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Global Trade Symposium Brings Thought-Leaders From Around The World

Jim Prevor’s Perishable Pundit, December 9, 2013

One of the purposes of The New York Produce Show and Conference is to encourage the exchange of ideas between industry thought-leaders around the world. To facilitate this, we co-locate The New York Produce Show and Conference with the Global Trade Symposium.

Of course, import and export now affects everyone. Retailers and foodservice operators may buy from US vendors, but an awful lot of product comes from overseas. Growers may sell domestically, but the price they realize depends crucially onthe availability of foreign markets and foreign sources of supply.

So, today, everyone needs to be focused on global trade, and the Global Trade Symposium offers a world-class program like nothing else out there.

You can see the program from 2011 here and 2012 right here. Now, we are proud to announce The Global Trade Symposium agenda for 2013:

 

Presented at
THE NEW YORK PRODUCE SHOW AND CONFERENCE

Produce Import & Export:
A View From America’s Gateway To The World

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
New York Hilton, New York

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

7:00am —6:30pm                
Registration

8:15am — 9:00am
Continental Breakfast
Location:    The West Ballroom Foyer (third floor)
SPONSORED BY   CHEP

9:00am — 9:15am
General Session/Welcome Remarks
Presenter:Jim Prevor/PRODUCE BUSINESS
Location: The West Ballroom Foyer
             (third floor)

9:15am — 10:00am
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: HOW UK RETAILERS HAVE TRANSFORMED THE WAY THEY SELL PRODUCE AND SET A NEW STANDARD FOR GLOBAL PROCUREMENT
Case studies of Thanet Earth, Red Tractor and Capespan Empowerment Projects and Their Impact On Global Retailing
Presenter: Hazel Akehurst/Capespan
               (Formerly with Mack Multiples/
               Thanet Earth/Red Tractor)
Location: The West Ballroom (third floor)

10:00am — 10:45am
PRIORITIZING ACCESS:
THE COMMERCIAL AND MORAL IMPERATIVE
Open markets build prosperity, yet many fight to keep them closed. Why battling for access is a commercial AND moral imperative.
Presenter: Danie Kievet/Freshworld Holdings
Location:  The West Ballroom (third floor)

10:45am — 11:30am
DOING BUSINESS NAKED:  WHAT DOES TRANPARENCY MEAN TO THE PRODUCE INDUSTRY?
In a litigious society, the temptation is to hold back; here is why the key to global success may be in opening up.  
Presenter:  Dawn E. Gray/Dawn Gray Global Consulting          
Location:   The West Ballroom (third floor)

11:30 pm — 12:45 pm
“THINK DIFFERENT” LUNCHEON:PACKAGING AS A TOOL
FOR CONNECTING WITH CONSUMERS AROUND THE WORLD

Packaging as an opportunity to rebrand, reposition and reconnect with the global consumer.
Presenter: Lisa Cork/Fresh Produce Marketing
Location:  The West Ballroom (third floor)

12:45 pm — 1:45pm
Keynote Presentation
TRANSFORMATIONAL INITIATIVES TO BOOST PRODUCE CONSUMPTION: GLOBAL TRADE AT THE INTERSECTION OF CONSUMER DEMAND
How do supply and demand intersect, factors influencing consumer demand and global strategies to increase produce consumption.
Presenter: Roberta Cook, PhD/
               University of California, Davis
Location: The West Ballroom (third floor)

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
GLOBAL TRADE AND FOOD SECURITY: 
THE IMPERATIVE FOR CHANGE
Why is food security an urgent issue? How does ‘local’ play into concerns regarding food security? What new technologies are impacting the debate? And how the buy and sell side must work together if we are to have a secure future.
Presenter: Andrew Sharp/ Sharp Enterprises
Location:  The West Ballroom (third floor)

2:45pm — 4:15
LATIN AMERICA OPPORTUNITY CHECK:
Top leadership from Central America and South America will discuss growth, product diversity, quality, food safety, sustainability, traceability and how their dynamic produce industries are creating opportunities to be capitalized on for the rest of the century.

 

Peru:
Presenter: Conrado Falco
Title: Director - Trade Commission of Peru in New YorkPresentation Name:"PERU:  Produce Excellence in Quality and Taste “

 

 

 

Guatemala:  
Presenter: Diego Diaz
Title: Commercial Attaché / Trade Commissioner Guatemala Trade Office NY
Presentation Name: 
"The Guatemalan Trends in Exporting Produce to the U.S."

 

Brazil:
Presenter: Horrys Friaça , DVM, PhD
Title: Agricultural Attaché to the
        Brazilian Embassy, in Washington DC
Presentation Name:
Brazilian Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Exports to the U.S.”

 

Uruguay:      

Presenter: Maria Franco
Title: Economic Counselor of the Embassy of
        Uruguay in Washington DC

 

       

Beatriz Silva
First Secretary, Economic and
Commercial Department
Presentation Name:
Opportunities in the Produce Sector of UruguayLocation: The West Ballroom (third floor)

4:15pm —  4:45 pm
IMPORTING DIRECT AND WORLDWIDE:
THE PROMISES AND PITFALLS OF GLOBAL PROCUREMENT OPERATIONS:
A no-holds-barred presentation about the possibilities and challenges of global procurement. Followed by a dynamic respondent panel.
Presenter: Wayne McKnight/McKnight
               Insights & Solutions
Facilitator: Jim Prevor/PRODUCE BUSINESS

Respondents:
   Rich Dachman/Sysco
   Reggie Griffin/Formerly of Kroger
   Bruce Peterson/Formerly of Wal-Mart
   Dick Spezzano/Formerly of Vons
   Tim York/Markon Group
Location:    The West Ballroom (third floor)

4:45pm – 5:00pm —Wrap-Up

6:00 pm – 8:00pm —Opening Cocktail Reception

Location:   The East Grand Ballroom (third floor)

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Whether you need to grab a plane or a subway, you can still make it in time for The Global Trade Symposium, which means you still have a chance to engage with serious people thinking hard about how the industry can create an environment within which we can all prosper and how each of us, individually, can act to capitalize on the environment in which we live and work.

If you want to do business optimally, get smarter. There is no better opportunity than attending The Global Trade Symposium.

If you would like to register or get more information, let us know right here

 

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