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The Washington Conference


September 12-14, 2016 | Washington, D.C.

The Washington Conference is the industry’s annual gathering for strategic, face-to-face dialogue with key members of Congress, their staff and top regulatory officials. Attendees engage in education sessions with top policy experts on the issues of the day. The event also includes various networking activities with fellow industry leaders and the Rising Leaders program for high-potential industry employees.

Schedule of Events

Monday, September 12

Volunteer Leadership Meetings
Registration Open

 Tuesday, September 13

Registration Open
Opening General Session Breakfast
Connecting Policy Issues to Your Business Education Sessions
General Session Luncheon
March on Capitol Hill: U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Meetings
United Fresh Political Action Reception & Dinner* (Separately Ticketed Event)

Wednesday, September 14

Registration Open
General Session Breakfast
March on Capitol Hill: U.S. Senate Congressional Meetings
General Session Luncheon

Schedule subject to change.

Hotel & Travel


The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is the event location for the United Fresh Washington Conference. Hotel inventory is limited at the Hyatt; to check availability please visit the Hyatt’s website, or call their reservations number listed below.


Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 737-1234 or 1-888-421-1442

The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is located 4.6 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Alternatively Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 27.6 miles and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is 31.7 respectively. A variety of ground transportation options are available at the airports.

March on Capitol Hill

Be part of the larger conversation and show Congress how strong our industry voice can be by participating in the March on Capitol Hill to kick off two days of strategic meetings with members of Congress and their staff. This is your chance to make sure our elected officials hear YOUR voice on the issues that affect your business and our industry.

USHouseMtg-2015March on Capitol Hill: U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Meetings
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

March on Capitol Hill to meet face-to-face with your Members of the House of Representatives. Discuss the issues critical to your business and share personal testimony of how the Representative’s actions directly affect you and the produce industry overall.

USSenateMtg-2015March on Capitol Hill: U.S. Senate Congressional Meetings
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The March on Capitol Hill continues on the other side of the Hill with visits to your  Senators. Use this opportunity to discuss critical issues impacting your business  with the elected officials we’ve empowered to create change on our behalf.

ISSUES | Food Safety | Impact of Media and Social Media on the Industry and/or Politics | Water | Food labeling | GMO  | Organics | Environmental Regulations and Consumer Perceptions | Immigration Need for DOL to Fix H2A | Transportation | Nutrition | Appropriations | Trade

Volunteer Leadership Meetings

United Fresh Produce Association is led by more than 450 individuals currently serving in elected or appointed positions of leadership. These volunteer leaders represent our member companies throughout the entire produce supply chain from farm to table. Attendees are welcome to observe market segment boards and expert policy council meetings.

Market Segment Boards and Expert Policy Councils


Thank you to our 2015 sponsors!

Platinum Level 

Apio-Color-Logo     Blue Book Services      Chiquita.Brands.Internation      TWC-Del-Monte-Fresh      TWC-FourSeasonsFamilyofComp                        
meister       Produce-Business       ProdProc_web      TWC-TA      
Produce-News       WonderfulCitrus

Gold Level

TWC-Baldor       FGS       TWC-GrimmwayEnterprise
TWC-Manns       Packer


Silver Level

ALC-ALCLogistics-Logos      TWC-CalGiantBerry         CHEP_LogoTreatment_2015_0507(WhiteBG)         Frontera            
IFCOGlobal       Monsanto        TWC-Robinson-Fresh      WP_RAWL

Bronze Level

cabbage           caito-foods-logo           FoxPackaging_CMYK          J&D Logo Approved PNG          L & M Company Logo                   
FF---mucci_logo          NorthBay-Produce-Logo          Pear-Bureau-NW        Produce Careers Logo New 2014          
VolmCompaniesLogo          Westlake-Always-Fresh

For more information on the Washington Conference, contact Angela Tiwari, Director of Grassroots and Political Action, at 202.303.3416.