CHEP confirmed as official Conference Partner for PMA Fresh Connections

CHEP confirmed as official Conference Partner for PMA Fresh Connections

Global provider of supply chain solutions, CHEP, has announced that they will once again be the Conference Partner at the upcoming PMA Fresh Connections event, to be held on 17 - 19 May 2016 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

“We are delighted once again to welcome CHEP as Conference Partner”, said Michael Worthington, CEO of PMA Australia-New Zealand. “With so much of our produce moving daily from farm to retail with the help of CHEP products, it is fitting that CHEP can play such an important role at the premier event for the entire value chain in the Australasian fresh fruit, vegetable and floral industry. Their support over the years has been invaluable as the event continues to grow in size and reputation,” Mr. Worthington added.

At this event, CHEP will engage with attendees from the fresh industry, discussing opportunities to collaborate on innovative solutions to build better supply chains together.

In addition, and as part of this partnership, CHEP’s Director of Strategy and Marketing for Australia and New Zealand, Justin Frank, will be presenting ‘Applying new technology to transform industry’. This session will explore the company’s latest packaging solution for the banana industry.

Mr Frank will focus on the newly developed and trialled CHEP Banana Reusable Plastic Crates, which have delivered positive results; improving fruit quality, therefore increasing yield of saleable products and reducing costs within supply chains.

The PMA Fresh Connections trade show will be held on the second day of this event, on Wednesday 18 May. At the trade show, CHEP will provide visitors with the opportunity to gain an insight into their innovative solutions, including their new Banana Reusable Plastic Crates, as well as other market-leading global supply chain solutions. CHEP will also showcase several case studies to demonstrate how they collaborate with customers in the fresh produce industry around Australia and the world to build better supply chains.

CHEP and sister company IFCO have global experience in this industry, delivering solutions that support growers, processers and retailers to create operational efficiencies and cost savings.

John Alderson, Director of Fresh – Sales, said “With forecasted growth in fruit and vegetable consumption, combined with retailers demanding longer shelf life, it is important that a company’s supply chain is efficient, streamlined and customer centric in order to grow in the competitive fresh produce industry”.

“We have a proven record of assisting businesses in this sector with the efficient movement of fresh produce through the supply chain. It is a combination of factors that sets us apart – our global reach and expertise, tailored client relationship approach, combined with our ongoing investment in developing innovative pooling equipment, makes our company a supply chain solutions provider of choice.

Speaking about this upcoming exhibition, Mr Alderson added, “PMA Fresh Connections is a fantastic event for us to engage with customers and industry partners in the fresh produce industry and discuss how we can work together to build better supply chains”.

PMA Fresh Connections is the premier networking, educational and business event for the entire fresh fruit, vegetable and floral industries of Australia and New Zealand.

CHEP is the Conference Partner and Concurrent Session Sponsor, and during the trade show will be situated at stand 43 and 44. Attendees are encouraged to visit this stand to discuss their supply chain and gain a deeper insight into the value that can be delivered by working together with CHEP.

To request a meeting with CHEP, customers are encouraged to speak with their CHEP account manager or contact customer service on 13 CHEP (13 2437).

CHEP has been a member of PMA Australia and New Zealand since its inception in 2009, and supports its initiatives to assist member businesses increase their sales in every segment of the fresh fruit, vegetables and floral supply chain.