The Washington Conference

September 20-22, 2021 | Washington, D.C.

The United Fresh Annual Washington Conference is the annual event that unites the fresh produce industry to address our most pressing public policy matters. Members of all segments of the produce industry will join together to make their voices heard in person this September. View the list of registrants and register today to reconnect with the 300+ fresh produce leaders ready to advocate for our business! 


2021 Registration Rates

United Fresh & PMA Members


3+ Group Rate







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Discounts are available for organizations that register 3 or more members of their team. Register them directly or if you need assistance with your registration, contact Amanda Griffin, Vice President, Education & Program Management at 202.303.3412.


The Annual Washington Conference is included in the 2021 SmartPass Education Package.

Congressional Connections

Attendees will engage in strategic, dialogue with key members of Congress, their staff and top regulatory officials, September 20-22, and post-conference during additional virtual meetings. Share our industry’s message and educate the nation’s top policymakers on the importance of the full supply chain of fresh fruits and vegetables and the sector’s impact on jobs, growth and consumer demand.

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COVID-19 FAQs as of August 20, 2021

Is the entire Washington Conference going to be held in person?
Yes! The 2021 Washington Conference will be held at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC.

What COVID-related precautions is United Fresh taking for in-person attendees?
We are following the recommendations of the CDC in partnership with DC Mayor’s guidelines.

Do I have to wear a mask?
As of today, Washington, DC does require masks to be worn inside. Masks can be removed if eating or drinking.

Do I have to be socially distant?
As of today, Washington, DC does not require social distancing.

What is the refund policy if The Washington Conference is cancelled?
Refunds will be issued should the conference be cancelled.

What procedures are in place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel during The Washington Conference?
In accordance with CDC and the DC Mayor’s guidelines, the Grand Hyatt Hotel will:

• Masks are mandatory for individuals when indoors at the hotel. Masks can be removed only while eating and drinking or when a speaker is presenting.
• Hand Sanitizer is located throughout the hotel common area.
• If a guest forgets their mask or need a new one, they can stop by the Front Desk or Security Post in the Lobby to get one.
• Areas are being cleaned and disinfected frequently.
• You can find more information about the Hyatt’s response to COVID-19 by visiting this website [Why Hyatt | Hyatt Meetings & Events]

Will there be temperature screening?
No, temperature screening will not take place.


Visit these additional websites to learn more about how DC is handling current protocols:

DC Restaurants and Bars that Require Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination (as of July 30, 2021

DC Mayor Updates

Washington DC Updates

What’s Open in DC

For more information and to get engaged, contact Amanda Griffin, Vice President, Education & Program Management at 202.303.3412.