2017
Summit
Recap

OPS 2017 Post Summit Resources

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Retail/Buyer Field Tours

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5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Opening Reception

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Breakfast

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Educational Breakout Sessions
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8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
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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8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
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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9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
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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9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
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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10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Morning Break

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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Featured Keynote Presentation: Keynote Address 1 – Organic Produce at Every Table: Bringing Consumers What They Want and Need

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Ashley Koff, RD

Ashley Koff’s Presentation 

 

 

 

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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Keynote Address 2 – Retailer Round Table: Opportunities and Challenges selling Organics to Consumers

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Dave Corsi
VP Produce and Floral – Wegmans

 

 

 

Heather Shavey
AVP – Produce – Costco Wholesale

 

 

 

Chad Miller
VP Produce – Sprouts Farmers Market

 

 

 

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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Keynote Address 4 – A Model Built For Fresh

David McInerney, Co-founder-FreshDirect

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch

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1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Exhibit Floor Open

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