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November 2017

VIII International Symposium on Walnut, Cashew and Pecan

November 28 - December 1
Santiago Chile + Google Map

The purpose of this nut industry summit is to showcase the latest technological breakthroughs and developments for walnut, cashew and pecan.

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VIII International Symposium on Walnut, Cashew and Pecan

November 29 @ 8:00 am - December 1 @ 5:00 pm

The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and the Association of Chilean Walnut Producers and Exporters – CHILENUT – are pleased to invite you to participate in the VIII International Symposium on Walnut, Cashew and Pecan, which shall be held in the city of Santiago, in Chile’s between November 29th and December 1st, 2017.

The purpose of this nut industry summit is to showcase the latest technological breakthroughs and developments for walnut, cashew and pecan.

This activity is held every four years. Past hosts include Hungary, Portugal, France, Italy, Australia and China, in that order.

Given the importance Chile has acquired in the international nut trade market, the International Society for Horticultural Science nominated Chilenut to be the co-organizer of this global gathering, which promises to offer a thorough scientific view of the global scenario faced by the different varieties that makeup this group of species.

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December 2017

The Almond Conference

December 5 - December 7
Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814,
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Agenda The Almond Conference offers the following events and meal functions to attendees: Meal tickets are available for purchase during the online registration process and are optional. Tuesday, December 5 Opening Reception - cocktails available (first drink is complimentary, those after can be purchased at the cash bar) Wednesday, December 6 Luncheon with keynote address ($30.00) Social Reception - cocktails available (first drink is complimentary, those after can be purchased at the cash bar) Thursday, December 7 Luncheon with keynote…

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SIAL Middle East

December 12 - December 14

About SIAL Middle East
The 8th edition of SIAL Middle East will continue its staggering pace of growth, establishing it as the fastest-growing food, beverage and hospitality event in the MENA region.

With yet another successful event in 2016, attracting 952 exhibitors, 30+ national pavilions and 16, 562 trade attendees, SIAL Middle East continues to be the platform for food, beverage and hospitality companies to make their mark in this region.

"I chose to exhibit at SIAL ME because of the premium features that it offers, especially the high speed networking meetings and SIAL Innovation Awards which are exclusive to SIAL ME. Out of the four trade shows I have done this year throughout the world, I find that SIAL Middle East had the highest ROI for my company"
Cristina Ennis, Emile Noel - France| Exhibitor at SIAL Middle East 2016BOOK YOUR STAND
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The International Exhibition
900+ Exhibitors | 30+ National Pavilions | 16,000+ Trade Visitors & Buyers | 500 Fully Hosted VIP Buyers - All in a trade business friendly environment.

Co-located Event
Abu Dhabi Date Palm Exhibition
Abu Dhabi Date Palm Exhibition is the world’s only dedicated B2B event for date palm fruit. Being co-located with SIAL Middle East also offers a perfect opportunity for date palm fruit producers and suppliers to meet with thousands of food, beverage and hospitality buyers. Visit www.abudhabidatepalm.com for more details.

Hosted Buyer Programme
With the support of our strategic partner, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, a dedicated VIP hosted buyer programme fully funds the visit of up to 500 top buyers from the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and African region to attend SIAL Middle East. Each application goes through a stringent process to qualify right buyers to come to the event. Aspects like items to source, company turnover and purchasing power are given due consideration before selecting hosted buyers.

Hosted Buyer Introduction Suite
Launched as a new initiative in 2015, the Hosted Buyer Introduction Suite has been a roaring success with exhibitors and hosted buyers alike. The Hosted Buyer Introduction Suite is a private dedicated space for exhibitors to meet with batches of select Hosted Buyers in Speed Networking Sessions. As part of these sessions, exhibitors and hosted buyers have 3 minutes to exchange business cards, introduce products and schedule a detailed meeting if required. In 2016, 5,231 introductions took place between exhibitors and hosted buyers.

La Cuisine
Organised by the Emirates Culinary Guild of Abu Dhabi, La Cuisine by SIAL is a favourite meeting point for foodservice professionals. The event in 2016 saw more than 1,000 professional chefs compete across a variety of disciplines in three days of heated competition.

Roaming Chefs
Senior chefs from La Cuisine take guided tours around the show based on their sourcing requirements. 765 introductions with exhibitors were made at the 2016 event.

La Cuisine Airline Category
Launched in 2015, this La Cuisine category adds an additional dimension to the travel catering sector offering at SIAL Middle East. This category is jointly organised by Emirates Culinary Guild and Etihad Airways. Within this category, chefs need to prepare a lunch/dinner menu aimed at business class passengers.

La Cuisine VIP Evening
SIAL Middle East hosts more than 150 senior chefs from the region and select exhibitors to network in an informal setting.

SIAL Innovation
SIAL Innovation Area showcases the world’s most innovative products, guaranteeing an experience for attendees to learn about upcoming trends in the food & beverage sector. The 2016 event featured 44 most innovative food and beverage products out of 250+ submissions. The competition is only open to exhibiting companies.

SIAL Innovation World Champions
As a new initiative launched in 2015, SIAL Innovation winners from SIAL Paris, SIAL Canada, SIAL China, SIAL ASEAN Manila, and SIAL InterFOOD Jakarta were present to showcase their innovative products to buyers and visitors. The winners from 2015/16 were once again represented at SIAL Middle East 2016.

SIAL Middle East Party
SIAL Middle East hosts a reception for exhibitors and hosted buyers on 2nd evening of the event. SIAL Innovation award winners are also announced at the event.

World Tour
World Tour offers a window in to the world of food commerce. At the 2016 event, 27 partner magazines and newspapers from all over the world mapped the agri-food market in their respective countries.

SIAL Conferences
Over 3 days, SIAL Conferences higlight the opportunities, trends and challenges in airline catering and general F&B sphere. At the 2016 event, Airline catering panel sessions were held on day 1 of the event whereas top hotel GMs, F&B directors and managers discussed strategies on the last day. Some of the top panelists included: Jeremy Clark, Airline Catering & Onboard Services Consulting, JC Consulting, Salim Hazife, Managing Director, Perth Inflight Catering, Ricardo Matos, Director of Food and Beverage Operations, Atmosphere Burj Khalifa Restaurant and Orsolya Meszaros, Director of Food and Beverage, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah.

The Mercurys
The Mercurys is the most prestigious award in travel catering industry, running for 35 years. Judged by a panel of independent experts, the 2016 edition of the awards recognised the very best in on-board catering with five main award categories spanning airline meals, service, general on-board food and beverages and equipment. The award ceremony held at Shangri-La Abu Dhabi was attended by more than 150 travel catering professionals.

Abu Dhabi Food Security Roundtables
Food Security Center - Abu Dhabi (FSCAD) will once again bring together top government officials, CEOs and industry experts to discuss ways of ensuring the availability of affordable, sustainable and nutritious food for the region.

Regional Coffee Championships
The Regional Coffee Championships (UAE) once again highlighted the skills and knowledge of the country’s best coffee makers. More than 20 competitors
brewed up a storm at the competition in 2016.

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January 2018

Annual Walnut Trade Show

January 5, 2018
Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds, 442 Franklin Ave
Yuba City, CA 95991,
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This unique trade show has been requested and well received by the walnut industry. Attendees come from all parts of the state and include Growers, PCAs, CCAs, Applicators, Handlers, and other Allied Professionals. Our goal at West Coast Nut is to bring the walnut industry together and offer a choice of topics that include educational credits from a variety of speakers while including timely topics of interest. Our one-day trade show offers continuing education units, an array of exhibits, and…

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Annual Walnut Show

January 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds, 442 Franklin Ave.
Yuba City, CA 95991
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This unique trade show has been requested and well received by the walnut industry. Attendees come from all parts of the state and include Growers, PCAs, CCAs, Applicators, Handlers, and other Allied Professionals. Our goal at West Coast Nut is to bring the walnut industry together and offer a choice of topics that include educational credits from a variety of speakers while including timely topics of interest. Our one-day trade show offers continuing education units, an array of exhibits, and an industry tri-tip lunch. 

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February 2018

World Cashew Convention

February 1, 2018 - February 3, 2018

Cashew as a raw nut and kernel moves through various countries and continents with business being done from a distance, with limited opportunity to meet and discuss business. Cashew related conference/exhibitions happen with focus limited to a country, a promotion board/association or limited to certain issues/topics only. There are global conferences/exhibitions happening in other nuts or even other commodities which offer a larger and global platform for discussion, networking & business tie-ups. WCC will be one such global platform for…

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National Pistachio Day

February 26, 2018
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March 2018

Western Pecan Growers Association conference and trade show

March 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Western Pecan Growers Association is a non-profit organization that was incorporated in 1966.  The purpose of the association is to promote and encourage the production and marketing of pecans in the western region of the United States, as well as to provide education and research for the development and betterment of the pecan industry. 

Western Pecan Growers annual conference and trade show takes place the beginning of March at the Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  The conference offers an educational program that is focused on grower education and industry concerns, as well as a trade show that features machinery, equipment, and services for the pecan growing community.  

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The American Pistachio Industry 2018 Annual Conference

March 5, 2018 - March 7, 2018
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert
California, United States
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July 2018


July 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

2017 Conference Presentations
American Pecan Board
National Pecan Shellers Association
Optimized Diagnostics of Xylella fastidiosa in pecan, Angelyn Hilton
Pecan Fertilization, Larry Stein
Pecan Foliage Pests, Bill Ree
Pecan Fungicides and Pesticides, Monte Nesbitt
Pecan Grafting, George Ray McEachern
Pecan Nut Pests, Bill Ree
Pecan Screening Nursery for Cotton Root Rot Resistance, Larry Stein
Pecan Tree Crop Insurance, Nicole Gueck
Pecan Varieties, Pollination and Spacing, Monte Nesbitt
Phosphites - efficacy, residues, recommendations, Clive Bock
Soil and Water Requirement, Larry Stein
Soil-applied zinc for Pecans, even in the Southwest, Richard Heerema
This Market is Driving Us Nuts! Shelly Nutt
U.S. Pecan Growers Council at Work, Janice Dees
Varietal, Physiological & Climatic Effects on Pecans, Monte Nesbitt

2016 Conference Presentations
Common Foliage: Pests of Pecan, Bill Ree
Drones in Orchard Management, Kyle Snodgrass
Federal Marketing Order- Next Steps, Mike Adams
Feral Hog Management, Josh Helcel
History and Future of Glyphosate, Monte Nesbitt
Important pecan varieties for Texas, Larry Stein
Insecticides for Pecans, Bill Ree
Managing P and K, Mike Smith
NPSA - Pecan Promotion, Chef Summit, Vickie Mabry
Nut-Feeding Insect Management, Bill Ree
Pecan disease overview, Kimberly Cochran
Pecan Marketing Order, Jen Varela
Pecan Scab - Let's Talk About Sex, Nikki Charlton
Pecan Tree Nutrition and Fertilization, Monte Nesbitt
Pecan Tree Water Requirements, Larry Stein.pdf
Rapid Development of Young Pecan Trees, Monte Nesbitt
RMA - Options for Crop Insurance, Phyllis Johnston
Rootstock Cloning Breakthrough, Jennifer Randall
US Pecan Growers Council, Randy Hudson

2015 Conference Presentations
Pecans 2020, David Lawrence
Pecans, the Forgotten Nut, Skyler Bettencourt
How to do Business with China, Jack Huang
Mini Shortcourse Foliage & Insect Management, Ree
Mini Shortcourse New Orchard Requirements Design, Nesbitt
Mini Shortcourse Nut Feeding & Insect Management, Ree
Mini Shortcourse Pecan Orchard Floor Management, Stein
Mini Shortcourse Scab Management, Nesbitt
National Pecan Shellers Assn. Update, Vickie Mabry
Overcoming the Challenges of Cotton Root Rot with a Creening Nursery, Larry Stein
The South African Pecan Industry, LJ Grauke
USDA ARS Pecan Breeding Program Progress Report, LJ Grauke
Flowering - The Tree's Perspective, Bruce Wood
Mini Shortcourse, Harvest, Grading and Marketing, McEachern
Mini Shortcourse -2015 Late Season crop and water management, Stein
Ongoing IPM Projects and Concerns, Bill Ree
Zinc Nutrition, Monte Nesbitt

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August 2018

International Symposium on Nuts and Mediterranean Climate Fruits: Advances in Breeding and New Strategies of Horticultural Management for Sustainable Production

August 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - August 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Deadline abstract submission November 20, 2017 Deadline fulltext submission May 15, 2018 Conveners Prof. Dr. Tiziano CarusoDepartment of Agricultural & Forest Science University of Palermo Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 4 ingresso H 90128 Palermo Italy(39) 09123861207tiziano.caruso@unipa.it Dr. Moshe A. FlaishmanDepartment of Fruit Trees Sciences ARO - The Volcani Center PO Box 6 50-250 Bet Dagan Israel(972)39683394(972)39683793vhmoshea@volcani.agri.gov.il Dr. Louise Ferguson2037 Wickson Hall Plant Sciences Department Mail Stop II UC Davis 1 Shields Ave. Davis CA 95616 United States of America(1) 559…

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July 2020

XII International Symposium on Plum and Prune Genetics, Breeding and Pomology

July 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - July 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Conveners Dr. Darko JevremovicKralja Petra I 9 32000 Cacak Serbia(381)32321375(381)32321391darkoj@ftn.kg.ac.rs Email plum2020@institut-cacak.org Groups involved Commission Molecular Biology and In Vitro Culture Section Pome and Stone Fruits Workgroup Plum

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