The two-day event will include regionally targeted educational sessions, field tours through the fertile Coachella valley, energetic-networking receptions, a full expo featuring over 150 leading produce suppliers, and world class golf to kick off the conference.
West Coast Produce Expo Schedule
A staple activity at the West Coast Produce Expo. A 4-person scramble golf tournament.(Additional registration required)
Join us on our Farm Field Tour as we visit three Coachella Valley farming operations at the start of their shipping season.This tour is open to retail & foodservice buying organizations. (Additional registration required) Bus Departs from the Tour Lobby at 6:15am. Breakfast is provided prior to boarding the bus.
Meet, mingle and make a splash! Join Apeel Sciences for a Party by the Pool. Put on your favorite poolside attire and come soak up that California sun with great company, signature drinks and fresh beats from our live DJ. Chat on the pool deck, chill in the shade or even take a dip – it’s all up to you at this casual networking event. We look forward to meeting you by the pool! Brought to you by Apeel Sciences with Signature drinks by Sunkist.
Let lively band music lure you to our Opening Reception where you'll meet and mingle with the produce industry's best and brightest. Plenty to do, plenty to see and plenty of great connections to be made.
Come enjoy a nice breakfast provided by West Coast Produce Expo.
Moderator: Ashley Nickle, The Packer
Panelists: John McKeon, Earthbound Farm; Gordon Robertson, Apeel Sciences ; Nikki Rodoni, Measure to Improve; Dave Welch,Tomra; Dennis Christou, Del Monte ; Roland Harmon - Walmart
Our panel of experts discuss how more and more consumers are making purchase decisions based on a product's sustainability performance.(Sponsored by Tomra)
Join Dave for his nationally celebrated "enter-TAIN-ment" seminar on topics including leadership, customer service, selling skills and personal performance enhancement.
Basketball legend Bill Walton is one of sports’ most recognizable and beloved figures. His success on the court is well-documented, but Bill’s nightmarish challenges off the court are less known. Bill loves to inspire audiences to rise to the challenge of seeing just how far they can go.
Enjoy some lunch before the Expo floor opens up while having the opportunity to meet NBA legend Bill Walton.
The expo floor will be open during this time. Several pop-up education sessions will be taking place throughout this time in the foyer. See schedule below.
Moderator: Betsy Jibben, Farm Journal Panelists: Chance Kirk, Tudor Ranch. Rene Cardenas, Harrison Enright, iTrade Network. Tony Nuovo, Growerstock. Darryl Bollack, Mariani Nut. Yolanda Ramirez, AgTools.
Emily Fragoso, Vice President, MixTec
Todd Linsky, TLC Consulting
Come enjoy refreshing cocktails and reflect on an eventful West Coast Produce Expo.