Feb 13, 2023
General registration for OPS 2023 now open
General registration for Organic Produce Summit 2023 opened Feb. 13. Register for the seventh annual event, to be held July 12-13 in Monterey, California, at www.organicproducesummit.com.
The first-announced educational session at OPS 2023 will focus on the continued growth of Controlled Environment Agriculture and how producers, retailers and consumers are responding to fresh produce items grown indoors.
Panelists for the session include Philp Karp, president of Soli Organic; Eric Cusimano, global produce principal buyer for Whole Foods Market; and Pierre Sleiman, CEO and founder of Go Green Agriculture. The session will be moderated by Todd Linsky, host of Todd-versations.
OPS 2023 is designed to bring together organic fresh produce growers, shippers and processors with retailers and buying organizations from across North America.
“CEA continues to alter the landscape of food production and provide consumers a variety of new items that will evolve in the years ahead,” said Susan Canales, president of Organic Produce Summit. “There continues to be significant financial investment from within and outside of the produce industry that fuels CEA growth. OPS attendees will hear from leaders of two of the most progressive organic CEA producers and a leading retailer who is front and center offering these products to their customers, exploring what is going right and needs work for the future of CEA.”
Over the past four years, indoor production of fresh produce using less water and no pesticides in CEA has become a $100 billion-plus industry.
The CEA discussion is the first of five educational sessions and pair of keynotes available for attendees. OPS 2023 will also include a selection of field tours for retailers and buyers, a gala opening night reception and a sold-out trade show floor featuring more than 170 producers and processors of organic fresh produce from across North America and around the globe.