The 2023 Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s Convention and Trade Show (CPMA 2023) took place April 25th to the 27th in Toronto, Ont., and Grocery Business was there. Part one of our gallery begins below, and part two is available HERE. . 

IMG 3707Mimmo Franzone, Longo’s; Angela Santiago, The Little Potato CompanyDSC 8147Lindsay Young, Mitch Kemmer, Dave Pullar and Joel Wisser, Federated Co-operativesDSC 8180Jana Sobey, Sobeys; Michèle McMillan, Ippolito Fruit & ProduceIMG 3692Alexandrea Watters, U.S. Embassy; Susan Crystal, U.S. Consulate; Maria Arbula, U.S. Foreign Agricultural ServiceIMG 3683Senator Rob Black and 2021 Produce Champion; George Gilvesy, Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers
Team The Wonderful Company
Mike Jones Jim Papaefthimiou and Carl Mastronardi of Del FrescoMike Jones ,Jim Papaefthimiou and Carl Mastronardi of Del FrescoDSC 8169Angie Drosi, Classic Cuisine; Tony Morello, Grocery Business; Alessandra Belcastro, Classic Group of CompaniesBrad Brownsey Florida TomatoesBrad Brownsey, Florida Tomato CommitteeDSC 8186Team Del MonteDSC 8200Caihua Shi, Andrew George, Jessica Hughes, Kevin Sorichetti, EarthFreshIMG 6877Michelle Gubbels, Kim Chackal, Jennie Coleman and Madison Hopper, EquifruitDSC 8175David Baxter and David Anderson, Bard Valley Natural DelightsDSC 8177Tony Morello, Grocery Business; Dan Bucci, Metro Inc.IMG 3703Susan MacDonald and Cathy Antinozzi, Advantage SolutionsLB1Chair’s Welcome Reception LB2Chair’s Welcome Reception LB3CPMA chair Mario MasellisLB4CPMA president Ron LemaireLB5Derek Lamoureux, Juliano Michelato and Sarah Kamimura from Renee’s Gourmet FoodsLB6Stewart Lang, Denise Hinkley and Eric Martinson, Chelan Fresh MarketingLB7Kristi Knowles and James Conrad from Mother RawLB8Back Row of the National Brands team with Hampton Farms from left: Steve Boule, Ben Reeds, Peter Jessup, Ben Fueston, David Myers and Mike Marino. Front row: Sam Silvestro, Silvana Tsanis, Mary Joubarne, Chantelle Cleghorn and Frank CampanelliLB9Team MucciLB10Lindsey Huber, Washington Apple Commission (left), Nicole Finelli, Pumped, Maria Arbulu and Marielle Hirwa, USDA - Foreign Agricultural ServiceLB11Rob Giles (left), Rochelle Sardinha, Lisa D’Ambrosio, and Tom Kioussis of Gambles ProduceLB12Tony Morello of Grocery Business Magazine (left) with Kevin Climie from FortinosLB13Mark Ebedes and Nicole Finelli from Pumped on each end, with Jennie Strong (left) and Lindsey Huber from the Washington Apple Commission. Plus Washington Apple’s Cosmic astronautsLB14Franco Vieni (left), Ashley McBride, Mackenzie Strong, Rob Rathke, Dakota Marsham, and Peter Erdelsky of GreenFresh Marketing and Marsham InternationalLB15Jill Mazer (left) and Delana Hickman, F&S Fresh FoodsLB16Anthony Formusa (left), Mark Shen, Charles Beresford, and Dino Giuliano, National Produce Marketing

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