ACA opens online registration for the 17th ACA Cashew Conference and Expo

The African Cashew Alliance (ACA) has today, 26th April 2023, opened online registration for the 17th ACA Cashew Conference and Expo to be held in Senegal from 18th to 21st September 2023.

Interested participants can therefore proceed to the ACA’s website, to register for this year’s Conference.

Individuals and organizations also have the option of registering for the biggest exhibition of cashew products, machines and technology which takes place during the ACA Conference every year, as well as registering for ACA-facilitated Business to Business (B2B) meetings.

“We are proceeding steadily in our preparations towards another very historic edition of the ACA Conference in Senegal, a country with great cashew history and growing industry. We have opened registration early enough to allow for potential participants to register now and start preparing towards them,” Managing Director of the ACA, Ernest Mintah, said.

The 17th ACA Conference will be on the theme, Sustaining the African Cashew Industry:  Assessing the Journey so Far and Looking Forward, and promises to be educative and enlightening for all participants, create an opportunity for reflection on the sustainability of the industry, as well as building and renewal of partnerships.

Last year, the 16th ACA Conference in Abuja attracted 384 in-person participants and 38 online participants from 27 different countries. The 17th Edition in Senegal is expected to attract even bigger numbers, especially as most countries have lifted travel restrictions which were imposed due to Covid 19.


The Conference rate varies based on the registration time and the individual or organization registering. This is the best time to register as an ACA member or renew your membership to enjoy a heavy discount on the Conference participation fee and exhibition. While early bird registration goes for a discounted US$600 for non-ACA members, ACA members pay a further subsidized amount of US$400. For standard registration (after 31st August 2023), while non-ACA members pay US$900, ACA members pay US$900. Early bird registration ends on 31st August 2023.

Participants from government institutions and registered members of cashew associations/interprofessions in Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea Bissau, and Guinea can register at a subsidized rate of  US$350 and US$200, respectively


Individuals and organizations who wish to exhibit their products, services, technologies and innovations can purchase an exhibition booth at the following rates:

  • Early bird: US$1,800 
  • Standard: US$2000 

This comes with free participation for one person. Exhibitors can pay for extra participation at subsidized rates like ACA members (US$400 early bird and US$600 normal rate).

Visit for more information on the exhibition and on the possibility of a customized booth. There are limited spaces available. Register now!

Field trips

Every year, the ACA organizes paid field trips for participants during the ACA Conference to help them explore the beauty of the host country or learn something new. There will be three options for participants to choose from this year:

  • Dakar City Tour: includes a visit to the Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, the Museum of Black Civilizations, and the Dakar Corniche, among other historic and fascinating places in Dakar.
  • Gorée Island, and
  • Factory Visit

Visit for more information on these places.


There are sponsorship packages available for interested organizations and individuals. Sponsors of the Conference get to benefit from detailed publicity of their company to more than 5000 cashew stakeholders from all over the world and get a unique opportunity to carry their company right to the doorstep of serious businesspeoplePackages include title sponsorship, program sponsorship, service sponsorship and other forms of sponsorship. Sponsorship packages range from US$2000 to USD$50,000. These packages are flexible so organizations can choose based on their needs and size.
Visit  for details of the packages.

Accommodation arrangement

Even though the ACA is not directly responsible for the accommodation of participants, special arrangements with some hotels in Dakar and Sally for special rates for participants have been made for participants who would like to lodge in these cities.
Visit  for more information on hotels identified and recommended by the ACA.