JUNE 13 - 15, 2017 | WEST HALL, McCORMICK PLACE | CHICAGO, IL

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12:00 PM
  1. McCormick Place - West Building
    75 mins
    • FreshMKT
    Tony Sarsam, CEO of Ready Pac Foods, will kick-off the inaugural FreshMKT Conference with an inspiring look at the changing face of fresh foods. As the fresh industry continues to strive to deliver in ...
  2. McCormick Place - West Building
    75 mins
    • FreshTEC
    Taylor Farms’ CEO Bruce Taylor kicks-off our event with an inspiring call to embrace the future of fresh technology. As an early adopter of technology in both the field and processing plant, Bruce wil ...
1:30 PM
  1. McCormick Place - West Building
    45 mins
    • FreshTEC
    With mounting labor shortages the industry’s number-one challenge, automation is becoming a viable alternative in field, packing and processing applications. Concepts that were once beyond imagination ...
  2. McCormick Place - West Building
    45 mins
    • FreshMKT
    Begin our intensive afternoon with a deep dive into consumer behavior and trends using the latest data and case studies from industry-focused market research. Our panel of experts will discuss what’s ...
2:15 PM
  1. McCormick Place - West Building
    45 mins
    • FreshMKT
    In the fast-paced world of food culture, one day kale is a cold-cut garnish, and the next day it’s the "it" food. How do trends happen and who influences the masses? In this session we'll hear from th ...
  2. McCormick Place - West Building
    45 mins
    • FreshTEC
    Food safety is changing – and it’s changing fast. What can we expect to see in the future? Listen in as industry experts explain how testing methods and illness monitoring have changed our understandi ...
3:00 PM
  1. McCormick Place - West Building
    30 mins
    • FreshMKT
    Bite into the innovative world of fresh foods with our Fresh Convenience Snack Break. Network with fellow attendees while enjoying new fresh grab ‘n go snacks from some of the industry’s most innovati ...
  2. McCormick Place - West Building
    30 mins
    • FreshTEC
    Top universities from across the country will share their cutting-edge data, concepts and ideas, as well as their innovative projects in ag technology at the FreshTEC University Showcase. Take a break ...
3:30 PM
  1. McCormick Place - West Building
    45 mins
    • FreshTEC
    New technology is now helping Mother Nature in ways no one expected merely a few years ago. Controlled, indoor growing environments are becoming more productive and cost-effective, with an added advan ...
  2. McCormick Place - West Building
    45 mins
    • FreshMKT
    Retailers and foodservice executives know their competitive edge starts at the brink of trend spotting. As consumer demands change on a whim, retail and foodservice channels need the flexibility to re ...
4:15 PM
  1. McCormick Place - West Building
    45 mins
    • FreshTEC
    Who’s driving innovation in ag and food processing technology – venture capitalists and private equity companies looking for the next successful investment. When these technology funders team up with ...
  2. McCormick Place - West Building
    45 mins
    • FreshMKT
    Kevin Coupe brings our conference to conclusion with our “crystal ball” session, featuring a panel of consumers sharing their perspectives on the future of food. What do they want from the food indust ...
8:30 AM
  1. McCormick Place - West Building
    75 mins
    • FreshMKT
    • FreshTEC
    Doug Rauch is Co-CEO of Conscious Capitalism, an organization which looks at how four specific tenets—higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious leadership, and conscious culture—can simultane ...
10:30 AM
  1. FreshMKT Learning Center
    45 mins
    • FreshMKT
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  2. FreshTEC Learning Center
    45 mins
    • FreshTEC
    Keep your company compliant! Hear an introductory overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act. With a brief synopsis on each of the major FSMA rules, you’ll leave this session with an understanding ...
11:00 AM
  1. FreshTEC X-Change
    30 mins
    • FreshTEC
    FreshTEC X-Change allows attendees to participate in small group conversations on critical industry topics. Engage with content experts as they trigger discussion theories and ideas for you to explore ...
  2. FreshMKT X-Change
    30 mins
    • FreshMKT
    FreshMKT X-Change allows attendees to participate in small group conversations on critical industry topics. Engage with content experts as they trigger discussion theories and ideas for you to explore ...
11:30 AM
  1. FreshMKT Learning Center
    45 mins
    • FreshMKT
    Fresh produce is now within an arm’s reach in convenience retail platforms in response to an ever-changing ‘on the go’ culture. Convenience is key and healthy items are the hot button with consumers. ...
  2. FreshTEC Learning Center
    45 mins
    • FreshTEC
    Today’s consumer is not just connected, but conscious too! Innovative technology is driving sales by capitalizing on consumer data and real time analysis. Learn how beacons, heat maps, and point-of-sa ...
12:00 PM
  1. FreshMKT X-Change
    30 mins
    • FreshMKT
    FreshMKT X-Change allows attendees to participate in small group conversations on critical industry topics. Engage with content experts as they trigger discussion theories and ideas for you to explore ...
  2. FreshTEC X-Change
    30 mins
    • FreshTEC
    FreshTEC X-Change allows attendees to participate in small group conversations on critical industry topics. Engage with content experts as they trigger discussion theories and ideas for you to explore ...
12:30 PM
  1. FreshMKT Learning Center
    45 mins
    • FreshMKT
    Consumers are demanding transparency from brands. Relaying the stories of source, fresh, people, products, and purpose is critical for earning consumer attention and loyalty. With the limited real est ...
  2. FreshTEC Learning Center
    45 mins
    • FreshTEC
    Today’s hottest start-up companies are developing new technologies that will advance the fresh foods industry. Hear from eight featured FutureTEC Zone companies as they share a glimpse of their latest ...
1:00 PM
  1. FreshTEC X-Change
    30 mins
    • FreshTEC
    FreshTEC X-Change allows attendees to participate in small group conversations on critical industry topics. Engage with content experts as they trigger discussion theories and ideas for you to explore ...
  2. FreshMKT X-Change
    30 mins
    • FreshMKT
    FreshMKT X-Change allows attendees to participate in small group conversations on critical industry topics. Engage with content experts as they trigger discussion theories and ideas for you to explore ...
1:30 PM
  1. FreshTEC Learning Center
    45 mins
    • FreshTEC
    Moving produce is one of the most critical, yet challenging, links in the perishable supply chain. New regulations continue to add more stress to the supply chain, but new technology and tools are eme ...
  2. FreshMKT Learning Center
    45 mins
    • FreshMKT
    Does your retail assortment and merchandising really SELL produce, or are you missing spur-of-the-moment purchases? Hear from leading retailers on how they break through with innovative marketing and ...
2:00 PM
  1. FreshMKT X-Change
    30 mins
    • FreshMKT
    FreshMKT X-Change allows attendees to participate in small group conversations on critical industry topics. Engage with content experts as they trigger discussion theories and ideas for you to explore ...
  2. FreshTEC X-Change
    30 mins
    • FreshTEC
    FreshTEC X-Change allows attendees to participate in small group conversations on critical industry topics. Engage with content experts as they trigger discussion theories and ideas for you to explore ...
2:30 PM
  1. FreshMKT Learning Center
    45 mins
    • FreshMKT
    Join the Organic Produce Network Team, Co-founders, Tonya Antle and Matt Seeley, for an engaging discussion and overview of the US Organic market. Topics include: Retail sales analysis, consumer insig ...
  2. FreshTEC Learning Center
    45 mins
    • FreshTEC
    Water is a critical element in every step of the fresh produce life cycle. Whether water is applied in the field or used in a facility, it should not transfer pathogens to fresh produce, and should no ...
8:30 AM
  1. McCormick Place - West Building
    75 mins
    • FreshMKT
    • FreshTEC
    Thursday’s Breakfast General Session brings together the United Fresh community for a morning session dedicated to produce industry business.  You'll hear from prominent United Fresh members as we exp ...
10:30 AM
  1. FreshTEC Learning Center
    45 mins
    • FreshTEC
    Produce companies around the globe are developing new technology within the fresh-cut processing sector to more efficiently slice, dice and package fresh-cut product in a safe and sanitary environment ...
  2. FreshMKT Learning Center
    45 mins
    • FreshMKT
    Join our 2017 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Award Winners for an insightful panel discussion about the latest produce foodservice trends and what’s driving their decisions about today’s menus. Fro ...
11:00 AM
  1. FreshTEC X-Change
    30 mins
    • FreshTEC
    FreshTEC X-Change allows attendees to participate in small group conversations on critical industry topics. Engage with content experts as they trigger discussion theories and ideas for you to explore ...
  2. FreshMKT X-Change
    30 mins
    • FreshMKT
    FreshMKT X-Change allows attendees to participate in small group conversations on critical industry topics. Engage with content experts as they trigger discussion theories and ideas for you to explore ...
11:30 AM
  1. FreshMKT Learning Center
    45 mins
    • FreshMKT
    This ever-popular session is back! Join an exceptional panel of past “Women in Produce” honorees who will share their personal stories of leadership. Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned p ...
  2. FreshTEC Learning Center
    45 mins
    • FreshTEC
    Today’s hottest start-up companies are developing new technologies that will advance the fresh foods industry. Hear from eight featured FutureTEC Zone companies as they share a glimpse of their latest ...
12:00 PM
  1. FreshMKT X-Change
    30 mins
    • FreshMKT
    FreshMKT X-Change allows attendees to participate in small group conversations on critical industry topics. Engage with content experts as they trigger discussion theories and ideas for you to explore ...
  2. FreshTEC X-Change
    30 mins
    • FreshTEC
    FreshTEC X-Change allows attendees to participate in small group conversations on critical industry topics. Engage with content experts as they trigger discussion theories and ideas for you to explore ...
12:30 PM
  1. FreshMKT Learning Center
    45 mins
    • FreshMKT
    Not every new produce item will be a blockbuster success – but some of them will! What are the secrets of success? Learn from industry leaders who have launched new products that have re-energized pro ...
  2. FreshTEC Learning Center
    45 mins
    • FreshTEC
    FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program and comparable Supply Chain Program in the Preventive Controls rule are shaking up the way supply chains function today. Implementation is onerous and liabi ...
1:00 PM
  1. FreshMKT X-Change
    30 mins
    • FreshMKT
    FreshMKT X-Change allows attendees to participate in small group conversations on critical industry topics. Engage with content experts as they trigger discussion theories and ideas for you to explore ...
  2. FreshTEC X-Change
    30 mins
    • FreshTEC
    Bonus: Receive your free copy of how to build a food safety plan for wholesalers when you attend this discussion. FreshTEC X-Change allows attendees to participate in small group conversations on crit ...
1:30 PM
  1. FreshMKT Learning Center
    45 mins
    • FreshMKT
    Produce Managers have the most direct line to today’s grocery shoppers. Hear from a panel of the 2017 award-winning Retail Produce Managers for insights about what’s hot in today’s produce department ...
  2. FreshTEC Learning Center
    45 mins
    • FreshTEC
    With new delivery methods and retail platforms, consumers’ interaction with fresh produce is ever-evolving. Whether it’s an innovative new product package, or a fresh-cut solution in need of a longer ...
2:00 PM
  1. FreshTEC X-Change
    30 mins
    • FreshTEC
    FreshTEC X-Change allows attendees to participate in small group conversations on critical industry topics. Engage with content experts as they trigger discussion theories and ideas for you to explore ...
  2. FreshMKT X-Change
    30 mins
    • FreshMKT
    FreshMKT X-Change allows attendees to participate in small group conversations on critical industry topics. Engage with content experts as they trigger discussion theories and ideas for you to explore ...
2:30 PM
  1. FreshTEC Learning Center
    45 mins
    • FreshTEC
    Whether your personal email has been hacked, your company Facebook compromised, or your automation system put into hibernation, cyber security is a real and omnipresent threat today. Prepare for the w ...
  2. FreshMKT Learning Center
    45 mins
    • FreshMKT
    Schools are often called the “the largest restaurant in town” with school districts buying significantly more fresh produce every year. With 31 million students eating school lunch, 14 million eating ...


 

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    Matt Mandel
    Vice President, SunFed, Inc.
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    David Sasuga
    Owner, Fresh Origins
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