Letter of Invitation

Dear Sir/ Madam:

2016-2017 witnessed price drops in global sesame market. The stock reached a new record high, at the same time, there was an increase in trade disputes, and many uncertainties prevail in the sesame trade. In January-April 2017, China imported around 310,000 MT of sesame, totaling nearly 300 million US dollars. This is a 4.3% increase in quantity and a 6.3% decrease in average unit price over the same period of last year. In order to help enterprises to obtain a better view of the on-going changes and the development trend of global sesame market, to analysis the import and export of sesame as well as the consumption trend. CFNA is pleased to announce that African Consumption Goods Conference and China International Sesame Conference 2017 will take place on 7thSeptember (Thursday) in Crowne Plaza Zhengzhou, Capital city of Henan province.

Henan is a major producing rea for sesame in China. It is located in the Central Plains on the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River and had been the political, economic and cultural center of China for some 3,000 years, deemed as the "cradle of Chinese civilization." More than 200 emperors spanning 20 dynasties reigned over the province; where four of the Eight Great Ancient Capitals of China can be found in this region, Luoyang, Anyang, Kaifeng and Zhengzhou.

China Chamber of Commerce of Foodstuffs and Native Produce (CFNA), an organization affiliated to the Ministry of Commerce, was established in September 1988. Taking Coordination, Guidance, Promotion, Consultation and Service as its objectives, CFNA promotes industry development, and assists its members to explore the world market. It communicates suggestions and opinions of members and the industry to the government, and contributes its suggestions and comments to policy-making in China. CFNA has more than 6000 companies. Its membership, covering all parts of China, is composed of the largest and most representative companies and a large number of small and medium sized enterprises.

We hereby sincerely invite you to take part in Africa Consumption Goods Conference and China International Sesame Conference 2017. To better serve all participants, we have asked China Cereals and Oils Business Net (CCOBN) to be our media supporter.

1. Topics

The Belt and Road and World Agriculture Trade Cooperation

Structural Reform on the Agricultural Supply Side and China’s Agricultural Trade

China domestic sesame production and consumption and market analysis (yellow, white, black sesame)

Prediction on China sesame trade in 2017/2018

International sesame production and consumption & trade analysis:

l Sesame production and consumption in African countries (Ethiopia, Tanzania, Sudan, Nigeria, etc.)

l The production and consumption of South Africa sesame (India, Vietnam, etc.)

l Sesame market in Middle East

l Consumption and market trend of sesame in importing countries like Japan and China

For the complete agenda (preliminary, and will be updated in the website), please refer to Annex 2 or log on our website: http://en.sesame.chinaoilseed.org/

2. Time and Venue

Time:6thSeptember 2017: Registration

7th September 2017: Conference

Evening of 7thSeptember: Dinner

Morning 8thSeptember: Adjourn and departure

Venue: Crowne Plaza Zhengzhou

Address:115 Jinshui Road, Zhengzhou P.R. China, 450003, China Tel:+86 371 65950055

3. Conference Registration and Hotel Booking

For conference registration and hotel booking, please log on our website at http://en.sesame.chinaoilseed.org/or if you have any difficulty logging on our website, please contact the Secretariat by email and we will send you a registration form for you to fill in. Thank you.

4. Secretariat Contacts

Xu Weiqiong/Sun Kai/Li Sifan/Zhang Yiyi/Chen Ying

Tel :86-10-87109835,87109837, 87109836, 67167828

Fax :86-10-87109838

E-mail:xuweiqiong@cccfna.org.cn,sunkai@cccfna.org.cn, lisifan@cccfna.org.cn, zhangyiyi@cccfna.org.cn, chenyingcfna@vip.sina.com

 

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