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Challenge your menu.
Challenge your appetite.
Challenge your industry.

JULY 24 - 25, 2020 | MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA USA

Challenge your menu.
Challenge your appetite.
Challenge your industry.

JULY 24 - 25, 2020 | MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA USA

A few of our 2019 buyers

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Get hungry for hot new ideas about beautifully fresh flavors that bring people together.

Get hungry for hot new ideas about beautifully fresh flavors that bring people together.

Trendsetters, brilliant minds and amazing connections will take your produce to the next level.

Trendsetters, brilliant minds and amazing connections will take your produce to the next level.

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Before They Sell Out

If you're in the foodservice produce supply chain, this event is for you. More than 75% of our 1,800+ attendees influence or recommend purchases.

If you're in the foodservice produce supply chain, this event is for you. More than 75% of our 1,800+ attendees influence or recommend purchases.

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Speaking on Inspiration & Hot Flavor Trends

Robert Irvine

Chef
Businessman

Robert Irvine

Chef
Businessman

Lauren M. Scott

CMO
PMA

Lauren M. Scott

CMO
PMA

More education details coming soon

More education details coming soon


Inspire the Best People in Produce

22
July

The Center for Growing Talent

Bocce for Talent

22
July

The Center for Growing Talent

Bocce for Talent

23
July

The Center for Growing Talent

Golf for Talent

23
July

The Center for Growing Talent

Golf for Talent

25
July

The Center for Growing Talent

5K Race for Talent

25
July

The Center for Growing Talent

5K Race for Talent


Exhibitor Information

Exhibitor Resources

Exhibitor Resources

Exhibitor List

Exhibitor List

Expo Floor Plan

Expo Floor Plan



Available Sponsorship Opportunities


Available Sponsorship Opportunities

Schedule

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Time Event
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Center for Growing Talent Bocce for Talent*
Location: Custom House Plaza, behind the Portola Hotel

The only thing better than bocce is bocce on the Monterey Bay coastline. The first 16 teams entered will compete for our coveted winner's trophy and prize money for best team attire. Spectators are welcome.

*Separate registration is required.



Thursday, July 23, 2020

Time Event
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Center for Growing Talent Golf for Talent in Honor of Joe Nucci*
Location: 
Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Course, 1 McClure Way, Seaside, CA 93955
Onsite registration opens at 7:00 AM

Invest in meaningful business relationships on the golf course in this friendly competition that supports the Center for Growing Talent.             

*Separate registration is required.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Center for Growing Talent Contributor and Volunteer Reception (Invite Only) 
 
As a special thank you, Center for Growing Talent contributors and volunteers will network during this invite-only event.



Friday, July 24, 2020

Time Event
8:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Business Roundtables*
Location: Monterey Marriott

Foodservice suppliers connect with operators and distributors in quick face-to-face meetings, opening the door for more in-depth conversations in the future.

Separate advance registration is required.

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Foodservice ThinkTank (Invite Only)
10:45 AM -11:15 AM Morning Refreshments
Location: Monterey Marriott – Mezzanine – San Carlos Ballroom

Join your peers before the morning education for informal networking, coffee and food.

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM A Morning with Robert Irvine
Location: Monterey Marriott – Mezzanine – San Carlos Ballroom

Start your day with the star of Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible.” During his time in the Royal Navy and his 16 seasons on the hit show, Irvine has discovered some universal keys to achieve ongoing success and navigate change.

You’ll learn about setting clear goals, the significance of image and the importance of quality. Robert will inspire you with healthy eating habits, healthy food tips and the passion he brings to everything he does. Don’t miss this unique engagement with the master chef!

Speaker: Robert Irvine, world-class chef and businessman   
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch Competition
Location: Monterey Conference Center - 2nd Floor – Foyer

Get inspired by new food trends as chefs and growers work together to create dishes featuring produce. Enjoy lunch as you grow your network, and vote for People's Choice Award. Robert Irvine will select the winner for the Produce Plate Award.

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM Center for Growing Talent 5K Race for Talent Registration and Packet Pickup
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Insights and Innovations of Tomorrow
Location: Monterey Marriott – Mezzanine – San Carlos Ballroom

Keep up with the latest trends as PMA CMO Lauren M. Scott showcases what's hot in culinary and foodservice. Then you’ll break out into smaller groups for a deeper dive with industry leaders. Network and walk away with actionable insights to apply at your organization.

Speaker: Lauren M. Scott, Chief Marketing Officer, PMA              
3:30 PM - 5:15 PM Networking Reception at the Barns
Location: The Barns at Cooper Molera, 535 Polk Street, Monterey, CA 

This is the place to be. Join us for a relaxed evening of networking, food and drinks.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Center for Growing Talent Women’s Fresh Perspectives Reception*

Rekindle old connections and form new ones at this gathering designed to celebrate women in the produce industry. At the same time, support our mission to attract, develop and retain talent for the global produce and floral industry. This is open to both men and women, and food and drinks will be available.

*Separate registration is required.




Saturday, July 25, 2020

Time Event
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Center for Growing Talent 5K Race for Talent *
Location: East Depot Lot – next to the Dust Bowl Brewing Company, 285 Figueroa Street, Monterey, CA (Just a short walk from the Portola and the Marriott)

Give back by joining Center for Growing Talent for the annual 5K Race for Talent. Start your morning with a 3.1-mile walk/run along the Monterey Bay. You do not need to be registered for the Foodservice Conference; family and friends are welcome to participate.

*Separate registration is required.

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM Breakfast
Location: 
Monterey Marriott - 2nd floor - Foyer

Join your peers before the morning session for informal networking, coffee and food.

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Fresh Ideas Showcase
Location: 
Portola Hotel - Level 1

Look for new ideas and inspiration with these new products and services introduced since July 2019. You can find these display showcases in the lobby outside the expo.

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Monterey Bay Live!
Location: Monterey Marriott – Mezzanine – San Carlos Ballroom

Coming to you from the Marriott’s famous San Carlos Ballroom – Monterey Bay Live! Today’s guests include some incredible people who are challenging your menus and your appetites. You won’t want to miss their stories and unique perspectives on the foodservice industry. They’ll challenge you to think differently and return to work with the passion to challenge the status quo.

Guests: Shaun O'Neale, Chef

10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Foodservice Produce Expo
Location:
Monterey Conference Center & Portola Hotel

This is the best six hours in foodservice. Find the latest innovations in fresh flavor the produce industry has to offer. Lounges are available in each expo room for you to meet with customers.

The second floor expo in the Steinbeck Ballroom opens at 10:30 a.m., and the first floor expo opens at 11 a.m.

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2020 Sponsors

Sunkist
Platinum Packaging
Duda
Tribelli
Avocados From Mexico
Sysco-Freshpoint
Coastal Fresh
Gold Coast
Boskovich
Produce Pro Software