International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) will convene industry leaders in Guadalajara, Mexico on June 22 and 23, 2022 at the Mexico Conference. The event will be the first for IFPA but is a continuation of Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Connections Mexico event series. IFPA was formed earlier this year when PMA and United Fresh Produce Association came together to create a singular organization for the produce industry.
The Mexico Conference will take place at the Hard Rock Guadalajara Hotel and brings together the entire supply chain of the fresh produce industry including producers, distributors, exporters, buyers, technology suppliers, retailers and more. It is the premier event to create valuable connections to build business and promote products.
The event will also be a key learning opportunity for those interested in exploring the most pressing issues for the industry. Speakers will include industry leaders in sustainability, food safety and transportation. Experts from Euromonitor will present on new markets and the closing session will focus on retail trends shaping the industry in the region.
The keynote speaker, Karla Wheelock, is a social entrepreneur, lecturer and mountaineer who summited Everest, and will speak to human behavior – both individual and collective – in personal and business life. The full schedule for the event is available here.
New to this year’s event will be the Business Round Tables where Mexican growers will be able to hold 15 minute meetings with U.S., Canadian and Mexican buyers. Buyers confirmed to attend the event include Baldor, Calimax, Interfresh, Lakeside, Mission, Rancho Markets, UNFI Produce, Vesta Foodservice, Walmart – Mexico and Central America and more.
For more information and to register, see the conference website.