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PMA Fresh Summit Convention + Expo Spotlights Emerging Technology

PMA Fresh Summit is the premier event for the global fresh produce and floral supply chain and will take place October 19-21, 2017 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention center in New Orleans.

Elon Musk and renewable energy, Blockchain and supply chain traceability technology, Uber Freight, and GDSN, have dominated the headlines lately.  But you aren’t exactly sure what they are or if they can potentially affect your business? Join FoodLogiQ’s co-founder, Andrew Kennedy and other industry experts, including moderator Ed Treacy, vice president of supply chain efficiencies of PMA, for the Fresh Summit session, Emerging Supply Chain Technologies: Game Changers or Toy of the Month? on Thursday, October 19 at 12:45pm CDT. They will demystify these hot topics and answer your questions.

Treacy and Kennedy spoke to The Produce News about these disruptors and the PMA session. Being informed is critical to selecting and implementing the right technology for your organization so that you do not feel overwhelmed.

Look to colleagues, vendors and your associations as partners. Start with the Fresh Summit Science & Technology community and from there get to know PMA subject matter experts,” advised Ed Treacy. “Participate in events online and in person, and check out our website's Topics pages."

Attending Fresh Summit? Let’s Connect!

Along with Andrew Kennedy, FoodLogiQ’s Business Development contact, Nathan Thorp will also be onsite and can answer your FoodLogiQ questions. Connect with him by email, LinkedIn or by calling 919-368-8635.

Congratulations to FoodLogiQ’s co-founder, Andrew Kennedy who has been named as the Chair of PMA’s Science and Technology Committee. Made up of a cross section of PMA members, these industry leaders identify critical industry issues in science and technology, determine how they impact the produce supply chain and develop strategies to address these challenges.

“There is nothing more rewarding to me than working on the safety of our food supply,” said Andrew Kennedy. “PMA has a strategic focus that aligns with FoodLogiQ’s mission and I am honored to provide leadership to this diverse group of members.” 

Posted by Katy Jones on Oct 18, 2017 9:12:38 AM

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