Preliminary Program

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

MAY 20, 2023

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

MAY 21, 2023

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

MAY 22, 2023

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

EXHIBITION AREA

MEETING AREA

Sponsored by

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

ALL-DAY COFFEE

Sponsored by

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

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

CONGRESS OPENING & HOT TOPICS WITHIN THE NUT & DRIED FRUIT INDUSTRY by the INC's Executive Director

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

ALMONDS ROUND TABLE

NUTRITION RESEARCH SEMINAR

PISTACHIOS ROUND TABLE

PEANUTS AND PECANS ROUND TABLE

BUFFET WORKING LUNCH

Sponsored by

WELCOME COCKTAIL

Sponsored by

MAY 23, 2023

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

EXHIBITION AREA

MEETING AREA

Sponsored by

ALL-DAY COFFEE

Sponsored by

WALNUTS ROUND TABLE

SUSTAINABILITY SEMINAR

INC CHAIRMAN'S ROUND TABLE

RAISINS, PRUNES AND CRANBERRIES ROUND TABLE

BRAZIL NUTS AND PINE NUTS ROUND TABLE

GLOBAL CAMPAIGN STRATEGIES by INC Stakeholders

BUFFET WORKING LUNCH

Sponsored by

BUFFET CASUAL DINNER

Sponsored by

MAY 24, 2023

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

EXHIBITION AREA

MEETING AREA

Sponsored by

ALL-DAY COFFEE

Sponsored by

HAZELNUTS ROUND TABLE

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

MACADAMIAS ROUND TABLE

DATES, APRICOTS AND FIGS ROUND TABLE

CASHEWS ROUND TABLE

BUFFET WORKING LUNCH

Sponsored by

GALA COCKTAIL, DINNER & BALL

Sponsored by

MAY 25, 2023

GOLF & TENNIS TOURNAMENTS

May 12, 2022

HERITAGE DUBAI CITY TOUR

Tour starts at 9:00 am 
Bus pick up point: Conference Center Entrance
Duration: Up to 6 hours. 
Tour finishes at 2:00 pm

The objective of the tour is to give a glimpse about how people lived in the past before the Union and before the discovery of oil in the Emirate of Dubai, when it was a Pearl diving village and a regional hub for trade between the Arabian Gulf and Indian subcontinent and other cities.
A walk-through day of lore to see, feel and experience how the people lived and leveraged the available resources that their environment provided. You will also discover how Emiratis have a strong sense of community and social values.

Key interests: History, Culture, Tradition, Culinary

Highlights:

  • Visit Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House
  • Walk through Heritage Village of Dubai to get a better understanding about Tradition Occupation People of UAE used to do, Housing Models they used to live in and Traditional Food and way of making it
  • A ride on the traditional Abra boat across scenic Dubai Creek
  • A visit to the Spice and Gold Souks, with tantalizing scents and shimmering jewellery
  • Visit Al Ahmadieh Heritage Guest House which has been built in the style of a traditional Arabic Heritage House with a typical central courtyard.
  • Visit Al Ahmadyah School which was founded and established by His Eminence, the late Sheikh Ahmed bin Dalmouk in 1912.
  • Lunch at the Bayt Al Wakeel Local Restaurant Overlooking Dubai Creek

May 13, 2022

MODERN DUBAI CITY TOUR

Tour starts at 9:00 am 
Bus pick up point: Conference Center Entrance
Duration: Up to 6 hours. 
Tour finishes at 3:00 pm

Discover the bustling metropolis of Dubai with its dazzling skyline and pristine beaches. The ‘Modern Dubai City Tour’ will take you on a magical journey to iconic landmarks that form the heart and soul of this modern city of contrasts. Visiting the world’s tallest building, the largest mall to ever exist which houses one of the biggest aquariums in the world or the trendiest glittering spots in the town, this unique tour is bound to create memories that will cherish forever.

Key interests
: City, Entertainment, Skyscrapers, Views, Iconic structures

Highlights

  • A visit to Dubai Marina, an awe-inspiring city-within-a city with a cosmopolitan, free-spirited atmosphere and unique, invigorating lifestyle
  • A drive across Palm Jumeirah, world’s largest artificially made island abundant with opulent hotels and homes, with a photo stop at the iconic Atlantis Hotel
  • A visit to The Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world
  • A journey to ‘At the Top’ observation deck on level 124 of the tallest building in the world – Burj Khalifa
  • Lunch at Siraj Restaurant Souq Al Bahar Restaurant
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