International floriculture expo

United fresh mkt expo

Smart food expo

United fresh tec expo

Global cold chain expo

JUNE 25-27, 2018 | CHICAGO

United FreshTEC Luncheon and Conference

David Krause, President of Wonderful Citrus will put the spotlight on innovation as keynote speaker at this year’s conference, where produce and fresh foods operations executives will discover opportunities to advance their businesses through technology. Krause has been with Wonderful Citrus for 19 years, 17 of those as its President where he oversees the largest integrated grower, packer, and shipper of fresh citrus in the world. Wonderful Citrus owns and farms over 58,000 acres in various locations throughout California, Texas, and Mexico.

The United FreshTEC Luncheon and Conference is designed specifically for operations executives and managers not only looking to understand how to solve today’s challenges, but also to look beyond at the visionary innovations on the way as we prepare for the future.

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

  • Noon – 1:15 pm                      Luncheon and Opening Keynote
  • 1:30 – 2:15 pm                        General Session
  • 2:15 – 3:00 pm                        General Session
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm                        University Showcase
  • 3:30 – 4:15 pm                        General Session
  • 4:15 – 5:00 pm                        Closing General Session
  • 5:00 – 5:45 pm                        Post-Conference Happy Hour


This year, enjoy intermission by discovering the latest technologies from the brightest minds at the University Showcase where students and professors will be displaying their inventions and solutions to our industry’s pressing tech challenges.

The 2018 United FreshTEC Achievement Award winner will be honored during the United FreshTEC Conference program. The award honors an individual who has made significant technical contributions to the fresh produce industry. Nominations are now being accepted here.

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 FreshMKT Conference, Global Cold Chain Conference, International Floriculture Conference and the new SmartFood 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.




Thank you 2017 Sponsors