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ANOTHER SMASHING SUCCESS : IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Costa Rica)


Major Stakeholders meet in San Jose Costa Rica for the International Pineapple Organization (IPO) Global Pineapple Conference (Costa Rica) held at the Famous Cariari Double Tree By Hilton.

One of the highlights of the event was a presentation By Pineapple Industry Legend Erich Hinrichs, who made a special presentation based upon a book that was published in 1996 called "Änanas, Fruit of Kings". 

Mr. Hinrichs was awarded the IPO "Friend of the Pineapple Industry" by Executive Director Will Cavan for Mr. Hinrichs amazing career in the Produce Industry which includes among other accolades, having been Director for Sales for the DOLE Empire.

The presentation was made to a gathering of Pineapple Industry Leaders & Legends from the entire Pineapple Industry Supply Chain that included such industry produce industry powerhouses such as Univeg, Compagnie Fruitiere,Kelly Brothers and Fresh Cut Giant Ready Pac which was represented by Oscar Delgado from the Marketing side.

As well as major USA Ports such as Gulfport, Mississippi which was represented by CEO Jonathan Daniels, Port Everglades which was represented by Robert Barcelo, and Port Miami which was represented by Sebastian Yavar.

The Production side was represented by Costa Rica industry Giant Transunion which was represented by Sergio Vargas, DOLE's former head of Pineapple in Costa Rica. Transunion farms 1,000 hectares of Pineapple.

Industry newcomer Bengala Agricola from Colombia with a 500 hectare pilot program was headed by Dr. Belisario Caicedo, Gustavo Barona, Francois Cavard and Julian Martinez who will be hosting the next IPO Global Pineapple Conference in Cali, Colombia in March 18-20, 2015.

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Best Regards,

Will Cavan

USA: 1+ (760) 643-1153 Landline
USA: 1+ (760) 936-7074 Cell
USA: 1+ (760) 805-2447 Cell

MEX: 52+ 55-3462-3528

Costa Rica: (506) 7082-8300 & 7082-8277

Skype Account:  william.cavan


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