Day - 1, Thursday February 1, 2018 (All conference sessions at Grand Ballroom 1)

12:00 noon onwards - Delegate Registration

01:00 - 02:45 pm - Networking Lunch

02:45 - 03:30 pm - Inaugural Function

03:30 - 04:00 pm - Keynote Address

Session: Raw Cashew crop and market review and outlook

04:00 - 04:45 pm - Discussion: 2018 RCN Crop and Price Outlook


East Africa (2017 season), West Africa, India and Vietnam/Cambodia

04:45 - 05:30 pm - Discussion: RCN Trade- A Runaway Train?


Standardisation of contracts, payment terms, contract default & mechanisms for dispute resolution,quality issues especially on landed terms, post-harvest handling

06:00 - 07:30 am - Cocktail Reception

Day - 2, Friday February 2, 2018

08:00 - 09:00 am - Breakfast for in-house guest at conference venue

Session: Cashew Kernel- buyer requirement, expectation and gap

09:00 - 09:30 am - Special Address - TBA

09:30 - 10:30 am - Discussion - What Cashew kernel buyers want? Expectations and opportunities


User perspective US, Europe, India, Japan or Australia

Trade challenges on contract performance, quality and food safety, volatile prices and demand

10:30 - 10:45 am - Networking Break

Session: Cashew kernel-update on standards, nutrition, food safety and promotion

10:45 - 11:45 am - Discussion on


Cashew kernel standards.

Food safety and quality updates from US and Europe.

Update on nutrition research on cashews - (short presentation followed by Q/A)

11:45 - 12:00 noon - Presentation - Promoting cashew kernels

12:00 - 12:15 pm - Update on CasheWomen

12:15 - 01:45 pm - Networking Lunch

Session: New developments in Cashew sector

01:45 - 02:45 pm - Discussion: The new generation


Input from lesser known origins, markets or segments - Cambodia (Overview), China (Buyer), North India processors, Ivorian/Benin processor, West Africa government policy, Women empowerment, Vietnam clean cashew initiative, new technology- short presentations on new developments with a Q&A

02:45 - 03:30 pm - Session: Why we invested in cashews?


Experiences of pioneers who have taken the plunge

03:30 - 03:45 pm - Networking Break

Session: Crystal gazing Cashew kernel market

03:45 - 04:30 pm - Discussion: Cashew kernel market review and outlook


China, Japan, US, Europe, Middle East and India representatives

04:30 - 04:45 pm - Announcement

07:00 - 10:00 pm - Gala Cocktail Dinner and felicitation by the poolside

Day - 3, Saturday February 3, 2018

08:00 - 09:30 am - Breakfast for in-house guest at conference venue

08:30 - 09:30 am - CasheWomen Forum breakfast meeting

Session: Innovation to increase total realisation from cashews

09:30 - 10:30 am - Discussion: Enhancing value in cashew processing, by-products


Cashew processing, CNSL technology, Cashew apple utilisation, cashew milk

Session: Opportunities in cashew producing and processing world

10:30 - 11:15 am - Vietnam and India Forum: Updates

11:15 - 11:30 am - Networking Break

11:30 - 12:15 noon - Discussion: Africa Investment Forum


Risk study on cashew processing in Africa,

Cashew processing Competitiveness study in Cote d'Ivoire,

Opportunities in input supplies to cashew farms

Session: Cashew Vision 2030

12:15 - 01:00 pm - Roundtable - Cashew Vision 2030

01:00 - 02:30 pm - Networking Lunch

03:00 - 06:00 pm - Macau City Tour (optional)

End of WCC 2018

* This is adraft agenda. Programme, Speakers, topics may change