TAMPA, Fla.— The International Pineapple Organization (IPO) will hold its second Global Pineapple Conference in Tampa March 19-20, 2014. Hosted by Port Tampa Bay, the IPO Global Pineapple Conference brings together the key stakeholders in the pineapple industry, including the major growers, importers and processors, as well as transportation and logistics providers.
The conference provides a forum to discuss the major issues impacting the pineapple industry, including supply/demand trends, transportation and logistics, technology and sustainability issues. It will also include a presentation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the Pineapple Research and Promotion Board. The inaugural IPO Global Pineapple Conference was held in November 2013, in Costa Rica, one of the world’s top pineapple producing nations.
“Port Tampa Bay is pleased to host this thought-provoking conference, which will bring together the movers and shakers in the pineapple industry,” Paul Anderson, port president and CEO, said.
About Port Tampa Bay
Port Tampa Bay is Florida’s largest port and the largest economic engine in west central Florida, supporting nearly 80,000 jobs and generating almost $15 billion in annual economic impact. In addition to being a top 10 U.S. cruise port, the port handles a wide array of bulk, break bulk, containers and roll-on/roll-off cargoes, and is a major shipbuilding and repair center. The port was recently voted “Simply the Best” for world-class customer service in a Logistics Management Magazine reader poll. For more information, visit www.portTB.com
See more about the International Pineapple Organization (IPO) online at http://i-pineapple-a.blogspot.com/.
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