The 2022 International Peanut Forum (IPF) was held Hotel in Budapest, Hungary, on April 27-29. Over 240 delegates from 33 countries joined together for the first in-person global peanut conference since 2018. Peanut professionals from the farming, shelling, exporting, brokerage, manufacturing, and allied service segments discussed key topics impacting our industry globally. Under the theme ‘From Inspiration to Innovation’, attendees enjoyed excellent presentations on the potential for positive nutrition science to increase consumption, new product innovations to shake up the snack category, sustainability drivers, the latest information on global peanut supply from top exporting origins, the ramifications on food production of the Russia/Ukraine conflict and the ongoing challenges and risks brought to the supply chain by shipping disruption.
This year’s IPF opened with a welcome reception where they finally met up again with fellow delegates and exhibitors and tasted the delights of Hungarian hospitality. The Corinthia hotel setting provided ample opportunity for people to meet together between conference sessions and the overall atmosphere at the event was one of joy at being able to meet with contacts old and new and get back to business.
With ESA’s SNACKEX event now having moved to ‘even’ years, the decision has been made to move future IPF’s to ‘odd’ years so that we don’t overlap, meaning that the next IPF will now take place again in 2023! Mark next April on your calendars and we’ll confirm the European destination and dates as soon as possible. If you missed this year’s forum, be sure to carve out the time for next year’s event!
Thanks to our sponsors for making the event possible: TOMRA Food, Agrocrops/Pnut King, Birdsong Peanuts, Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts, Premium Peanut, Andalucia Nuts,Camara Argentina del Mani, JLA, Gilan Trading, Innova, Mintec and Mintel.
The presentations have already been shared with attendees. Video recordings of the sessions will be made available to non-attendees in the coming weeks for a small registration fee.