The International Mango Organization (IMO) was founded in August 2000 and held it's first Global Mango Conference (GMC) in La Quinta, California in October of that year.
In the summer of 2003, The IMO was recognized by The Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the second GMC was held in Velez-Malaga in October.
A Global State of the Mango Economy was Published by IMO Executive Director Will Cavan and later distributed by FAO at the FAO/UN SubTropical Conference held in Tenerife, Canary Islands in December of 2003.
In 2004, Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens of Miami, Florida C0-Hosted The third IMO Global Mango Conference in Conjunction with the World Famous International Mango Festival.
After a 10 year Hiatus, The International Mango Organization (IMO) will be hosting a series of IMO Global Mango Conferences:
January 12-15, 2015
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
March 9-10, 2015
In 2012, The International Pineapple Organization (IPO) was formed and one year later the first ever IPO Global Pineapple Conference (GPC) was held on November 01-02, 2013 in San Jose, Costa Rica.
The success of the Initial IPO Global Pineapple Conference led to a second GPC hosted by the Port Tampa Bay in March of 2014.
An outreach mission to Hawaii by the IPO in June of 2014 has led to a further cooperation between the IPO & The International Society of Horticultural Scientists (ISHS).
Now as we approach the one year anniversarry of the IPO GPC in Costa Rica, The Global Pineapple Supply Chain gathers this coming November 4-6, 2014 for the IPO Global PIneapple Conference (Costa Rica) 2014:
2015 will see a fourth IPO Global Pineapple Conference held in Cali, Colombia (March 18-20, 2015):