Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida

January 30 - February 2, 2023

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GOPEX 2022 AGENDA 

Join us for the 2023 GOPEX – Global Organic Produce Expo!

GOPEX 2023 is set to draw scores of retailers, grower-shippers, wholesalers, importers, exporters and other decision-makers from across the fresh produce industry. This year, GOPEX will feature the theme: Reaching the Conscious Consumer. Increasingly, consumers make purchasing decisions they believe will improve their health and the health of the planet — while also having a positive social, environmental and economic impact.

From sustainably sourced superfoods to indoor agriculture to imported fruits and vegetables grown by socially and environmentally responsible companies, GOPEX 2023 will gather the organic, social and environmental leaders who are moving fresh fruit and vegetables forward.

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

Monday, January 30, 2023

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Registration Open

Location: Center Registration Desk

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Off Site Activity/Tour

Location: TBD

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dinner on Your Own

 

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Opening Reception / Concert

Location: TBD

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast & Opening Session

Is Food as Medicine the Future of Food?

More and more mainstream grocers have launched food as medicine programs. All fresh fruit and vegetables qualify. This session will explore how grocers and suppliers are working together to drive produce sales and improve the health of consumers across the nation.

Location: Seminole Ballroom

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Under the Influence: How social media is driving fresh produce consumption

When it comes to increasing consumption of fresh produce, influencers have become powerful agents of change. Together with the original nutrition influencer — the retail dietitian—social media influencers are helping to change the way people eat for the better. A panel of influencers, suppliers and retail dietitians explore how produce companies and retailers can implement social campaigns that bolster their brands and drive produce sales.

Location: Seminole Ballroom

9:45 am - 10:30 am 

Indoor Ag Brings the Farm to the Store

Indoor agriculture uses less resources than outdoor farming, while at the same time, it allows retailers to offer hyper-local produce grown in-store or literally in their backyard. A panel of indoor ag experts and the leading retailers who have embraced vertical and greenhouse farming examine where the dynamic space of CEA is headed.

Location: Seminole Ballroom

10:30 am  - 11:00 am

BREAK

 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sustainable South America

How the U.S. and its southern neighbors ensure fresh produce is always in season. A panel of retail and import/export experts share their tips for navigating the supply chain, raising consumer awareness for South American fruit and vegetables, and developing successful promotions that drive sales.

 

12:00 - 2:30 pm

Lunch  & Learn Breakout Sessions

 

2:00 - 2:30 pm

Break

 

2:45 - 3:30 pm

Closing Session

 

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

BizMatch

 

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Reception

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Breakfast

 

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Biz Match

 

9:30 am

Expo Open

 

12:00 pm

Lunch Served on Expo Floor

 

2:30 pm

Expo Closes