TUESDAY, APRIL 20
7 a.m.-6 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
UNITED FRESH FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT
Arroyo Golf Club, Las Vegas
OPENING KEYNOTE SESSION
“Leading in a Climate of Change”
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
VIVA LAS VEGAS OPENING PARTY
TAO Beach Rooftop Lounge, The Venetian Hotel
UNITED FRESHPAC BOWLING EVENT
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21
7 a.m.-6 p.m.
BREAKFAST GENERAL SESSION
An annual look inside the produce industry
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Trade Show Open
TRADE SHOW HAPPY HOUR
RECEPTION HONORING WOMEN IN PRODUCE
LEADERSHIP ALUMNI REUNION DINNER (INVITATION ONLY)
THURSDAY, APRIL 22
7 a.m.-5 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
CONCURRENT INDUSTRY SECTOR BREAKFASTS & SUPER SESSIONS
FOODSERVICE SUPER SESSION
“Shifting Consumer Trends at Retail and Foodservice”
How is the economy affecting consumer shopping and consumption behavior? Retail and foodservice specialists share insights on how consumers will spend their food dollars in the years ahead.
WHOLESALER-DISTRIBUTOR SUPER SESSION
“The Changing Nature of Today's Workforce”
Hiring the best talent is critical to success, but what can wholesalers do to ensure they recruit the very best team? Hear insights and best practices from management experts and top employers from the wholesale-distribution sector.
GROWER-SHIPPER SUPER SESSION
“Building Value in the Retail/Foodservice Partnership”
What can grower-shippers do to maximize the value proposition for retail and foodservice buyers? Retail leaders from a variety of store formats and foodservice chains share expectations and examples of how to enhance every deal to benefit buyers and sellers.
FRESH-CUT PROCESSOR SUPER SESSION (DUAL TOPICS)
“2010 ISSUES SCAN RESULTS AND CONSUMER PERSPECTIVE”
Be among the first to hear results of the 2010 Issues Scan consumer research with insights from United's “Image of Fresh-Cut Working Group.” Plus, see fresh-cut marketing campaigns from Europe's industry leaders and learn how they influence consumers in the United Kingdom/European Union fresh-cut market.
“NEW PRODUCT TRENDS IN FRESH-CUT, BUSINESS CHANNEL OPPORTUNITIES AND THE ‘NEW REALITY’ IN A POST-RECESSION ENVIRONMENT”
Fresh-cut produce is growing for quick-service restaurants and vending machines. How can processors profit from this convenience trend?
EXPERT COUNCIL SEMINAR SERIES
United's four expert advisory councils host in-depth seminars in supply chain management, food safety & technology, government relations, and health & nutrition. Join the experts for four intense educational seminars that explore these critical topics impacting all sectors of the fresh produce industry.
11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Trade Show Open
CHAIRMAN'S RECEPTION AND ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
Retail teams from throughout the U.S. honor this year's outstanding produce managers, and leading chefs receive their Excellence in Foodservice Awards.
FRIDAY, APRIL 23
7 a.m.-3 p.m.
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON PRODUCE SUSTAINABILITY
This event kicks off the new United Foundation Center for Global Produce Sustainability, founded through the generous support of Bayer Crop Science. In this one-day post show conference, hear from retailers, produce companies, government officials and others on the real impact that sustainability can have on your business.
SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE RECEPTION