Today's Schedule

Friday, October 20

Time  Event 
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  5K - Race for Talent
Crescent Park, French Market District
Join Center for Growing Talent by PMA for their annual 5K Race for Talent and get a great start to your morning with a 3.1-mile walk/run. Race is limited to 1,000 participants. You do not need to be registered for Fresh Summit; family and friends are welcome to participate. 

Separate registration required. Register as individuals or sign up your team here.
 7:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Floral Buyer Roundtables
Room 208-210
Similar to speed-dating, this unique opportunity matches floral suppliers and retailers according to criteria provided in pre-meeting applications. If selected, suppliers will meet for ten (10) minutes with at least five (5) different floral buyer companies. This program is limited to 30 floral supplier companies, and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Floral Buyer Roundtables are currently sold out.

 7:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Breakfast General Session - Illuminating a Future of Possibilities
Great Hall
With so many advances in artificial intelligence, the internet of things, smart cities, intelligent environments, and autonomy on land, sea, and air, our future will be radically altered and ours for the making. But how can you take an active role in shaping it? World renowned futurist Brian David Johnson delves into the challenges and illuminates the possibilities for this exciting tomorrow.
Brian David Johnson, Arizona State University's School for the Future of Innovation in Society
8:00 .am. - 5:00 p.m.  Innovation@work
Hall D Lobby
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Exposition
Hall B1-H
With more than 19,500 attendees from 60+ countries and 1,000 exhibitors, the Fresh Summit exposition is where contacts are formed, trends are revealed, ideas are exchanged and careers are made. Feel the electricity as you are on the show floor to experience the energy, the flavors and the conversations that will fuel new and profitable opportunities for your business. 
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.  New PMA Member Reception (Invitation Only)
Room 223
The PMA Membership Committee hosts this reception to help new members connect with other members and understand how to get the most from their membership.
5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Floral Networking Reception
Rooms 220-222
Industry leaders, innovators and new shining stars all converge for networking, story sharing and business building. Plus, see who is chosen as the 2017 Floral Marketer of the Year Award winner for demonstrating superior leadership in improving and advancing our industry.
5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Global Connections Reception
Rooms 217-219
Designed to foster business relationships that transcend borders, this reception attracts attendees from throughout the global supply chain. 
5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Industry Talent Reception
Rooms 225-227
Stop in and learn how Center for Growing Talent by PMA, a charitable organization, is attracting bright new talent, developing the leadership skills in our professionals, and helping companies sustain a competitive workforce. We’ve got your year round talent management solutions to grow your business.
5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Science & Technology Reception
Room 215-216
Exchange ideas and insight into the latest food safety issues and technological advances that are reshaping the industry and impacting all segments of the supply chain. 


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