2020 Annual Fresh Fruit Workshop

Wednesday, December 02, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

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Join colleagues, port representatives, and government officials to participate in the 2020 Virtual Fresh Fruit Workshop, an interactive virtual experience reviewing the trade, technical, legal, regulatory and business issues affecting the import of Chilean fresh fruit into the Delaware Valley Region.

Premier, Signature, and Supporting Sponsorship Opportunities Available - please click here or contact Christina Lista for more information at clista@chamberphl.com.

Confirmed Speakers to-date: 

Welcoming Remarks:

Joseph Martella
Port Director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Guest Speaker:

Andrés Rodriguez
Agricultural Attaché, Embassy of Chile


John Ercolani
Vice President, J&K Fresh East


Dennis Rochford
President, Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay

Ed Fitzgerald
Senior Director of Trade Services, GEODIS USA, Inc.

Bruce Hildreth
Officer in Charge- Philadelphia, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service - Specialty Crops Inspection Division

Elliot Ortiz
Chief Agriculture Specialist, Area Port of Philadelphia, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Evan Moss
Senior Director, Perishables, J&K Fresh East

Robert Verrico
Service Manager, Western Fumigation

William Spence
Officer in Charge, USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Agency – Plant Protection & Quarantine

This Event is Closed



Contact Christina Lista at clista@chamberphl.com


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