> United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo


JUNE 10 - 12 2019 | CHICAGO, IL
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United Fresh 2019 offers ample opportunities to advance your industry knowledge and educate yourself and your team throughout three days in Chicago. Through education on and off the expo floor, you’ll have access to inspirational keynote speakers, influential industry leaders and innovative entrepreneurs, all delivering key insights and strategies to advance your programs, company and the industry overall.

Plan to take advantage of these opportunities to absorb engaging ideas that guarantee to deliver a change to your perspective.

General Sessions

Gather with industry peers to network and be inspired during the 2019 general sessions, available to all attendees with All-Access passes. Taking place at McCormick Place, each session offers something a little different than the next.

Monday, June 10 | 12:30 – 1:45 pm

The Produce Outlook Kick-off General Session Luncheon will set the tone for United Fresh 2019 as the first opportunity to gather with industry leaders and peers to look at what’s ahead for our industry.


Tuesday, June 11 | 8:00 – 10:00 am

Come together on the first day of the expo before the ribbon is cut to be inspired and motivated to look at your business in a new way during the United Fresh Breakfast Keynote General Session with Morten Hansen.


Wednesday, June 12 | 8:30 – 9:45 am

New this year, United Fresh’s Women In Produce Breakfast General Session will be taking center stage, elevating the popular education component coupled with celebrating this year’s Women in Produce honoree, Jan Berk of San Miguel Produce, Inc.



Monday, June 10 | 2:00 – 5:00 pm

This year’s Education Workshops have been developed to support learning opportunities across the full fresh produce supply chain. Taking place immediately following Monday’s Produce Outlook kick-off General Session Luncheon, choose the topics that align with your job function, or attend a new topic to broaden your scope of understanding. There’s something for everyone.

Main Stage

Tuesday, June 11 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 12 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

United Fresh’s 2019 Main Stage on the expo floor will provide constant engagement and entertainment throughout the event. The Main Stage will bring to life the passionate people, business and energies created in the fresh produce industry for you and your team to enjoy, learn and engage during the expo.

Stage Next

Tuesday, June 11 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 12 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

United Fresh’s 2019 Stage Next on the expo floor is where innovation comes to life. Stage Next will spotlight new technologies, future-oriented topics, concepts and strategies that will advance the fresh produce industry.

X-Change Sessions

Tuesday, June 11 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 12 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

X-Change Sessions allow attendees to take part in conversations that are changing the way our industry does business and solving challenges we face through shared ideas taking place on the expo floor, these facilitated discussions allow you to gather with your peers seeking answers to the questions you’re also trying to solve. Work together through discussion during the 2019 X-Change Sessions.