PMA Fresh Connections 2014 featured no less than 20 high profile expert speakers from around the world, giving delegates the opportunity to learn and share with the best in the fresh fruit, vegetable and floral industry. We have endeavoured to make as many presentations available to delegates as possible with kind permission from the speakers.  
To download available presentations, please click on the speakers names as highlighted  below.
Coming Soon: Narrated PowerPoints 
We're working to combine a selection of speaker's slides with the audio recordings of their sessions, to create Narrated PowerPoints. Available beginning late July/ early August, the Narrated PowerPoints will allow you to re-watch PMA Fresh Connections sessions from your own office, and share with colleagues who missed out.
Check back later this month or early next to find links to the Narrated PowerPoints next to the appropriate speaker's name below.


Day one: Wednesday 25 June 2014

Plenary Sessions

Plenary 1: Work different: Achieve real business improvement through innovation 3.0
Speakers: Allan Ryan, Hargraves Institute
Plenary 2: Taking trade and investment linkages with Asia to a new level 
Speakers: Patrick Vizzone, National Australia Bank Asia
Plenary 3: Farm Automation: Robotics and Intelligent Systems that will shape the fresh produce industry in the next decade 
Speakers: Professor Salah Sukkarieh, University of Sydney


Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent 1: New Zealand fresh produce – future outlook
Speakers: Con Williams, ANZ and Michael Jamieson, Ministry for Primary Industries
Concurrent 2: “Lure the tiger down the mountain”- strategies to negotiate your way around Chinese business culture
Speaker: Leonie McKeon, Chinese Language Cultural Advice (presentation not available)
Concurrent 3: An integrated food system model - working beyond the supply chain
Speaker: Ron Lemaire, Canadian Produce Marketing Association
Concurrent 4: Product oversupply: finding ways of solving an ongoing industry problem.
Open audience debate - no presentations available
Concurrent 5: Building better supply chains through collaboration and innovation.
Concurrent 6: The 12 factors of successful innovation
Speaker: Jeanine Sciacca, The Neilsen Company (please contact for a copy of the presentation)


Day two: Thursday 26 June 2014

Plenary Sessions
Plenary session 4: Promoting a high performance work culture
Speakers: Dr Adam Fraser, The Third Space (presentation not available, view Dr Adam Fraser’s E-Video Program here)
Plenary session 5: Retail Panel, 'Where is global and local retail headed'?
Moderator: Anthony Barbieri, PMA
Panellists: Tristan Harris (Harris Farm Markets), Stephen Sexton (Countdown), Shane Bourk (Wal-mart China) and David Stewart (My Greengrocer) (panellist presentations not available)
Plenary session 6: Key Global Trends: Opportunities and implications for Australasia arising from protected cropping and other key developments
Speaker: Ronnie De La Cruz, De La Cruz Consulting and Training (presentation not available)
Plenary session 7: Consumer trends impacting the global fresh produce industry
Speaker: Jim Prevor, Produce Business  (presentation not available)


Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent 7: Marketing on a shoestring 
Speaker: Tim Reid, The Small Business Big Marketing Show (presentation not available, but access resources via Tim Reid's website here)
Concurrent 8: Business and science working together on improved traceability and risk mitigation 
Speakers: Harrij Schmeitz, FrigiComDr Rebecca McLeod, Oritain, Ed Treacy, Produce Traceability Initiative / Produce Marketing Association (Global) (presentation not available but access resources via the PMA website here)
Concurrent 9: Case studies in successful grower products and promotion
Speakers: Bill Gerlach, Melissa's Produce






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From cutting-edge technology, to global trends; this year's speakers will help delegates Innovate, Collaborate, Thrive.

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