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Recap a Successful 2020 Global Organic Produce Expo

2020 Keynote Speakers

Antoni Porowski

Netflix Series Lead | Chef | Food & Wine Connoisseur

As the Queer Eye food and wine connoisseur, Antoni Porowski brings with him a lifelong passion for food and a history of catering private events in and around New York. Originally from Canada, Antoni was bitten by the culinary bug at a young age as he discovered the joy cooking brings from the likes of Julia Child, Jacques Pépin, Anthony Bourdain, and – most importantly – his own mother.

A self-taught cook, Antoni went to work in restaurants from Montreal to New York City where he continued to hone his craft and find his place in the culinary world. While in New York, Antoni found an inspired mentor in the original Fab Five food and wine expert Ted Allen. His work with Allen, combined with his university degree in psychology, uniquely influenced his underlying culinary philosophy: food should tell a story and the heart and the stomach are inter-connected.

Since joining Netflix’s Fab Five, Antoni has brought this philosophy at a local-level to The Village Den, the Manhattan eatery where he is part owner, and across the country at speaking engagements among top Universities. His cookbook, Antoni in the Kitchen, was released in September, 2019. Antoni has led campaigns for Hanes, Whole Foods, Boursin Cheese, Vita Coco, Silk Almond Milk, J. Crew, Cointreau, and Excedrin, among others. He has graced the covers of Gay Times, Out Magazine, Attitude Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly, where he and the rest of the Fab Five were listed among 2018’s Entertainers of the Year. A finalist for People’s Choice Reality TV Star of 2018 on his own and winner of Eater’s 2018 #Brand of the Year, Antoni continues to connect with audiences the world over.

Ashley Tyrner

CEO : Farmbox Direct / FarmboxRx

Ashley Tyner is the founder and CEO of Farmbox Direct. She went from food stamps, to CEO of a national brand that aims to eradicate the Food Desert problem America faces.

Ashley has penned a new deal with the first insurance company (Vibra Health) to make a bold move of offering healthful fruit and vegetable boxes to its members. GOPEX is proud to have her share the journey of revolutionizing health care, and making fresh produce part of the preventative care we’ve always known it should be. Check out FarmBoxRX, a healthcare initiative from Farmbox Direct, as Ashley revolutionizes insurance with the Phase 1 Parnership with Vibra Health Plan by providing free food boxes to elderly medicare patients with diet and chronic-related illnesses for the first time ever.

Tyrner was a winner of the 2016 Glamour Magazine Starters Project. She has appeared in several news publications including TIME, Forbes, CNN Money, and Fox News as an advocate for healthy eating as well as a women founded and ran companies.

Program Speakers

Marco Azzaretti

Senior Manager of Marketing Solutions at TOMRA Compac

Dave Corsi

Vice President of Produce and Floral Operations, Wegmans

Dan Davis

Director of Business Development, Starr Ranch Growers

Jamin Dick

Head of Supply Chain-North America, Alibaba B2B

Nick Falk

President, Trinity Logistics

Ross D. Farnsworth

Senior Director, Global Food Sourcing Southeast, Walmart Inc.

Tom Karst

Editor-In-Chief, The Packer

Todd Linsky

Todd Linsky Consulting

David Magana

Senior Analyst – Horticulture, Rabobank

Douglas Marshall

Chief Scientific Officer, Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories

Mike Mauti

Managing Partner and Senior Pice President, Execulytics

Ashley Nickle

Retail Editor, The Packer
Editor, Produce Retailer

Randy Riley

Director of Produce Merchandising, Kroger

Jennifer Tucker

Deputy Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), National Organic Program

Jose Rossignoli

Vice President of Global Sourcing, Robinson Fresh

2020 Session Powerpoints

Opening Reception: Sponsored by Good Foods. Co-Sponsored by Pure Flavor and Trielli

Organic and Climate Plenary Session: Todd Linsky, Erin Silva, Dorn Cox

Organic Policy Update for the Produce Sector: Johanna Mirenda, Mike Dill

Messaging to the Organic Produce Consumer: Angela Jagiello

Organic 101: Johanna Mirenda, Logan Petrey, Mike Dill, Brian Dey

Perspectives on the U.S. Fresh Produce Industry – Organic Price Premiums Under Pressure: David Magana

National Organic Program Update: Jennifer Tucker

2020 Exhibitor List

4Earth Farms
A&A Organic Farms
Alderman Farms Sales Corp
Alliance Rubber Co
Bay Baby Produce Inc.
Bolthouse Farms
Bostock North America
Braga Fresh Family Farms, Inc.
C & B Farms, Inc.
Cal-Organic Farms
Cece’s Veggie Co.
Chelan Fresh
Chilean Blueberry Committee
Control Union Certifications (NA) LLC
Creekside Organics
Crosset Company
Dole Food Company
Domex Superfresh Growers
Ecoripe Tropicals
Eurofins Scientific
Fair Trade USA
Famous Software
Farm Fresh Direct of America
FiveStar Gourmet Foods
Food Freshness Card
Frank’s Distribution / Royal Flavor
Fresh Farms
Fresh2o Growers
Garland, LLC
GLG Organics Inc.
Good Foods Group, LLC
Gourmet Trading Company
Hollandia Produce (Petes)
House Foods America
InterNatural Marketing INC
Lakeside Organic Gardens, LLC
LIV Organic Produce
Masters Touch
Melissa’s World Variety Produce
Molter Produce
Mother Earth Organic Mushrooms
Moxxy Marketing
Naturipe Farms
North Bay Produce, Inc
Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers
Onions 52
Owyhee Produce
Pacific International Marketing
Pear Bureau Northwest
Progressive Produce
Pure Flavor
Rainier Fruit Company
Red Sun Farms
Reunion Foods (Mother Raw)
Rock Garden Herbs South
SDA Gida Tarim Uretim Ith. Ihr. San. ve Tic. A.S
Seitenbacher Natural Foods
South Mill Champs
Stemilt Growers
Sunkist Growers, Inc.
The Flavor Tree Fruit Company
Trinity Fruit Sales
Trinity Logistics
Triple J Produce
TruFresh Produce
Vermont Pure CBD
Villita Avocados
Vitalis Organic Seeds
Viva Tierra Organic
Wada Farms Marketing Group, LLC
Watsonia Organics
Well•Pict Berries
West Pak Avocado
Westmoreland – TopLine Farms
Wish Farms
Woodspur Farms LLC
Yakima Fresh