GOPEX 2022 AGENDA 

Join us for the 2022 GOPEX – Global Organic Produce Expo!

The education line-up is tailored for fresh produce professionals throughout the organics supply chain and packed with thought-provoking and actionable content from start to finish. Sessions will include expert panels discussing packaging and growing innovations, interactive breakouts and demos, an organics merchandising competition, and more. 

Additionally, the popular BizMatch meeting scheduler will be offered throughout the event to pair organics suppliers with qualified retail and wholesale buyers.  

Monday, January 31, 2022

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Registration Open

Location: Conference Center Registration Desk

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bourbon Tasting & Games

Location: Terrace Ballroom

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dinner on Your Own

 

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Opening Reception / Concert
Flashback Heart Attack - '80s Cover Band

Sponsored by

Produce Pay

Location: Entice Lounge (within Hard Rock Hotel)

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast

Location: Seminole Ballroom C-F

   

All education sessions below takes place in the Seminole Ballroom C-F

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Coming Attractions: What’s Next for Grocery and the Shopping Experience. Learn more

Nadine Baarstad, VP Of Client Development, Food Mix
Ray Connelly, Vice President Supplier Strategy, Procurant
John Pandol, Pandol Grape Co
Nathan Romney, Chief Product Officer, iTrade Network

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Growing Progress: Advances in Organic Farming. Learn more

Mary Coppola Heslep, Senior Vice President Creative, Ten Acre Marketing
Erica Renaud, Vitalis Organic Seeds
Suzette Overgaag, Vice President, North Shore

10:30 am  - 11:00 am

Swiss Army Solutions: Packaging Innovations to Fulfill All Your Needs. Learn more

Moderator: Karen Nardozza - President & CEO, Moxxy Marketing
Marco Bini, Nexxt Pack Solution
Dan Davis, Oneonta/Starr Ranch
Art Vega, Sev-Rend

11:00 am - 11:15 am

BREAK

 

11:15 am  - 12:00 pm 

Business Boosters: New & Next-Level Tech and Data Solutions. Learn more

Tom Karst, Editor, The Packer
Martha Montoya, CEO, Ag Tools
Bird Control Group
Michelle Korte, Senior Director, Support & Services, TIVE

12:00 pm - 12:30pm

Break 

 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch Buffet Open

 

1:00 pm - 1:45pm

The Sweet Spot: Where Nutrition and Flavor Meet

Moderator: Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RDN, President and CEO, Produce for Better Health Foundation
Helena Beckett, Director of Sales, Giddings Berries
Pam Smith, RDN, Produce For Better Health Foundation

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

The Secret Sauce: How Marketing Is Leading the Charge of Organics Growth. Learn more

Moderator: Johnna Johnson, Marketing Plus

Kristina Luna, Sales Manager, Wholesum

Josepoh Kaszuba, National Sales Manager, House Foods

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Merchandising Show & Tell: Hands of Gold at Work. Learn more

Moderator: Kevin Steiner, Sage Fruit
Brian Dey, Four Seasons
Scott Bennett, JewelOsco
Anthony Chanka, GiantFood

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

BizMatch

Terrace Ballroom

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Reception

Sponsored by

Wholesum Harvest

Hard Rock Pool Deck

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Breakfast

Seminole Ballroom 

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Biz Match

Terrace Ballroom

9:30 am

Expo Open

Seminole Ballroom

12:00 pm

LUNCH on expo floor

Seminole Ballroom 

2:30 pm

Expo Closes