Washington Conference General Sessions
September 21-25 | Virtual Event
The virtual United Fresh Washington Conference hosts three general sessions featuring renowned, inspiring speakers addressing crucial issues at the forefront of the produce industry.
Opening General Session: Advocating for the Fresh Produce Industry
September 22 | Noon – 1:00 pm
In March when COVID-19 shut down our nation, United Fresh worked to drive new solutions to help the fresh produce industry keep the supply chain moving, and find financial relief for companies devastated by the crisis. Today, the produce industry is never more instrumental in feeding the world, and more than $4.5 billion in government funding has been invested in supporting our industry. Join us as we share how our work together continues to serve consumers and the industry in our most trying times.
Election 2020 LIVE! General Session
September 23 | Noon – 1:00 pm
With only weeks remaining until the 2020 presidential and congressional elections, join us for a lively dialogue between parties. We’ll hear from both the Trump and Biden campaigns who will share their outlook of what 2021 would look like under their administrations. Then, our favorite pollster Frank Luntz shares his insights into how the election is likely to unfold.
Whether you maintain your perspective or have your thoughts sway, we’ll gather at the end of the day for our Election Night Celebration where you’ll cast your vote to see who – incumbent or challenger – the produce industry will elect as our next President and who will control Congress in 2021!
About Frank Luntz
About Frank Luntz
Frank Luntz has worked for more than 50 Fortune 500 companies and CEOs, but he’s best known for political commentary. More media outlets have turned to Luntz to understand the hopes and fears of Americans than to any other political pollster. Since 2007, Frank has been the “Focus Group Czar” for Fox News, conducting over 100 sessions in more than 20 states, as well as co-hosting several live hour-long prime time specials and dial sessions during every presidential debate. For the past five years, Frank has served as a news analyst for CBS News, focusing on corporate crisis communications as well as politics. Time magazine named him one of “50 of America’s most promising leaders aged 40 and under,” and Newsweek magazine identified him as No. 24 on their Power Elite survey. In 2012, he finished 87th in a Time magazine global poll of the “most influential people in the world.” Frank was named one of the four “Top Research Minds” by Business Week, “the hottest pollster” by The Boston Globe, and was a winner of The Washington Post’s coveted “Crystal Ball” award for being the most accurate pundit.
A Bi-Partisan Approach to Governing
September 24 | Noon – 1:00 pm
Is anyone in Washington, DC listening to America as we call for cooperation and collaboration to serve the entire country, not just our polarized extremes? In this surprising session, learn how COVID-19 has positively impacted relationships between some Members of Congress. Our Congressional panel will share lessons that may help lead to a more bipartisan Congress in 2021 and beyond.
For more information on the United Fresh Washington Conference, contact Angela Tiwari, United Fresh Director, Grassroots & Political Action, at 202.303.3416.