Texas International Produce Association Shares Lineup for 2024 Viva Fresh Expo; Dante Galeazzi and Michelle Cortez Detail

Texas International Produce Association Shares Lineup for 2024 Viva Fresh Expo; Dante Galeazzi and Michelle Cortez Detail

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MISSION, TX - With the event less than a month away, industry members are excitedly preparing for their descent into Houston, Texas, for the 2024 Viva Fresh Expo. As our industry gears up to take hold of a host of engaging opportunities for industry growth, the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) has uncovered a highly anticipated lineup of special events.

Dante Galeazzi, Chief Executive Officer and President, Texas International Produce Association

“We're excited to offer experiences that not only bring Viva Fresh attendees together, but also offer a genuine taste of Houston's vibrant culture. Our aim is to provide a memorable and enriching experience where participants can broaden their industry horizons while creating lasting impressions of our lively host city,” said Dante Galeazzi, Chief Executive Officer and President of TIPA.

On Thursday, April 11, those with a taste for adventure and suds will enjoy the Let’s Brew Tour, sponsored by SunFed® and Premier Produce. This insightful tour of Saint Arnold Brewing Company and Karbach Brewing offers an exploration of two leading breweries contributing to Houston's burgeoning craft beer scene, a press release explained.

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) has unveiled the list of events taking place at this year's Viva Fresh Expo

Another standout event occurring during the expo is the Astros Reception at Minute Maid Park on Thursday, April 11. Hosted by Viva Fresh organizers TIPA and FullTilt Marketing, this exclusive networking reception offers attendees a chance to explore the park after hours, located just minutes away from the Marriott Marquis where the expo is held.

Friday will follow with the In Bloom Women in Produce Reception, which offers an empowering experience for its attendees by blending networking with team spirit and some produce-inspired cocktails.

Michelle Cortez, Committee Chairwoman, In Bloom Women's Committee and Sales Director, Babia

"Through In Bloom, we are dedicated to curating experiences as diverse and vibrant as the incredible women within our industry. This event embodies the spirit of camaraderie and empowerment that drives our vision. We are thrilled to provide a platform where women can connect, collaborate, and flourish together, fostering a community of growth and excellence within the produce industry,” said Michelle Cortez, In Bloom Chairwoman. “And of course, we’d like to thank our title sponsor, Pure Flavor®, and all our other sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible.”

Registration for each of these events is now open. Be sure to register soon, as space is limited and is filling quickly! Attendees can register for any or all of these events during Viva Fresh Expo registration or by contacting [email protected]. For more details on the upcoming show, click here.

As always, stay tuned to ANUK for the latest event insights.

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