The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the region’s only dedicated commodities hub, is pleased to announce that it is supporting the International Pulses Trade and Industry Confederation 2012 (CICILS 2012). This annual event, which will be held from 21–24 April at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, brings together global businesses and leaders in the pulse industry.
The conference is expected to attract 1000 delegates representing 600 companies from over 50 countries. Attendance will be drawn from large agri-businesses, exporters, importers, traders, brokers, government agencies, trade promotion bodies and others involved in the pulse trade.
The Convention is officially launched tomorrow with a keynote speech delivered by Ahmed bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC, and Bian Zhenhu, President of the China Chamber of Commerce.
Panel discussions will provide insight, opinions and knowledge across specialist areas including: regional supply focus; emerging frontiers for pulses, risk management and dispute resolution. Speakers include Tim McGreevy, US Dry Pea and Lentil Council (USA); Roberto Marchetti, World Food Programme (Italy); Anurag Tulsan, Esarco (India); and Hakan Bahceci, Hakan Agro (UAE).
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman DMCC, said: “CICILS-IPTIC has now been based at DMCC for over three years and we are very proud that the Association decided to bring its annual event to the UAE. CICILS is the largest and most well-known pulse event in the world and hosting the event in Dubai is testament to the UAE’s important position in the global pulses industry.
“We look forward to showcase Dubai as a soft commodity hub to this international audience, demonstrate specific DMCC value-add services such as DMCC Tradeflow, our online inventory registry of ownership, to the industry and attract new members to our rapidly growing list of companies.”
Hakan Bahceci, President, CICILS IPTIC, said: “The CICILS IPTIC Global Pulses Convention is a platform for every stakeholder of the food & pulses industry to meet, network, exchange ideas, conduct business and chart the strategy for the future. Dubai plays a significant role in the global pulses trade and we thank our sponsors and supporters for enabling us to host this crucial event in the UAE."
Mr. Sudhakar Tomar, Honorary Chairperson (Communications) and Coordinator of the Dubai Convention said: ”CICILS IPTIC as a not-for-profit confederation, promotes what he termed as CICILS PACT i.e. Production, Awareness, Consumption and free Trade of Pulses. It represents each and every component of supply chain related to this US$ 100 billion industry and pulses are good not only for traders but also for people and the planet."