Tuesday, November 14

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Registration & Guest Services

Check-in with Western Growers staff to collect your badge and Annual Meeting materials

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM


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.

11:45 AM – 1:45 PM

Jim Carroll

Chair’s Luncheon and Keynote: Jim Carroll, Farming in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

Don’t know much about artificial intelligence (AI) but wish you did? AI is already arguably the most disruptive technology in human history, but what will it mean for agriculture and the future of food production? During the Chair’s Luncheon, world-renowned futurist and AI expert Jim Carroll will deliver compelling insight into how AI is transforming our industry and what your company can do to stay ahead of this emerging megatrend.

Jim Carroll

World-renowned futurist and AI expert

2:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Hawaiian Family Games – A WG Hawaiian Annual Meeting Tradition

Family Games are back!


Grab the whole family, gather up your team and get ready for lots of fun and laughter during the Western Growers Hawaiian Family Games. All ages and skill levels welcome.


Tickets can be purchased for family members attending that do not have a conference pass. Kids passes are also available which include the dinners and Hawaiian Family Games.


Passes available for $50

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Award of Honor Reception

Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as we take advantage of one final opportunity to socialize with our Western Growers family before heading into the capstone event, the Award of Honor Dinner Gala.

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Tom Papa

Award of Honor Dinner Gala Honoring John D’Arrigo

This year, Western Growers will present the 2023 Award of Honor to D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California CEO/President and Chairman of the Board John D’Arrigo. The Award of Honor is Western Growers’ highest recognition of achievement and is given to individuals who have contributed extensively to the agricultural community.
The Award of Honor Dinner will be evening resort attire, sport coats optional (no ties required).
Comedian Tom Papa will perform during the entertainment portion of this year’s Award of Honor Dinner Gala. One of America’s top comedians, Papa will provide an evening of laughter and entertainment.  Mark your calendars for November 12-15 and get ready to laugh with Tom Papa at the Western Growers Award of Honor Dinner!

Tom Papa

Stand-up comedian

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