Wednesday, August 12, 2020

(optional field tour to sesame processing facilities in Amman from 10 am to 5:00 pm. Pre-registration required) more details to follow...

Day - 1, Thursday, August 13, 2020

4:00 pm onwards - Registration begins

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm - Welcome Cocktail Reception

Day - 2, Friday, August 14, 2020

9:00 am - 10:00 am - Inaugural session

10:00 am - 10:30 am - Keynote address: Global supply demand

10:30 am - 11:00 am - Networking break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Country-wise sesame crop review and outlook

  • Southern hemisphere crop update (Brazil, Mozambique and Tanzania)
  • Northern hemisphere crop progress (Burkina Faso, China, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria and Sudan)

12:30 am - 2:00 pm - Networking lunch at Al Mashrabiyah Restaurant

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Global sesame trade - opportunities for aligning interests and growing the value chain

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Networking break

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Innovations in sesame cultivation, harvest and post-harvest practises and sesame processing technologies

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Buyer - Seller Meet

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm - Gala Dinner at Sunset Arena

Day - 3, Saturday, August 15, 2020

9:00 am - 9:30 am - Special address

9:30 am - 10:00 am - Presentation on global sesame oil market and prospects

10:00 am - 10:30 am - Presentation on sesame paste

10:30 am - 11:00 am - Networking break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Special session on Jordan value-added sesame industry

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Overview of important sesame consumption markets

  • China, Europe, Japan, Middle East and USA

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm - Valedictory Function

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm - Lunch at Al Mashrabiyah Restaurant

2:30 pm onwards - Optional Tour to Amman City / Petra (more details to follow...)

End of WSC 2019

* This is a draft agenda. Programme, topics may change