13th Annual International Shea Butter Convention

October 15-17, 2015 | Atlanta, GA USA


Expand your Professional Network

Take part in a 3 Day Platform of “Advances in Shea Commerce & Technology”

Register Now

Expand your Professional Credentials

Take part in a 5 Day Comprehensive Technical Training Program devoted entirely to Shea Butter

Register Now

The Annual International Shea Butter Convention is a 3 Day Platform devoted entirely to Shea Commerce & Technology, present and future. The convention provide attendees, up-to-date industry information, education, and a chance to seize and take advantage of the best networking opportunities in the industry, such as the rare opportunity to informally meet face to face with world renowned experts and professionals throughout the shea sector.

About ISBC

Since 2001, the International Shea Butter Convention (ISBC) has become the unparalleled forum for bringing the world of shea butter and the various aspects of the shea industry into a single venue. The International Shea Butter Convention (ISBC) is dedicated to developing the International Shea Industry and to the empowerment of a shea based economic engine to fuel a viable and sustainable Sub Sahara Multinational Shea Sector. The convention is the industry’s longest running international platform of its kind and is a proven and established incubator for developing and facilitating USA-Sahel Africa trade and business relationships.

Why Attend? Benefits Include, among other things

Learn FDA Labeling and packaging requirements
Learn the US Customs requirements for importing Shea Butter into the USA
Learn quality Standards and the Differences in various quality Grades of Shea Butter, such as Grade, A, B, C, D, and F
Learn about recent advances in shea nut extraction technologies
Learn often over looked facts about access to US shea market and proven do’s and don’ts to consider in your efforts to gain market share
Attend convention sessions on progressing “shea vision 2035”, and learn the impact shea buying and selling is having on the quality of life for various shea producing communities; give your input for progress; hear from various countries reporting on economic opportunities and progressive developments within the shea industry.
Identify distributors, retailers, and fulfillment partners.
Identify import export working Capital, and Business Development Capital
Participate in the Exhibition area to introduce your Brand and/or Products to the industry
Unparalleled opportunity for buyers and sellers of shea butter to discuss buy-sell transactions.
Learn how to attain product liability insurance for your shea based product
Attend the popular Annual Shea Scientific Symposium to learn recent developments in the sciences related to the cosmetic and pharmaceutical use and production of shea butter products


Dr. Samuel Hunter
The American Shea Butter Institute

Understanding Grades of Shea Butter ABCDF
Hector Romero
Custom Brokerage House

Shea Logistics – Import/Export Direct from Africa (Freight Forwarding, Ocean and Airline Logistics)
Margaret Haven
Haven Research Institute

FDA Regulations – Labeling and Packaging
Darryl White
Whitelight Media

Branding and Labeling Cosmetic Products
Dr. Theresa Harris
Leah Shea

New Shea Based Product Development
Andrew Lubin
International Water Company

Clean Water Technologies in Shea Butter Production


Crown Plaza Atlanta Airport Hotel, 1325 Virginia Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30344 United States
Phone: 7066824982 | Email: convention@sheainstitute.com

Hosted By

The American Shea Butter Institute is a bio-tech institute dedicated to improving the quality of life through basic and applied scientific research. ASBI has become internationally recognized as a leader in the innovation and advancement of Shea Butter ingredients and/or derivatives of its ingredients in the development of new commercial uses and products.

The Institute provides consumer and industry education on Shea Butter; establishes voluntary standards on the quality of Shea Butter entering the USA and promotes the benefits of Shea Butter in various US industries. ASBI’s full range of services are designed to stimulate the global shea butter value chain, drive discoveries that raise the awareness of Shea Butter as a commodity, and enriches the quality of life through trade and economic development opportunities for the Africa shea belt in particular and the global community in general.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for all they did to make our convention a success. So many of our Delegation said the convention was the best they had attended. We will be in attendance next year. R.S.

A Shea industry focused event that brought together the right mix of people from different companies from across World. A Very useful experience both in terms of sharing experiences and in terms of networking. I am looking forward to the next one. A.K.