FPAA concludes inaugural expo
The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) has concluded its inaugural expo called Southwest International Produce Expo (SWIPE).
The event was held at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tuscon, Arizona and attracted more than 500 attendees, buyers and exhibitors. This event is a recent enhancement to its FPAA Convention.
Over the course of the three day event, buyers, growers, distributors and industry partners gathered for educational sessions, networking events, awards reception and other activities.
“We’re very pleased with the success of our first expo, alongside our annual conference, that brought together buyers, sellers and growers for an elevated experience in the Southwest,” Lance Jungmeyer, president for FPAA, said. “With the richness and diversity of our region and industry on display, SWIPE provided an intimate opportunity for trade partners to come together for quality business development and networking.”
Prior to SWIPE, FPAA held its annual meeting where it honored Emilia Gotsis of Omega Produce Company as the 2023 Pillar of the Industry, and FPAA chairwoman-elect Raquel Espinoza of Produce House was named the FPAA 2023 Member of the Year.