Lenexa, Kan., (June 30, 2021) – The 2021 Sustainable Produce Summit (SPS) will equip the fresh produce industry with the knowledge and ability to sustain our industry’s – and the world’s – future. The online event is presented by The Packer and Trust In Food and will feature enhanced educational content as well as opportunities to collaborate and connect with others around ideas for greater sustainability in our food system.
From September 13-17, 2021, The Packer and its sister publication PMG magazine will spotlight top sustainability issues and interests with a full week of concentrated coverage. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Summit will feature four in-depth webinars, each focused on one of the four prominent topics in sustainability: Trends and Thought Leadership; Packaging; Operations, Certifications and More; and Marketing and Merchandising. Designed to balance the inspirational and the actionable, the webinars will start with big ideas and wrap with tangible plans. Highlights include:
- The Packer will debut results of its annual sustainability survey of growers, retailers and consumers as part of the Trends and Thought Leadership webinar.
- The first winners of The Best of SPS Marketing Awards will be announced during the Marketing and Merchandising webinar.
- Margaret Henry of PepsiCo and Taylor Hawes and Aaron Derwingson of The Nature Conservancy will headline two of the in-depth webinars.
“Our first Sustainable Produce Summit launched during a pandemic and drew more than 1,200 attendees from 26 countries,” said Matt Morgan, executive vice president of produce for Farm Journal. “That solidifies our understanding that sustainability is an important and evolving global focus and that our industry’s appetite for data- and expert-based education will only grow. We are pleased to continue providing that type of valuable information while connecting buyers and sellers via events like SPS.”
To enhance the webinars and coverage, SPS will also include sponsored case studies and info sessions, product and service demos and other relevant on-demand content. Additionally, SPS will provide fresh produce companies and sustainability solutions providers with dozens of opportunities to gain valuable exposure before, during and after the event.
Entry criteria and deadlines for The Best of SPS Marketing Awards will be announced soon. For updates on the program, to learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to register for the event, go to www.sustainableproducesummit.com.
About Farm Journal
Farm Journal is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 145 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; business magazines; live events including conferences, seminars and tradeshows; nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a robust mobile-text-marketing business; and an array of data-driven, paid information products. Farm Journal also is the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. In 2010, the company established the non-profit, public charity, Farm Journal Foundation, dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.