Saturday October 18, 2014, The National Mango Board (NMB) held their annual Industry reception during the Produce Marketing Association Convention PMA 2014 - Anaheim, California at the Hilton Hotel.
Unfortunately, Executive Director William Watson was unable to attend the event. (Nor was his replacement available for the event.)
Special Note: Both William Watson and his replacement were actually at the event. They were in the talks next door announcing Watson's resignation amongst other things. Sparse audience.
All of the Major Stakeholders were present for the event including the International Mango Organization (IMO) Executive director, Will Cavan who made contact with many, many old friends in the Mango Industry including Country association Leaders from Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico.
EMEX (The Mexican Mango exporters Association) President , Enrique Sanchez Ramirez and IMO Executive Director look forward to close cooperation.
Jim Alvarez of Coast Tropical has been a long time friend and supporter of the International Mango Organization (IMO) going back to the very first IMO Global Mango Conference held in La Quinta, California in October 2000.
The IMO has supported alternative treatments to HWT and has reported on the BENEBION Facility in Mexico.
Here, IMO Executive Director Will Cavan and Arved Deecke enjoy the Reception hosted by National Mango Board (NMB) and Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA).
IMO Executive Director invited fresh Cut Company Kelly Brothers Fruit (www.kbfruit.com) to the National Mango Board Reception. Jihoon Kim and Kevin Manning of Kelly Brothers flank IMO/IPO Executive Director Will Cavan.
A Pioneer in the Offshore Mango deal, Mauro Suazo (SUAZO AGRO) spent a few minutes with IPO/IMO Executive Director, Will Cavan
Good Food and interesting conversation was flowing at the Annual Mango Industry Reception.
Offshore Mango Industry Leader Amazon Produce Owner Gilmar Mello and Will Cavan enjoy meeting one another for the very first Time.
Amazon Produce Network was present at the original IMO Global Mango Conference in 2000. Greg Golden represented the brand new company at that event. It was a pleasure to spend time with the Brazil contingent (AgroBras, BraFruit) .
Kingston Fresh was repreented by Mike Anderson, along with Pineapple Exporters and Marketers: (L-R) Francisco Pavheco of Viva Fresh, Luis Alvarado of Fruit-4-U, IMO/IPO Executive Director Will Cavan, Oscar Delgado of Ready Pac and Mario Ribera of Compagnie Fruitierre (UK) and Produce Inspect.
IMO/IPO Executive Director Will Cavan, Global Partners (USA) Inc. President & CFO Edithmar Pineda, join Arved Deecke of Benebion.