The North American Blueberry Council (NABC) and US Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) are taking their meetings online this year. Registration is now open for the NABC/USHBC Virtual Conference and Expo, taking place September 28th-October 1st, 2020. This is the first ever virtual blueberry industry event, and registration is free. As a virtual event, the fall meetings will be able to evolve into an online conference and expo where blueberry industry members can still gather to hear the very latest on the trends, programs and production, but also connect with colleagues, product ideas and sponsors.
The event will showcase blueberry industry leaders and gather the most important people in business, tech, genetics, innovation and more. Four days of exclusive committee meetings will be accompanied by industry showcases and interactive education for anyone who wants to learn more about the most pressing and important blueberry topics. Each day will start with a motivating keynote session from high-profile industry leaders and experts and will be followed by prominent, timely committee meetings on the state of the industry.
The virtual conference and expo will also feature giveaway activities, energizing lunch breaks and an awards ceremony recognising USHBC's 20th anniversary and honouring key industry leaders. The USHBC 20th Anniversary Awards Program will recognise the leaders of the blueberry industry across every link in the blueberry supply chain. Growers, importers, exporters, packers/shippers, marketers and other blueberry industry stakeholders are eligible to win in one of several categories: Grower Innovation; Marketing & Promotions; Foodservice; Merchandising/Retail; Manufacturing/Advances in Blueberry Products; Export/Global Community Relations; Genetic Research.
Blueberry industry stakeholders are encouraged to nominate themselves or colleagues deserving of the recognition.