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IFPA Names Linney As Keynote General Session Speaker

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International Fresh Produce Association has announced that Laura Linney will be the keynote speaker for the Women’s Fresh Perspectives General Session on Oct. 29 at IFPA’s Global Produce and Floral Show in Orlando, Florida.

The session, titled “Women in Film: Navigating a Male-Dominated Industry” will feature Linney’s insights on her experience in Hollywood. Laura Linney is a Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy Award winning actress, known for her work in the films “Mystic River,” “Love Actually” and “The Truman Show,” along with notable television credits.

“Women’s Fresh Perspectives portfolio focuses on providing the produce and floral industry with professional development, education and networking through the gender lens,” said Megan Nash, director of education and talent, IFPA.

“We’re excited to have Laura Linney, a widely recognized talent in her own field to share her experience with gender inequality in a male-dominated industry. I’m looking forward to her dismantling some of our common misconceptions and inspiring our industry to consider how any kind of inequality can put everyone in our industry at risk of discrimination.”

The session is open to all attendees but does require a separate registration. Those interested in attending can add a ticket to the general session onto their registration

Laura Linney is the latest speaker to be announced for the Global Produce and Floral Show lineup. Previously, the association shared that Cathy Burns, IFPA CEO, will deliver the “State of the Industry” on Oct. 27. while the Oct. 28 morning general session will be led by chef, José Andrés.

Registration for the Global Produce and Floral Show is open and can be found on the IFPA event website here.

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