|8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.||
On-site registration opens at 7:00 a.m.
|6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.||
Center for Growing Talent Contributor and Volunteer Reception**
This invite-only event celebrates and thanks Center for Growing Talent contributors and volunteers, connecting them with those they support, our Career Pathways participants.
|6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.||
Center for Growing Talent 5K Race for Talent*
Give back and join Center for Growing Talent for their 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 Foodservice Conference & Expo; family and friends are welcome to participate.
|8:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.||
The PMA thinkTANK is a creative, fast-paced learning environment which gathers foodservice thought leaders to connect on critical issues facing the industry. In support of PMA’s vision of bringing together the global produce and floral community to grow a healthier world, the thinkTANK is uniquely positioned to serve as a catalyst for breaking down silos and facilitating meaningful connections in the spirit of discovering innovative ways to increase consumption, drive sales and position produce as #HalfThePlate.
This is a private session. Admission is by invite only. Interested members are encouraged to contact Michelle Hill to be considered for future opportunities.
|8:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||
This unique opportunity, similar to speed dating, allows foodservice suppliers to connect face-to-face with operators & distributors, opening the door for more in-depth conversations in the future. Advance registration is required and space is limited.
|11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.||
Changing the Way Americans View and Taste Food
|12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
|2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||
À la carte!
This is a can't-miss stop on your culinary tour. Choose from a menu of engagement stations, and create your own experience.
More information to come.
|3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Check back for more information.
|5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.||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 while supporting the development and execution of our mission to attract, develop and retain talent for the global produce and floral industry.
|8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.||Strolling Breakfast
|9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.||
Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life
|10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.||Foodservice Produce Expo
Steinbeck Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Monterey Conference Center
|11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
||Foodservice Produce Expo
DeAnza Ballroom, Portola Hotel & Serra Ballroom, 1st Floor, Monterey Conference Center
*Separate registration is required.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PDT
Friday, July 26, 2019
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PDT
Saturday, July 27, 2019
7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PDT
Hours are subject to change.