IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Tampa Bay)
March 19, 2014
Ybor City, Florida
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Tapas & Drinks courtesy of Port Tampa Bay
March 20, 2014
IPO Global Pineapple Conference
Port Tampa Bay
1101 Channelside Drive
10am - 4pm
Supply Side Topics
An overview of Hemispheric and Global Pineapple Production
with a special presentation by Belisario Caicedo of Agricola Bengala (Colombia)
Demand Side Topics
11:15 - 12am
A review of market conditions for USA market Past, Present and Future.
A special Presentation by Patrick Kelly of Kelly Brothers Inc. with participation by Kevin Manning of Dulce Fresh, LLC and Raul Romero or Steve Benchimol of Chestnut Hill Farms.
USDA /AMS Pineapple Research & Promotion Board
Transportation & Technology
Shipping Industry Issues and a special focus on trade route alternative via the gulf of Mexico.
A special panel from the transportation sector moderated by Raul Alfonso, Executive vice-President & Chief Commercial Officer, Port Tampa Bay with input from major carriers, Customs Brokers and Pineapple Importer community.
Sustainability, Social Responsibility, Food Safety & Social Media
Comments and a review of the validity and feasability of the Certification Frenzy in the Fresh Produce Industry.
4:05 - 4:25pm
TOUR of PORT TAMPA BAY
4:30 - 6pm
Board vessel Bay Spirit II
A unique Tour of Port Tampa Bay Facilities
End of Conference
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See you in Tampa!