2019 Summit Recap

OPS 2019 Post Summit Resources

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Retailer and Buyer Field Tours

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Opening Reception

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Educational Breakout Sessions


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

8:00am-8:50am

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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

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Educational Breakout Session: "Organic Sales and Consumer Purchasing Analysis"

8:00am-8:50am

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  • Moderator:
    • Kevin Coupe, Founder, MorningNewsBeat.com
  • Panelists:
    • Laura Batcha, CEO and Executive Director, Organic Trade Association (OTA)
    • Steve Lutz, Regional Vice President, PMA

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Educational Breakout Session: "International Insights and Trends on Organic Produce-Part 1"

8:00am-8:50am

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  • Moderator:
    • Gina Garven, Vice President Commercial Development and Analytics, Robinson Fresh
  • Panelists:
    • Chris Ford, Organic and Food Category Manager, Oppy
    • Fernando Rojas, Produce Buyer, PriceSmart
    • Mimmo Franzone, Director of Produce, Longo Brothers
    • Nick Kukulan, President, Paramount Export

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

9:00am-9:50am

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  • Moderator:
    • Jonathan Steffy, VP & GM, Four Seasons Produce
  • Panelists:
    • Micah Shea, VP of Sales, Earthbound Farm/Taylor Farms
    • Calvin College, Prepared Foods Manager, Lexington Co Op
    • Amy McClellan, SVP, Martin's Super Markets

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

9:00am-9:50am

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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

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Educational Breakout Session: "International Organic Produce Supply, Part 2-Insights and Trends"

9:00am-9:50am

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  • Moderator:
    • Jose Rossignoli, Vice President of Global Sourcing, Robinson Fresh
  • Panelists:
    • Ignacio Donoso, Director, New Business Development and Offshore Offices, Verfrut 
    • Kiko Carlos, CEO, Eurofresh
    • Marcos Echenique Walker, Marketing Director, Copefrut

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

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

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1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Exhibition

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