Monday, August 19
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm Registration Open
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Cause Marketing opening reception and exhibits. Join your colleagues for a drink and hors d’oeuvres
Tuesday, August 20
8:30 am – 9:30 am Keynote Session
9:45 am - 11:15 am General Session
11:30 am – 5:30 pm Visit the Exhibit Hall
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Exhibits opening lunch reception. See the latest in produce products and services in the exhibit hall featuring 200 of the top suppliers.
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm "Happy Hour" - Closing Reception in the Exhibit Hall. Share a drink while networking with exhibitors during the closing reception.
Wednesday, August 21
Optional Ticketed Events
8:00 am – Noon
Everyone in the produce industry wants to sell more product, from growers to shippers to retailers. Join us for Tuesday’s keynote session when Bradley Fitzhenry, Brand Manager at MJR Creative Group, shows a new approach to produce sales and marketing. Whether consumers are shopping through traditional means such as print media and brick-and-mortar stores or through social media and their smartphones, produce sellers have to be there, and Fitzhenry will discuss how to do this.
Traditional retailers know the competition isn’t just the grocery store down the block or across town. It’s everywhere consumers buy. Increasingly this is being done online, even for food. In this general session, a panel of retail and produce experts, including CH Robinson, examine this supply chain trend and how produce retailers can adjust to it.