Our objective is to provide an intensive Symposium experience that you can transform into profitable results. Presentations will develop the major Topics of: Packaging; Logistics & Cold Chain Issues; and Food Safety, Tracking & Traceability. Panel sessions anchored in real-world applications and science-based insight will provide a deeper dive into issues as well. In this interactive environment, you will have the opportunity to engage with fellow professionals and experts in their fields, sharpening your skill-set, and benefiting from the wisdom of experience. This is where technical know-how and the evaluation of fresh packaging trends meet, and you can derive valuable takeaways for your business.
FreshPACKmoves will also feature a workshop Solutions Panel – basically, a lively forum for discussion that will delve into specific questions and challenges shared by Symposium attendees. So, bring those ‘difficult issues’, and our panelists will help you find a way forward!
And, the Symposium wouldn’t be complete without our Field Tours of major grower/packer/shipper operations in the Santa Maria area. These boots-on-the-ground tours and demonstrations are sure to deliver valuable lessons for all participants.
Packaging Performance and Functionality
Fresh Safety Forum
Traceability and Environmental Monitoring
Packaging for Optimized Logistics
Who Should Attend?
Anyone who is charged with translating Perishable Quality Initiatives into packaging, supply chain logistics, and food safety solutions for their company should attend the FreshPACKmoves Symposium! This would include: new product development directors & managers; packaging designers & technicians; marketing directors & managers; sustainability program directors & managers; food safety & QA directors & managers; purchasing personnel; process engineers & operations managers; and management staff in fresh product operations, processing plants, transportation, distribution centers, and retail stores. In addition, regulators, industry suppliers, media, and other professionals focusing on perishables would profit from attending this value-packed Symposium.
Speakers and panelists for FreshPACKmoves will be thought-leaders from: fresh perishables industries; the retail customer base; distinguished faculty and research partners at Cal Poly; respected industry consultants; and the technical resources of the packaging, service, and technology vendor community. The symposium format is built around key interactive forums, maximizes question & answer opportunities with presenters, encourages networking time, and creates a vibrant atmosphere for immersion in the topic areas.
Our signature Field Tour program will transport symposium participants out of the classroom space, and in to the heart of grower / packer / shipper operations in the greater Salinas area. These tours and demonstrations will provide valuable real-world perspectives – check our website for Field Tour details!
The FreshPACKmoves Exhibit Zone is an unusually focused opportunity for you to connect with a dedicated group of suppliers offering a range of products and services tailored to perishables applications. This showcase will present new and emerging packaging systems, transport packaging management and full-circle logistics service providers, and technologies specifically developed to support the perishables supply and safety chains. Come to investigate the rich options, and leave with actionable information to fast-track your company’s projects!