ACA Annual Cashew Conference & Expo 2017 Program

Provisional Event Schedule

Monday 18 September 

11:00 - 14:00                 ACA General Assembly


13:00 - 17:00                 Registration for Conference Participants 


17:00 - 20:30                 Opening Ceremony and Welcome Cocktail 


Tuesday 19 September 

9:00 - 18:00                   Cashew Expo 2017


9:00 - 9:30                     Welcome to Benin


9:30 - 10:45                   A New Vision for the African Cashew Industry


10:45 - 11:15                 COFFEE, NETWORKING, AND EXPO 2017


11:15 - 12:30                 Partnering for New Investments: the Role of Public Sector


12:30 - 14:00                 LUNCH, NETWORKING, AND EXPO 2017


14:00 - 15:15                 Rethinking Processing in Africa: Lessons from India and Vietnam


15:15 - 15:45                 COFFEE, NETWORKING, AND EXPO 2017


15:45  - 17:00                 lnvesting in Cashew Production: Importance and Key Factors for Success


17:00 - 18:00                  ACA Executive Committee Elections


Wednesday 19 September 

9:00 - 18:00                   Cashew Expo 2017


9:00 - 17:00                   World Cashew Forum


The forum takes multiple forms with opportunities for various business and stakeholder experiences, including a Business-to-Business (B2B) Forum for networking, thematic workshops, and technical demonstrations around the World Cashew Expo 2017. 


9:00 - 10:30                   New Techniques in Cashew Production

11:00 - 12:30                 Practical Demonstration of Cashew Grafting Techniques


9:00 - 10:30                   Public-Private roundtable discussion

11:00 - 12:30                 Public Sector roundatable

9:00 - 10:30                   Hard Talks - Investor/Processor Readiness

11:00 - 12:30                 Market Information Training


9:00 - 10:30                   Business to Business Meetings 

11:00 - 12:30                 Business to Business Meetings

14:00 - 17:00                Business to Business Meetings 


10:30 - 11:00                 COFFEE, NETWORKING, AND EXPO 2017


 

12:30 - 14:00                 LUNCH, NETWORKING, AND EXPO 2017

Thurs / Sept 21

Learning Trip

This trip offers participants the opportunity to visit a cashew processing facility in Benin. Located in Bohicon, Fludor Benin SA is a limited company under the TGI group, with 15 years of experience of trading RCN in Benin. Its processing plant of 18000 MT installed capacity stretches across a construction area of 15, 000 sq. m with commercial operation starting in January 2016. A highlight of this trip will be visiting the CNSL plant, which is used to process the RCN shell.

Leisure Trip

Participants will get to visit historic sites in Benin. More information coming soon.

 

More information will be coming soon! Please check back or contact us at aca@africancashewalliance.com!