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.
Register Now For the 71st Annual Conference in San Francisco March 21-23, 2017
Join market managers, USDA staff and related industry reps from across the US, Canada and Mexico as the 71st annual NAPMM conference returns to the “City by the Bay, San Francisco, March 21-23. The conference committee along with conference hosts, Michael Janis and his staff at the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market, promise an exciting and informative 3 days packed with educational sessions and tours.
The conference hotel, Pier 2620, is located in the heart of the Fisherman’s Wharf section of the City, directly on the bay and offers easy walking access to many of the area’s favorite tourist attractions. The hotel will be offering the special conference rate of $189 night, for two days before and after the conference, so consider extending your stay.
More than 75 percent of San Francisco's visitors include Fisherman's Wharf on their itinerary. The Wharf's famous fishing fleet make for a terrific fish story, while souvenir shops in the waterfront marketplace and historic ships add to the atmosphere. Fishing boats, seafood stalls and restaurants, steaming crab cauldrons, family entertainment and sourdough French bread bakeries … you know you’re in world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf.
This year, a pre-conference tour on March 20 of the Half Moon Bay farming region will be offered for an additional cost of $75 per person. Half Moon Bay is located on the Pacific Coast between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. It is approximately 28 miles south of San Francisco and lies within the westernmost portion of San Mateo County. While well known for its pumpkin growers and annual Pumpkin Festival where world records are regularly challenged and surpassed, it is also home to local production of brussel sprouts, herbs and ornamental nursery crops, including cut flowers. Unfortunately, space is limited to the first approximately 20 registrants.
The conference will also feature tours of the San Francisco and Golden Gate Wholesale Markets as well as the world famous Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market.
A preliminary schedule of educational sessions includes topics such as a session on staff growth and leadership development, creative ways to add revenue, marketing and branding your market, and of course the ever popular roundtables among others. These topics were chosen based on feedback from a member survey following last year’s conference.
Register now and plan your trip to one of the world’s most popular cities. Come, learn, interact and enjoy. See you in San Fran!!
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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!