nutrition Research Seminar will feature two guest speakers, Dr. V. Mohan, Chairman of Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre & President of the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation in India, and Assoc. Prof. Cesarettin Alasalvar, Director of Food Institute at TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center in Turkey. Dr. Mohan will speak on the effect of nut consumption in Indians with Type 2 diabetes, while Assoc. Prof. Alasalvar will discuss the nutrients and health benefits of dried fruits.

INC Awards

The INC Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the nut and dried fruit business. The Corporate Golden Nut Award will be presented to ofi, and the Excellence in Research will be presented to Prof. Jordi Salas-Salvadó. Furthermore, Dr. Karen Lapsley will be recognized for her Outstanding Service to research in almonds with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
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