Resources – Organic Produce Summit

OPS 2017 Post Summit Resources

Wednesday – July 12, 2017

 Retail/Buyer Field Tours

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Opening Reception

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Thursday – July 13, 2017

Breakfast

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Educational Breakout Sessions

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Education Session 1 – “Excellence in Organic Produce Merchandising”

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Jeff Fairchid’s Presentation

Michael Schutt’s Presentation

Jonathan Steffy’s Presentation

Featuring:

Michael Schutt – Raley’s

Jeff Fairchild – New Seasons

Jonathan Steffy – Four Seasons Produce

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Education Session 2 – “Forbes AG Tech: Robotics and Automation in Organic Produce”

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Featuring:

Joshua Lessing, Director R & D – Soft Robotics Inc.
Nathan Dorn – Food Origins

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Education Session 3 – “Deep Dive: A look at Trends in Organics”

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Gina Garaven’s Presentation

Jordan Rost’s Presentation

Featuring:

Jordan Rost, VP Consumer Insights – Nielsen

Gina Garven, Director Category Management – Robinson Fresh

 

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Education Session 4 – “Bioponics: Organic or Not?”

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Featuring:

Tom Beddard, Owner – Lady Moon Farms

Jessie Gunn, Director of Marketing – Wholesum Harvest

Ed Horton, President and CEO – Urban Produce, LLC

 

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Featured Keynote Presentation

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Keynote Address 1 –  Organic Produce at Every Table: Bringing Consumers What They Want and Need

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Ashley Koff’s Presentation

 

 

 

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Keynote Address 2 – Retailer Round Table: Opportunities and Challenges selling Organics to Consumers

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Featuring:


Dave Corsi
VP Produce and Floral – Wegmans

 

 


Heather Shavey
AVP –  Produce – Costco Wholesale

 

 


Chad Miller
VP Produce  – Sprouts Farmers Market

 

 

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Keynote Address 3 – Organic Coup: America’s First USDA Certified Organic Fast Food

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Organic Coup Presentation

Featuring:


Erica Welton and Dennis Hoover

Co-Founders of The Organic Coup

 

 

 

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Keynote Address 4 – A Model Built For Fresh

 

 

 

 

David McInerney, Co-founder-FreshDirect

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Lunch

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Exhibit Floor Open

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