The Packer’s 2016 Midwest Produce Conference & Expo is August 15-17, 2016 in Kansas City. This event will connect buyers and sellers serving the Midwest in a two-day conference including an energetic networking reception, educational seminar and a full produce exposition featuring 75 leading fruit and vegetable suppliers.  All of this will take Crown Center Sheraton Hotel.

They are offering complimentary registration to all ACF Greater Kansas City Chef members.  Below is the schedule of events and complimentary registration instructions for foodservice organizations.  In addition to members being invited, should anyone like to attend, feel free to register under the Allied category, using one of these two codes which will waive registration fees:  Full-Conference MPEA16 or Expo-Only Pass MPEOG16

We hope you can join us!  

Day 1, Monday, August 15, 2016

Opening Reception 6:00-9:00 pm

(Sprint Center Basketball Experience Museum – Full Conference pass required)

Day 2, Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Educational Panel

9:30-10:15am (Full Conference pass required)

Beyond the Data: Using Consumer Trends to Sell Fall Crops at Retail  – Learn how consumer data and trends can lead to more effective merchandising and selling of fall crops in the produce department. The Packer’s Greg Johnson and Produce Retailer’s Pamela Riemenschneider will use real-time audience responses in this interactive session.

10:15-10:30 (Full Conference pass required)

Jan Fleming Award Presentation

10:30-11:30am (Full Conference pass required)

Head Coach Bill Self, Kansas Jayhawk basketball will address attendees prior to Expo Opening

Expo Hall Open 11:30-4:30pm (featuring 75+ fresh produce suppliers from around the country)

Closing Reception 3:30-4:30pm (in Expo Hall)

Day 3, Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Retail Tours 8:00-12:30pm – including Hen House, Price Chopper, Hy-Vee (optional $45 fee)

Completing your Foodservice Registration:

.           Go to this link: and click on “Register Now

.           Fill in your Name and Email and Demographic Information (classify yourself as foodservice)

.           Continue through to the payment page & enter one of these two promo codes:

MPEF20 (Opening Party + Expo Pass) or MPEOR16 (Expo-Only Pass)

.           Click Verify Code and the registration fees will be waived.

.           Click “Submit” to verify registration

.           Select “Save” to complete your registration

.           You will receive a confirmation email once registration is complete


Phil Pisciotta
Oak Grove Management Inc.
816-510-2060 Direct