|President, Canadian Produce Marketing Association||http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Ron Lemaire||President, Canadian Produce Marketing Association||<div class="ExternalClassB9BA3E64153041699F3CB8334C8E0DDB"><p>Mr. Lemaire brings 26 years of extensive experience from a not-for-profit association perspective, with a focus on vertically integrated supply chains, government relations, advocacy, marketing, public/private partnerships, capacity building and food systems thinking.</p><p>Working within the fresh produce world for over 17 years, Mr. Lemaire has become acquainted with the challenges and opportunities within the sector. The community throughout our fresh fruit and vegetable food system works to ensure they are stewards of our land for future generations, while meeting the need to supply safe, quality and affordable produce year-round. With this in scope, Mr. Lemaire works in a world of fast-paced change that manoeuvres through global regulatory swings, variable climate, food safety outbreaks, disruptive technology advancements and ever-changing consumer demands and expectations. </p><p>In his role as CPMA President, Mr. Lemaire has worked to represent the needs and interests of over 850 Canadian and international member companies who are responsible for over 90% of the fresh fruit and vegetable sales in Canada.
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