WOODRIDGE, IL – Much to the industry’s delight, Produce Pro Software’s User Group 2019 kicked off today. This year, the event is taking place at the Sofitel Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois, September 19-20. This is the eleventh installment of this conference at the national level, and with 175 participants, User Group 2019 breaks another record in the event’s attendance history.

With an emphasis on team building, this year’s User Group will provide attendees an opportunity for networking, connecting, and sharing knowledge about system experiences, checkout the latest product features, attend sessions led by industry experts, and learn more about the system and best practices.

Kristen Santangelo, Marketing Manager, Produce Pro SoftwareKristen Santangelo, Marketing Manager, Produce Pro Software“Our ultimate goal is to provide a forum where we educate the Produce Pro user community on the system, features, new ideas, and plans for the future. This allows them to get the most out of their investment,” said Kristen Santangelo, Marketing Manager. “When customers return to work they are armed with tips, ideas, and concepts that can be shared within their organizations.”

This year’s event theme revolves around Produce Pro Software’s content teams and how Produce Pro can address and manage the fast-paced progression of the industry. Topics for those part of its User Group include:

  • Order Management
  • Inventory
  • Outbound
  • General Systems and Accounting
  • New Products
  • Education and Consulting

Back by popular demand, attendees also have the opportunity to engage in DIY Tech Labs along with bonus round table discussions with Produce Pro Gurus. Both foster a more intimate and engaging experience for users.

This year, the event will take place at the Sofitel Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois, September 19-20This year, the event will take place at the Sofitel Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois, September 19-20

“In the ever-changing world of produce, being able to stay ahead of the curve and having the flexibility to adapt and evolve within the organization is so important,” Kristen added.

Ben Whiting, Leadership Development professionalBen Whiting, Leadership Development professionalAnother highlight of this year’s event is the Keynote Speaker: Ben Whiting, Leadership Development professional. His speech will teach mind-reading strategies to help attendees connect with friends, colleagues, and customers. Attendees will also see a panel discussion with a mix of Produce Pro staff members and users of the system. And, President Dave Donat will talk about the Top 10 “Cool” features of the Produce Pro Software system, which is always a highlight.

At the end of our discussion Kristen added: “We are always looking to advance our system. So, once the conference ends, we review and evaluate customer feedback, which helps us continue to improve and enhance the system based on both the user’s changing needs and the needs of the industry.”

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