69th Annual Conference • April 8-11, 2015
Ft. Myers, Florida
National Association of Produce Market Managers
Founded in 1947, NAPMM strives to help market managers improve facilities and increase services while encouraging cooperation and exchange of ideas between members and partners.
Plan Now to Attend the 69th Annual Conference in Ft. Myers, Florida -- April 8-11, 2015
Register Now for the 69th Annual NAPMM Conference to be held April 8-11 in beautiful Ft Myers, Florida. Winter-weary managers will be treated to the warm breezes of South Florida (average highs in mid-April are in the low to mid 80’s) as well as an information-packed agenda that includes tours of many of the nearby winter production areas and packing facilities. The conference committee, working with our hosts from the Florida Department of Agriculture, have arranged tours of two retail markets as well as the state operated markets in Ft Myers and Immokalee. Both have been through major renovations over the last several years. A visit to the University of Florida Ag Research Facility will also be on the agenda. For an additional $75, registrants can participate in a pre-conference day tour of the Everglades and sugar cane production on Wednesday, April 8th.
The conference will include a guided tour of the Edison and Ford winter estates and museum including a catered lunch on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River and an old Florida style barbecue somewhere on the road. Conference sessions will highlight the importance of the Florida agriculture in supplying fruit and vegetables to the nation and how this impacts the market. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam, has been invited to provide the keynote address.
Besides all the activity, the conference committee has also provided time for members to socialize and share best practices and expertise. The Hotel is an all-suites, Embassy property which features a free cooked to order breakfast and a nightly happy hour as well as a great pool and deck area. The hotel provides free shuttles from Southwest Florida International Airport and to numerous nearby shopping and eating establishments. The Conference rate of $134 is available three days before and after for guests who would like to extend their stay. Click on the links below to access the registration form, agenda and special conference edition of NAPMM's newsletter, the GreenSheet.
Make sure you register today for what promises to be a memorable event!
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Each year NAPMM organizes an annual conference which is hosted by one of our member markets from across the US and Canada and regional meetings that focus on specific topics with educational sessions, helping to keep our members up to date with the latest trends in the food industry. Our events are made possible through the support of our members, sponsors, and friends. Your sponsorship is critical to help us host a successful, informative event each year. We appreciate any level of support you can give!