*Schedule is subject to change.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Retail Produce Tour
Offers an insider’s look at what’s new in merchandising, packaging, technology and fruit and vegetables. After visiting exciting retail stores in the local area, expect to walk away with plenty of innovative ideas and strategies that can be applied to your own business.
*Separate registration required and limited space available.
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Fresh Ideas Showcase
See the latest innovations, garner new ideas and be inspired by products and services launched in the last year, then visit the show floor to learn more. In addition to the main showcase, there are sections highlighting popular industry trends. Check them out before, during and after exposition hours:
- On-The-Go: Products/services that make it easier for consumers to eat healthy while on the go or in the kitchen
- Certified Organic: Innovative, certified organic products
- Floral: Innovative floral products/services
- Packaging: Innovative packaging designs or sustainability efforts
- Technology: Innovations in food waste, food safety, traceability, logistics and more
General Session: State of the Industry
Hear from IFPA CEO Cathy Burns as she explores the latest in emerging innovations and consumer trends, and what these mean for IFPA members and the global produce and floral community.
Breakout Education Sessions
General Session: Industry Leaders CEO Panel
Join us for a discussion among a panel of globally recognized thought leaders.
This session will focus on topics of relevance to members across the supply chain and around the globe, with a focus on how consumer trends, resource sustainability, technological innovation, and talent and labor issues are shaping the future of the food retail industry, with a specific focus on fresh produce and floral.
Expo: Business Solutions Segment Open
Get an early start at the expo in the Business Solutions segment where the new Food Safety/Tech Exchange and FutureTEC Pavilions are conveniently located all in one area. Attendees can readily discover the latest in products and services from some of the industry’s leading solution providers as well as entrepreneur and first-time exhibitors. Featured products in the Business Solutions segment include supply chain equipment and services; packaging; merchandising, broker services and more.
IFPA Comms Conclave (IFPA Members Only or By Invitation)
Inaugural session dedicated to IFPA members’ Public Relations and Communications professionals who champion our industry and fuel the voice of fresh. Discuss the latest issues, connect and galvanize together and leave energized to raise the power of our voice to create a vibrant future for all. * Separate registration required
VIP Reception (Ticket Required)
An invitational gathering of produce and floral industry leaders and association supporters, including Retailers, the IFPA and Foundation Board of Directors, Convention Committee Chairs and Platinum/Gold Level Event Sponsors.
Join the celebration! You’re invited to the Welcome Reception of the 2022 IFPA Global Produce and Floral Show. It’s a great opportunity to network, reconnect and kick-off the leading conference for innovation, industry-specific learning and shared experiences to help grow your business.
Friday, October 28, 2022
Race for a Healthier World 5K
Get a great start to your morning with a walk/run benefiting the Foundation for Fresh Produce. Creating a team is encouraged!
*Separate registration required for individuals and/or teams.
General Session: Retail Produce Manager Awards and Changing the World Through the Power of Food
Fresh Ideas Showcase
Find the companies, products and services you are looking for in the Produce, Complementary Items, Business Solutions and Floral Segments. See what’s new in 2022: The new FutureTec Pavilion is the place to find start-up companies excited to showcase their industry-focused solutions. The new Retailers Pavilion is a must see to find new technology and equipment to give a boost to your produce aisles. And there’s more: discover new merchandising, signage, décor and innovative retail solutions geared to boost your businesses.
Join your colleagues as the Floral, Retail Merchant Innovation, Talent, and Food Safety and Science & Technology communities come together to network and connect.
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Fresh Ideas Showcase
Women’s Fresh Perspectives General Session: Women in Film: Navigating a Male-Dominated Industry
Laura Linney knows what it means to be a working woman in Hollywood and has witnessed the operative gender inequality within the film industry. She carefully exposes the isolation, insecurity, and competition between actresses that have resulted from this inequality. In a program that challenges gender prejudice, Linney shatters common misconceptions about Hollywood life and reminds us that anyone is at risk of discrimination. *Separate registration required
Find the companies, products and services you are looking for in the Produce, Complementary Items, Business Solutions and Floral Segments. See what’s new in 2022: The new FutureTec Pavilion is the place to find start-up companies excited to showcase their industry-focused solutions. The new Retailers Pavilion is a must see to find new technology and equipment to give a boost to your produce aisles. And there’s more: new merchandising, signage, décor and innovative retail solutions geared to boost your businesses.