Vanilla 2023 will be held the week of November 7th - 9th, 2023, in Pollibetta, India, in Karnataka, at the Bamboo Club. The meeting will consist of two days symposium and one day trip to a local vanilla plantation.
This meeting will focus on the future of vanilla and vanillin. It comes on the heels of an open forum for planters and farmers held last October and will deal with the challenges farmers in India face in producing vanilla. We hope to use this conference as a launching pad for a "vanilla comeback" in India; the country is an ideal place to produce the crop because of its climate, topography, and long-standing tradition of agricultural practices. In addition, we will be focusing on the future of vanilla and vanillin in the broader region; as this is our first conference in the area, we plan on including growers from neighboring countries, including Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Australia, Malaysia, and others. We believe it was the right time to hold a conference in Asia. It is our obligation to support farmers and growers in this part of the world as they produce a large portion of the world's vanilla.