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Jun 2016


McCormick Place Convention Center, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive ,
Chicago, Illinois,
Tel: (312) 791-7000

United Fresh 2016


The United Fresh 2016 expo and conference brings together the entire fresh produce supply chain from grower to retailer in a business-friendly environment, offering strategic insights, market solutions and new partnerships to take sales and profitability to the next level.

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Jun 19   

Registration Open
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Jun 20   

Registration Open
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

International Floriculture Expo Education
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
McCormick Place

Fresh Foods: The Retail Revolution**
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Vista Foyer, Level 4 McCormick Place

Global Cold Chain Expo Education
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Palmer House Hilton

United Fresh Opening Party*
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Jun 21   

Registration Open
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Opening Breakfast General Session*
8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Vista Ballroom, Level 4, McCormick Place

Trade Show Open
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
North Hall, McCormick Place

Fresh Festival for School Foodservice (Invitation Only)
4:00 p.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
N427BC, Level 4, McCormick Place

Reception Honoring Women in Produce*
4:30 p.m. - 5: 30 p.m.
Vista Foyer, Level 4, McCormick Place 

Leadership Alumni Reunion Dinner (Invitation Only)
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Jun 22   

Registration Open
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Breakfast General Session*
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Vista Ballroom, Level 4, McCormick Place

Educational Workshops*
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Trade Show Open
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
North Hall, McCormick Place

Wholesaler-Distributor Reception (RSVP Required)
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Chicago Marriot Downtown

Chairman’s Reception and Retail-Foodservice Celebration Dinner*
6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Marriott Chicago Downtown  

Jun 23   

Post Show Tours (Separate Ticket Required)
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.      


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Craig Boyan

Craig Boyan, President and Chief Operating Officer for H-E-B, shares his insights about the challenges and opportunities facing today's supermarkets. H-E-B, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is one of the largest independent food retailers in the nation. The company currently operates more than 370 stores in the U.S. and Mexico and has over 86,000 employees. In addition to his current role as the President and COO, Craig is also a member of the H-E-B Board and a Trustee of the H-E-B Investment Retirement Plan. He joined the company in 2005 as Chief Strategic Officer after serving as an advisor to H-E-B for two years. Craig is a graduate of Harvard College, cum laude in economics, and received an MBA from Columbia Business School. He serves on the Board of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and also served as the Chairman of the 2016 FMI Midwinter Executive Conference.

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