16 California Food Producer EDITION 2, 2018 at Food Processing Expo By LISA JAGER - CLFP Marketing & Communications Director Participation in the Food Processing Expo has been growing steadily, increasing by some 20 percent in just the last few years. In 2018, the Expo exceeded 2,700 in attendees for the first time and featured 65 new exhibitors. Grow, Learn, Connect is the theme of the 2019 Expo, which will be held February 12-13 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Food Processing Expo is the largest trade show in Califor- nia devoted exclusively to food processing. The Expo brings the industry together by offering a trade show floor with exhibits featuring machinery, equipment, supplies, services and other vendors with innovative industry products. The Expo is produced by CLFP and features FREE educational workshops, dynamic speakers and networking events, offering something for everyone in the food processing industry. A one-day Pre-Expo event – Comprehensive Labor & Employment Workshop - will be held on February 11. The Expo Key-Note Speaker is Raley’s President and CEO Keith Knopf who will discuss “Retail Grocery Trends.” COMPREHENSIVE LABOR & EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOP FEBRUARY 11 Employment and labor issues affect every business, and staying up-to-date on current regulations and legislation, particularly in California, can be challenging and impact your company’s profitability. Participating in this one-day “Comprehensive Labor & Employment Workshop,” will provide you with pertinent information on key labor issues such as paid sick leave policies (including usability/ enforcement options), human trafficking, immigration – I-9s, wage & hour, Cal Savers Retirement Savings Program (Secure Choice) and more. In addition, workshop attendees can earn credits toward both HRCI and SHRM certification. Register now as space for this workshop is limited! This workshop is sponsored by CLFP in partnership with Fisher Phillips, LLC, and the Zenith Insurance Co. For more information and to register, visit www.foodprocessingexpo.org. KEY-NOTE SPEAKER KEITH KNOPF Raley's President and CEO Keith Knopf will be the Food Processing Expo 2019 Keynote Speaker. Knopf joined LEARN CONNECT GROW Expo Keynote Speaker KEITH KNOPF Raley's President and CEO