LAYING THE GROUNDWORK TO EXCELLENCE

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The produce industry offers a rich and rewarding career path along with industry-specific executive challenges. As a young professional starting out in this ever-evolving industry, or a senior executive transferred from another industry, it is important to have produce industry knowledge, support and mentorship.

The Cornell University Future-Leaders-In-Produce Program was crafted specifically for produce industry executives with less than 5 years’ experience to fill a void of educational opportunities for this group of produce professionals.

We invite you to join us December 5th for this career-building 1-day overview and educational immersion into the structure and operations of the produce industry, including topics such as food system economics, product and information flows, consumer and competitive trends and other critical industry issues.

CONTACT US HERE OR AT 212-426-2218 FOR
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 2015 EVENT

The 2015 Future-Leaders-In-Produce Program offered an impressive list of speakers (see below). Check back for our 2016 speakers.

JIM PREVOR

JIM PREVOR

Founder and Editor-in-Chief,
PRODUCE BUSINESS/Perishable Pundit
Widely recognized as a leader in assessing the state of the perishable food industries, Jim Prevor has transformed real-world produce buying and selling experience into passionate articles that “initiate industry improvement” in every word.

Representing the fourth generation of his family to be active in the food business in the United States, Jim served as a director of his family’s New York-based import, export and wholesale produce company. At various times, the business also owned supermarkets and convenience stores, a restaurant chain and various farming operations.

Mr. Prevor combines the real-world experience of one who has worked in the trade with the analytical perspective of an editor and analyst.

 

WILLIAM DRAKE

WILLIAM DRAKE

Senior Extension Associate,
Cornell University
Former food industry executive (20 years), now responsible for development and execution of food industry executive education programming for the Food Industry Management Program (FIMP)

 

MIGUEL I. GÓMEZ

MIGUEL I. GÓMEZ

Associate Professor,
Cornell University
Miguel I. Gómez is Associate Professor at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. He is a Fellow of the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University. He is Affiliate Faculty at the School of Management at Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá.

 

ROD HAWKES

ROD HAWKES

Senior Extension Associate,
Cornell University
Rod Hawkes’ work involves analyzing the food marketing and distribution industries in the U.S. and around the world to understand the economics, opportunities and threats impacting the safe delivery of food to consumers.

This knowledge is extended to industry audiences ranging from front line level managers to senior executives in companies and organizations operating throughout the food system. The goal of this outreach is to improve food distribution efficiency through the sharing of best practices, thereby reducing the cost while increasing the quantity and quality of food available to consumers.

Professor Hawkes also teaches courses focused on the food industry – Dynamics of the Food & Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Industry and Food Marketing Colloquium – and he provides leadership for the Food Marketing Fellows program for undergraduates interested in careers in the food industry.

 

EDWARD MCLAUGHLIN

EDWARD MCLAUGHLIN

Professor,
Cornell University
Ed McLaughlin’s professional focus is marketing and retailing. The Food Industry Management Program (FIMP) he directs conducts research and extends the results of that research to the food industry and public beyond.

The FIMP offers a dozen executive education programs each year, customized for both individuals and companies. Professor McLaughlin is the Associate Director of the Dyson School, and for 20 years has served as the Director of the Undergraduate Business Program, the largest undergraduate major at Cornell.

 

KRISTEN PARK

KRISTEN PARK

Extension Associate,
Cornell University
Kris Park conducts research on a variety of food marketing issues, with current research interests in the fresh produce distribution system and home shopping in the retail food industry.

She previously worked for the Cornell Cooperative Extension system and was responsible for conducting educational programs focusing on production and business management.

 

BRADLEY RICKARD

BRADLEY RICKARD

Associate Professor,
Cornell University
Brad Rickard is the Ruth and William Morgan Associate Professor of Applied Economics and Management. His research and extension program focuses on competitiveness issues in horticultural markets, and much of his work analyzes public policies applied to fruits, vegetables, and wine. His research has been highlighted by various media outlets including Buffalo News, The Economist, Freakonomics.com, National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Wine Spectator.

Professor Rickard grew up on an apple farm in Ontario, Canada, and received his Ph.D. from UC Davis.

 


HOTEL AND TRAVEL

 

 

 

 

New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019, US
(212) 586-7000

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To make your planning easy and economical, we have negotiated discount programs with select travel vendors. Follow the link below to learn more.

http://www.nyproduceshow.com/travel.php

 


PRESS

Follow the links below to read more about the Foundational Excellence Program.

A New Industry Is Born: Produce Professionals With Less Than Five Years’ Experience – Gain Foundational Excellence in NYC On November 30th.

Preview Of Foundational Excellence Program: Cornell’s Ed McLaughlin Leads Blockbuster Academic Cast To Elevate Knowledge Base Of New Produce Industry Professionals