May 02-03, 2018

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
Monterey, California USA

Technology for the now — technology you can understand, from the source you can trust.

California’s Monterey Peninsula was the setting where grower, shipper and processors gathered with science and technology experts to explore “Technology for the Now.” PMA’s 2017 Tech Knowledge conference at the Hyatt Regency Monterey paired educational programming with ample networking opportunities, all focused on tech issues that are essential to our industry.

The event began with a half-day of Business Roundtable meetings that connected reps from science and technology providers with grower/shippers seeking smart solutions for their operations.

PMA Chief Science & Technology Officer Dr. Bob Whitaker kicked off the educational program with an overview of one of our industry’s most pressing concerns: Doing more with less and leveraging technology to streamline labor.

Other sessions included:

• A two-part presentation led by productivity consultant Lisa Montanaro and Monsanto R&D VP Dr. John Purcell on small steps that grower/shippers can take to improve efficiency and reduce expenses.
• Maureen McGuire of Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce shared case studies of produce companies using assessment tools to identify opportunity for improvement and cost savings.
• A Lightning Learning Lab, where leaders from AgTech companies like Foodlog IQ and SafetyChain Software presented a range of solutions that attendees could tap into .

We would like to congratulate SmartWash Solutions, the first winner of the the Science and Technology Circle of Excellence Award.

We thank attendees, speakers and supporters for making Tech Knowledge 2017 such a success! Stay tuned for information on the 2018 event .

2017 Tech Portfolio Presenting Sponsor

Bayer - Science For a Better Life

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One of the best conferences I have ever attended.

Drew McDonald, Church Brothers


Astrid Schrier

Astrid Schrier

Event Manager

+1 (302) 607-2102

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Cynthia Neal

Cynthia Neal

Business Manager, Food Safety & Technology

+1 (302) 607-2112

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