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JUNE 10-12, 2019 | CHICAGO

Over 90 Hours of Education

Over 90 Hours of Education

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12:00 PM
  1. McCormick Place - South Building - S102
    75 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    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 ...
  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 year’s conference, where produce and fresh foods operations executives will discover opport ...
  3. McCormick Place - South Building - S104/S105
    75 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
    The Global Cold Chain Conference kicks off with the Opening General Session Luncheon. Attendees can immerse themselves in the trends, best practices and inspirations presented by industry thought lead ...
1:30 PM
  1. McCormick Place - South Building - S102
    45 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    Sales of plant-based foods are growing by 8 percent—and in some categories, growth is in the double digits. About a third of all consumers now identify as “flexitarian,” meaning they are reducing thei ...
    Moderator(s)
  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 Applying Risk-Based Approaches to Maintenance and Reliability
2:15 PM
  1. McCormick Place - South Building - S102
    45 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    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. 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 - 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
    Panelist(s)
3:30 PM
  1. McCormick Place - South Building - S102
    45 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    New media outlets are delivering engaging content to their subscribers and followers in more ways than ever before! How are media and consumers connecting and what can brands do to leverage the advanc ...
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)
  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
    The NextGen Award is a global award that recognizes outstanding young professionals in the global cold chain industry. During this session, four award-winning young professionals will speak vying for ...
4:15 PM
  1. McCormick Place - South Building - S102
    45 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    Three icons of the retail produce industry share their views on the landmark changes they’ve seen--and shaped--at retail, and look ahead to what future disruptions are on the horizon. Reggie Griffin, ...
    Moderator(s)
  2. McCormick Place - South Building - S103
    45 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    Today’s 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
    In today’s world, data is knowledge and knowledge is power. Information provided by key performance indicators is essential to understanding a business’ progress, pitfalls and areas of opportunities. ...
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)
10:30 AM
  1. Learning Center - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    The latest edition of the Edelman Trust Barometer--a 28-country survey of public trust in major institutions--reveals that over the past year, trust among American consumers has suffered the largest-e ...
  2. Learning Center - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
    Rates that cold storage warehouses (3PLs) charge customers for related to storage and services are generated on a wide array of variables and considerations. Customers are often frustrated with increa ...
11:00 AM
  1. Food Safety X-Change - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    30-minute informal discussion. 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 ...
  2. Marketing X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    30-minute informal discussion. 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 winn ...
  3. Business Management X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • United FreshTEC
    • SmartFood
    30-minute informal discussion. 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 d ...
11:30 AM
  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)
  3. Learning Center - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
    Interpreting data to find your operation’s true energy efficiency can help your company make key warehousing decisions. Understanding your operation’s current areas of weakness and developing a holist ...
  4. 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 ...
11:45 AM
  1. Construction Zone - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
    30-minute informal discussion.
12:00 PM
  1. Food Safety X-Change - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    30-minute informal discussion. 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 respo ...
  2. Marketing X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    30-minute informal discussion. 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 wit ...
  3. Business Management X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • United FreshTEC
    • SmartFood
    30-minute informal discussion. 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. ...
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 - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
    As the Sanitary Transportation of Food final rule was completely implemented for all entities in April of 2018, our panel of industry experts and attorneys, will walk you through all the requirements, ...
    Panelist(s)
  4. 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)
1:00 PM
  1. Food Safety X-Change - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    30-minute informal discussion. 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 ...
  2. Marketing X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    30-minute informal discussion. 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 consumer ...
  3. Business Management X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • United FreshTEC
    • SmartFood
    30-minute informal discussion. 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 m ...
1:30 PM
  1. 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.
  2. 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)
  3. Learning Center - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
    Cold storage facilities across the country are at a capacity tipping point. Facility owners are grappling with how to maximize storage space with exponential growth of skus - without increasing buildi ...
    Panelist(s)
  4. 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)
1:45 PM
  1. Construction Zone - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
    30-minute informal discussion.
2:00 PM
  1. Food Safety X-Change - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    30-minute informal discussion. 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 ...
  2. Marketing X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    30-minute informal discussion. 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 insi ...
  3. Business Management X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • United FreshTEC
    • SmartFood
    30-minute informal discussion. Take charge of your professional development! Learn from alumni of the Produce Industry Leadership Program about their career development experiences and gain insights f ...
2:30 PM
  1. Learning Center - SmartFood Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • SmartFood
    According to a recent Innova Market Insights consumer study, performed in association with the SmartFood EXPO, "mindful choices" is the top food driver for 2018, with 7 in 10 U.S. and U.K. consumers w ...
  2. 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)
  3. Learning Center - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
    The Cold Chain Innovation Showcase features the latest innovations and cutting-edge solutions that the perishable supply chain industry has to offer. Hear from the 2018 Showcase exhibitors as they off ...
  4. 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)
9:00 AM
  1. 60 mins
    Executive Vice President of Communication, Investor Relations and Legislative Affairs, Tim McIntyre is responsible for Domino’s internal communication, public and media relations, event management, cr ...
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 ...
  2. Learning Center - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
    By examining a comprehensive case study, experts with a variety of technical specialties will prove how operational challenges often spread across multiple scientific areas. Hear from members of the G ...
  3. Learning Center - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    As organic offerings grow in prevalence, it is becoming increasingly important to define and protect the integrity of the organic brand. Explore a variety of topics, including the implications of the ...
11:00 AM
  1. Food Safety X-Change - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    30-minute informal discussion. Members often seek--and a few have piloted--emerging methods to control/suppress/exclude pathogens in the packing and processing environment. Probiotic cultures, phage, ...
  2. Marketing X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    30-minute informal discussion. This is your chance to meet the winners of the 2018 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards and ask questions about what leading foodservice operators are looking for f ...
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)
  3. Business Management X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • United FreshTEC
    • SmartFood
    30-minute informal discussion. Keeping up with the current immigration debate can be exhausting. United Fresh continues to lead the debate in Washington D. C. on how a solution for our industry's chal ...
11:30 AM
  1. Learning Center - SmartFood Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • SmartFood
    The future of food is a merging of food, health, and technology--our entire food supply chain will change as consumers demand healthier food tailored to their needs. With these rapid changes on the ho ...
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)
  2. Learning Center - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    United Fresh’s Fresh-Cut Processor Board is spearheading a discussion on how to maximize your labor force at various stages of the fresh produce supply chain using digital solutions. Facilitated by th ...
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)
  3. Learning Center - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
    Tips on Design, Materials and Construction for Renovation and New Construction of Food Processing Environments. Ever wonder how to navigate the maze of Global Food Safety Initiative approved schemes f ...
    Panelist(s)
  4. Learning Center - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    Produce managers represent the produce industry to the consumer and work every day to increase sales and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. Hear from a panel of the 2018 award-winning Retail ...
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)
11:45 AM
  1. Construction Zone - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
    30-minute informal discussion.
12:00 PM
  1. Food Safety X-Change - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    30-minute informal discussion. Most companies use antimicrobials in their wash water; however, what is used, how levels are determined, residence times, pH and other parameters, as well as how often a ...
  2. Marketing X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    30-minute informal discussion. Share stories of successes and failures that your brand has experienced with street team marketing. It’s not for everyone, but when done successfully, brands can see a h ...
  3. Business Management X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • United FreshTEC
    • SmartFood
    30-minute informal discussion. Discover how to tell your company’s story in a compelling way, create an attractive benefits package, and recognize and retain top talent.
12:30 PM
  1. Learning Center - SmartFood Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • SmartFood
    During this session, you’ll be the first to hear insights from the “SmartFood Choices 2018” research report, including consumers’ views on better-for-you food in breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacking ...
  2. Learning Center - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    Last summer, there were multiple outbreaks due to a certain category of imported fruit. As a result, anyone importing that fruit was getting their product stopped at the border and tested. The testing ...
    Panelist(s)
  3. Learning Center - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
    There are many areas for improvement in the design of a facility that has been developed over the years. This presentation will examine the broken links in the cold chain and how to address them throu ...
    Panelist(s)
  4. Learning Center - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    As consumer convenience and access points increase, cultivating strong vendor-operator relationships to deliver a high-quality eating experience is crucial, especially for new foodservice concepts. He ...
1:00 PM
  1. Food Safety X-Change - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    30-minute informal discussion. Some customers require finished product testing (FPT), while others argue that preventive measures are much more effective, since you can’t test safety into a product. I ...
  2. Marketing X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    30-minute informal discussion. What are consumers doing and why are they doing it? Discuss ways to discover the key KPIs hidden in the digital data collected throughout the supply chain. Rooted in mar ...
  3. Business Management X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • United FreshTEC
    • SmartFood
    30-minute informal discussion. Technology does not have to be scary. It's available to help make your life easier; but, with technology changing at such a rapid pace, it can be overwhelming, both prof ...
1:30 PM
  1. Learning Center - SmartFood Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • SmartFood
    Learn how your brand can develop a culture of consumers who don’t just like your brand, but love your brand! Hear from a leader in brand marketing who will share practical tactics backed by recent dat ...
  2. Learning Center - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    Discover trends in ag tech and what the future has in store for field operations for fresh produce—from panelists with three unique perspectives. Drawing on their respective experiences in investment, ...
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)
  3. Learning Center - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
    For a third-party logistics company, responding to customer requests and creating total cold chain solutions is a process that is both a science and an art. The participants of the World Food Logistic ...
  4. Learning Center - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    How do wholesale produce markets not only survive, but thrive in the increasingly competitive marketplace? Discover how one city’s produce market has leveraged a strategic rebranding program to positi ...
1:45 PM
  1. Construction Zone - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
    30-minute informal discussion.
2:00 PM
  1. Food Safety X-Change - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    30-minute informal discussion. Food safety concerns in a processing environment differ from those at retail. Discuss where these differences may result in mismatched expectations and processes, and ex ...
  2. Marketing X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    30-minute informal discussion. What does it take to run a successful in-store sampling program? Determine whether sampling is a good fit for your business, get a better sense of level of investment ne ...
  3. Business Management X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • United FreshTEC
    • SmartFood
    30-minute informal discussion. Washington, D.C. can have far reaching impacts on the fresh produce industry. New laws from Congress, new regulations from Agencies, and everything in between means a co ...