International Fresh Produce Association Announces Laura Linney to Keynote Women’s Fresh Perspectives General Session; Megan Nash and Anthony Barbieri Detail
WASHINGTON, DC - Ozark, The Truman Show, Mystic River, and now the International Fresh Produce Association’s at the Global Produce and Floral Show. These are all things that Golden Globe, SAG, and Emmy Award-winning actress Laura Linney has been a part of as the organization announced that she will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Women’s Fresh Perspectives General Session.
“Women’s Fresh Perspectives portfolio focuses on providing the produce and floral industry with professional development, education, and networking through the gender lens,” said Director of Education and Talent Megan Nash. “We’re excited to have Laura Linney, a widely recognized talent in her own field, to share her experience with gender inequality in a male-dominated industry. I’m looking forward to her dismantling some of our common misconceptions and inspiring our industry to consider how any kind of inequality can put everyone in our industry at risk of discrimination.”
During the session entitled “Women in Film: Navigating a Male-Dominated Industry,” Linney will share her insights on her Hollywood experience with attendees on October 29, 2022, in Orlando, Florida. The session is open to all attending and does not require a separate registration. Those interested in hearing what Linney has to say can add a ticket to the Saturday General Session to their registration.
Linney is the latest speaker shared from the event lineup. Cathy Burns will deliver the State of the Industry on Thursday, October 27, and José Andrés will lead the morning General Session on October 28. Following the General Session on Friday, the Exposition will open for all at 10 a.m. EST.
“We know that time on the Expo floor is critical for our members to make meaningful business connections,” said IFPA Vice President of Membership Engagement and Business Development, Anthony Barbieri. “Opening the Expo for two hours on Thursday will mean that exhibitors will no longer have to choose between meeting potential customers in their own booths and connecting with Business Solutions Providers for their own needs in supply chain equipment and services, packaging, merchandising, and more.”
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