United Fresh Produce Association Reveals Return of In-Person Washington Conference; Tom Stenzel, Danny Dumas, and Robert Guenther Comment
WASHINGTON, DC - As an industry that plays such an impactful role in everyday life, it is integral that we make our voices heard. United Fresh Produce Association provides the opportunity to do so for its members by hosting the Annual Washington Conference, which will be returning in person this year. The 2021 event is taking place September 20–22 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC.
“From Bill Clinton to Joe Biden, every President’s Administration has heard directly from produce leaders during this annual event,” said President and CEO Tom Stenzel, commenting on how, for more than 25 years, this conference has brought industry leaders to meet with members of Congress and cabinet officials throughout the U.S. Administration.
According to a press release, the Washington Conference includes a Produce Advocacy Bootcamp for attendees who are new to communicating with Congress. Also available are workshops detailing the most critical public policy issues facing the industry, general sessions with top national leaders, and networking with our industry’s top leaders to help build a stronger business climate.
The 2021 conference will once again include face-to-face Congressional meetings as permitted in September, as well as a series of online meetings following the conference.
“After a year of virtual events, we’re thrilled to bring our industry back together in person for one of the most important events of the year, our opportunity to explain our challenges and voice our concerns with the nation’s top elected leaders,” said Chairman Danny Dumas, who is President of Courchesne Larose USA. “And, with our new alignment with the Produce Marketing Association coming in 2022, we welcome all PMA members to come experience this unique event at the United Fresh member rate.”
Registration is now open, with a member rate of $795, non-members at $995, and discounts available for multiple registrations, including member rate access for PMA members.
“We’re looking now at how we can get our members together with the most members of Congress, whether on Capitol Hill, at nearby facilities, or even in the hotel,” said Senior Vice President of Policy Robert Guenther. “We’re also looking forward to new opportunities to deliver the ‘Washington, DC, experience’ to first-timers and all of our attendees who have missed in-person gatherings this year.”
For more information and to register, please click here.
Go out there and make those voices heard!