FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
RICHARD PETERSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CALIFORNIA DRIED PLUM BOARD
TELEPHONE: (916) 565-6232

Sacramento, CA (June 1, 2007) - The International Prune Association (IPA) announced that its next Conference would be held in Santiago and Santa Cruz, Chile from November 4 through 7, 2007.

The IPA Executive Committee will meet on Sunday, November 4 with the conference for all IPA members scheduled for November 5. State of the industry reports will be given by all member countries: Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Italy, South Africa and the U.S. Tours of prune orchards, dehydrators and packing plants will follow on November 6 and 7.

An optional post-conference tour will be held from November 8 through 11 in San Pedro de Atacama. This popular Chilean tourist destination is a historic village that grew around an oasis in the Atacama Desert. It features a renowned archeological museum, native pre-Columbian ruins, sandboarding and stargazing.

For more information and registration materials, visit www.ipaprunes.org or contact Rich Peterson at the California Dried Plum Board at (916) 565-6232.