> United Fresh 2020 Convention & Expo


JUNE 16 - 18 2020 | SAN DIEGO, CA
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United Fresh 2019 offered ample opportunities to advance the industry knowledge as well as educate our attendees and their teams throughout three days in Chicago. Through education on and off the expo floor, they had access to inspirational keynote speakers, influential industry leaders and innovative entrepreneurs, all delivering key insights and strategies to advance their programs, company and the industry overall.

In taking advantage of these opportunities, our attendees were able to absorb engaging ideas that delivered a change to their perspective as guaranteed.

General Sessions

Attendees gathered with industry peers to network and be inspired during the 2019 general sessions. Having taken place at McCormick Place, each session offered something a little different than the next.

Monday, June 10 | 12:30 – 1:45 pm

The Produce Outlook Kick-off General Session Luncheon 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

Attendees came together on the first day of the expo before the ribbon cutting to be inspired and motivated to look at their 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 took 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 were 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, attendees chose the topics that aligned with their job function, or attended a new topic to broaden their scope of understanding. There was 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 provided constant engagement and entertainment throughout the event. The Main Stage brought to life the passionate people, business and energies created in the fresh produce industry for attendees and their 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 was where innovation came to life. Stage Next spotlighted 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 allowed 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 allowed attendees to gather with their peers seeking answers to the questions they were also trying to solve. They worked together through discussion during the 2019 X-Change Sessions.