|7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.||Pre-Registration|
|7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.||Members Only VIP Reception
Meet and mingle with global buyers from the US, China, Dubai, Singapore and other countries as well as members of the PMA Board of Directors and other key industry leaders. (This event is for PMA members only)
|7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Registration|
|8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
||Welcome Coffee and Networking|
|9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
|9:15 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.||Overview|
|9:35 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.||
Maintaining and Growing Chile’s Role in Global Markets
Ranking 4th in the world with a strong history of exporting to the U.S. and China, Chile has already defined itself as a major fruit exporter. While it’s estimated that Chile already exports 90% of its fruit production, their capacity is expected to grow, especially in exports to Asia. This session will welcome panelists from the world’s major export markets to discuss opportunities and considerations for Chilean exporters looking to maintain and grow their global business. During this session, attendees will be invited to discuss their own experiences and business needs during a roundtable discussion.
Karen Fernald, Senior Vice President Fresh Category Management, Food Lion
|11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Networking Coffee Break|
|12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.||Taking the Lead in Business with Emerging Markets
Chile has established a significant presence in the Asian market and will be looking to expand especially in the emerging markets of Southeast Asia, India, and the Middle East. Chile has been on the forefront of establishing free trade agreements in emerging markets and this session will feature first hand perspectives of buyers from these markets sharing insights on how Chilean exporters can understand how to take advantage of new opportunities in these areas.
Ruth McLennan, Fresh Produce and Bakery Commercial Director Southeast Asia, Dairy Farm Group
|1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||Networking Reception|