Fresh Produce Association of the Americas' Lance Jungmeyer and Leonardo Tarriba Reflect on Spring Policy Summit 2022
NOGALES, AZ - Believing that solutions are possible when people work together, the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) recently assembled speakers of various backgrounds to discuss important industry issues at its Spring Policy Summit (SPS). This year, the event dove into topics including supply chain logistics, food safety updates, social responsibility, and the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) squash and cucumber report.
“The audience was eager to dive into issues that impact the day-to-day business at the border. That’s what’s so special about this event, the way so many issues and subject-matter experts coincide into one room for a few hours of intense dialogue,” said FPAA President, Lance Jungmeyer.
Throughout each session, attendees were able to ask questions and provide their own comments on the ideas being discussed, a press release stated. Following these insightful meetings, the event concluded with a Closing Reception hosted by the FPAA and the Border Trade Alliance (BTA). At the event, guests had the opportunity to learn about what the BTA has been working on.
“We were impressed by the knowledge and engagement from the government officials and industry,” said FPAA Chairman, Leonardo Tarriba of Farmer’s Best. “It was a great function, with great sessions and speakers. I really enjoyed and appreciated the topics.”
To see the full list of speakers at the event, click here.
As the FPAA’s annual SPS has drawn to a close, the association has now begun preparations for its 53rd Nogales Produce Convention and Golf Tournament, which will be held November 3–5, 2022, ensuring that industry learning never ceases.
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