Liz Wells, May 29, 2023

THE Global Pulse Confederation’s premier annual event is being held in Sydney this week, and has drawn more than 500 delegates from around the globe to network and learn about the latest developments in this fast-changing sphere.

The conference is being held at the Hyatt Regency Sydney, and follows the Pulses 22 event which was held in Dubai in May last year.

Delegates from more than 50 countries are in attendance as testament to the scope of the pulse industry.

The opening Pulses 23 session included the presentation of lifetime GPC member awards to Gavin Gibson, Tasmania, who led Pulse Australia for 13 years and is a former CEO of GPC also, and Gordon Bacon, who was the inaugural CEO of Pulse Canada, a position he held from 1997 to 2021.

The event also saw the presentation of the Green Pea Sustainability Award to Paul Newnham, Melbourne-based executive director of the SDG2 Advocacy Hub and Beans is How board member.

Argentinian delegates Agustin Salas, Cas Exportaciones, Alexis Bustelo, Conexa Foods, and Haracio Fragola, Alicampo.
Sophie Nivagne from Ciacam, Marseilles, France and Marcos Mosnaim, Export Packers Company, Ontario, Canada.
Euromonitor’s Eric Hamre, Adelaide-based trader Peter Semmler and Harish Tahiliani from Arab India Spices, UAE.

Sisters Tuba and Dilek Memis from Memisoglu, Turkiye.
DG Global director western Canada Mike Allaire with Nanjing-based Bonagro managing director David Chen, China.
Among the many South American delegates at Pulses 23 are Leonidas Brocos, Brolen Company, Peru, and Diego Lanu, Botrade Food Products, Argentina.
Melbourne-based brothers Dinesh and Prem Seneviratne from Sri Lankan company Prime Decima.
Bühler area sales manager Craig Wootton with Eric Emmert from Hosokawa Alpine.
Pam Chiang from Kwee Gee, Singapore, catches up with Bruno Guiseppe Barretta and Bruno Bruns from family company Samba Foods, Brazil.
Teague Australia principal Tim Teague from Adelaide with Western Australian visitors Daryl Gifford and Neil Wandel from Esperance Quality Grains.
Edao International Trading principal Edao Abdi, Ethiopia, with Agrisea Dubai representatives Vikram Sadiya and Hansa Singrakhiya.
Marion Hunt from Hensall District Co-operative, Ontario, Canada with Gansu Zhongsheda Company represenatives Nianchang Dai from Lanzhou, China, and Sam Hou from St Louis, US.
Buhler’s Tinu Titus, Bangalore, India, with Qld Department of Agriculture and Fisheries pulse breeder Dr Merrill Ryan.
GPC president Cindy Brown welcomes keynote speaker India’s Secretary of Consumer Affairs Rohit Kumar Singh to the Pulses 23 stage.
Gavin Gibson is a past CEO of GPC and Pulse Australia, and received a lifetime GPC membership at Pulses 23.

Source: Grain Central