JUNE 9-11, 2025 | Washington DC

The Washington Conference

The Washington Conference is the premier event that unites all segments of the fresh produce and floral industry to address the most pressing public policy matters with the U.S. Congress and Administration.


Why Attend?

No business is immune to legislative, regulatory, and political challenges. No event empowers you to overcome these challenges and flourish, like produce’s most influential public policy event. 

Who Attends?

Engage with hundreds throughout the produce supply chain, including industry leaders, policy experts, legislative staff and more, at the only event that unites the industry in D.C. 

Advocate For

  • Labor & Workforce Reforms - A strong workforce that meets our industry’s needs across the supply chain, focused on finding and retaining the talent we need to grow  . 
  • Better Nutrition & Increased Consumption - Increased access and demand for healthy, fresh produce
  • Modernizing Farm Bill & Agriculture Policy - Drive the largest investment in food and agriculture over the finish line.

Top Reasons to Attend

  • Fight for the Issues that Affect Your Business
    Fresh produce workforce, food safety, nutrition and growing consumption, infrastructure and transportation, organics and sustainability and climate are all priority issues important to our members and set the course for IFPA’s advocacy in our Nation’s Capital.
  • Take to Capitol Hill
    The Washington Conference would not be complete without our annual Congressional Meetings on Capitol Hill. You will be joined by industry colleagues to share YOUR story with Members of Congress.
  • Get in Policy Shape at our Advocacy Boot Camp
    Designed for first-time Washington Conference attendees, grassroots members and anyone looking to refresh their advocacy skills, this bootcamp will provide the skills and confidence needed to engage with key legislators.
  • Show Off the Industry
    Joy of Fresh on Capitol Hill is back! Join us on Capitol Hill Wednesday night for a fun and exciting reception on Capitol hill where we will share our industry’s bounty with Members of Congress and their teams.
  • Hear it Here First
    We include some of the most important policy makers that are making a difference in Washington, DC on issues that are important to our industry.
  • Strengthen IFPA’s political power through FreshPAC
    One of the most important tools for IFPA is our FreshPAC. Funds contributed to our political efforts help the industry elect and re-elect pro-produce candidates and supports Members of Congress who support the fresh fruit, vegetable, and floral industry.
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Join Our Fight for Fresh at The Washington Conference

Driving Policy, Expanding Markets and Removing Barriers to Access to Increase Consumption

The congressional specialty craft cochairs on stage at The Washington Conference.

Women's Fresh Perspectives Networking Lunch panel on stage at the Washington Conference.

United States dept. of Agriculture Tom Bilsack with Cathy Burns from IFPA on stage at The Washington Conference.

IFPA US Government Relations team on stage at TWC for the Policy Priorities Roundtable.

Attendees pose in front of the U.S. Capital.

Attendees deliver workforce activation boxes to Capital hill.

Advocate for fresh on capital hill meeting with members from Oregon.

The advocate for fresh on capital hill: congressional meeting.

Grand Hyatt Washington

1000 H St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

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What attendees are saying

Marissa Dake of DNO Produce"It's been really powerful to see that lawmakers need our nuanced understanding of how produce works, how the produce supply chain works and how produce fits into the larger agricultural space. There are a lot of misconceptions out there and lawmakers really need our informed perspective in order to make smart decisions on Capitol Hill"
Marissa Dake, DNO Produce

"You got to go! It's an amazing event. It's a great opportunity to network with your industry peers, bond together on the same issues, meet your Congressmen, go to Capitol Hill, share your stories about fresh produce and leave this city with a whole lot of energy around the most important topics shaping fresh produce consumption."
J.C. Myers, SunFed Produce

2024 Washington Conference Sponsors

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Angela Tiwari

Angela Tiwari

Director, Grassroots & Political Affairs

International Fresh Produce Association


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Erin Hutchison

Erin Hutchison

Sales Account Manager, Trade Shows

International Fresh Produce Association