SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tuesday, January 15

Time Event
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)

Wednesday, January 16

Time Event
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.
Opening Remarks
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.

Speakers:

Karen Fernald, Senior Vice President Fresh Category Management, Food Lion
Eric Li, Vice President, Yiguo E-commerce Co., Ltd
Kalica Moura, Global Sourcing Director, Produce – Global Negotiations, Walmart
Reade Sievert, Senior Vice President Corporate Produce, Associated Wholesale Grocers

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.

Speaker:

Ruth McLennan, Fresh Produce and Bakery Commercial Director Southeast Asia, Dairy Farm Group

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Networking Reception

Contacts

Andres Rodriguez

Andrés Rodriguez

PMA Chile Representative

+56 (97) 9577251

Email Andrés

Sarahi Dominguez

Sarahi Dominguez

Event & Program Manager

+1 (302) 781-5853

Email Sarahi

Nancy Tucker

Nancy Tucker

Regional VP

+1 (302) 607-2105

Email Nancy