Future Events

Fresh Summit International Convention & Expo

More than 20,000 participants throughout the global fresh produce and floral supply chains come together as a community to learn, network, build relationships, and do business. Go here for information on becoming an exhibitor, or go here to learn about attending

 Year  Dates Location
 2017  October 19-21 New Orleans, Louisiana
 2018  October 18-20 Orlando, Florida
 2019  October 17-19 Anaheim, California
 2020  October 15-17 Dallas, Texas
 2021  October 21-23 New Orleans, Louisiana
 2022  October 27-29
Orlando, Florida
 2023  October 19-21 Anaheim, California
 2024  October 17-19 Dallas, Texas

Foodservice Conference & Expo

The PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo is the only event focused exclusively on fresh produce in foodservice and is widely rated by attendees as one of the industry's best values for learning and networking. Become an Exhibitor today!

Year  Dates  Location
2017 July 28-30 Monterey Conference Center and Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey, California USA
2018 July 27-29 Monterey Conference Center and Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey, California USA

Fresh Connections

PMA Fresh Connections events are designed to help you connect with fellow industry professionals from all segments of the industry supply chain, while keeping you ahead of the curve on important business issues.

Year  Dates Location 
 2017 April 5  Fresh Connections Retail
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Emerging Leaders Program

Partnering with the prestigious Thunderbird School of Global Management, the Center For Growing Talent by PMA is proud to announce its annual Emerging Leaders Program. This multifaceted and rigorous program prepares high potential leaders from all segments of the global produce and floral supply chain, to embrace increasing levels of responsibility and handle both challenges and opportunities inherent in future leadership roles within the industry.

Year Date Location
2017March 21-16Tuscon, Arizona, USA


Executive Leadership Symposium

The Executive Leadership Symposium is designed for senior executives from all segments of the global produce and floral supply chain, including those who have the ability to define and lead strategy in their organizations and affect change. Leaders plan to reinvigorate, refocus and reconnect strategic goals to face the challenges of the coming year with added wisdom and confidence.

Year  Dates  Location
 2017 May 16-17 Dallas, Texas USA


Career Pathways Programs

Helping to Attract University Students to the Produce and Floral Industry.
Career Pathways Programs are designed to attract the best and brightest students to begin a career in the fresh produce and floral industry. Students are paired with industry mentors, participate in customized education sessions and are fully integrated into international, national and regional events. 
Year  Dates Location 
2017  TBD TBD

Women's Fresh Perspectives

Our various programs and events cultivate women’s potential through the development of educational and leadership skills as well as opportunities to network with industry leaders. We promise exceptional opportunities to advance your career, meet industry challenges and gain inspiration to grow your business.
Year  Dates Location
2016 July 30 Networking Reception at PMA Foodservice, Monterey, California USA
2016  October 14 Leadership Breakfast at PMA Fresh Summit, Orlando, Florida USA
2017  April 23-25 Women's Fresh Perspectives Conference, Miami, Florida USA


Jamie Hillegas

Jamie Romano Hillegas

Director, Trade Shows

+1 (302) 607-2123

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Michele Hoffman

Michele Hoffman

Fundraising Director

+1 (302) 607-2190

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