Fresh Produce Association of the Americas Announces 52nd Nogales Fresh Produce Convention and Golf Tournament
- by Anne Allen
NOGALES, AZ - Fellow industry members, there is no need to panic, trade events for the season aren’t over yet! Ramping up for its 52nd Nogales Fresh Produce Convention and Golf Tournament, the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) has announced that the event will be celebrated on November 4–6, 2021 in Tubac, Arizona, and will offer a key opportunity for members on both the buy- and supply-sides to expand their networks through educational sessions, networking events, an awards gala, and several golf tournaments.
Throughout the three-day event, there will be multiple educational sessions, kicking off with Dan Scheitrum from the University of Arizona presenting data about a new study conducted by the UA Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics: Bell Peppers and Squash: A Tale of Two Sectors.
The chance to learn does not stop there. According to a press release, Juan Ciscomani, Senior Advisor for Regional and International Affairs from the Office of Governor Ducey will be part of the second educational session, Building Up Arizona, Building Up Your Business. The last session, FPAA & The Power of Connections, will feature FPAA members who are involved with key fresh produce industry organizations such as the National Watermelon Promotion Board, National Mango Board, and Texas International Produce Association.
In addition to enlightening educational opportunities, the event will also feature several networking experiences. On November 4, the FPAA will provide two separate chances to meet and greet, including a networking lunch that will take place shortly after registrations and an opening Fiesta & Networking event where attendees will have the chance to meet with buyers, growers, distributors, and other industry partners.
Those attending the convention will also be able to participate in the awards gala celebrating the fresh produce industry. Featuring a sit-down dinner and live entertainment, the event will include an awards presentation for the FPAA’s 2021 “Pillar of the Industry” recipient, a member who has volunteered their time and effort to the industry and demonstrated innovation and integrity throughout their career.
This year, the FPAA will welcome back golf lovers to the historical Tubac Golf Resort and Spa where the association will be offering a 2-man scramble golf tournament. Golfers will also be able to participate in one-day tournaments and a two-day tournament.
Sound like a blast? Register for the event by clicking here.
In the meantime, dust off your putters and pack your bags for another opportunity to mingle with some of the industry’s finest!