A lively agenda with chefs’ demos, informative industry tours, networking opportunities and a great show floor mark the 10th annual New York Produce Show set for Dec. 10-13 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on West 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan.
Registration for the event, presented by the Eastern Produce Council and Produce Business, is open now, and your contact is Diana Levine, 212-426-2218 x 106, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Building on the success of last year’s event that brought 5,000 attendees to the Big Apple, the 2019 conference features pre-show events as well as a lively agenda that includes informative forums and panel discussions, industry tours of retail, terminal markets and urban ag, networking opportunities and the exhibit itself.
According to the event’s website, https://www.nyproduceshow.com/exhibit/, the NYPS is the only such show in the world’s 12th largest population center and one of the largest produce-buying markets on earth.
“The strategic location is also pivotal for international trade of produce through seaports up and down the east coast, and with three international airports less than one-hour’s drive, buyers and sellers conveniently shuttle in and out from all corners of the globe,” the site says. And of course, Midtown Manhattan provides an upscale environment for the show and for networking, dining, entertaining and more.
“Like our sister events – The London Produce Show and Conference and The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference – there is tremendous emphasis on thought-leadership, continuous education and stimulating conversation throughout the conference. Attendees don’t come here to party; they come here to conduct real business, improve their knowledge base and make the industry a better place to sell produce and floral items to consumers,” the site continues.
The trade show is a one-day, seven-hour event that provides a terrific venue for hundreds of exhibits and thousands of attendees. Each booth is the same size, “so the competitive playing field is level for all participants,” the site says. “There are no giant pavilions or massive displays to navigate, so this puts buyers and sellers together right from the start…”
Complementing the trade show are visits to the wholesale markets at Hunts Point and Philadelphia, along with other large distributors in the area. There will also be first-hand looks at urban agriculture, special eateries and retailers in both Manhattan and New Jersey (two tours are running simultaneously; call for more info).