Welcome to the INC XL World Nut & Dried Fruit Congress

Welcome to the INC XL World Nut & Dried Fruit Congress, London 2023. 

Every year the INC congress attracts the crème de la crème of the sector and London was no different!

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Dear INC friends,

The 40th World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress, the flagship event of the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC), took place in London from May 22-24. Nearly 1,300 attendees from 65 countries gathered at JW Marriott Grosvenor House London to share ideas on market development, the latest findings in health and nut allergy research, and the sustainable growth of the industry.

Throughout the three days, industry experts examined the current state of the market, key trends, and future outlook, giving participants the best industry insights available. And as in previous events, the Congress program included a set of roundtables for each nut and dried fruit, seminars on nutrition and sustainability, keynote speeches from respected experts, and an exclusive program of social events held at the most iconic London spots, allowing attendees to network with industry professionals.

London is recognized as one of the leading global hubs for finance, trade, and business and the city is consistently at the forefront of innovation, making it a prime destination for the INC Congress.

We hope you had a great time in London.

Yours sincerely,

The Organizing Committee

Mr. Michael Waring, INC Chairman

Mr. Giles Hacking, INC Congress Chairman

Mr. Mark Mariani, INC Executive Committe Member

Mrs. Goretti Guasch, INC Executive Director


Congress Program

From May 22-24, 2023 top professionals from the nut and dried fruit sector descended on the majestic city of London for three days of networking, business, and fun. The program gave participants the latest updates in the industry as well as some surprising keynote sessions. View Program

Social Events

The INC Congress social events are the perfect way to network and do business with key players in the nut and dried fruit industry globally, all in a relaxed atmosphere. In 2023, social events took place in some of the most iconic venues of London, so watch this space!

On Thursday, May 25th at Royal Automobile Club, Woodcote Park, Epsom, Surrey, we had the opportunity to see some of the beautiful English countryside and spend time with fellow industry members. The club boasts two exceptional downland golf courses and also counts on six outdoor, floodlit courts. View Activities


After 26 years the INC was proud to be back in London for the XL World Nut & Dried Fruit Congress took place at the historic JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel. Among the oldest of the world’s great cities, London is full of character and boasts an abundance of fabulous monuments and attractions to visit, from old to new there’s something for everyone.

What Congress Participants Say

See what participants say about their past Congress experiences

Mike Hohmann
Mike HohmannExecutive Vice President and CFO at Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, USA
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We appreciate what the INC does, bringing us together annually to talk about the future of the nut business.
John O’Neil
John O’NeilSenior Sourcing Technical Managaer, Whitworths, UK
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The INC Congress brings everyone from the supply chain together. Everyone that is involved in the industry needs to come here to communicate with each other.
Mia Cohen
Mia CohenChief Operating Officer at Setton Farms
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We’ve always been very excited to be part of the INC because of what the INC does for the nut industry. The conversations we have and the networking are really valuable for our company.
Toño Pons
Toño PonsPresident Importaco, Spain
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It’s a very good opportunity to collaborate with the INC and we are very proud to be a member.
Edward Danon
Edward DanonSenior Trader, Voicevale
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Incredible opportunity to Network with people from all around the world in the same place. Very interesting and informative round tables with some fascinating key note speakers.
Nicolás Di Cosmo
Nicolás Di CosmoFormer President at Chilenut
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What is better than being in the hands of the INC? This is where the most important event of the year for nuts and dried fruits happens and, the whole world is here.
Brendan O'Donnell
Brendan O'DonnellGlobal Director, nuts and dried fruit, TOMRA Food
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At the INC Congress, you meet all the main decision-makers and thought leaders of the nut and dried fruit industry. The opportunity for us to spend quality time with both new and existing customers is fantastic. The round table discussions were extremely informative and helpful to stay up to date with all the different categories of nuts and dried fruit.
Chris Wilding
Chris WildingDirector, Chelmer Foods Limited
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A great way for the industry to meet and discuss all the pressing issues in our industry. the meeting areas were well set out and with plentiful seating areas.
Sameer Wadhwa
Sameer WadhwaHindasia Foods
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It is a great platform to meet our Industry colleagues and discuss business opportunities in a very professional environment. The social events take this interaction to another level!
Vanessa Eveleens
Vanessa EveleensPurchasing Manager, Calconut
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Apart from being a special opportunity to meet with almost everyone from the nuts and dried fruit sector in a spectacular environment; all the information that is shared in the round tables is of great added value, since it provides you with various information on trends, harvests, products and/or visions that help you to better "understand" the market and make much more appropriate decisions.
Sahar Nakhaei
Sahar NakhaeiIran Pistachio Association
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The INC Congress is the only platform in the entire nuts and dried fruit industry that brings together a lot of players and creates this unique opportunity for learning, sharing, doing business and networking.
Sander Wolf
Sander WolfSenior Trader, Synergy Food Ingrediënts & Processing B.V.
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Visiting one place to see experts from all over the world, in a wonderful setting and environment where every detail has been taken care of! Looking forward to the next edition to make more memories and learn about all new developments.

INC Awards

At the INC we are firm believers that good work deserves recognition. The INC Awards are the premier international showcase of excellence for the nuts and dried fruits industry and are given out every year to show our gratitude for the excellent work and dedication to the nut and dried fruit industry undertaken by our awardees. The INC Awards program comprises the Golden Nut Award, the Award for Excellence in Gastronomy, the Award for Excellence in Research, the Award for Excellence in Sustainability and the Innovation Award.

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