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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Time Event
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Center for Growing Talent Bocce for Talent Tournament*
​Custom House Plaza located behind Portola Hotel

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Time Event
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Center for Growing Talent 5K Race for Talent Registration Desk Open ​(Tentative Hours)
​DeAnza Ballroom Foyer, Portola Hotel

Friday, July 27, 2018

Time Event
7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Center for Growing Talent Joe Nucci Memorial Golf Tournament
Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Course

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration Desk Open
DeAnza Ballroom Foyer, Portola Hotel
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Center for Growing Talent 5K Race for Talent Registration Desk Open (Tentative Hours)
DeAnza Ballroom Foyer, Portola Hotel 

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Time  Event
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.  Center for Growing Talent 5K Race for Talent
Promenade between Fisherman's Wharf and Portola Hotel
Join Center for Growing Talent for their annual 5K Race for Talent and get a great start to your morning with a 3.1-mile walk/run. You do not need to be registered for Foodservice; family and friends are welcome to participate. 
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
PMA Registration Desk Open 
DeAnza Ballroom Foyer, Portola Hotel
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Strolling Brunch
Monterey Conference Center
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Opening Keynote Session
San Carlos Ballroom, Monterey Marriott Hotel

Speaker:
Danny Meyer, CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group & Founder, Shake Shack
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Networking Reception with Keynote Speaker Meet & Greet
Monterey Conference Center
Join fellow conference attendees following the opening keynote session for an afternoon snack and to meet and greet with our speaker, Danny Meyer. 

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Hands-On Fruit & Vegetable Training*
San Carlos Ballroom, Monterey Marriott Hotel
This intimate, hands-on training program will provide attendees with some of the latest menu trends, as well as tips on care, handling and usage of fresh fruit and vegetables items to address consumers Growing Appetites. 

Attendees: $45 for PMA members; $60 for non members. Separate registration is required and space is limited. 

2:30 pm - 5:00 p.m.

Buyer Roundtables*
Colton Rooms, Monterey Conference Center
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. Separate registration is required and space is limited. 
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5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Center for Growing Talent Women's Fresh Perspectives Reception
​Ferrantes Bayview, Monterey Marriott Hotel
Rekindle old connections and form new ones at this gathering designed to celebrate women in the produce industry. Industry members across the supply chain and at various levels in their careers will have the opportunity to share stories and celebrate successes while forming valuable connections that can profoundly impact their careers. In addition to industry colleagues, meet and mentor the participants of the Career Pathways program who represent the best and brightest incoming talent for our industry. 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Time Event
7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration Desk Open ​(Tentative Hours)
DeAnza Ballroom Foyer, Portola Hotel
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Strolling Breakfast
​Monterey Conference Center
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

General Session
San Carlos Ballroom, Monterey Marriott Hotel

10:15 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.

Event Manager

Astrid Schrier

Astrid Schrier

Event Manager

+1 (302) 607-2102

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