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Industry changemakers inspire business success

Recognizing that business success requires far more than great products and services, the International Fresh Produce Association offers business-building global thought leaders on consumer, tech, and talent trends at The Global Produce & Floral Show, October 19-21 in Anaheim, California.

"No longer is a great product or service enough to ensure great business outcomes," said session moderator Patrick Vizzone, managing director and head of Agri-Food and Impact Investment, Franklin Templeton, Global Private Equity. "We present these notable changemakers at the global show as part of the association's year-round commitment to offering members the latest on these trends."

The global CEO Panel on Thursday, October 19, also features:

Andrea Albright, executive vice president of sourcing at Walmart, will speak on retail and consumer trends. She credits her success to creating strategies with a customer-first mindset while building highly competent, cognitively diverse teams that can effectively execute those strategies. Since joining Walmart in 2005, Albright has held positions of increasing responsibility, driving innovation and transformation across the Walmart U.S. Merchandising and People organizations and earning a reputation as a dynamic, solutions-oriented leader. Most recently, Albright served as senior vice president/general merchandising manager for the Snacks, Beverages, Candy, Front-End, and Convenience business for Walmart. (Albright replaces a previously announced Walmart speaker.)

L-R: Andrea Albright, Dr. Elliott Grant, Johnny C. Taylor

Dr. Elliott Grant, CEO of Mineral, an Alphabet Company, will address technological innovation in agriculture. He applies the latest breakthroughs in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and perception technology to make agriculture more sustainable. He brings more than 15 years of innovation and company-building in agriculture and food supply chains to Mineral's mission to drive a deeper understanding of plant-kind and help meet the world's growing demand for food.

He was previously the CEO of ShopWell and the founding CEO of HarvestMark.

Johnny C. Taylor, president & CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), will reveal talent trends, including Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) insights. His national bestseller RESET: A Leader's Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval delivers a forward-thinking vision for leaders to reimagine their company cultures in a time of global upheaval and presents data-driven strategies to make the necessary foundational reset of all things work.

Taylor is a sought-after voice on matters affecting work, workers, and the workplace. He is frequently asked to testify before the U.S. Congress on critical workforce issues and has served as an adviser to a variety of organizations.

In addition, exhibitors in the Innovation Hub offer solutions, including robotics, sustainability, precision technologies, data intelligence and management (including software and info systems), food safety, labeling and packaging, transportation, traceability, and more.

For more information, visit The Global Produce & Floral Show.

For more information:
Ashley Sempowski
International Fresh Produce Association
[email protected]

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