The Passion for Produce (PFP) program was created by CPMA to provide rising stars of the produce industry with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the supply chain through mentorship and participation in various events. Passion for Produce is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for participants to learn about the fresh fruit and vegetable sector in an interactive setting, while being educated on key aspects of the produce supply chain from “Field to Fork.”
There is a program fee for each participant, which includes a Full Delegate registration for the CPMA Convention and Trade Show as well as all Passion for Produce programming. This opportunity is exclusively available to CPMA members.
What do participants get from the PFP Program?
- Increased produce industry knowledge within and outside of the scope of their current role;
- Personal development that builds on their leadership skill set;
- Networking opportunities with industry managers, executives and PFP alumni.
The application window opens in the Fall of each year and applications are reviewed by an industry sub-committee to determine the final participant list.
Passion for Produce 2020
The next PFP program will be taking place at the 2020 CPMA Convention and Trade Show, being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, from May 12-14, 2020!
The application window is open from October 1 – December 13, 2019.
Applicants must complete an online application form and provide an up-to-date resume prior to the application deadline. Participant numbers are limited and participation is not guaranteed. Applications are reviewed and participants are selected through a confidential review process by an industry sub-group consisting of members of the CPMA Education Committee, CPMA Board Members and PFP Alumni. Applications are limited to employees of CPMA member companies and all applicants must have the support of their companies to participate. An application sponsor, typically a direct supervisor, is required from each applicant. All applicants will be notified by January 23, 2020.
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Passion for Produce 2019
In 2019, CPMA celebrated the 10th year of the Passion for Produce program!
Click here to see the participants from the 2019 Passion for Produce program in Montreal.