The Produce Marketing Association has cancelled PMA Fresh Summit, which was scheduled for October 28-30 in New Orleans.
In a video message, Cathy Burns, CEO of PMA, says she "had hoped to bring everyone together in New Orleans in October. Given the impact of Hurricane Ida and now tropical storm Nicholas, we have decided we are unable to put on Fresh Summit 2021.”
She adds that Fresh Summit is more than three days in October, and "an event this size requires ground resources weeks before the event and we are simply not confident that the infrastructure necessary for an event this size will be in place. Missing the opportunity to get together in person is incredibly disappointing, especially under such unforeseen circumstances."
PMA is inviting the industry to join them in making contributions to the recovery efforts in the New Orleans area through organizations such as American Red Cross and World Central Kitchen.