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JUNE 10-12, 2019 | CHICAGO

United FreshMKT & SmartFood Luncheon and Conference

Emanuel Lazopoulos, Senior Vice President North America, Sales, Marketing and Product Management of Del Monte Fresh Produce, Inc. will put the spotlight on innovation as keynote speaker at this year’s conference, where hundreds of retail, produce and fresh foods executives will gather to discover marketing trends to advance their businesses. Lazopoulos joined Del Monte Fresh Produce, Inc. in June of 2003. After a tenure of two years he was promoted to his current position where he oversees product/business management of the company’s major categories including the newly acquired Mann Packing Company.


The United FreshMKT & SmartFood Luncheon and Conference is designed specifically for produce and fresh foods buyers, executives and trading partners across all retail and foodservice channels looking to jump start their business models and programs with innovative ideas, concepts and lessons from the future!

Monday, June 25 | Noon – 5:00 pm
McCormick Place Convention Center

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This year, enjoy intermission with a Snack Break where exhibitors will be displaying their grab-n-go and snacking solutions for you to sample and discover.

This year’s United FreshMKT Achievement Award winner, Mason Arnold, Veggie Nerd of Cece’s™ Veggie Co., will be honored during the United FreshMKT & SmartFood Conference program for his significant innovations in the marketing and merchandising of fresh produce. Cece’s™ Veggie Co. disrupted the produce department by pioneering the first pre-packaged, USDA certified organic spiralized vegetables. Founded in 2015, Cece’s™ has enjoyed substantial growth as the first company to create high-quality fresh pasta out of organic vegetables. 

To attend this event, register for the United Fresh Conference Package where one ticket affords you access to all co-located education, including the United FreshTEC Conference, Global Cold Chain Conference, International Floriculture Conference ­– all taking place concurrently on Monday, June 25.

Finally, join your peers and colleagues from all of Monday’s education conferences for a networking opportunity during the Post-Conference Happy Hour taking place immediately outside the conference rooms.

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