Manuel Alcaino is an agronomist, specializing in the fruit industry. He is the founder of Decofrut, a company that has offices in 10 ports on three continents and is dedicated to fruit reception and quality certification. With more than 38 years in the industry, Alcaino has held senior management positions in national and international export companies, including as a research associate for the Department of Horticulture at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. Decofrut has a research department a focus on Southern Hemisphere fruit supply, publishing reports on the movements of the fruit markets in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Decofrut has positioned itself as the main source of market analysis of the South America’s fruit export industry.
Founder and Managing Director, Fruit Line Trading
Hani graduated from the Lebanese American University in 1993. His 25 years of experience in the fresh produce industry began when he joined his family’s business, Aimex, a Lebanese-based company that imports and distributes fresh fruits and vegetables. In 2004 Hani moved to Dubai where he founded his own company, Fruit Line Trading, a business specialized in importing fresh produce. In 2015 the company opened its new branch in Riyadh. Fruit Line Trading is prepared to open its second branch in Jeddah in 2019. The company’s worldwide imports are mainly focused on citrus, apples, pears, grapes, stone fruits and kiwis.
CEO, Produce Marketing Association
Senior Vice President Fresh Category Management, Food Lion
Vice President, Yiguo E-commerce Co., Ltd
Executive Vice President, Sun World International
David oversees Sun World Innovations, the global licensing and variety development business as well as the company’s international investments and agriculture technology activities. He started his agribusiness career in 1986 in a range of Sun World marketing positions and has since held responsibility for grower relations, farming, sales and marketing, packing and cold storage operations, communications, corporate relations and licensing. David holds a B.Sc. from Cornell University, Ithaca NY and is a current Board and executive committee member of the California Table Grape Commission, is a member of the board of directors of the California Fresh Fruit Association, chair of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and member of PMA’s Global Development Committee.
Fresh Produce and Bakery Commercial Director Southeast Asia, Dairy Farm Group
Global Sourcing Director, Produce - Global Negotiations, Walmart
Kalica Moura is Global Sourcing Director at Walmart responsible for all Produce Joint Sourcing supporting Walmart’s international markets such as China, Japan, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, United Kingdom, Canada & Central America. Kalica joined Walmart 8+ years ago and has had roles with increasing responsibility across sourcing, private label and product development in Brazil, Chile and recently moving to USA. She is a Food Engineer from the Engineering School Mauá in Sao Paulo, with a graduate degree in Product & Process Development and is fluent in English, Spanish & Portuguese. She is the pioneer of our joint sourcing way of working to bring one voice to our international markets. Given the strategic priority of Walmart’s business in China, Kalica has been working with this market in order to develop strong partnerships with strategic suppliers to fulfill Walmart China needs and build long term relationships that can support Walmart China’s business growth in the next few years.
Director, Aayush Impex
Senior Manager International Trading, Jinwon Trading Co. Ltd.
Daniel Seo joined Jinwon Trading Co. in 2008. He is a senior manager in the procurement team. Jinwon Trading is a leading fruit trade company in South Korea which began growing and exporting bananas from the Philippines in 2018. Daniel is in charge of procurement of foreign fruits and nuts. He is focused on importing the right produce for Korean consumers. As Jinwon Trading distributes produce to retailers, wholesalers, TV home shopping, e-commerce and schools in South Korea, he sources produce to meet the wide range of demand for consumers.
Senior Vice President Corporate Produce, Associated Wholesale Grocers