Apr 3, 2018Del Monte VP to keynote United FreshMKT conference
A Del Monte Fresh Produce Senior Vice President, Emanuel Lazopoulos, will highlight innovation as keynote speaker at this year’s United FreshMKT Conference.
Hundreds of retail, produce and fresh foods executives will gather to discover marketing trends to advance their businesses noon-5 p.m. Monday, June 25 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Lazopoulos joined Coral Gables, Florida based Del Monte Fresh Produce, Inc. in June of 2003 as the Vice President of Fresh-Cut. After a tenure of two years he was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President, North America, Sales, Marketing and Product Management. In his present capacity he oversees Del Monte Fresh North America’s product/business management of it’s major categories including the newly acquired Mann Packing Company in addition to all Sales and Marketing programs for NA.
Prior to joining Del Monte, Lazopoulos was one of three Managing Directors who founded and co-owned NewStar Fresh Foods in Salinas, CA. NewStar was founded in 1996 and grew into a top grower/shipper/processor of fresh vegetables in CA.
Lazopoulos started his career in the produce industry in 1979 with Castle & Cooke – now Dole Food Company – after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Delaware. His progression through the company culminated in the position of Vice President of Sales for Dole Fresh Vegetables/Salads. He also held the position of as Vice President of Sales and served on the executive committee for Salyer American Fresh Foods, as well as worked with DNA Plant Technology before starting NewStar.
Sessions on consumer marketing, the changing retail landscape and food media will be available at the conference.
Attendees will break from presentations to explore the United FreshMKT Snack Break where exhibitors will be displaying their grab-n-go and snacking solutions for them to sample and discover. The conference will conclude with the presentation of the United FreshMKT Achievement Award which honors an individual who has made significant technical contributions to the fresh produce industry.
Registration for the United FreshMKT Expo & Conference is now open. Attendees also will have access to all co-located shows including the United FreshTEC Expo, Global Cold Chain Expo, the International Floriculture Expo and the new SmartFood Expo. United FreshMKT attendees will be able to catch up with friends and peers during the official 2018 Opening Party kick-off event at Chicago’s Field Museum, following this year’s Post-Conference Happy Hour. For maximum value and access to all United Fresh events, attendees should choose the All Access Package. Early bird rates are available through May 15, 2018.
For full details on the United FreshMKT Expo & Conference and to register, visit www.unitedfreshshow.org. For questions about United FreshMKT, and to inquire about participating in any of the enhanced destinations and opportunities available this year, contact John Toner at [email protected] or 202-303-3424.