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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
    • X-Change
11:00 AM
  1. 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 ...
  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. 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.
12:00 PM
  1. 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 ...
  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. 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 ...
1:00 PM
  1. 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 ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
2:00 PM
  1. 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. 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. 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 ...
11:00 AM
  1. Business Management X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • United FreshTEC
    • SmartFood
  2. Marketing X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    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 from their produce partners.
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)
  3. Food Safety X-Change - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    Members often seek--and a few have piloted--emerging methods to control/suppress/exclude pathogens in the packing and processing environment. Probiotic cultures, phage, nanosilver and other pathogen i ...
12:00 PM
  1. Business Management X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • United FreshTEC
    • SmartFood
    Discover how to tell your company’s story in a compelling way, create an attractive benefits package, and recognize and retain top talent.
  2. Marketing X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    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 huge ROI on their effort and inv ...
  3. Food Safety X-Change - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    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 and by which methods they are mo ...
1:00 PM
  1. Marketing X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    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 market research from one of the le ...
  2. Business Management X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • United FreshTEC
    • SmartFood
    If you ever feel like your waking hours are dictated by email, social media, and other technology, you’re not alone. Everyone is bombarded with information--professionally and personally. Discover pra ...
  3. Food Safety X-Change - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    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. If you do FPT, should you test f ...
2:00 PM
  1. Food Safety X-Change - FreshTEC Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshTEC
    Food safety concerns in a processing environment differ from those at retail. Discuss where these differences may result in mismatched expectations and processes, and explore ways to learn from you co ...
  2. Business Management X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • United FreshTEC
    • SmartFood
  3. Marketing X-Change - FreshMKT Expo Floor
    30 mins
    • United FreshMKT
    • SmartFood
    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 needed, and discover how growers ...