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JUNE 25-27, 2018 | CHICAGO

Over 90 Hours of Education

Over 90 Hours of Education

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12:00 PM
  1. McCormick Place - South Building - S101
    75 mins
    • SmartFood
    Learn the latest trends motivating the better-for-you food and beverage product category today. Health-focused buyers and influencers will gain insights and strategies that will boost your brand, incr ...
    Moderator(s)
  2. McCormick Place - South Building - S103
    75 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    David Krause, President of Wonderful Citrus, will put the spotlight on innovation as keynote speaker at this yearÕs conference, where produce and fresh foods operations executives will discover opport ...
    Moderator(s)
  3. McCormick Place - South Building - S104/S105
    75 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
  4. McCormick Place - South Building - S102
    75 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    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 yearÕs ...
1:30 PM
  1. McCormick Place - South Building - S101
    45 mins
    • SmartFood
  2. McCormick Place - South Building - S103
    45 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    Business has been turning to automation to solve our most critical processes for decades--giving produce ample opportunity to learn from our counterparts in other industries. Our expert panel will loo ...
    Panelist(s)
  3. McCormick Place - South Building - S104/S105
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
    Choose between the following sessions at this time: Becoming a Shipper of Choice, Blockchain Solutions in the Supply Chain, and Blockchain Solutions in the Supply Chain
  4. McCormick Place - South Building - S102
    45 mins
    • United FreshMKT
2:15 PM
  1. McCormick Place - South Building - S101
    45 mins
    • SmartFood
  2. McCormick Place - South Building - S103
    45 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    Society is generating more data than ever before. How can it be harnessed to meet consumer demands for transparency and visibility while affording companies appropriate levels of protection? With all ...
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)
  3. McCormick Place - South Building - S102
    45 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    73% of Instacart orders include produce. It is the most dominant category sold through the technology, and number two isn't even close. The same-day grocery delivery service and its product partner Ca ...
2:30 PM
  1. McCormick Place - South Building - S104/S105
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
    Choose between the following sessions at this time: Onboarding for Better Retention, The Trials and Triumphs of Implementing E-Fulfilment, and Food Safety & Temperature Stability
3:30 PM
  1. McCormick Place - South Building - S101
    45 mins
    • SmartFood
    What is the recipe for a successful healthy food brand? Identify the key ingredients for creating brands that have flourished through consumer adoption from case studies of three brands in the healthy ...
  2. McCormick Place - South Building - S103
    45 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    What technologies are being used to keep up with the changes in consumer habits? How do new innovations in packaging extend shelf life and improve quality? Gaining insights from a packaging company an ...
  3. McCormick Place - South Building - S104/S105
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
  4. McCormick Place - South Building - S102
    45 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    Explore the crucial ways that consumersÕ everyday connection to food is being informed by food media through new outlets that deliver engaging content with their subscribers and followers in more ways ...
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)
4:15 PM
  1. McCormick Place - South Building - S101
    45 mins
    • SmartFood
  2. McCormick Place - South Building - S103
    45 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    TodayÕs hottest start-up companies are developing new technologies that will advance the fresh foods industry. Hear from five featured FutureTEC Zone companies as they share a glimpse of their latest ...
    Panelist(s)
  3. McCormick Place - South Building - S104/S105
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
  4. McCormick Place - South Building - S102
    45 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    Three icons of the retail produce industry share their views on the landmark changes theyÕve seen--and shaped--at retail, and look ahead to what future disruptions are on the horizon. Reggie Griffin, ...
8:00 AM
  1. McCormick Place - South Building - Grand Ballroom
    120 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • United FreshTEC
    Stanford University Professor Bob Sutton will share principles from his New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book, The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One T ...
11:00 AM
  1. Marketing X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    Whether it’s packaging materials, messages, or brand real estate, this session will allow attendees to have a dialogue on challenges and best practices for creating winning produce packaging designs.
  2. Business Management X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • United FreshTEC
    • SmartFood
    How does social media fit into your crisis management plan? Share your stories and draw upon peers’ experiences for insights into how--and how not--to use social media during a crisis.
  3. Food Safety X-Change - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    Have FDA or their state partners asked peculiar questions during an inspection? How are you handling requests for information you’re not sure they have a right to? What insights can we apply from the ...
11:30 AM
  1. Learning Center - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • United 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 for consumers. I ...
  2. Learning Center - SmartFood Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • SmartFood
    Where is the protein industry headed? What is the future of milk and meat in this changing world? How does the growing demand for nuts and grains--particularly whole grains--fit into protein consumpti ...
  3. Learning Center - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
  4. Learning Center - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    Expanding your business? Opening a second location or possibly moving to a new location? Big changes lead to equally big questions. Should you build from the ground up or retrofit an existing property ...
    Panelist(s)
12:00 PM
  1. Marketing X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    There’s a lot to learn when it comes to selling to schools. What types of products are schools looking for? What are some best practices to keep in mind when working with school foodservice buyers? Yo ...
  2. Business Management X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • United FreshTEC
    • SmartFood
    Preparing for, successfully negotiating, and navigating a newly merged company to succeed are steps you likely won’t have time to think about once you’re in the throws. Better to know how to navigate ...
  3. Food Safety X-Change - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    The Foreign Supplier Verification Program and Supply Chain Program requirements from FDA have forced companies to manage relationships in a whole new way, with new responsibilities and liabilities. Wh ...
12:30 PM
  1. Learning Center - SmartFood Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • SmartFood
    Learn from industry innovators who aren’t afraid to think outside the box! Hear from the hottest new food companies on how they are disrupting the food space with new categories and products.
    Panelist(s)
  2. Learning Center - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    Software helps us manage our lives, from giving us directions to turning on our lights remotely. How can we integrate it to better manage our business? With so many options out there, how do you even ...
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)
  3. Learning Center - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    This annual session is once again back by popular demand! A panel of past "Women in Produce" honorees will reflect on the challenges and triumphs of their careers and be coupled with early-career lead ...
    Panelist(s)
  4. Learning Center - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
1:00 PM
  1. Marketing X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    With so many brands competing for consumer attention, share and learn best practices and success stories from brands who have found the brand recipe for winning consumers' hearts and dollars.
  2. Business Management X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • United FreshTEC
    • SmartFood
    You may know on paper the assessed value, but the equity of your brand is intangible and in some cases is more valuable than the commodity itself. Share experiences on measuring and protecting your br ...
  3. Food Safety X-Change - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    After a flood, what microbiological and chemical hazards must you consider before re-planting? Is there ever a way to salvage crops in contact with flood water? And how do you communicate issues to yo ...
1:30 PM
  1. Learning Center - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    Controlled-environment agriculture is a rapidly expanding industry that has great potential to revolutionize the way fresh food is grown. The results of a year-long study conducted by Dr. Eric W. Stei ...
    Moderator(s)
  2. Learning Center - SmartFood Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • SmartFood
    A seasoned CPG (consumer packaged goods) executive will highlight noteworthy and exciting emerging trends in beverages and provide practical ways to incorporate them.
  3. Learning Center - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    Hear from past United Fresh Produce Innovation Award Best New Packaging finalists about ways to entice consumers through creative packaging. Walk away with insights and inspiration into visual appeal, ...
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)
  4. Learning Center - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
2:00 PM
  1. Marketing X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    Measuring marketing analytics is a daunting task. It’s also where the real data lives. Join in the conversation about the five "W’s" of measuring marketing and gain insights into where to focus your e ...
  2. Food Safety X-Change - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    While FDA is reconsidering requirements around Ag water testing, what should farms do? How are people deciding where to sample, when to sample, how often, etc.? What are the criteria for a "failed" te ...
  3. Business Management X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • United FreshTEC
    • SmartFood
    Take charge of your professional development! Learn from alumni of the Produce Industry Leadership Program about their career development experiences and gain insights for your own career next steps.
2:30 PM
  1. Learning Center - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    Listeria monocytogenes is a hot topic in the industry, and within that, testing zone 1 product contact surfaces is the most controversial. Does zone 1 testing provide meaningful results for a product ...
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)
  2. Learning Center - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
  3. Learning Center - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    Traditionally, private label brands have been a large segment of the center-store food and beverage departments, but growth has been increasingly visible with produce and fresh departments on the peri ...
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)
  4. Learning Center - SmartFood Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • SmartFood
10:30 AM
  1. Learning Center - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    The U.S. and Canadian governments have "systems recognition" when it comes to food safety. The implementation of many rules stemming from the Food Safety Modernization Act is underway, while we are st ...