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PMA 2017 Fresh Summit schedule of events

The Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit Convention & Expo meets Oct. 19-21 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Thursday, Oct. 19

7-8:30 a.m. Women’s Fresh Perspectives Leadership Breakfast

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Innovation@work>

Fresh Ideas Showcase

Just 4 Kids Showcase

On-The-Go Showcase

Certified Organic Showcase

Floral Showcase

9-10:15 a.m. Workshop Series 1

Global Connections Community — “The Innovation Conversation: Resonance and Relevance in an Uncertain Retail World” and “The New Normal: The Merging of Online Retailing with Brick and Mortar”

Science & Technology Community — “Avoiding a Produce Transport Meltdown”

Industry Talent Community — “Top Talent: Attracting Diverse Candidates”

Floral Community -— “Moving Floral Forward: A Glimpse into the Global Floral Market”

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Brunch General Session — “State of the Industry”

12:45-2:15 p.m. Workshop Series 2

Global Connections Community — “Changing Governments, Changing Trade” and “Transparency Trends”

Science & Technology Community — “Emerging Supply Chain Technologies: Game Changers or Toy of the Month?”

Industry Talent Community — “Great Teams + Great Culture = Peak Performance”

Floral Community — “How Evolving Color Trends Influence the Floral Landscape”

2:35-4:05 p.m. Workshop Series 3

Global Connections Community — “How Influencer Marketing Can Help Grow Your Business”

Science & Technology Community — “Technological Disruption Has Arrived: Cut-and-Paste Genomics and Computers that Learn”

Industry Talent Community — “The Power of the Employee Experience: Culture, Engagement and Beyond”

Floral Community — “From Harvest to Vase: Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Floral Landscape”

3:15-5 p.m. Emerging Leaders Program Capstone and Graduation

4-5 p.m. Fresh Ideas in Action Reception

5-6:30 p.m. Young Professionals Reception

5:30-6:30 p.m. Chair’s Invitational Reception

6:30-8:30 p.m. Welcoming Reception

Friday, Oct. 20

7-8:30 a.m. 5K Race for Talent

7:15-9:45 a.m. Floral Buyer Roundtables

7:45-9:45 a.m. Breakfast General Session — “Illuminating a Future of Possibilities”

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Innovation@work>

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Exposition

5:15-6:15 p.m. New PMA Member Reception

5:15-7 p.m. Floral Networking Reception

5:15-7 p.m. Global Connections Reception

5:15-7 p.m. Industry Talent Reception

5:15-7 p.m. Science & Technology Reception

Saturday, Oct. 21

7:45-9:45 a.m. Breakfast General Session — “Mastering Innovative Creativity”

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Innovation@work>

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Exoposition floor