Schedule 2017


*Rebecca Andersons' slide deck not included in set. .PDF May be downloaded separately below.


Monday, May 22
5:00 – 9:00 pm



Set up for Exhibitors and Sponsors


6:00 – 7:00 pm


Welcome Reception and Registration
Tuesday, May 23
7:00 – 8:00 am


Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 am



Welcome and Opening Remarks


8:15 – 9:00 am




Keynote Presentation
Packaging Considerations: From Field to Kitchen
Cory Zavagno,
Director, National Replenishment, Blue Apron
9:00 – 9:30 am Evolution in Produce Packaging and Marketing in age of Online Shopping
Thomas Karst,
Senior Editor, The Packer
9:30 – 10:00 am Exhibitor Introductions


10:00 – 10:30 am



Break with Exhibitors


10:30 – 11:00 am




From Product and Packaging Concept to Realization and Commerce
Cynthia Klein,
CEO, CK Solutions Group LLC
11:00 – 11:30 am




Keynote Presentation
New Frontiers - Food Packaging in Small Parcel
Quint Marini,
Packaging Engineering Manager, UPS Customer Solutions
11:30am – 12:00pm



Panel Discussion
Consumer Expectations in E-Commerce and Retail
12:00 – 1:00 pm


Room - Big Sur
1:00 – 1:30 pm




Keynote Presentation
Millennials and Ugly Produce - A Love Story
Ronald Clark,
Co-founder and Chief Supply Officer, 
Imperfect Produce, SPC
1:30 – 2:00 pm GFSI Best Practices to Manage FSMA Requirements
Rebecca Anderson,
Technical Key Account Manager, GLOBALG.A.P. North America Inc.
2:00 – 2:30 pm




Packaging Innovation and how it will Help our Industry Move into the Next Generation
Peter Hill,
Operations Manager for North, Central, and South America, Zespri International
2:30 – 3:00 pm



Traceability for Small Farmers and E-Commerce
Karen Marie Feliz,
Vice President of Supply Ecosystems, Aggrigator
3:00 – 4:00 pm Break with exhibitors
4:00 – 4:30 pm



Marine Corps Subsistence Concepts of Employments
Captain Brent Patterson,
U.S. Marine Corp, Officer- in-charge for West Coast Food Management Team
4:30 – 5:00 pm


Panel Discussion
Packaging’s role in food waste
6:00 – 8:00 pm


Room - Monterey Terrace
& Beach
Wednesday, May 24
7:00 - 7:15 am



Lobby breakfast to go
Bus departs South Entrance to Conference Center-breakfast to go
Please remember to dress warm as the cooling rooms and morning air are cold.
No jewelry, shorts or skirts, open toe shoes and photos.
8:00 - 9:00 am


Field Tour 1: True Leaf Farms:  Salad Processing Facility


10:15 - 11:30 am Field Tour 2: Tour of WGA Center for Innovation & Technology
12:00 - 1:00 pm



Lunch at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa