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2021 Jan/Feb How We Grow

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The Almond Conference (TAC) is the premier almond industry event, drawing members of the almond community from across the globe. In 2020, given restrictions on large gatherings in California and ongoing uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Almond Board of California (ABC) hosted the first-ever virtual Almond Conference. As ABC President and CEO Richard Waycott said before the event, "Going virtual will ensure we are able to gather with our friends and colleagues from around the world in a truly global event." The Conference delivered on that goal, hosting attendees who tuned in across the globe, from India to Iran, Australia to Europe, and the East Coast to our very own Central Valley. From General Sessions featuring big names in U.S. trade, agriculture and policy to the science behind almonds and skin health, the Conference provided an opportunity for industry members to gather and learn about the latest research, marketing efforts, and global developments impacting the industry. The Almond Board thanks all who helped make this year's Conference a success. TAC 2020 BY THE NUMBERS The Almond Conference 2020 Highlights TAC 2020 BY THE NUMBERS The Almond Conference 2020 Highlights Total Attendees Exhibitors Main Stage Speakers Almond Stage Educational Sessions Countries Represented 3,000+ 149 30 81 14 45 "The resilience and the ability of this industry to handle a large crop, and to be able to ship the numbers we've shipped, is really admirable — congratulations to all of you." — Richard Waycott Almond Board President and CEO "Telling our story is important, and when that story comes from the mouths of farmers themselves it's even more effective." — Darci Vetter Former U.S. Trade Representative 7

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