October 21, 2023 Anaheim, CA – The booths are being broken down, the produce and floral is being gleaned for donation, and International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) Global Produce & Floral Show has come to an end.
From the packed general sessions to the buzzing show floor, the general opinion is that this is the best show ever.
“Coming back to Anaheim for the first time as IFPA, I could not be more impressed and inspired by the support the global produce and industry gave us this week. From our incredible exhibitors displaying their latest innovations to our generous sponsors who see the value in raising their visibility, the Global Produce & Floral Show truly is THE force for connections and creativity for anyone involved in fruits, vegetables, flowers, and plants,” said IFPA, CEO Cathy Burns.
“On behalf of the IFPA Board and staff team, a heartfelt thank you to all who joined us, and I look forward to seeing so many of our guests again next year in Atlanta.”
The Global Produce & Floral Show brought together members from the entire supply chain from more than 60 countries, making it the greatest guestlist in produce and floral. With a buyer for every 6 attendees, the show not only delivered in energy but in quality connections for businesses making new and transformative partnerships.
“As the show grows and gets busier, the goal remains the same – we want to make sure that our members have the opportunity to make connections with the people can will transform their business,” said IFPA Vice President, Joe Watson. “We’re thrilled that the Show has been the trusted place for connections for both our buyers and exhibitors as they make their business plans each year.”
The EXPO floor opened on Friday morning after the keynote from Steve Wozniak.
The Expo, featured over 1160 companies exhibiting including 157 first timers. There was a special focus this year on the technology solutions on the floor including the Innovation Hub. The Hub included the Future Tech Pavilion, and the Fresh Field Catalyst Accelerator program participants who are concluding their year-long program exhibiting at the Show.
• Best Inline Booth in Produce: Frieda’s Branded Produce, booth 2339