The Congress which takes place every two years has gained solid reputation as of one of the most important get together events for the worldwide mango industry. Plenty of visitors from different growing and importing countries such as Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Europe, will again be attending the Congress, which is projecting an approximate global attendance of over 500 participants.
Several technical conferences will take place, approaching relevant subjects such as new harvest & postharvest technology, irrigation, cold storage, diseases controls, among others. For this purposes fourteen (14) of the most reputed experts in their different fields will be sharing their experiences and points of view with the audience. Among a few we can mention Dr. Aldo Malavasi, Dr. Richard Campbell, Dr. Yair Aron, Dr. José Luis Pieroni, Dr. Jorge Peña, Dr. Geraldina Umaña, Dr. Edgar Rodriguez, Dr. José Luis Gonzalez.
The National Mango Board, which is responsible for promoting mango consumption on the United States market will also be participating on the event. Mr. William Watson, Executive Director of this non-profit organization will be updating the participants in regards to market trends and penetration, commercial strategies, research advances and so on.
According to Mr. Bernardo Malo, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mango Ecuador Foundation, the event which is sponsored by many service providers and importing companies, will again become a big success. Mr. Malo believes that good communication between all mango growing countries of the region is a key factor in order to have a stronger and healthier mango industry.
The Platinum sponsoring US importing companies so far confirmed are: Amazon Produce Network, Coast Tropical, CH Robinson, Freska Produce, Panorama Produce, Splendid Products and Vision Import Group. Also a few more companies at Gold and Platinum sponsoring levels such as Central American Produce, J& C Tropicals, Dayka Hackett, David Oppenheimer, Alpine and World Best Tropicals, will also be participating.
Service companies like APL Limited, Great White Fleet, Dole Express Cargo, NYK Shipping, Copa Airlines and Trust Control International, are official sponsors of the Congress.