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PHOTO ESSAY : IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Costa Rica) November 04-06, 2014





















IPO "FRIEND OF THE PINEAPPLE INDUSTRY" presented to Pineapple Industry Legend Erich Hinrichs by IPO Executive Director Will Cavan. Mr. Hinrichs was head of DOLE Empire European Sales and opened up the Russian market after the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago. Ina addition, Mr. Hinrichs is author of "Ananas, Fruit of Kings". Mr. Hinrichs made a special presentation to the audience at the IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Costa Rica) based upon his book that will be aired on German television in the coming months.












Leader of Bengala Agricola, Belisario Caicedo made a special presentation to the audience at the IPO Global Pineapple Conference and invited everyone to the next IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Cali, Colombia) that will be held on March 18-20, 2015.













Pineapple Industry Legend, Kevin Manning of Dulce Fresh, LLc was on hand for the IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Costa Rica) at the Cariari Double Tree By Hilton Hotel. Mr. manning has been involved with sales of the MD 2 Pineapple since the beginning, having worked for DelMonte, Maui Land & Pineapple among other important Pineapple Industry concerns on the sale side.














A special recognition to Patrick Kelly of Kelly Brothers, inc. for his support and leadership of the International Pineapple Organization (IPO). Mr. Kelly has supported each and every initiative of the IPO including outreach meetings, IPO Global Pineapple Conferences and educational initiatives.














Oscar Delgado of Fresh cut Giant Ready Pac has been a supporter of the IPO from its inception speaks to the audience at the IPO Global Pineapple Conference on November 05, 2014 at the Cariari Hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica.









Humberto Gonzalez of Primus Labs (Costa Rica) gave a very thoughtful and informative talk to both IPO audience and local press at the IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Costa Rica) ...











New Friends are always welcome ...Alejandro Jurado of Morgan Express (Mexico) joins the audience at the IPO GPC (Costa Rica). Morgan Express is one of Mexico's premiere logistics firms.











Belisario Caicedo, Leader of Bengala Agricola and Julian Rojas, Director of operations at the IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Costa Rica) look forward to welcoming all interested in learning about Colombia's potential in the fruit industry at the IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Cali, Colombia) March 18-20, 2015.












Pineapple Industry Legend Francois Cavard is famous for his work with Peter Grace (President Reagan's Grace Blue Ribbon Commission) and food supply work done in Latin America in the 1960s. Mr. cavard is special advisor to Bengala Agricola, enjoys a moment at the IPO Global Pineappple Conference (Costa Rica) with Bengala Agricola Leader Belisario Caicedo.














IPO Executive Director Will cavan receives formal invitation from Co-Host Bengala Agricola General manager Gustavo Barona for the IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Cali, Colombia) March 18-20, 2015.














CEO/Executive Director Jonathan Daniels of the Port of Gulfport listens as Francois Cavard (Special Advisor) Bengala Agricola makes closing remarks at the IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Costa Rica) ...











Daniel Bolanos of SGS-Costa Rica addresses the audience during the Technology & Food safety component of the Conference












Humberto Gonzalez of Primus Labs, Costa Rica listens in to discussion at IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Costa Rica) at the Cariari Double Tree By Hilton Hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica...











Renan Brenes Ramirez of Shipping Line SEABOARD MARINE















Sergio Vargas, General manager of Costa Rica Pineapple Giant TransUnion. Mr Vargas is former head of DOLE Costa Rica Pineapple Operations.












Lawrence Antonucci of J&K East Customs Brokers.












IPO "Friend of the Pineapple Industry" recipient and former Head of DOLE Empire European Sales Director, Erich Hinrichs, along with Humberto Gonzalez of Primus Labs (Costa Rica) and Port of Gulport CEO/Executive Director Jonathan Daniels listen to Presentation at IPO Global Pineapple Conference. Tico Times Photographer in the Background.












Oscar Delagado of Fresh cut Giant Ready Pac Foods.














Belisario Caicedo Leader of Bengala Agricola S.A.S.













Jonathan Daniels, CEO/Executive Director of Port of Gulfport, Mississippi addresses the audience at the IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Costa Rica) ...









Patrick Kelly of Kelly brothers, Inc at the Podium during IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Costa Rica) 2014. Thank you for your leadership and Support of the International Pineapple Organization (IPO).








Julian Rojas, Director of Operations of Bengala Agricola S.A.S.











Sergio Vargas, General manager of Costa Rica Pineapple Giant TransUnion.










Pineapple Industry Legend Robert Barcelo and Business development manager of Port Everglades, Florida's premiere fruit port of entry addresses the audience during the Transportation 7 Logistics segment of the IPO gloabl Pineapple Conference (Costa Rica) ...
















Special recognition given to Patrick Kelly of Kelly Brothers Inc. for support, Leadership and Friendship of the IPO from the very beginning ...











Amelie Joualt of LAAD Americas N.V., Finace specialist to the Agriculture sector in Latin America, Agnes Delfortrie of Compagnie Fruitiere (Africas Largest Pineapple Concern with over 10 thousand hectares of Pineapple under cultivation) and Gilles Marit of Produce Industry Giant Univeg with over 3.5 Billion Euros annual turnover. Julian Rojas of Bengala Agricola (Standing).













Fortunato Martinez of IFCO Packaging Systems.












Lawrence Antonucci of J&K East and Fernando Cespedes special liason for Latin America for J&K Fresh .

















Gustavo Barona, General Manager of Bengala Agricola addesses the audience at the IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Costa Rica) ...












Robert Barcelo, Business development Manager for Port Everglades.













Gilles Marit, Costa Rica Manager and Latin America Finance Manager for Produce Industry Giant Univeg.















Belisario Caicedo addresses the audience.











Rafael Angel Garita author of the Pineapple Book titled "La Pina"and former Pindeco (DelMonte Costa Rica) Pineapple authority addresses a specific topic on the Supply Side segment at the IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Costa Rica) ...











Gustavo Barona of bengala Agricola S.A.S.













Francois Cavard Special Advisor to Bengala Agricola S.A.S.











Gilles Marit of Univeg













Pineapple Industry Legend Erich Hinrichs 











The IPO Welcoming Coctail Party at the Curime Salon (Cariari Double Tree By Hilton Hotel)
November 04, 2014...











Pineapple Legend Erich Hinrichs and Global  Partners (USA) Inc. President and Event Coordinator for the IPO & IMO Franchises, Edithmar Pineda 















PHOTO BOMB !!!....Patrick Kelly joins in on the fun as Global Partners (USA) Inc, President Edithmar Pineda and Katrina Haug Brown of Produce Business Magazine "Strike a Pose" for the camera ...







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