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Why Attend the Washington Conference?

September 16-18, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

Join grower-shippers, fresh-cut processors, wholesaler-distributors, retail food-service and service providers to engage, advocate and collaborate at the only event that unites the entire fresh fruit and vegetable industry in Washington, D.C. — the United Fresh Washington Conference, September 16-18.

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COLLABORATE: JOIN FORCES, LEARN TOGETHER AND FROM EACH OTHER

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

  • Venture Beyond the Fresh Produce Aisle  Let’s take a break and learn from other industries! Join industry executives, top association CEOs, and government relations leaders from other industries to see how they approach issues in D.C. Hear from and ask questions of influential opinion leaders from outside produce and get unique insight.
  • Policy Engagement & X-Change SessionGain the most up-to-date information about 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.
  • NEW! Produce Advocacy BootcampIs it your first time in Washington? Don’t be intimidated. This interactive bootcamp will prepare you and give you effective strategies for the week’s congressional meetings. 
  • Preparing for Our March on Capitol Hill: Access a variety of resources to inform your message on Capitol Hill, shape your awareness and prepare you and your company for a successful three days in Washington, D.C.

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 following conference events provide a prime opportunity to make connections within the industry:

ADVOCATE: TWO DAYS OF 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.

 

For more information on the United Fresh Washington Conference, contact Angela Tiwari, United Fresh Director, Grassroots & Political Action, at 202.303.3416.