2020 Annual Meeting and Exhibits

Program Information

Here is where you can find the most updated information on the program, speakers, registration, hotel, sponsorship, exhibits and other important information about ASTA’s premier event.

ASTA takes a look at the future of agriculture and food technology. Learn how modern trends, like cutting-edge agricultural innovations including artificial intelligence will influence the supply chain across the industry. What can your company do to positively affect the impact labor conditions and climate change in the spice supply? Get ready to take a deep dive into these issues and more, including crop reports, market trends, and pesticides. The 2020 ASTA Annual Meeting will help you apply sustainable practices today to prepare your business for the future.

The complete program will be available in January 2020.  Members and colleagues look for emails from ASTA as we unveil speakers, sessions confirmed, hotel information, etc.  Changes to the program in 2020 include format of crop reports and a shift of the ASTA Member Business Meeting to Tuesday afternoon.  ASTA shall have a zero tolerance policy for suitcasing at the ASTA Annual Meeting or any other ASTA event. For more on this policy, visit Policy and Procedures.  Stay tuned for more to come…

If you are not receiving communications from ASTA, please contact ASTA today at [email protected]! 

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Monday, April 20, 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Sunday, April 19, 2020

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pre-conference Workshop

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
First Timer’s Reception
The ASTA Board of Directors and Membership Committee host a reception for first time attendees to learn more about ASTA. This event is by invitation only.

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Welcome Reception
The ASTA Exhibit Hall is an opportunity for exhibitors and suppliers to present their products and services to key industry decision-makers. Join us for the first networking event of the meeting.

Monday, April 20, 2020

General Sessions

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Associate Group Meeting  will immediately follow the General Session. 

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Exhibitor Reception
ASTA’s exhibitors will host a reception in the Exhibit Hall.  Each attendee will receive one drink ticket at registration.  A cash bar will also be available.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 Please be advised that the Business Meeting (members only) has moved to the afternoon. 
The annual business meeting provides members with an opportunity to learn about the accomplishments of the past year and ASTA’s plans for the future. The meeting also includes an address from incoming ASTA President David Solomon.

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tuesday Evening Event

Details on ASTA Committee meetings to be held in San Diego coming soon!