NEWARK, DEL. and WASHINGTON, D.C.  The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has announced that registration is open for the Global Produce & Floral Show in Orlando, Fla. 

The show will take place Oct. 27-29, and hotel reservations are also now available.  

“The Global Produce & Floral Show is not a new name for a familiar event,” said Cathy Burns, IFPA’s chief executive officer. “When we brought together the two most influential associations for our industry to create a new organization, it wasn’t just about doing more, it was about transforming the industry.” 

The Global Produce & Floral Show will be the epicenter of industry innovation and connection and will be where our industry voice is galvanized to take on the challenges we face and take up the opportunities ahead of us,” she said. 

Burns will be leading one of the general sessions at the show to share her expert perspective on innovation and consumer trends in the industry. 

Along with general sessions, the show will feature the produce and floral industry’s largest expo, according to the IFPA. 

To allow exhibitors to have adequate time to both manage their booths and attend the expo’s Business Solutions Segment, the expo will open early. The segment will include the Food Safety & Tech X-Change and the FutureTEC Pavilions. 

The show will also have plenty of networking opportunities, including a Communications Conclave, a session for the IFPA members’ public relations and communications professionals. 

“As the first ever Global Produce & Floral Show, this event will go down in the industry’s history,” said Denise JunqueiroGlobal Produce & Floral Show committee co-chair. “The show sets the tone for how the industry moves forward, and we are all looking forward to a very vibrant future. There will be new experiences, new connections and new sources of inspiration for everyone across the full fresh produce and floral supply chain.”