FPAA Prepares for Upcoming Spring Policy Summit
NOGALES, AZ – Amidst the ever-shifting climate of the nation, the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) is looking to position the industry with a host of tools to capitalize even further on emerging opportunities. In this vein, the company is gearing up for another long awaited Spring Policy Summit at the end of this month.
“FPAA’s Spring Policy Summit will feature a broad range of issues, from general trade issues to food safety to infrastructure. We have invited experts to discuss a path toward harmonizing North American Food Safety efforts,” President Lance Jungmeyer said in a recent statement, elaborating on some of the points of focus for the upcoming event.
Held from February 28 – March 1st, 2017, the Spring Policy Summit will bring together industry members against the backdrop of Tubac, Arizona. The annual two-day summit will encapsulate a diverse yet selective range of topics, all positioned to further the efficiencies and interests of fresh produce companies. Among these workshops and discussions are the following focal points, in addition to many more:
- How imports of avocados, berries, and other cold chain-sensitive items can be increased with the addition of a cold storage inspection area at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales
- Identification of various infrastructure projects that will allow for future growth of FPAA importers
- Exploring trade dynamics between Mexico and the U.S.
- Harmonizing food safety laws throughout North America
For a full list of event’s agenda, and the prospective issues and industry challenges it looks to challenge, click here. Attendees of the event will hear a host of well qualified speakers covering these crucial topics, against the welcoming Tubac Golf Resort & Spa.
“So, what does all this mean? It means a time of incredible change and opportunity. Companies that are well-positioned to capitalize on the changes will thrive and prosper,” continued Jungmeyer, emphasizing the impact and inherent possibilities within today’s changing climate. “Companies that hide their heads in the sand are likely to find themselves instead upside down - buried up to their neck in uncertainty.”
As Lance himself stated, numbers speak volumes, so register now for a chance to express yourself at the event, give your input on such critical issues, and keep your business one step ahead.
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