ANAHEIM, CA -- A Global Street Festival was the theme of the 2019 PMA Fresh Summit opening reception, held Oct. 17, here. Attendees gathered on the Grand Plaza outside the Anaheim Convention Center, where they were transported to the Thailand Festival of Food, Flowers and Light, Brazil's Carnival, and the U.S.'s Woodstock, enjoying food and drink from each genre. Attendees had the opportunity to mix and mingle on the eve of the opening of the trade show.
Gustavo Benitez, Gabriel Villasenor Zurita and Maggie Bezart Hall of La Bonanza, with Kellee Harris and Gary Caloroso of Giumarra, and Jason Stemm of Padilla.
Bobby Creel, Derek Ennis and Cal Parker of L&M Cos., and Mark Creel and Maddy Devine of L&M Transportation.
Manuel Michel and Angela Serna of the National Mango Board.
David Robidoux of Kaliroy, Tara Smith Vighetti of Smith's Farm and Dominic DeFranco of Progressive Produce.
Glen Reynolds of Potandon Produce and Tony Taviano of Dave's Specialty Imports.
Clay Wittmeyer of Naturipe and David Marguleas of Sun World, who is PMA's outgoing chairman.
Pat McErlean and Tom Cags of Del Monte Foods.
Kristyn Lawson of Krissy Farms with Bill and Kelly Kelley of Hy-Vee.
Mary Flores, Mary Velasquez, Isabel Freeland and Jennifer Sanchez of Coast Tropical.
Emily Fragoso (center) of Mixtec with Stephanie Barlow and Juliemar Rosado of the National Watermelon Promotion Board.
Trisha and Stephen Abend of Nonpareil.
Tara Schwartz and Brandi Boehme of Produce Careers.
Ann Youngman and Rachelle Schulken of Renaissance Food Group.
Joseph Talbourdet of Westmoreland/Topline Farms.
Mike Miles of MJ Miles Produce.
Anna Lopez, Kristy Saucedo and Jennifer Wiklandour of H-E-B Inc.
Mark and Janet Harley of Decade Products.
Josh Gruen of Three Rivers Trucking with Rory Watson of DeCA.
Morgan Smith and Mary Larsen of Easterday Farms Produce.
Ray Wowryk, Kara Badder and Luci Faas of NatureFresh Farms.
Tom Beaver and Joe Atchison of New Jersey Department of Agriculture.
Justin May with Ashley and OJ Perryman of Dade Service Corp.
Robert Cabili and Albert Perez of Continental Fresh.
Anthony Totta of FreshXperts LLC.
James Graham of Sam’s Club, Mark Bassetti of Duda Farm Fresh Foods and Nate Stone of Ben B. Schwartz & Sons Inc.
Chris Cole and Don Martin of Union Pacific.
Kevin Donovan and Sean Steller of Phillips Mushroom Farms.