International floriculture expo

United fresh mkt expo

Smart food expo

United fresh tec expo

Global cold chain expo


JUNE 10-12, 2019 | 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
    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 ...
11:45 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. ...
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 ...
1:45 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 ...
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 ...
11:45 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.
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 ...
1:45 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 ...