Chennai is ready to host XXXVI INC World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress, a unique event that is expected to gather nearly 1,000 attendees coming from 60 different countries from May 19-21, 2017. The combined presence of the entire range of professionals involved in or related to the sector, including producers, manufacturers, traders, suppliers and buyers, undoubtedly shapes it as the largest and only worldwide event of the Nut and Dried Fruit industry.
The sessions program is the core of the event: exhaustive but segmented, it provides professionals with high-value information of their interest. Monographic round tables will reveal latest statistics and new crop forecasts, whereas two keynote speakers will offer a different perspective.
Two dazzling names will perform as so. They come from very different backgrounds but both bear global fame and fascinating careers: Gopi Kallayil, Chief Evangelist and Brand Marketing at Google, and Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Spiritual and Humanitarian Leader. Moreover, the program also includes a Nutrition Research Update, chaired by professor Jordi Salas-Salvadó (INC World Forum for Nutrition Research and Dissemination) and featuring Dr. Richard Mattes (Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science at Purdue University, USA) and Dr. Viswanathan Mohan (President & Director of the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, India) as guest speakers. In addition, the Congress will feature a Scientific Seminar on technological improvements in the cashew industry, chaired by Pino Calcagni (INC Scientific and Government Affairs Committee) and presented by Prakash Kalbavi (Kalbavi Cashews, India).
The Congress organization permanently keeps in mind that networking is one of its strengths: That is why part of the schedule is reserved for the so-called “Meetings Area”: An opportunity for attendees to hold conversations and do business with each other.
For those who are interested, networking may also take place on social events, during which delegates and accompanying persons will have the opportunity to relax while they unearth some of the secrets of the Indian cuisine and culture. The opening Welcome Cocktail, the Casual Dinner and the final Gala Dinner and Ball compose an appealing program that will include several music concerts and even a Bollywood show.
In parallel, the venue will host for the three days the Exhibitors Area featuring the booths of 30 different companies from all over the world, which will serve a double purpose: it grants firms the chance to display their latest products and services and present them directly to their targeted audience; and, at the same time, it enables attendees (potential buyers) to learn about them.