The Food Processing Suppliers Association announced has released the general session speakers for the 2016 FPSA Annual Conference to be held March 9-11 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, FL.

The conference will begin with keynote speaker Jim Abbott, retired major league pitcher who was born with only one hand. Abbott won the Sullivan Award as the outstanding amateur athlete in the US while attending the University of Michigan and later enjoyed a more than 10-year career in MLB with a number of teams including the New York Yankees where he threw a no-hitter in 1993.

Todd Henry, author and founder of Accidental Creative, will also be a featured speaker at the conference. Henry works with a wide variety of clients to develop practices and systems that lead to creative success. The third general session speaker will be Keith Nunes, executive editor of Food Business News, who will anchor the Thursday Lunch & Learn Session. Nunes has spent the past 10 years interviewing professionals from across the spectrum of CPG firms in the food and beverage industry. In this captivating session, Nunes will share with FPSA attendees some of the trends that are guiding the food and beverage industry such as increased competition, changes in technology and shopping patterns affecting the choices consumers make when they eat.

“We look forward to the 2016 Annual Conference as it truly is one of FPSA’s keystone events, uniting suppliers and processors in a relaxed atmosphere that is conducive to high quality networking,” says Gil Williams, chairman of FPSA. “On top of that, we bring in excellent speakers for the general sessions and our industry breakouts that help Conference attendees stay in tune with best practices in business and the latest news in our individual business segments.”

Registration for the 2016 FPSA Annual Conference has opened with an early-bird rate of $850 for FPSA members and $1,300 for non-members. Anyone interested in attending can register on-line at For more information on the FPSA Annual Conference, contact Dolores Alonso at (703) 663-1226 or