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.
Main Stage Sessions:
United Fresh Honors Council Award Winners
Join us to honor five individuals for their outstanding work serving our produce industry. The honorees will be recognized by United Fresh’s Expert Councils in the following categories:
- Finance & Business Management
- Food Safety & Technology
- Government Relations
- Produce Marketing & Merchandising
- Supply Chain Logistics
Reacting to Trends: The In Store Consumer Experience
With the proliferation of online shopping and consumers increasingly pressed for time, brick and mortar retailers need to create a memorable and compelling in-store experience. In this session learn how top retailers are winning in-store.
Women in Produce: Inspiring The Next Generation
This popular session will deliver insights from women mentors and mentees about career opportunities and the advancement of women in produce. Hear from women who have blazed the path for those coming into the industry as they share thoughts and suggestions for future success. Conversely, women new to the industry will share how their mentors have shaped their approach to the culture of fresh produce.
Produce at the Center of the Plate: A Chef’s Perspective
Why strive for “Half your plate” when produce can play a starring role? Join Sweetgreen’s Director of Culinary Experience Chef Michael Stebner for this eye opening presentation.
Winning in Today’s Food Media
In today’s oversaturated media environment where consumers have an endless array of recipes, food shows and social media channels sharing what to eat, how can your brand capture the attention of key media influencers? In this panel moderated by Chadwick Boyd, Food & Lifestyle Expert, TV Host & Brand Consultant, L&D Enterprises, hear from leading food media outlets, including Food & Wine Magazine, NPR’s The Salt and Food Network as they debate what’s truly driving food influence in today’s culture. Join the dialogue!
Retail Insights From Visionary Produce Managers
The United Fresh Retail Produce Manager Awards Program
recognizes produce managers on the front line in supermarkets who work every day to increase sales and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. Hear from this year’s winners as they share their experiences and first-hand accounts of what consumers are seeking and how the fresh produce industry can take advantage of in-store interactions.
Foodservice Insights From Visionary Chefs
The United Fresh Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program
recognizes chefs and foodservice operations for excellence in the use of fresh produce in the culinary arts. Hear from this year’s winners who are designing menus that delight their diners with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Celebrate Innovation: Awards Winners Announced
New products and innovations contribute substantially to the fresh and fresh-cut produce industry’s success. Leading companies support the industry’s economic growth through the development, manufacturing, and marketing of new and innovative products. Join this year’s United Fresh Innovation Awards
competition winners as they’re announced from the Main Stage in seven categories.