2013 world cashew expo & festival 16-19 sept 2013 PRESENTED BY: SOTONYE ANGANATIONAL PUBLICITY SECRETARYNATIONAL CASHEW ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (NCAN)
BEHIND THE VICTORYThe Honourable Ministerof Agriculture and RuralDevelopment, DrAkinwunmi Adesina CON,has been very supportive,and because of his strongencouragement,commitment and supportfor the cashew sector,Nigeria bided for and wonthe bid to host the 2013WORLD CASHEW EXPOAND 8TH ACA CONFERENCEon 19/9/2012. In Nigeria’s52 years history, this is thefirst time, a cashew eventof such global magnitudewill be holding.
DR AKINWUNMI ADESINA CON, HONORABLE MINSTEROF AGRICULTURE DISPLAYING NIGERIAN VALUE ADDED CASHEW
ABOUT THE EXPO• THE 2013 WORLD CASHEW EXPO AND FESTIVAL WILL BY FAR BE THE BIGGEST CASHEW EVENT EVER HELD ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH.
EXPERIENCE NIGERIA!• SO MUCH WORK IS BEEN PUT IN TO ENSURE THAT EVERY DELEGATE GETS A MOST PLEASANT AND MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE THAT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO ERASE.
ABOUT THE WORLD CASHEW EXPO• It is a global event.• Will bring together all the major stakeholders, decision makers, and cashew industry leaders Worldwide to Nigeria.• Attract investors into the country.
BENEFITS FOR THE HOST NATION• International spot light on the Nigerian cashew industry.• Stimulate increased demand for Nigerian cashew.• Improved image for Nigerian cashew. Nigerian cashew has been most discounted by as much as between $200 - $600/ton due to the negative image of our cashew.• Promote the Nigerian cashew and attract foreign direct investment into the sector and thereby create jobs for thousands of Nigerians.• Establish platform for increased value addition to raw cashew and export market for same and as such earn foreign exchange for the Country.• Move Nigeria from being exporter of raw cashew to leading exporter of processed cashew.
BENEFITS CONTINUED• Contribute to Agricultural Transformation Agenda of the Federal Government of Nigeria.• Promote Agric-tourism as over 80% of International Delegates will be visiting Nigeria for the first time.• Improved international donor/technical support and collaboration for the for the development of the Nigerian cashew industry, as concentration has been more on countries such as Ghana, Benin Republic, Mozambique, Tanzania , Burkina Faso etc, while Nigeria remains neglected.
BENEFITS CONTINUED• Provide a platform for at least 19 State Governors of cashew producing areas in Nigeria to introduce the exciting initiatives that their Government is taking to facilitate investment in the cashew value chain.• Present the Nigerian cashew value chain development initiative and action plan. This initiative will be designed to create 200,000 jobs for Nigerians within 2 years, additional 500,000 jobs across 10 year period, and show case cashew investment opportunities across Nigeria on a State by State basis and incentives for investors that will encourage and support business.
ACCESSMENT TOUR• On the 17th -20th of December 2012, a powerful delegation from the African Cashew Alliance and the global cashew task force, will be visiting Nigeria to access the state of readiness of Nigeria to host the 2013 WORLD CASHEW EXPO AND 8TH ACA ANNUAL CONFERENCE.
ACTIVITIES DURING THE VISITAssessment of venueAssessment of field trip locationsAssessment of security situationAddress national cashew stakeholdersAddress joint World press conference
CRITICAL MILESTONES/N ACTIVITY WHEN1 OFFICIAL BID SUBMISSION FOR JULY 2012 WORLD CASHEW EXPO2 WINNER ANNOUCED (NIGERIA 19/9/2012 WON)3 PREPARE VENUE FOR THE EXPO FEB/MARCH 20134 PREPARE SITES FOR FIELD TRIP MARCH 20135 ASSESSMENT TOUR FEB/MARCH 20136 JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE 20TH DECEMBER 20127 OFFICIAL PRESENTATION OF EXPO 20TH MARCH 2012 TO MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE8 PRESENTATION TO THE PRESIDENT, APRIL 2013 FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
ASSESSMENT TOUR OF HOST COUNTRY 17 – 20 DEC 2012S/N ACTIVITY WHEN1 VISIT EKO HOTEL CONVENTION CENTRE 17TH DECEMBER 2012 AND SORROUNDING HOTELS2 VISIT ILASHE ISLAND, 20 MINUTES ON 18TH DECEMBER 2012 SPEED BOAT FROM V/I3 VISIT CASHEW PLANTATION IN OGUN 18TH DECEMBER 2012 AND OYO STATE4 VISIT CASHEW FACTORY 18TH DECEMBER 20125 ADDRESS NIGERIAN CASHEW 19TH DECEMBER 2012 STAKEHOLDERS(500 DELEGATES ACROSS NIGERIA TO ATTEND)6 MEETING WITH HONOURABLE MINISTER 20TH DEC 2012 OF AGRIC7 ADDREESS WORLD PRESS CONFERENCE 20TH DECEMBER 2012