OPS 2019 Schedule

Please check back often for updates to the 2019 OPS program


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Retailer and Buyer Field Tours

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Opening Reception

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

7:00 am - 8:00 am


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8:00 am – 10 am

Educational Breakout Sessions

Educational Breakout Session 1: "What Lies Ahead for Wholesalers of Organic Produce?"

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  • Moderator: 
    • Mark Munger, VP Sales & Marketing, 4Earth Farms
  • Panelists:
    • Elizabeth Nardi, CEO, Organically Grown Company 
    • Greg Kurkjian, VP/GM, Crosset Company
    • Mark Hill, Director of Organic Produce, Baldor

Educational Breakout Session 2: "The Future of Organic Meals at Retail"

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  • Moderator: 
    • Jonathan Steffy, VP & GM, Four Seasons Produce
  • Panelists:
    • Sheryl Salazar, Produce Sales Manager, Albertsons/Vons 
    • Glenn Daniels, VP of Sales East, Earthbound Farm

Educational Breakout Session 3: "Tackling Food Waste-Good for the Planet and the Bottom Line"

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  • Moderator: 
    • Jan DeLyser, VP of Marketing, California Avocado Commission
  • Panelists:
    • Edward O'Malley, VP of Supply & Merchandising, Imperfect Produce
    • Lisa Spicka, Associate Director, Sustainable Food Trade Association
    • Carlos Rojas, VP of Legal, Risk and Sustainability, Sprouts Farmers Markets

OPS 2019 educational sessions, coming soon!

  • Organic Fresh Produce across the Globe (Part I and II)
  • Organic Data Studies

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10:00 am - 10:30 am

Morning Break

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10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Keynote Presentations

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Featured speakers:

  • Dan Barber, Noted Chef and NY Times Best-Selling Author
  • Robyn O’Brien “Food’s Erin Brockovich”, Former Financial and Food Industry Analyst


The Retailer Roundtable

Featuring candid commentary and thought-provoking discussion, the Retailer Roundtable will highlight how each retailer incorporates organic fresh produce in their operations, as well as their analysis on the challenges, opportunities and future of the multi-billion dollar organic fresh produce industry.

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  • Moderator: 
    • Tonya Antle, Co-Founder and EVP, Organic Produce Network
  • Panelists:
    • Vic Savanello, Vice President of Produce, The Fresh Market 
    • Greg Corrigan, Senior Director of Produce & Floral, Raley's
    • Don Barnett, Chief Operating Officer, Sun Basket

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


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1:00 pm - 5:30 pm


148 Exhibitors showcasing their organic products.