General Attendee Registration for Organic Produce Summit 2018 Opens January 8
General attendee registration for the third annual Organic Produce Summit will open on Monday, January 8 on the OPS website (www.organicproducesummit.com). Special “Early Bird” pricing is available during the month of January for the only event dedicated exclusively to bringing together organic fresh produce growers, shippers and processors with retailers and buying organizations across North America.
OPS 2018 is slated for July 11-12 at the newly renovated Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, CA. The event features a series of educational breakout sessions, keynote presentations and a sold-out exhibit floor featuring 130 producers of organic fresh produce. Retailer and buying organizations also have the opportunity to visit one of four scheduled field tours, featuring the nations’ largest producers of organic fresh fruits and vegetables.
“The response from the organic community has been phenomenal as we enter our third year of OPS. We’re grateful for the support our sponsors and the retail and buying communities have shown for OPS and look forward to making OPS 2018 the best ever,” said Susan Canales, President of OPS. “We are finalizing most of the educational sessions and have a great line-up of keynote presentations scheduled. Combined with a sold-out trade show, we’ll have an energetic two days of information, education and networking for over 1,000 attendees.”
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