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JUNE 16 - 18 2020 | SAN DIEGO, CA
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Show Floor Education

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 came to life. Stage Next spotlighted new technologies, future-oriented topics, concepts and strategies that will advance the fresh produce industry.

Stage Next Sessions:

 

Leveraging Technology to Improve Produce Safety and Quality

The fresh produce industry is continuously evaluating innovative tools to promote food safety and quality. In this session, explore the types of products that may benefit from the use of UV light and cold plasma, and how genetic sequencing can uncover the secrets of microbial ecology that will help inform food safety and quality efforts going forward.
 

The Future of Foodservice

From foams to edibles (flowers of course), what does the future of foodservice look like? In this panel, we’ll dive into the top menu trends that are driving menu development and introducing diners to new and unique flavor experiences. Learn how you can take advantage of these trends and what it takes to translate them into your own product profiles.
 

TEC Talks: Part I

Today’s hottest start-ups are developing new technologies that will advance the fresh foods industry. Hear from featured FutureTEC Zone companies as they share a glimpse of their latest and greatest innovations and how they anticipate their solutions will impact the future of produce.
 

Food As Medicine: Changing the Rx of RD

How can food choices impact human health and help us live longer, healthier lives? In this session, learn from healthcare leaders and lifestyle professionals as they debate the future of food as medicine.
 

Alternative Growing 2.0: What’s Success and What’s Next?

Indoor growing systems have expanded how and where produce can be grown. Increasingly popular with restaurants, corporate kitchens and food halls around the country, indoor growing has found its place in the industry. What’s next? Hear from this panel of innovative growers as they shed (LED) light on the future of alternative growing.
 

The Future of Packaging: Tomorrow’s Solutions to Today’s Challenges

Whether it’s an upcharge for a plastic bag at checkout or the obliteration of plastic straws, plastic is feeling the repercussions of its perceived lack of sustainability. Retailers, growers and other supply chain partners are rethinking their use of packaging materials to meet consumers’ desire for earth- friendly solutions.
 

TEC Talks: Part II

Today’s hottest start-ups are developing new technologies that will advance the fresh foods industry. Hear from featured FutureTEC Zone companies as they share a glimpse of their latest and greatest innovations and how they anticipate their solutions will impact the future of produce.
 

Uberization: Real Time, On-Demand Produce and Production

From a ride to the airport to tonight’s dinner, consumers are getting what they want when they want it. How can the produce industry ride the wave of new technologies that are trying to keep up with consumer demands?