INC Congress

The INC World Nut & Dried Fruit Congress is the only international event solely dedicated to the entire nut and dried fruit industry. It is held once a year and the location regularly changes, to represent the global membership of the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC).

This event is organized to bring together the leaders of the sector to discuss the hottest topics and latest market insights. The event features expert-led roundtables for each nut and dried fruit under the umbrella of the INC, inspiring keynote and guest note speakers, and unique social activities to encourage networking in a relaxing atmosphere.

The INC is the international umbrella organization for the nut and dried fruit industry. Its members include more than 850 nut and dried fruit sector companies from over 80 countries. The INC’s mission is to stimulate and facilitate sustainable growth in the global nut and dried fruit industry. It is the leading international organization on health, nutrition, statistics, food safety, and international standards and regulations regarding nuts and dried fruits.


The Only Global Event for the Nut & Dried Fruit Industry

The Best Market Insights

The Only Global Event for the Nut & Dried Fruit Industry

Networking Opportunities

Meet with the leaders of the sector and create lasting business relationships.

Gain Visibility for your Company

Attend and showcase your company’s products or services to the entire industry.

The 1 Event You Can’t Miss

The who’s who of the sector is there, so take part in the knowledge sharing.


See the beginnings of the INC Congress

The global expansion nut industry began in 1980 with the First World Tree Nut Congress in Reus, Spain. This marked the first large international gathering of business people in the sector with the objective of standardizing criteria and uniting efforts in the task of promoting and improving their professional work. It was in this moment that the INC Congress was born, although the INC would not be officially founded until 1983 with the signing of the Charter in Paris.

The second Congress was held in 1982 in Sorrento, Italy, and the third took place in 1983 in Sacramento, USA. As the years continued to pass, the Congress remained a consistent event. Nearly 40 World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress have now taken place and they continue to be the most highly anticipated event for the sector. Throughout the years the Congress has been hosted by more than 20 countries in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, and Oceania and continues to grow, now regularly reaching over 1,000 participants.


See what past participants are saying about the INC Congress

Mike Hohmann
Mike HohmannExecutive Vice President and CFO at Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, USA
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The INC it’s a great way to come together and meet with our customers and our colleges of the nut industry and also to talk about the great attributes of nuts.
John O’Neil
John O’NeilTechnical Manager at Tesco Stores, UK
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The INC Congress is bringing everyone from the supply chain together. Everyone that is involved in the industry needs to come here to communicate with each other.
Nicolás Di Cosmo
Nicolás Di CosmoPresident at Chilenut
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What is better than being in hands with the INC? This is where the most important event of the year for nuts and the whole world is here.
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.