ACA Annual Cashew Conference & Expo 2019 Program

Tentative 2019 ACA Annual Cashew Conference Program

Wednesday 06 November

9:00 - 14:00 ACA Board Meeting                                                  
14:00 - 17:00 On-Site Conference Registration    

Thursday 07 November

8:00 - 17:00 On-Site Conference Registration Parallel: International Cashew Expo
9:00 - 12:00 Opening Ceremony
12:00 - 13:30 Plenary Session 1: 2018/19 cashew season in focus - a behavior change or price correction?
13:30 - 15:00 Networking Lunch
15:00 - 16:30 Plenary Session 2: Fostering Synergiers, Influencing Market Dynamics - Balancing Public Efforts & Private Expectations
16:30 - 17:30 Presentations on Upcoming Development Interventions in Cashew
17:30 Coffee Break & Expo Visit  

Friday 08 November

8:00- 9:00 On-Site Conference Registration & Women in Cashew breakfast session
9:00-10:30 Forum Session 1: Sector Organization - Operating effective cashew regulatory authorities - a debate Parallel: International Cashew Expo Space for B2B meetings available throughout the day
10:30- 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00- 12:30 Forum Session 2a: Processing Innovation & By-Product Diversification Forum Session 2b: Production - Increasing Cashew Production in Africa: Professionalization of Smallholders or Simple Expansion?
12:30- 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00- 15:30 Forum Session 3a: Accessing Finance for Cashew Processing-Understanding the Gap between the Demand and Supply of Financing Cashew Processing Forum Session 3b: Experiences of Cashew Pioneers for Young Entrepreneurship Market Information Systems (MIS)Workshop: Myths, Lies & Cashew Statistics in the Information Age
15:30- 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00- 17:30

Activity 1:
B2B matchmaking

Activity 2: Development and Technical Partner meeting

18:00- 20:00 Gala Dinner & Closing Ceremony

Saturday 09 November

Option 1 - Zanzibar Option 2 - Dar es Salaam
6:00 - 9:30 Assembly & Travel to Zanzibar (ferry) 7:00 - 9:00 Assembly and Travel to Excursion Site near Dar es Salaam
10:00 - 13:00 Invest in Zanzibar Forum 9:00 - 13:00 Visit to processing site - Biotan
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 18:00 City tour 14:30 - 18:00 City tour
after 18:00 Optional Evening Flight to Dar es Salaam  

This program is subject to changes and updates. Please visit again or in case of questions contact us at aca@africancashewalliance.com