REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR UNITED FRESH 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C.-With the launch of UnitedFresh2012.org, registration is now open for United Fresh 2012, the annual convention and expo of the United Fresh Produce Association, May 1-3, at the Dallas Convention Center. United Fresh 2012 is co-located with the conventions of the American Meat Institute (AMI), the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA).
"As part of an industry-leading partnership with more than 25,000 expected attendees, 1,200 exhibitors and a million square feet of show floor, United Fresh 2012 delivers an unparalleled opportunity for those in the fresh produce industry," said United Fresh President Tom Stenzel. "This event blends the unique tastes and colors of our industry with the strengths of the retail and meat industries, as well as the American export marketplace, to create a one-of-a-kind food industry experience."
The 2012 show is the first time that United Fresh has partnered with another organization since 2008, when it partnered with FMI in Las Vegas.
"From the USDA's unveiling of MyPlate to our discussions on the Farm Bill, we have heard so much about synergy within the food industry and the need for our industries to work together collaboratively," said Stenzel. "This show puts that synergy into practice in the form of sales, logistics, innovation and new business opportunities. Attendees to United Fresh 2012 will see how the produce industry can create value through many different parts of the food industry."
With the return of top-flight education on the show floor and cutting-edge technology in the food safety and traceability and logistics pavilions, as well as private Business Suites where exhibitors and prospects can get down to business without ever leaving the expo, United's 2012 show features the industry-leading education, networking and resources the industry has come to expect from United Fresh.
Early registration packages are available through March 30. The All-Access Pass to United Fresh 2012 includes access to all of the United Fresh education sessions and networking events, as well as entry to all four trade show floors and the Joint General Session with AMI, FMI and NASDA on Thursday, May 3. The Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion serves as the headquarters hotel for United Fresh 2012, and reservations may be made through the online registration system at UnitedFresh2012.org.
"We've got a great location this year, right in the heart of Dallas. It's a vibrant, cosmopolitan city and one that is second-to-none for networking," added Stenzel. "Our attendees rely on the United show each year to produce excitement, growth and results, and this year is no exception."