Information on Previous Conferences


 

2004 Tampa Conference
 

 

The 58th Annual NAPMM Conference was held February 28-March 4, 2004 in Tampa, Florida and was hoted by the Florida Department of Agriculture, Plant City State Farmers Market.

 

www.florida-agriculture.com

 

2003 San Antonio Conference

 

 

The 57th Annual NAPMM Conference was held in San Antonio, Texas on April 5-9, 2003 and was hosted by the San Antonio Produce Terminal Market.  Some of the program highlights were:

 

  • Safety and Security Measures in the Produce Industry

Food Safety:  Donna Garren, PhD, Vice President Scientific and Technical Affairs, United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association.

Food Security Workshop

Food Processing Establishment

Foodservice or Retail Establishment

 

  • Food Safety and Security

Ensuring Security for Food Systems by Major Jay D. Fuller, Chief, Food Safety Branch, U. S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. 

 

 

 

  • A look at International Markets

International Trade by Bob Penter, Melbourne Market.  

 

2002 Montréal Conference
 

 

The 56th Annual NAPMM Conference was held in Montréal, Quebec, Canada on May 18-23, 2002 and was hosted by the Montréal Public Markets.  Some of the program highlights were:

 

  • A Market is Born - Review of several wholesale and retail markets established since the 1990's.
  • "Le Marché des saveurs" - New store concept for earthland and organic products.
  • Changes in Produce Distribution - A look at the latest distribution trends in North America and Australia.
  • Product Markets: Public Assets or Public Liabilities - An examination of the recent trend to privatize wholesale product markets.

 

 

Visit the Montréal Public Markets web site!

http://www.marchespublics-mtl.com/fr-CA

 

2001 St. Louis Conference
 

 

The 55th Annual NAPMM Conference was held in St. Louis, Missouri on April 29-May 2, 2001 and hosted by the St. Louis Produce Market.  Some of the program highlights were:

 

  • Wholesale Market Development:  Program Update and E-Commerce.
  • Facility Design and Operations Support.
  • USDA/AMS:  PACA, Update and Projections; Market News; Plant Protection and Quarantine.
  • The Industry: Deisgn Elements Impacting Success; Food Safety Programs; Urban and Surburban Markets.

 

Presentations:

E-Commerce and Wholesale Markets by Jennifer-Claire Klotz, Economist

Facility Design and Operations Support by Fidel Delgado AIA, USDA/AMS

Wholesale Market Development Program by Errol Bragg, USDA/AMS

 

St. Louis Conference Photo Album

 

2000 Maryland Conference
 

 

The 54th Annual NAPMM Conference was held in Annapolis, Maryland on April 1-6, 2000 and hosted by the Maryland Food Center Authority.  Some of the program highlilghts were:

 

  • Trends affectig the Food Distribution Industry.
  • Market Operations and Waste Management.
  • Internet Communications, Advertising/Events and Marketing Strategies.
  • Value Added Food Processing.
  • Markets for the Millenium.
  • Food Safety, Cold Chain and Retail Store Consolidation.
  • Product Movement/Diversity and Quality Control.
  • Market Renovation and Expansion.

 

Maryland Conference Scrapbook

 

1999 New Orleans Conference
 

 

The 53rd Annual NAPMM Conference was held in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 27-31, 1999 and held at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel.  Some of the program highlights were:

 

  • Food Safety Regulations and how it will effect you and your tenants.
  • What Retailers see in 2000 and beyond.
  • What's happending at markets in Australia.
  • Future of Markets:  Where we have been; where we are now; and where we are going.
  • Survival with NAFTA and International Trade Agreements.

 

Awards Ceremonies