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International Peanut Forum

IPF Logo webThe next International Peanut Forum will be held at the Hilton Hotel, Athens, Greece during April 11-13, 2018.

The International Peanut Forum is a key networking and conference event held every two years. It is an ideal opportunity to network with the whole supply chain, from farmers, shellers, exporters, brokers, dealers, manufacturers, testing laboratories, equipment and other service suppliers from around the world. The theme of the 2018 conference is “Peanuts – the Protein for Tomorrow’s Champions”, and with session topics ranging from nutrition and allergy research to new product launches and supply & demand, the IPF has something for everyone. Whether you are a supplier, buyer, QA manager or in marketing, we encourage you to attend and find out what is impacting your market.

If you would like to promote your company/services to the world’s peanut industry, you might want to consider sponsoring, advertising or exhibiting at the 2018 IPF – the ONLY dedicated conference for the worldwide peanut industry.  Some sponsorship opportunities are still available and if you are interested please contact Louise McKerchar at  If you wish to sign up to exhibit or take out advertising space, you will be able to do so during the registration process.

The 2016 IPF held in Madrid, Spain during April 13-15 was a great success, with record attendance levels of 350 delegates from 34 countries around the world.  Held in the stylish NH Collection Eurobuilding Hotel, delegates were able to network at evening receptions and lunches and to hear a range of presentations from some excellent speakers on peanut nutrition, improving peanut traits, allergy research and managing food allergies in schools, the nut markets in Spain and China, sustainability, new product launches, social media marketing and the ever-popular supply and demand panel.

The schedule and conference program for 2018 can be found here.  Registered delegates are reminded to download the CrowdCompass IPF 2018 mobile meeting app to get the latest registration list and for updates on the program and speakers.

This is a video of the 2016 event in Madrid so you can see what to expect in Athens in 2018. You can hear what delegates and exhibitors thought of the mix of presenters, experts panels and exhibitors plus plenty of time to network and arrange business meetings. Book your place in Athens today.


We recently spoke to Lars Ruttmann of Vicam about their plans and participation in IPF2018. Lars also explains what visitors to their exhibition booth will be able to see and learn about. To listen to Lars play the video below.


Registrations are already well ahead of previous years and we anticipate that final numbers will be even higher in 2018 so please sign up to register here and book your hotel room as soon as possible through this link.  Our preferential IPF rates at the Hilton are: City view twin guest rooms at €125; King Guest room with Acropolis view €160; King Executive rooms with city view €200 and King Executive wtih Acropolis view €235.  All above rates are for 1 person occupancy per night and inclusive of breakfast, but subject to VAT (currently 13.57%) and a €4 tax per.

If you are interested in knowing about the sponsorship, advertising and exhibition options still available, please e-mail Louise -