In its second year, Sustainable Produce Summit, brought to you by The Packer, will deliver an all-new, virtual format featuring:

  • Big names from inside the industry and out
  • Relevant inspiration and tangible plans
  • Results from The Packer’s annual sustainability survey
  • Valuable exposure opportunities among the movers and shakers of the fresh produce supply chain

The Sustainable Produce Summit will put the knowledge in know-how and the ability in sustainability.

The Summit will include four in-depth and progressive webinar sessions, each focused on one of the four most prominent topics in sustainability, empowering attendees with the ability to immediately enact their learnings.

  • Trends & Thought Leadership
  • Packaging; Operations
  • Certifications & More
  • Marketing & Merchandising

Deep Dive Webinar Series -

Designed to balance the inspirational and the actionable, each of these four intensive webinars will start with a big idea and wrap with tangible plans ready for immediate implementation.

Registration Options

 

- Only $99 for 14 hours of content!

- Offered for FREE this week only. Use code VIP21.

 

Tuesday 9/14
Trends & Thought Leadership Webinar

BIG IDEA  10:00am - 10:45am
Mission Critical: The New Water Reality for the Western US
Taylor Hawes, Colorado River Program Director, The Nature Conservancy
Aaron Derwingson, Water Projects Director, The Nature Conservancy


INDUSTRY RELEVANCE  10:45am - 11:30am
Averting Crisis: Uniting Growers, the Government, and Conservationists Behind a Common Purpose
feat. Secretary Karen Ross, California Department of Food and Agriculture; Jeff Huckaby, President, Grimmway Farms; Jenet DeCosta, Chief of Staff, Driscoll's 

 

CONSUMERS /
CUSTOMERS SPEAK 
 11:35am - 11:55 am

Highlights and Analysis of Relevant Topics from The Packer's Annual Sustainability Survey 
Presented by The Packer and Trust In Food

TAKE ACTION  12:00pm - 12:30pm
How To’s for Improving (or Kickstarting) Your Company’s Conservation Efforts

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT 12:30pm - 1:00 pm
Networking Opportunity for Webinar Attendees & Presenters

 

Tuesday 9/14
Packaging Webinar

BIG IDEA  2:00pm - 2:45pm
The Package Deal – Reusables That Are Affordable, Green, and Exciting
Mike Newman, CEO, Returnity Innovations

INDUSTRY RELEVANCE  2:45pm - 3:30pm
Sustainability and the Supply Chain
Sandor Nagy, group vice president of supply chain, Driscoll's

CONSUMERS /
CUSTOMERS SPEAK 
 3:35pm - 3:55pm

Highlights and Analysis of Relevant Topics from The Packer's Annual Sustainability Survey 
Presented by The Packer and Trust In Food

 

TAKE ACTION  4:00pm - 4:30pm
Communicating Sustainability with Your Packaging
Hollandia Produce/Pete's; Starr Ranch Growers; and RPE


LET'S TALK ABOUT IT  4:30pm - 5:00pm
Networking Opportunity for Webinar Attendees & Presenters

Wednesday 9/15
Operations, Certifications, & More

BIG IDEA  10:00 am - 10:45 am
Regenerative agriculture: why it matters
Margaret Henry - Director of Regenerative Agriculture, PepsiCo


INDUSTRY RELEVANCE  10:45 am - 11:30am
The value of certifications in marketing produce
Peter O'Driscoll, Executive Director, Equitable Food Initiative; 
Jennie Coleman, President, Equifruit; 
Mimmo Franzone, Longo's Supermarket; 
Nathalie Marin-Gest, Head of Producer Services, Fair Trade USA; 
Anabella Defreeman, Sr. Manager, Sustainability Strategic Initiatives Produce, Walmart; 
Rob Lynch, Director Strategic Accounts, Robinson Fresh


CONSUMERS /
CUSTOMERS SPEAK 
 11:35am - 11:55am

Highlights and Analysis of Relevant Topics from The Packer's Annual Sustainability Survey 
Presented by The Packer and Trust In Food

 

TAKE ACTION  12:00pm - 12:30pm
First steps and beyond in setting sustainable produce goals
Alex Teague, Senior Vice President/COO, Limoneira; Nikki Cossio, Founder & CEO, Measure to Improve; Mathew Caldwell, Senior Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility, Bonduelle Fresh Americas; Danilu Ramirez, DRAM Agricultural Consulting

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT 12:30pm - 1:00 pm
Networking Opportunity for Webinar Attendees & Presenters

Wednesday 9/15
Marketing & Merchandising Webinar

BIG IDEA  2:00pm - 2:45pm
Big Idea - The Changing Consumer: How Cultural Forces are Reshaping Food Culture 
Eve Turow-Paul, Author and Thought Leader

INDUSTRY RELEVANCE  2:45pm - 3:30pm
Best of SPS Marketing Awards Ceremony
Presented by The Packer


CONSUMERS /
CUSTOMERS SPEAK 
 3:35pm - 3:55pm

Highlights and Analysis of Relevant Topics from The Packer's Annual Sustainability Survey
Presented by The Packer and Trust In Food

 

TAKE ACTION  4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ten Specific and Scalable Ways to Tell Your Sustainability Stories NOW
Amy Johnson, Director of Shopper Marketing, Apeel;
Leah Halverson, Founder & CEO, Ten Acre Marketing;
Lisa Hansen, President; Harbor Creatives


LET'S TALK ABOUT IT  4:30pm - 5:00pm
Networking Opportunity for Webinar Attendees & Presenters

On-Demand Content - A broad collection of sustainability-focused sessions, including case studies, etc. will be available in the event platform all week.

 

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9/13

Tue,
9/14

Wed,
9/15

Thu,
9/16

Fri,
9/17

Sustainable Packaging Webinar feat. Emerald Packaging

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Retailer Interview with Apeel

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Indoor AgCon Presents: Stop The Greenwashing - Best Practices For Communicating Sustainability

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Sponsored Demos -
Discover new and exciting products and services from some of the top vendors in sustainability. Sponsored demos will be available in the event platform all week.

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*More Information Coming Soon