9th Annual NY Produce Show and Conference -2018

BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor For World Liberty TV

When you have 5,000 attendees huddled in one headquarters hotel and one convention center, you have the makings for networking on a grand scale. Capped off with a 7-hour trade show on Wednesday, December 7, there are several additional opportunities to meet old friends and make new ones.

NY Produce Show 2018

2018 Honorees at NY Produce Show

Monday’s Cornell/Produce Business Foundational Excellence Program: is a great way to meet newer members of the produce and floral industry as they participate in a one-day immersion to learn about the latest trends and issues affecting their careers.

Fruit Artist

American Flag made with Vegetables

The New York Hilton Hotel will also hum with activity as exhibitors and Global Trade Symposium participants arrive for Tuesday’s booth set-up and programming.

Consultant in Food Business

Dr.Abbey with Mrs. Jodean Robbins Duarte Coordinator, NYPS Consumer Media Lunch ,Contributing Editor, Produce Business magazine

The Global Trade Symposium : is a unique opportunity to network with global traders, marketing organizations and governmental agencies as they discuss the Future of Produce Importing and Exporting. In addition, exhibitors who set up their Trade Show booths will be treated to refreshments and networking at the Jacob Javits Center.

Eastern Produce Council

L-R Susan McAleavey Exec Dir EPC with Marianna Santos EPC President & Dr.Abbey

Finally, one of the best industry networking opportunities of the year happens at the New York Hilton from 6pm – 8pm as attendees Celebrate Fresh at the Opening Cocktail Reception.

Produce Breakout Session

Breakout Luncheon Presentation by Students

Wednesday’s full load of networking activities begins with shuttle buses transporting attendees to the Jacob Javits Center for the Keynote Breakfast and Thought-Leader Panel as well as the ribbon-cutting ceremony and full day’s trade show and conference activities. Wednesday night is free for dinners and entertaining in New York City.

Melissa's Produce

Dr.Abbey with Robert Schueller of Melissa’s Produce

Thursday offers a choice of networking on any of our industry tours, departing from the New York Hilton, or during the IDEATION FRESH Foodservice Forum, which has unprecedented access to high-level foodservice industry associates.

Chefs of The Future

Ken Whitacre of the Phoenix Media group introducing future Chefs

NYPS Connect with Fresh Consumer Media Lunch on December 12 2018 , organized by Mrs.   Jodean Robbins Duarte Coordinator, NYPS Consumer Media Lunch ,Contributing Editor, Produce Business magazine.

German Produce

Dr.Abbey with Stephan Weist of REWE Group Germany

The following were speakers at the Media Lunch: Emanuel Lazopoulos, Senior Vice President N.A Sales marketing and product management, from Del Monte Fresh Produce North America inc, Robert Schueller, Director of Public Relations, Melissa’s Produce:

Chilean Grapes

Dr.Abbey with Jorge Echenique GM Last Land Farms

“Specialty Produce Trends” and Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RDN: “A Love Letter to Fruit and Vegetable Haters Everywhere”President and CEO of the Produce for Better Health (PBH) Foundation.

Food Summits

Ideation Fresh Panel in progress

The lunch by media was very well attended additional chairs and tables were bought in , to seat additional press attending , Mrs.   Jodean Robbins Duarte Coordinator, NYPS Consumer Media Lunch ,Contributing Editor, Produce Business magazine. Has been doing these lunches for the past 9 years , and brings the best possible speakers worldwide to educate the media about the produce business,

Produce Company in Hunts Point Market

Sheldon Nathel of Nathel Nathel Produce CO

World liberty team has been covering them for 9 years , since the produce show debuted in New York City.

This 9th Annual  Produce show , was very well attended it looked like close to six to seven thousand people attended ,it was packed out at the show , the Foundational Excellence Program, The Global Trade Symposium and IDEATION FRESH Foodservice Forum were all well attended .

Produce from Latin America

Jim Prevor with Latin American Panel Participants

I want to recognize the two men who are putting all this together with their organization, Jim Prevor President and Editor –In-Chief Produce business, the most knowledgeable man in produce world, alongside Ken Whitacre of the Phoenix Media group.

Thought Leader Panelists Speaking During Breakfast

We like to to mention Eastern Produce Council   (EPC) who is also a partner   with Produce business of putting on the NY Produce Show and Conference annually , we want to welcome the New Eastern Produce Council   (EPC) President Marianne Santo , who is Senior Category Manager for Produce and floral for Wakefern Food Corporation .

We at World Liberty TV ,  look forward to attending  the 10th Annual  NY Produce Show and Conference -2019, See more about Annual  NY Produce Show and Conference 2018 , in World Liberty TV Food and Wine Channel by Clicking here.

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