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JUNE 25-27, 2018 | CHICAGO

Over 90 Hours of Education

Over 90 Hours of Education

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  • Session Type
    • Learning Center
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)
12:30 PM
  1. Learning Center - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
1:30 PM
  1. 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)
  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 - 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.
  4. Learning Center - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
2:30 PM
  1. Learning Center - SmartFood Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • SmartFood
  2. 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)
  3. Learning Center - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
  4. 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)
10:30 AM
  1. Learning Center - SmartFood Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • SmartFood
  2. Learning Center - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
  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 ...
  4. 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 ...
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 - 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 ...
  3. 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)
  4. Learning Center - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
12:30 PM
  1. 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)
  2. Learning Center - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
  3. Learning Center - SmartFood Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • SmartFood
    The North American retail landscape is now in a state of flux with strong entries to the marketplace from online retailers, home delivery, and new players. How do traditional brick-and-mortar retailer ...
  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 ...
1:30 PM
  1. Learning Center - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • United FreshMKT
  2. Learning Center - Global Cold Chain Expo Floor
    45 mins
    • Global Cold Chain
  3. 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, ...
    Panelist(s)
  4. 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 ...