Organic Produce Summit Announces New Activities and an Expanded Trade Show Floor; Susan Canales Shares

Organic Produce Summit Announces New Activities and an Expanded Trade Show Floor; Susan Canales Shares

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MONTEREY, CA - As if the excitement for Organic Produce Summit (OPS) 2023 wasn’t already at a high, the organizers of the event announced several new additions to the gathering that will give attendees more networking opportunities and industry knowledge.

Susan Canales, President, Organic Produce Summit“OPS 2023 is shaping up to be our highest-attended event yet, providing all facets of the organic fresh produce industry a tremendous opportunity to meet under one roof to address the growth, opportunities, and challenges of the organic fresh produce industry,” said Susan Canales, President of OPS. “From retailer field tours, engaging ed sessions, and a sold-out trade show floor, OPS 2023 will engage attendees on the strengths of the organic fresh produce industry and what the future may look like.”

According to a release, for the seventh annual event, OPS has new activities, including:

  • A pre-reception event for OPS first-time attendees and those new to the produce industry
  • The first-ever ed session to be held at the Monterey Marriott hotel
  • The expansion of the sold-out OPS trade show floor to include 20 new exhibition booths

This year's Organic Produce Summit features a sold-out trade show floor and a series of new activities for attendees to enjoy

“As OPS continues to grow, our number-one objective is providing a place where members of the organic fresh produce community can discuss and share information on the most current and relevant issues we face,” added Canales. “Our educational program is designed to cover the most topical and important issues facing our industry, and our trade show floor is five hours of networking energy that offers both retailer and organic producer leadership an intimate and dynamic opportunity to exchange ideas and information.”

Highlighting the educational program is a pair of keynote presentations. The Retailer Roundtable keynote, What Lies Ahead for Fresh Produce and Grocery Marketing, will feature Daniel Bell, Director of Produce for Grocery Outlet; Sonya Constable, Vice President of Produce for Sprouts Farmers Market; and Abhi Rashem, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Misfits Market. It will be moderated by Kevin Coupe of Morning NewsBeat.

OPS 2023 will include two keynote sessions, including a retailer roundtable

In the second keynote, Divert Co-Founder and CEO Ryan Begin will share about his company’s leading role in addressing the human and environmental crises created by food waste in a presentation titled, Protecting the Value of Food: Learning to Value Food at All Stages of Its Lifecycle—from Seed to Wasted Food to Renewable Energy.

Additionally, a series of ed sessions will round out the educational program.

To read more about the events happening at OPS, click here. To register, click here.

We hope to see you on the show floor!

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