The Washington Conference

September 21-23, 2020 | Washington, D.C.

The event that unites the entire fresh fruit and vegetable industry  – The United Fresh Washington Conference – where hundreds of industry leaders converge to address the industry’s most pressing public policy matters.

Attendees will engage in strategic, dialogue with key members of Congress, their staff and top regulatory officials this September 21-23 in a format that is to be determined, in person or virtual. 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.

“Fresh produce week” is your opportunity to deliver a powerful message to help shape decisions made in Washington that directly impact your business.

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Why Attend?

Collaborate: Join Forces, Learn Together and From Each Other

Hear unique perspectives on the crucial issues impacting business from policy experts and industry leaders.

  • Policy Engagement & X-Change Sessions: Learn the latest on key policy topics impacting the fresh produce industry, then work through an interactive role-playing dialogue to polish your message before delivering your personal appeal to Members of Congress.
  • Produce Advocacy Bootcamp: Don’t be intimidated if it’s your first time in a meeting with a Member of Congress or their staff. Together we will rock out this interactive bootcamp that will make you feel prepared and give you effective strategies for congressional meetings both here in Washington DC and back home in the district. 
  • Preparing for Our March on Capitol Hill: United will give you access a variety of resources to inform your message on Capitol Hill, shape your awareness and prepare you and your company for a successful Washington Conference. 

Engage: Network with Every Segment of the Fresh Produce Industry

Hundreds of attendees from every segment of the industry and engage directly with top political and policy experts on the issues of the day in an intimate experience. United Fresh members interact with and learn from fellow industry leaders including grower-shippers, fresh-cut processors, wholesaler-distributors, retail food-service and service providers. The Washington Conference is prime opportunity to make connections within the industry:

Advocate: Key Congressional Meetings

Take the Power of Fresh to the nation’s top policymakers in both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to share the importance of the full fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain’s impact on jobs, growth, and consumer demand.

What People Are Saying

Never has there been a more critical time for the produce industry to come together to experience the Power of Fresh!

For more information and to get engaged, contact Angela Tiwari, Director of Grassroots & Political Action, at 202.303.3416.