The event was held in İzmir, Türkiye on October 13-14, 2023

The 63rd International Seedless Dried Grape Producing Countries Conference was held in İzmir, Türkiye on October 13-14, 2023. The conference discussed the world supply and demand position, recorded seedless dried grape production estimates, and heard presentations on seasonal outlook and production conditions from each country represented. Delegations from Argentina, Australia, Chile, South Africa, Türkiye and the United States, as well as Türkiye’s exporters, were in attendance.

Mr. Osman Oz from Türkiye was elected as chairman, Mr. Mark King from Australia as deputy chairman and Mrs. Ece Tırkaz from Türkiye as secretary for the conference.

The conference discussed the world supply and demand position and noted that the seedless dried grape supply from the Sultana/Natural Seedless Raisin varieties has decreased by 21% compared to the 2022 crop, primarily due to short beginning stock (down 10.3%) and production issues. Click here to see the press release and the 2023 Seedless Dried Grape Production Estimates.

In addition to the main conference, on October 14, 2023, technical visits were held in Manisa, a major grape production area in Türkiye. During these visits, participants had the chance to engage with local experts and exchange views on grape production techniques and recent developments.

The next conference will be held in London on October 24-25, 2024.

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