After 50 years of exhibiting at the PMA convention, the California Avocado Commission (CAC) is wrapping up preparation for this year’s inaugural Global Produce & Floral Show hosted by the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA).
The International Fresh Produce Association — a marriage of the two biggest US fresh fruit and vegetable industry associations: the Newark, Del.-based Produce Marketing Association and the Washington, D.C.-based United Fresh Produce Association — will host its first Global Produce & Floral Show Oct. 27-29 in Orlando.
The challenges overcome in planning IBIE 2022 were formidable, but the excitement and success evident in the event’s first days are cause for great celebration, said Kerwin Brown, the chief executive officer of BEMA.
IBIE 2022 united a scattered industry as it opened on Sunday, Sept. 18. As IBIE 2022 Committee Chair Dennis Gunnell, president of Formost Fuji, cut the ceremonial loaf of bread, relief and gratitude were the emotions of the day as the industry returned to Las Vegas after three long years of pandemic isolation and unprecedented challenges.
Designed to deliver as many innovations and jam as much information and research into four days as possible, PACK EXPO International 2022 is set for Oct. 23-26 in Chicago, where new features and pavilions will be among the perks for attendees.