Through interactive participation you will have a front row seat to some of the most thought-provoking and innovative sessions within our industry. Through four exclusive workshops offered by Western Growers, you will gain valuable insight and information while having fun and supporting your fellow attendees!

Workshop I

Tropical Top Chef

In a true tropical show down, attendees will team up and go head-to-head to make the best Tropical Salsa. Each team will be given the same ingredients to win over the judges’ taste buds.

Workshop II

The Future in Finance

Dive in to the world of financial security and an economic state of the union in this unique finance session moderated by Quoc Tran of Lateef Investments and Ashley Kennefick of Fidelity Institutional. Covering a wide-range of topics that include investment analysis, market trends and the hot companies out there for investors.

Workshop III


Western Growers presents AgSharks® — our groundbreaking collaborative forum to advance agricultural technologies for the fresh produce industry. Watch as cutting-edge startups pitch their technologies, venture capital fund veterans look for investment opportunities, and Western Growers members vie for the chance to test the new tech in their fields. Last year, the winning startup walked away with $250,000 (which led a $1.5 million seed funding round for the startup!); the year before, two companies received a combined $2.25 million dollars in investments. You can expect another exciting year, with new surprises as our AgSharks® evaluate startups and technology for real time investments opportunities.

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Workshop IV

Hawaiian Family Games

In the true spirit of Hawaiian tradition, attendees will join us for another round of unexpected entertainment and excitement in the ever-popular Hawaiian Family Games! Gut wrenching laughs and true competitive spirit drive this frantic but fun team activity that will keep attendees on their toes and lead to the crowning of this year’s champion! We can’t divulge all the exciting details just yet, but rest assured it will be a workshop you won’t forget! Attendees be sure to check in once registration closes and receive further details and team information.