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Fruit Logistica will host the first “Global Women’s Network” event on Feb. 8.

Viviane Schappo, Monica Bratuti and Julie Escobar are organizers of the event, touted as the first network event for women in the produce industry at Fruit Logistica.

Information about the event is available on the Fruit Logistica website.

Escobar is vice president of Sun World, Bratuti is president of Turners International Marketing Schappo is Latin American manager for Robinson Fresh, according to an email about the event.

“Our goal is to create a space for women in the industry to network, connect and inspire other women in the industry,” Escobar said in an email about the event. She said the goal is to replicate the event at other international conferences, such as Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong.

Though women are the focus of the event, Escobar said in an email that organizers want men in the industry to support the initiative.