PMA Foodservice: Network, network, network

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More than 1,800 fresh produce and foodservice professionals convened in Monterey, CA, for the 34th annual PMA Foodservice Conference — with one major goal in mind — to connect with new ideas and old friends. Catch some highlights of the most popular activity — networking.

PMA Foodservice education session highlights

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More than 440 attendees tuned in for education sessions at the PMA Foodservice Conference in Monterey, CA. Speakers included celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Gerry Ludwig and Hugh Acheson, who talked about produce and foodservice trends like the veg-centric and root-to-stem movements. Industry marketer Stephanie Bazan of Avocados from Mexico and consumer experts Brian Numainville and Brent Walker discussed consumer demographics.

Seaside opener sets the tone for PMA Foodservice show

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MONTEREY, CA — The 2015 PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo kicked off with a seaside gala here July 24.

The Produce News Assistant Editor Maggie Giuffrida, the newest member of our video team, talked shop with the industry — and sampled the wares of some of the area's finest food trucks — in the second in a series of videos.

Hustle and bustle on the PMA Foodservice expo floor

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MONTEREY, CA — What's new in the foodservice world? The Produce News Assistant Editor Maggie Giuffrida had just under six hours to find out as the 2015 PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo wrapped up with a whirlwind one-day trade show July 26.

More than 160 exhibitors competed for buyers' attention, packed into every nook and cranny of the Portola Hotel & Spa. Innovation was the theme of the day and there's ample evidence everywhere in the third video in our series from Monterey.

PMA Foodservice awards

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Exhibitors were awarded for various contests at the 2015 PMA Foodservice Conference, including the Chefs Talk: A Strolling Lunch event, Sensory Experience Contest, Best of Show and Best Product Promo.