New "Ones to Watch"
Developing the next generation of leaders is essential to our industry. Through the PMA Foundation Pack Family Career Pathways program, university students participate in Fresh Summit career panel discussions, field tours, educational workshops and social events as well as walk the show floor with a Career Ambassador. Tap into future talent and meet this year’s Emerging Leaders as they complete their capstone course and graduate during a Fresh Summit ceremony.
Meet the winners of the PMA Impact Award – an award recognizing trendsetters who create and deliver bold new concepts for produce and floral packaging.
Learn about the newest trends in consumer preferences, produce and floral packaging, foodservice, transportation, technology, merchandising and more. Enhance your Fresh Summit experience by participating in the Retail Produce Tour for a behind-the scenes look at what keeps the most progressive and innovative retail stores strong and profitable. Tour stops include: DeKalb Farmers Market, The Kroger Co., Publix Super Markets, Inc. and Whole Foods Market. Participation is limited and separate registration is required.
PMA has streamlined the Fresh Summit Schedule, eliminating Monday, and allowing attendees to maximize their time and be back in the office at the beginning of the week.
Meet potential customers from all over the world. Fresh Summit attracts buyers and suppliers from more than 50 countries across the global supply chain.
New Insight for What's Next
Our 18 educational sessions, focused on the hottest and most important industry topics, are organized into Communities of Interest ranging from marketing and sales to food safety to global trade to leadership.
Only have one day to attend Fresh Summit? Take advantage of the Friday Daily Pass and access Future-Focused Friday, a day full of educational sessions and networking receptions.
New Relationships and Fresh Perspectives
Featuring an endless array of networking opportunities, from the Welcoming Reception, to the PMA Foundation Women’s Fresh Perspectives Leadership Breakfast and Young Professionals reception, Fresh Summit is where you connect with your global community.