Day - 1, Thursday January 24, 2019

12:00 noon - 5:00 pm - Delegate Registration & Networking

12:00 noon - 12:45 pm - High Tea at Liwa Ballroom (exhibition area)

1:30 - 3:30 pm - Networking Lunch

5:00 - 6:30 pm - Inaugural session


Chief Guest

Honourable Mr Japhet N Hasunga
Minister of Agriculture, United Republic of Tanzania
(English)
Mr Srivatsava Ganapathy
Cashewinfo
Dr. R K Bhoodes
Cashew Export Promotion Council of India (CEPCI)
Mr W. A. Ezeagu
Nigerian Export Promotion Council
Mr Vasudev Barkur
ETG Group
Mr Mamadou Berte
Cotton and Cashewnut Council, Cote d’Ivoire

6:30 - 6:45 pm

Special Address

Mr Pankaj Aggarwal
Bikanervala Foods Pvt. Ltd
(English) (French)

7:00 - 9:00 pm - Cocktail Dinner at Bayshore (within venue hotel)

Day - 2, Friday January 25, 2019

9:30 - 11:00 am - RCN Trade Forum


Discussion: How to get two million tonnes of RCN from origin to processing in good quality and reliably?

About 1.7 million tons and 300,000 tons of raw cashew moves from west Africa and east Africa respectively to Vietnam and India every year. This trade is valued at US 3.5 billion. There is wide deviation between shipped and landed quality, if cargo is not dried properly. Many times, operational and infrastructural constraints lead to delay in shipment. Price fluctuations during the transit time, results in renegotiations and at times, default. Is there a way to resolve these and make the trade less speculative?

Moderator

Mr Rajiv Kumar
Radson Exports
(English) (French)
Mr Adeyemi Murtada Adeniji
Starlink Global and Ideal Limited
(English) (French)
Mr B N Balodi
Valency International Trading Pte Ltd
Mr R Balasubramanian
RBS Maritime Services
(English) (French)
Mr Daouda Gon Coulibaly
ACE Global
(English) (French)
Mr V Dheenathayalavel
Lion Overseas Pte Ltd

11:00 - 11:30 am - Networking Break

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Cashew Processing Technology and Innovation Forum


Discussion: From "mechanisation to "automation": The future of cashew processing

Is it possible to preserve quality of kernels while achieving the goals of automation in cashew processing? What’s next in food safety and compliance? Would electricity generation from cashew shell enhance competitiveness of African cashew processing? Blockchain technology applications in cashew

Moderator

Mr Shaktipal
Ms Kishwar Siddiqui
Safmarine Dubai
(English) (French)
Mr James Obarowski
Technoserve
(English) (French)
Mr Jayachandra Reddy
Vink Corporation DMCC
(English) (French)
Mr Charlie
Meyer Corp
(English) (French)

12:30 - 1:00 pm - Cashew Women Session

Moderator

Mrs Suchithra Sasisekar
Nanopix Integrated Software Solutions (P) Ltd.
Ms Nunana Addo
ComCashew
(English) (French)
Ms Chen Ying
CCCFNA
(English) (French)
Ms Eteme Epse Hamoa Hamadjam
ANFRWE Agri Business, Cameroon
Ms Solene Prince Agbodjan
Oiko Credit
Ms Lucia Sebastiao Antonio
Cashew Promotion Institute
(English) (French)

1:00 - 2:30 pm - Networking Lunch

2:30 - 3:15 pm


Discussion - Mapping Thoughts of Next Gen Cashew Leaders

Moderator

Mr Narayan Kumar Mohanakumaran
Dynamic Foods
(English) (French)
Ms Dinika Bhatia
Nutty Gritties, DRB Foods
(English) (French)
Ms Sarata Toure
Sita SA
(English) (French)
Mr Arjun Satheesh Nair
India Food Exports
(English) (French)

3:15 - 3:30 pm - Tea Break

3:30 - 4:45 pm - Cashew Kernel Market Forum


Discussion: 2019 Cashew Market Review and Outlook US, Europe, Emerging Markets Representative

How was the demand for cashew kernels in western markets, middle east and Asia in 2018? What are the drivers of the markets going forward in 2019? How would the market and prices pan out going forward?

Moderator

Mr Vu Thai Son
LongSon
(English) (French)
Mr Somnath Chatterjee
ITC Foods
(English) (French)
Mr Ranjeet Wallia
CHI Commodities Handlers Inc.,
(English) (French)
Mr Kees Blokland
Global Trading & Agency
(English) (French)
Mr Chen Wen
Jin Yuan Int'l Resources Holding Co., Ltd
(English) (French)

4:45 - 6:00 pm - Raw cashew crop review and outlook


Discussion: 2019 Global raw cashew crop review and outlook

How is the 2019 west African raw cashew crop going to be? What is the expected quantity in each of the major producing countries? Will the crop arrive on time? What is the expectation on quality? What is the likely price range?

Moderator

Mr Kalbavi Prakash Rao
Kalbavi Cashews
(English) (French)
Dr. Kassimou ISSAKA
Cashew Agency in Benin
(English) (French)
Mr Folusho Olorunda
Cleanslate Commodities, Nigeria
(English) (French)
Mr Nitin Bajaj
Olam International Ltd
(English) (French)
Mr Ram Mohan
ComAfrique Gambia Ltd
(English) (French)

7:00 - 10:00 pm - Gala Dinner at Marina Garden (within venue hotel)

Day - 3, Saturday January 26, 2019

9:30 - 9:45 am - Announcements

9:45 - 11:00 am - Open house with African Governments Representatives and Trade Associations


Walking the tightrope - balancing government policy and market players interests in volatile cashew markets.

Governments in cashew producing countries are keen on organising the raw cashew sector and encourage processing and value addition. Therefore, long term policies are aligned in that direction. While these objectives are to be fully supported it is difficult to align policy with volatile markets – Are policies always well aligned with the end markets? Do Governments appreciate the impact of their policy decisions? Who pays if/when they get it wrong? Is it market players duty to assist governments with policy or just to lobby in their own interest? Should governments consult market players on price and policy decisions?"

Moderator

Ms Rita Weidinger
ComCashew
Mr Ernest Mintah
African Cashew Alliance
(English)
Mr Tola Faseru
National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN)
Mr W. A. Ezeagu
Nigerian Export Promotion Council
Mr IIidio Afonso Jose Bande
Promotion Institute of Cashew, Mozambique
(English)
Mr Mamadou Berte
Cotton and Cashewnut Council, Cote d'Ivoire

11:00 - 11:30 am - Networking Break

11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Open house on Global Raw Cashew Trade Forum - (English)

Raw cashew business has grown to over USD 6 billion thanks to growth in production and increase in price. Of this, about USD 4 billion is cross-border trade. Despite the growth, the trade has remained bilateral and prone to risk of defaults of payment or promised quality. Is there a need for a global body for raw cashew to streamline processes, standardise procedure, evolve a quick dispute resolution mechanism and reduce overall risks?

Co-chairs

Mr Vasudev Barkur
ETG Group
Mr G Srivatsava
Cashewinfo
Mr Kalbavi Prakash Rao
Kalbavi Cashews
Mr Pulkit Jain
Pajson Trading DMCC

1:00 - 2:30 pm - Networking Lunch

End of WCC 2019

* This is a draft agenda. Programme, Speakers, topics may change