The chief staff and elected officers of five leading produce associations will join together in the closing session of United Fresh LIVE! to share their vision for the future in rebuilding the global produce industry. Joining United Fresh chair Michael Muzyk, Baldor Specialty Foods, and President & CEO Tom Stenzel will be:
- Western Growers chair Ryan Talley, Talley Farms; and President & CEO Dave Puglia
- Produce Marketing Association chair Joe Don Zetzsche, HEB, and CEO Cathy Burns
- Canadian Produce Marketing Association chair Davis Yung, Fresh Direct Produce Ltd., and president Ron Lemaire
- Freshfel Europe chair Stephan Weist, REWE Group, and general delegate Philippe Binard
“I’m delighted that our colleagues representing members across the global produce supply chain will join with us for this discussion,” said United Fresh chair Michael Muzyk. “The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the industry around the world, and this is an opportunity to begin plotting a future course together to rebuild what has been lost, and move forward to greater heights.”
The Closing LIVE! General Session will take place at 12:00 noon Eastern time on Friday, June 19, with participants spanning the globe.
Friday’s Closing LIVE! General Session will wrap up a week of the fresh produce industry’s first ever virtual event experience. It also will be the last of five LIVE! General Sessions offered throughout the week. United Fresh LIVE! will open Monday, June 15 at 12:00 noon Eastern time with the Opening LIVE! General Session also hosted by Michael Muzyk and Tom Stenzel.
Registration for United Fresh LIVE! is FREE. A packed schedule of general sessions, workshops, roundtable discussions, social events and a major online expo are scheduled throughout the week of June 15-19. Register hereat www.unitedfreshlive.org.
Source: United Fresh Produce Association May 29, 2020 news release