The Fresh CrEd Podcast Gears Up for Live Event at Organic Produce Summit; Craig Slate and Ed Bertaud Comment
TUCSON, AZ & MONTEREY, CA - Nearly every July, the best, bold, brightest, and organic convene in Monterey, California, for one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year: the Organic Produce Summit (OPS). This year will be flush with industry leaders from across the supply chain and buying operations in the hopes of establishing those essential connections that bring organic produce to the forefront. Elevating the event even more this July will be the live podcast presence from Craig Slate, President and Chief Executive Officer, SunFed, and Ed Bertaud, Director of Retail Sales, IFCO, who are thrilled to announce the launch of "The Fresh CrEd at OPS 2023." The captivating live podcast will take place during this year's expo, broadcasting live via YouTube.
"The Fresh CrEd at OPS 2023 promises an immersive experience that captivates and inspires. By bookmarking this link, viewers can easily join us from anywhere in the world, gaining a firsthand taste of the OPS event. This will be The Fresh CrEd live channel July 13, coming to you all straight from beautiful Monterey, California,” Craig shares.
The broadcast will kick off at 10:30 a.m. PT and conclude at 5:30 p.m.
The vision and commitment behind The Fresh CrEd is to deliver engaging content, and The Fresh CrEd at OPS 2023 will prove to be further testament to redefining the podcasting landscape.
This year’s guests include:
- Kim Chackal, Equifruit, at 10:45 a.m.
- Tomas Gonzalez, Walmart, at 11:30 a.m.
- Jeffery Mitchell, IFCO, at 12:15 a.m.
- Jordan Okumura, AndNowUKnow, at 1:00 p.m.
- Colin Ager, H-E-B, at 1:45 p.m.
- Todd Linsky, Todd Linsky Consulting, at 2:30 p.m.
- Mystery Guest at 3:15 p.m.
- Mystery Guest at 4:00 p.m.
- Susan Canales, Organic Produce Network, at 5:00 p.m.
“Next week is the official kickoff to summer for me. When the Organic Produce Summit opens in fabulous Monterey, I know it’s summer. It’s a break from the Tucson, Arizona, heat and a chance to connect with industry friends and talk organic produce,” Craig reflects. “This year is extra special with an invitation from OPS to broadcast LIVE from the Portola hotel during this year’s expo. Ed and I are looking forward to the opportunity to connect those folks that can’t be in Monterey with this year’s expo in real-time. So, if you can’t make the expo, tune in live on July 13 at 10:30 AM PT.”
The Fresh CrEd offered a round of thanks to its partners as well, applauding IFCO, Gill's Onions, Limoneira, B&W, OPN, SunFed, and FullTilt Marketing for their enthusiastic support.
“While the organic foods movement started many years ago, longer than most of us realize, organic produce offerings increasingly maintain an enthusiastic interest and loyalty among consumers. The organic produce industry continues to thrive with dedicated events such as the Organic Produce Summit,” Ed expressed. “It is an event that brings together organic fresh produce growers, shippers, and processors with retail and buying organizations from around the world. Craig and I are delighted that we were asked to produce The Fresh CrEd podcast during this year’s summit and truly hope this will be the first of many.”
With the OPS show just days away, make sure to mark your calendars for the live podcast, and we will see you all there!