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MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS FROM PINEAPPLE SUPPLY CHAIN PREPARE TO MEET IN TAMPA,FLORIDA


























Register now:


http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ipo-global-pineapple-conference-tampa-2014-tickets-9357314981











IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Tampa Bay)

http://www.tampaport.com/international-pineapple-organization-conference.aspx














Wednesday
March 19, 2014

Networking Reception
Columbia Restaurant
Ybor City, Florida







6:30 - 8:30 pm


Tapas & Drinks courtesy of Port Tampa Bay


http://www.columbiarestaurant.com/ybor.asp











Thursday
March 20, 2014

IPO Global Pineapple Conference
Port Tampa Bay
1101 Channelside Drive
Terminal 6
Tampa, Florida

http://www.tampaport.com/international-pineapple-organization-conference.aspx












10am - 4pm






Supply Side Topics
10:15-11am

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
12:15-1pm



Special Presentation
Patricia Petrella
USDA/AMS
Marketing Specialist











LUNCH BREAK
1-2pm









Transportation & Technology
2:15-3pm


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
3:15-4pm


Comments and a review of the validity and feasability of the Certification Frenzy in the Fresh Produce Industry.








CONFERENCE WRAP-UP:
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

Next Venue & Date for IPO Global Pineapple Conference will be announced.





For specifics, Please visit:


http://www.tampaport.com/international-pineapple-organization-conference.aspx







See you in Tampa!



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