Industry Veterans And Rising Stars Volunteer To Lead
University Interchange Mentorship Program
Jim Prevor’s Perishable Pundit, November 30, 2015
We have run many pieces about the content that will enrich The New York Produce Show and Conference this year:
Bringing Produce To New Markets: Opportunities And Obstacles In The New Retail Environment...
St. Joseph Food Marketing Guru John Stanton Gives Featured Presentation At The New York Produce Show And Conference
A Farmer’s Daughter Speaks Out: Amy Myrdal Miller Dishes On How Menu Planning May Be The Key To Upping Produce Usage In Foodservice
Regional Tours At The New York Produce Show And Conference — Hunts Point Stands Out!
In Great Turmoil Is Hidden Great Opportunity Is Now The Time To Invest In Puerto Rico’s Agricultural Sector? Gualberto Rodriguez Of Caribbean Produce Exchange Tells Us Why He’s ‘All In’ At The Global Trade Symposium
What’s in A Word? Sell By, Use By, Best By And Fresh By.. Can A Word Alter Food Waste Significantly?
Cornell’s Brad Rickard Speaks Out
The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market: Young Faces Building A Modern Market
A Tour At The New York Produce Show
The ‘Big Squeeze’ in the UK Market Simon Martin Of QV Foods Group And The FPC Speaks Out: Getting Past Selling Below The Cost Of Production
The Disruption Of Established Markets: How Four Strategies Can Help Transcend Today’s Dilemmas
Can Retailers Show A Little Love For Produce Marketing? Dutch Marketer Nic Jooste Will Share His Thoughts On Swimming Upstream At The Global Trade Symposium
Setting Producers Free — Production Agriculture And The Regulatory Burden: Can States Help Northeast Production Thrive? Are They Inclined To Do So?
FMI’s Deep Dive Into The Power of Produce: Research On Consumer Behavior Before, During And After Purchase To Be Discussed At New York Produce Show
ROBERTA COOK OF UC DAVIS SPEAKS OUT: Lower Trade Barriers Create New Opportunities But Also More Competition... How Much Will The TPP Matter?
BEYOND SURVIVAL: HOW TO TURN DISTRUPTIONS INTO OPPORTUNITIES Capespan’s Johan Dique Discusses Disintermediation And Defines A Path Forward
Opportunity Alert: It’s Not your Father’s Wholesale Industry Anymore! UK Wholesaler Richard Thompson Addresses Global Trade Symposium...How Disruptive Forces Make Wholesalers An Effective Portal For Market Access
JOHN BAYLES — AN AMERICAN IN TOKYO: Food Safety, Trust, Patience, Avoiding Change And
Doing What You Say You Are Going To Do; Seizing Opportunities As The TPP Shifts The Focus To The Japanese Market
UNIVERSITY HEAVYWEIGHT PUTS SCIENCE BEHIND OPTIMIZED GLEANING SCHEDULES: Cornell’s Miguel Gómez Talks About How The Produce Industry Can Put Itself On The Side Of The Angels By Reducing Food Waste While Helping The Hungry
Marketing Produce To Consumers, New Varieties And GMOs Wrapped Into One Seminar By Cornell’s Brad Rickard At The Foundational Excellence Program
Each year, we also like to give a special hat tip to those who have agreed to help educate and inspire the young people who make up the future of the industry.
We have a special culinary program that is mentored by professional chefs at both Le Cordon Blue of Chicago and Johnson & Wales.
Plus we have two additional programs that reach out to students and young professionals. Our University Interchange Program introduces the produce industry to students and faculty at Cornell University, Rutgers University St. Joseph’s University, University of Connecticut, University of Delaware, Newcastle University from the UK and the University of Gastronomic Sciences from Italy.
New this year is the Foundational Excellence program, which helps people of any age with less than five years’ experience in the produce industry.
Both programs contain special industry panels, and we would like to salute the people who are making this all happen:
2015 NEW YORK PRODUCE SHOW UNIVERSITY INTERCHANGE PANEL
John W. "Jack" Allen
Michigan State Professor Emeritus
International Marketing Consultant
PANELISTS AND MENTORS IN ALPHA ORDER
Long Island City, New York
Vice President of Produce
Group Managing Director
Capespan Group Limited
North Belville, South Africa
Reggie Griffin Strategies
Hilton Head, South Carolina
S. Katzman Produce
Bronx, New York
Sales and Purchase Manager
Spezzano Consulting Service, Inc.
Long Island City, New York
Many thanks to these industry members who give so generously of their time to help support the future of the industry.