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The Canadian Produce Marketing Association, Ottawa, Ontario, plans to highlight sustainability programs and advocacy work on behalf of Canadian produce companies at the Fruit Logistica exposition.

The massive expo, Feb. 5-7 in Berlin, features about 3,200 exhibitors, according to a CPMA news release. CPMA will be in the Canadian Pavilion in Hall 23, booth A-15.

CPMA President Ron Lemaire, who will be at the booth with CPMA staff, said the group plans to highlight its Waste Efficiency Tool, Plastics Packaging Working Group and working with the Canadian government on industry issues.

“As the produce sector becomes more globally interconnected each year, it is important for CPMA to remain apprised of worldwide trends, in order to support innovation and prosperity for our member companies,” Lemaire said in the release.

Other CPMA representative that are scheduled to attend Fruit Logistica are:

  • Oleen Smethurst, chairwoman of the CPMA board of directors;
  • Sue Lewis, vice president of market development; and
  • Heather Urban, director of market development.

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