The 19th NAMC, San Diego, February 2007.

  • The 19th North American Conference was organised February 18-20, 2007 in San Diego, California, U.S.A. With 320 visitors, a trade fair and an interesting conference, the NAMC turned out to be a great success once again. A report on the event is published in Mushroom Business nr. 21. Heres an extensive photo series.

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    1. 'Charting the course'.
    2. NAMC venue: The San Diego Sheraton Hotel and Marina.
    3. Poolside.
    4. San Diego Marina.
    5. AEM booth at the trade fair.
    6. Amycel booth.
    7. Champfood booth.
    8. Having fun at the Christiaens Group stand.
    9. At the trade fair.
    10. Gicom stand.
    11. Johan Hoving & company at the Hoving Holland stand.
    12. Italspawn team at the trade fair.
    13. Jan Berings of Dalsem Mushroom Projects.
    14. Polish guests at the trade fair.
    15. Mushroom promotion mushroom.
    16. Russian and Ukrainian participants. In the middle, Alexander Khrenov of Sylvan and the Russian Mushroom Growing School.
    17. Thilot / Limbraco stand.
    18. Polish VIP's: Mr. Kania, Mr. Szudyga, Mr. Miekina.
    19. BatForum / Kwazar stand from Poland.
    20. Dutch participants.
    21. Thed Vestjens (Walkro), Ge Groenenboom and Luc Klunder (both Gicom) at the conference.
    22. Murray O'Neil launched the business program with a brief history of the NAMC.
    23. Dr. Ralph Noble delivered the Andrew O'Neil Memorial Lecture: 'Improving the efficiency and environmental impact of mushroom composting and cropping'.
    24. Business panel with Carla Blackwell McKinney, Chris Alonzo, Frank Moscone and Greg McLain, moderated by Ray Samp (standing). Each presented non-growing challenges experienced by mushroom growers in North America.
    25. Arpad Mutsy of Biofungi, Hungary on the European mushroom industry.
    26. Pat Walsh of Custom Compost in Ireland on the rise and decline of the Irish satellite system.
    27. Panel promoting a unified global approach to marketing and promotion of mushrooms (left:Greg Seymour, ISMS and AMGA).
    28. Greg McLain of Kitchen Pride Mushrooms, Texas.
    29. Virgil Jurgensmeyer and Ray Samp (R).
    30. Beautiful San Diego Bay at sundown.
    31. An evening cruise on the yacht 'California Spirit'.
    32. Dinner on board.
    33. Duch chat. Thed Vestjens (Walkro), Ge Groenenboom (Gicom) and Jan Baltussen (Champfood)(R).
    34. Enjoying the cruise.
    Photos taken by Krystian Szudyga (SBGU), Thed Vestjens (Walkro), Ray Samp (author of the report in MB21 and cultivation adviser), Roland van Doremaele (Christiaens Group), Jos Buth (C point) and Krzystof Kedrzycki (Kama). Thanks a lot guys!
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