The African Cashew Alliance (ACA) will host the 10th Annual World Cashew Festival and Expo from 19-22 September, 2016 at the Ledger Hotel & Conference Center in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. The ACA conference is consistently the world’s largest cashew event, bringing together a diverse array of cashew industry stakeholders from across the globe. During an exciting four days, the event will bring together stakeholders of all kinds to network and discuss the latest industry trends, developments, opportunities and challenges.
The ACA World Cashew Festival and Expo 2016 is held in partnership with the Government of Guinea-Bissau, the National Agency for Cashew (ANCA) who oversee cashew-related policies in Guinea-Bissau, as well as a World Bank project focusing on private sector rehabilitation in the cashew industry (PRSPDA). The Festival serves as a unique opportunity for African and international stakeholders to converge and exchange ideas on the African cashew industry- growing approximately half of the world’s cashew supply. Africa is the largest regional producer of cashew and thus of vital importance to a healthy and productive global value chain.
This year’s conference theme – ‘A Decade of Transformation’ – will focus on major developments in the cashew sector over the past 10 years and the future evolution of the industry. ACA, formed in Guinea-Bissau in 2006, will celebrate its 10th anniversary during the conference and reflect upon the progress of the African cashew industry; from farming to processing to international trade and competitiveness. The four-day programme will engage various local and international stakeholders in the industry that have contributed and are committed to the success of the African cashew industry.
WHEN: 19-22 September, 2016
WHERE: The Ledger Hotel & Conference Centre, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau