It's official! Efforts at the FPAA are in full swing to bring you another outstanding event. The FPAA's 48th Annual Produce Convention and Golf Tournament is a must-attend event that brings together companies across the supply chain for Mexican produce.
Whether you are a distributor, broker, retailer, or one of the many important service providers involved in the industry, the Nogales Produce Convention is your opportunity to come together to network, visit with friends and colleagues, expand your business, and solidify relationships.
It's also a lot of fun in a beautiful setting with fantastic weather!
Motivational & Educational Sessions:
Our convention kicks off with the ispirational talk of the fantastic Dede Murcer Moffett, Speaker/Author of the book; SNAP Yes The Art of Seeing New Achievable Possibilties in Business and Life.
Also, there will be educational sessions in which we bring you interesting speakers to talk about trade, the produce industry, interesting business owners, and more.
Our motivation and education sessions help set the stage for this important three-day event.
We follow that up with our Opening Fiesta, an amazing night under the stars. Delicous food? Yes. Fun music? Absolutely. Fun? A defining feature at this event! Join us for tons of networking and socializing with friends and colleagues. This is a must-attend event that brings people back year after year!
FPAA Dual Golf Tournament Format
Based on your feedback, FPAA is pleased to offer a golf tournament format that offers you even more chances to win.
We are maintaining our traditional two-day overall tournament format. This year, for the first time, golfers who are unable to participate on both days now have the option of participating in one-day tournaments (Friday or Saturday).
For golfers who maintain the same team (no exceptions), they will be automatically entered into the two day tournament. Meanwhile, all two-person teams will also be competing head-to-head Friday at the Tubac Golf Resort and Saturday at Canoa Ranch.
We will have separate 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners on Friday and Saturday, and we will have overall awards for 1st place and Runner-Up for teams that participate on both days. Hole-in-one, closest to the pin, and longest drive prizes will continue as in the past.
Friday Night Gala:
Friday night is our Gala Dinner. It's also where the FPAA recognizes outstanding members that have been Pillars of the FPAA, advancing the Mexican produce industry and working tirelessly on behalf of the association's members. We also have great music to accompany a delicous dinner followed by dancing. Are you ready for a memorable evening?
5K Run/Walk for Salad Bars to Schools:
This year we are excited to announce a brand new event, our 5K Run/Walk through the beautiful area surrounding the Tubac Golf Resort. The route will take you through the winding paths of the resort, the Anza Trail, which parallels the Santa Cruz River and goes through old-growth mesquite and cottonwood forests and a few streets in the old village. This is a fun event that also raises money to fund salad bar equipment for area schools, a cause near and dear to our hearts because it helps instill healthy eating habits for area school children.
You can view our schedule of events here.
As always, we're here to answer any questions you may have. Don't hesitate to call us at (520) 287-2707. We look forward to seeing you all in November!
Last Year's Recap: 47th Nogales Produce Convention and Golf Tournament - 2015
Convention Success Report
It takes the Nogales produce industry to build a good convention!! With great satisfaction we can say we had a successful convention. Between all the events that took place, we had a total of 667 tickets sold!!
Besides the fantastic evenings of fun and two exciting days of golf, we had four talented speakers; who left us with valuable knowledge on food safety, social responsibility, sustainability and how to boosting crop production using non-chemical treatments, technology and training to increase productivity and employee's satisfaction.
Carlos A. Bennen Receives Pillar Award
During the gala dinner, as it is traditional, the 2015 Pillar Award was given to Carlos A. Bennen. He was nominated and chosen because of his integrity, devotion, generosity and contributions to the industry.
Receiving the award were his son Robby and Grandson Bobby who remembered and shared the teachings and memories or Carlos Bennen.
Also, FPAA Chairman Matt Mandel spoke in detail about Bennen's fascinating career and accomplishments. At the same time, attendees were able to see a slideshow created by FPAA with photos, articles and letters.
Video can be found here
School In Nogales Receives The New Salad Bar
FPAA was proud to be a sponsor in the Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools United Fresh Produce Association program. This sponsorship was possible by the generous donation from the Nogales U.S. Customs Brokers Association.
This year's salad bar was awarded to Challenger Elementary School. Giving the award were Fernando Sandoval from the Nogales U.S. Customs Brokers Association and John Toner from United Fresh Produce Association.
Receiving the award were Nogales Superintendent Alfredo Velásquez, Fernando Parra, Administration, Ed Banuelos, NUSD Food Service Director, and student Natalie Gomez.
FPAA Convention in The News
There has been plenty of news coverage about the recently celebrated FPAA Convention. The Packer, Produce News and AndNowUKnow have been sharing their experiences from the event as well as sharing the news of the winner of our FPAA Pillar Award.
Here is a list of linked articles links where you can find the different stories. They are also being shared on our Facebook page: "Fresh Produce Association of the Americas."
11/6/2015 Highlights from the 47th Annual FPAA Convention and Golf Tournament
11/6/2015 FPAA convention kicks off
The Produce News
11/11/2015 Photos from FPAA annual convention
11/10/2015 FPAA honors past, looks to future
11/10/2015 Carlos Bennen named 2015 Pillar of the FPAA Award winner
The Produce News
Photos in Social Media
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