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JUNE 10-12, 2019 | 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


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Take a break from the sessions and enjoy intermission with the University Showcase , where you will discover the latest technologies and cutting-edge research coming out of top universities.  

This year's United FreshTEC Achievement Award winner, Dr. Edward Harwood, PhD, Chief Science Officer of AeroFarms, whose leadership has helped advance the fresh produce industry through innovation in indoor growing technologies, will be honored during the United FreshTEC Conference program. Dr. Harwood has over 40 years of agricultural and engineering experience in the dairy and horticulture industries, and is a thought leader in the world of indoor agriculture with several patents in the field. 

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 ­– 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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