Gourmet Trading Co. president and chief executive officer Brian Miller is in Peru to speak at the International Asparagus Symposium Sept., 12, 2013. Miller is a featured speaker at the symposium, discussing the year-round availability of asparagus.

Gourmet Trading Company, Los Angeles, Calif., has become a large distributor of asparagus in North America by growing, packing and shipping fresh green, white and purple asparagus throughout the entire year. The company is also a large distributor of berries. Miller will speak about the growing asparagus sector.

“The growth of the fresh asparagus industry over the past two decades has been driven by a fascinating combination of year-round supply and promotion at retail and food service. I look forward to sharing the insights Gourmet Trading has had over the past 20 years with the rest of the industry,” Miller said.