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JUNE 25-27, 2018 | CHICAGO

Attend FreshTEC


Innovation starts at United FreshTEC. Whether you’re looking for cost-saving solutions for your business, exploring new product concepts and packaging, searching for food safety enhancements, or want a window into the future of new technology, the United FreshTEC Expo and Conference is for you!

Building on a deep footprint in the fresh-cut processing sector, the United FreshTEC Expo is designed to highlight the most cutting-edge technologies for the fresh produce industry. Find breakthrough innovations in mechanical harvesting and robotics, warehouse automation and packaging solutions, data analytics and more featured in the FreshTEC Expo.

  • Explore the new Food Safety Pavilion featuring the latest technologies to help your company comply with the myriad of regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
  • The annual University Research Poster Session features cutting-edge research on food safety and quality aspects of fresh and fresh-cut produce, from an international range of researchers and research organizations.
  • Experience solutions for tomorrow in our FutureTEC Zone, a concentrated display area for start-up companies bringing new technologies to the fresh foods industry. 
  • Gain insight from FreshTEC Learning Center educational presentations on the show floor, giving attendees an opportunity to hear from the experts.
  • Engage at FreshTEC X-Change, a meeting place for attendees and exhibitors who share common interests to connect and share perspectives on key issues. Topics will include food safety, sanitation, product development, packaging, supply chain management and more.

The FreshTEC Conference program is designed specifically for operations executives and managers 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. Attendees will dig deep with expert discussions focused on Pre- and Post-Harvest Automation, Food Safety in Packing and Processing Operations, and an intense look at Controlled Growing Environments.

  • Visit our FreshTEC University Showcase, featuring faculty and students from major universities showcasing new technologies and solutions for our industry.




2017 FreshTEC Advisory Committee

  • Brian Antle, Tanimura & Antle 
  • Micah Brown, East Coast Fresh 
  • Mark Campion, Taylor Farms, Inc. 
  • Alex DiNovo, DNO Inc. 
  • Ken Dreyer, Madison Chemical Co.
  • Kent Ford, Taylor Farms Tennessee, Inc. 
  • Jay Fulbright, Stemilt Growers, LLC 
  • Rudi Groppe, Heinzen Manufacturing International 
  • Eric Halverson, Black Gold Farms 
  • Dan Harburg, Soft Robotics Inc. 
  • Adam Lytch, L & M 
  • Ken Moynihan, Compac 
  • Garrett Nishimori, San Miguel Produce, Inc. 
  • Josh Norbury, BrightFarms Inc. 
  • Marc Oshima, AeroFarms 
  • Viraj Puri, Gotham Greens 
  • Ashley W. Rawl, Walter P. Rawl & Sons, Inc.
  • Roman G Smith, Freshway Foods 
  • Alessandro Turatti, Turatti Srl 
  • Gary Wishnatzki, Wish Farms 
  • Brian Zomorodi, Apio, Inc.

For more information about the 2017 United FreshTEC Expo & Conference, contact Allison Nepveux at 202-303-3411.

Thank you 2017 Sponsors