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21 October, 2020 Industry News

INC to Host First Online Conference for the Entire Nut & Dried Fruit Industry

This signature event, which will take place November 17-19, 2020, will provide participants with the latest industry updates, the opportunity to network among international peers, and the ability to discover new business opportunities. The conference will feature leading industry experts, respected keynote speakers, a virtual 3D exhibition hall, and much more!

As COVID-19 continues to affect lives and businesses around the world, we must learn to adapt. The INC Online Conference 2020 is a new digital meeting point created by the INC to allow members and guests to virtually come together during a hectic and difficult time.

With three working groups representing all regions of the world, led by industry experts, this conference is the must-not-miss event for the nut and dried fruit industry! Moreover, insightful seminars and knowledge sessions, such as the Nutrition & Research Webinar, Scientific & Regulatory Webinar, and Industry Marketing Programs Update, give you all the more reason to attend! Registration will open on November 2, 2020. Check out the INC Online Conference website for more information!

INC Online Conference Keynote Speakers

Furthermore, the INC has already confirmed two internationally respected keynote speakers, Alan Oster, Group Chief Economist at the Australian National Bank and Haim Israel, Managing Director and Global Strategist who heads up the Global Thematic  Research team for Bank of America. 

Alan Oster's speech will be titled, "Global Overview & Australia – Impact of COVID-19 in near and medium term" and Haim Israel's will be "Transforming World! The World after Covid".

Alan Oster, Group Chief Economist, Australian National Bank

Alan Oster is NAB’s Group Chief Economist. Alan joined the Bank in 1992 from the Federal Treasury where he worked for 15 years - his special field being economic forecasting and monetary policy. He grew up in Newcastle and graduated (with first class honours) in economics from Newcastle University. He also holds a Masters degree in economics from the Australian National University. Immediately before joining the Bank, Alan was the Senior Adviser in Treasury responsible for economic forecasting and modelling. In 1987 he was seconded for nearly four years as Counsellor-Economic and Financial with Australia’s delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris. As Group Chief Economist, Alan is responsible for NAB’s global economic and financial forecasts. He is also a highly respected and much quoted commentator on Australian and global economic trends and policy issues.

Haim Israel,  Global Strategist, Managing Director of Research, Bank of America

Haim Israel is a Managing Director and Global Strategist who heads up the Global Thematic  Research team. Prior to this position, Israel was the head of Bank of America’s EEMEA Technology,  Media and Telecommunication Research team, as well as the head of Israeli Research. In 2020, Israel and team were ranked in first place as the best Thematic Research and ESG – Integrated Climate Change teams in the Institutional Investor Extel Global Survey.

Israel attained his MBA from The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and also holds a dual major in Finance & Business. For more information about any award cited, visit
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