Jeb Bush Keynotes

April 21, 2010

United Fresh Las Vegas kicked off with an opening general session this afternoon. The full ballroom at the Venetian hotel heard from a number of industry representatives updating attendees on things like the graduation of the leadership class, outgoing chairman, The Packer Produce Person of the Year and a statement from United Fresh President Tom Stenzel.

But the star of the show was former governor of Florida Jeb Bush. His candid discussion of the state of the U.S. economy hit home for many. He discussed a five-point plan for fixing the country, which focused more on American ingenuity and hard work and less on government intervention. His point on immigration reform – creating a guest worker to address the needs of agriculture – drew a round of applause from attendees, which Bush acknowledged as one of the few crowds he speaks to that would respond that way.

The show gets into full swing tomorrow with a breakfast general session followed by the opening of the trade show and the industry-specific educational sessions on the show floor. Follow FreshCutMag on Twitter for updates from the show floor or check back here for updates throughout the day.

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