December 1-5, 2024 | Tucson, AZ

Emerging Leaders Program

More than ever, your company requires a pipeline of future leaders who will sustain a vibrant, successful business. 

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) prepares high-potential leaders from all segments of the global fresh produce and floral supply chains, to embrace increasing levels of responsibility and handle both challenges and opportunities inherent in future leadership roles within the industries.

During this four-and-a-half-day program, coupled with ongoing online learning and a capstone course at IFPA's 2024 Global Produce & Floral Show, participants will:

  • Learn from top industry leaders and university professors
  • Hone cross-functional skills through real-world simulations, case studies, group exercises and discussions
  • Build valuable relationships with peers throughout the global supply chain
  • Take advantage of professional coaching during the program

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This program is in partnership with: 

Who Should Attend

The program is limited to 40 participants, creating an intimate setting for learning and discussion. Applicants will be selected to participate based on meeting a majority of the criteria below:

  • Age range: 25-40 (+/- 2 years)
  • 5-10 years professional experience
  • Cross-functional background
  • Recruited from across the industry
  • High-potentials professionals who are recognized for their innate leadership abilities and who routinely go beyond their job description
  • Proficiency in English is essential for successful participation

Why Attend

This program is designed to hone leadership competencies and address industry issues, while allowing for learning and networking in an intimate environment with a diverse group of peers.

For companies: ELP is an opportunity to engage and empower key young employees as they rise through your organization, creating a pipeline of qualified leaders. Through group projects, simulated business challenges and discussions, participants will gain practical experience that will help them progress toward senior roles with greater responsibility.

For employees: ELP offers advanced business training developed in partnership with the University of Arizona and specifically designed for our industries. This intensive, multi-faceted program prepares participants to tackle business challenges, respond to opportunities and lead with confidence.


IFPA Members: US$7,350

Non-Members: US$8,820


Pricing includes five (5) nights’ accommodations (arrival Sunday, December 1, departure Friday, December 6) as well as most meals beginning Sunday, December 1 through dinner Thursday, December 5 and program materials. 

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors

Program Sponsor:


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Presenting Sponsor:


Event Location

The University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona


Have any questions regarding this event?

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Nikki Wootten

Education & Program Manager, Talent

+1 (302) 607-2144