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Applications invited for funded visit to Washington conference

17 July 2018

Representatives from family-owned businesses are invited to apply to the 2018 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship to attend a conference in Washington from 24 to 26 September.

Successful applicants will receive complimentary air fare, hotel and registration to the United Fresh Washington Conference.

It is held to bring together hundreds of leaders of those from the produce sector to educate on critical industry issues.

Meetings will also take place between delegates and members of Congress, their staff and top regulatory officials.

Those receiving scholarship funding will have the opportunity to network with all those present, in addition to gaining greater understanding of the political process and how to advocate for their main issues.

Sisters Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins founded the Frieda Rapoport Caplan scholarship programme in honour of their mother in 2001.

The deadline for applications for the scholarship funding must be received by 15 August.

Those wishing to receive more information can email Mary Coppola of the United Fresh Produce Association at or call 001 202 303 3425.

More information about the United Fresh conference can be found here.

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