Schedule 2019

Monday, May 20 Location
Noon – 9:00 pm Set up for Exhibitors and Sponsors Blonde Restaurant
6:00 – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception and Registration
Blonde Restaurant & Bar
Tuesday, May 21
7:00 – 8:00 am Hot Breakfast and Registration Blonde Restaurant & Hotel Lobby
8:00 – 8:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks Monarch Room
8:15 – 8:45 am Keynote Presentation:

Ending Single Use

Anthony Rossi, VP, Global Business Development at TerraCycle

Monarch Room
8:45 – 9:15 am Incorporation of Ethylene Inhibitor, 1-MCP, into Packaging Materials

Dr. Jon Fobes, President, Cellresin Technologies, LLC 

Monarch Room
9:15 – 9:45 am Exhibitor Introductions Monarch Room
9:45 – 10:15 am Break with Exhibitors Blonde Restaurant
10:15 – 10:45 am rPET – A Global Shift in Material Claims

Cory ZavagnoSr. Director of Planning and Procurement, Earthbound Farms

Monarch Room
10:45 – 11:15 am Understanding Packaging’s Role in Today’s World of Logistical Challenges

Glen Alameda, Logistics Manager, Ocean Mist Farms

Monarch Room
11:15 – 11:45 am Evolving Global Trends in Produce Packaging

Tom KarstEditor-in-Chief for The Packer at Farm Journal Media

Monarch Room
11:45am – 12:45 pm Lunch Hotel Roof Top
12:45 – 1:30 pm Networking Session
Monarch Room
1:30 – 2:00 pm Protecting your Profits in the Field

Clare DybleStrategic Business Development Manager, Redpack Packaging Machinery

Monarch Room
2:00 – 2:30 pm FSMA Intention meets Implementation

Cynthia Temblador, Regulatory Compliance & QA Manager at Azzule Systems LLC.

Monarch Room
2:30 – 3:00 pm Fresh-Cut Packaging Has Come a Long Way

Brian ZomorodiVice President Quality and Food Safety, Curation Foods

Monarch Room
3:00 – 3:30 pm Break with exhibitors
Blonde Restaurant
3:30 – 4:00 pm IFCO RPCs: A billion reasons to improve the fresh supply chain.

Bryan Tate, Vice President, Retail Sales & Category Management IFCO North America

Monarch Room
4:00 – 4:30 pm The Digital Evolution: The Giant Opportunity for Produce is to Embrace an Ecommerce

Dan BourgaultVP, Sales & Business Development, Replenium

Monarch Room
4:30 – 5:00 pm Panel Discussion:

Trends in Fresh Produce Supply Chain

Moderator- Tom Karst, Editor-in-Chief,The Packer at Farm Journal Media

Brian Zomorodi, VP, Quality and Food Safety, Curation Foods

Bryan Tate, VP, Retail Sales & Category Management IFCO N. America

Dan Bourgault, VP, Sales & Business Development, Replenium

David Adams, Founder, Adams Marketing and Consulting

Monarch Room
5:00 – 5:15 pm Closing Comments and Field Trip Information Monarch Room
6:00 – 8:00 pm Reception
Hotel Roof Top
Wednesday, May 22
7:00 - 7:15 am Lobby breakfast to go - Bus departs at 7:15am

Note:Bus departs South side of hotel, Hinds Avenue Breakfast to go. Please remember to dress warm as the cooling rooms and morning air are cold. No jewelry, shorts or skirts, open toe shoes and photos.


Blonde Restaurant

7:45 - 8:45 am Field Tour 1: Primus Labs
9:15 - 10:15 am Field Tour 2: California Giant Berry Farms
10:45am - 12:15 pm Field Tour 3: Curation Foods
12:45 - 1:45 pm Lunch Monarch Room