PMA’s values describe the principles, standards and qualities that we strive to achieve and are common to our global community. PMA’s Values guide our behavior and decisions, and set the expectations our members should have for their association.
Our Values are character, community, and courage.
Our Mission is to connect, to inform, and to deliver business solutions that enhance members’ prosperity.
Our Vision is for the PMA to strengthen and lead the global produce community.
CHIC Group Global Co., Ltd.
Headquartered in Shanghai, CHIC Group is a transnational corporation which has businesses in America, Europe, Oceania and Asia. CHIC Group entered into China in 1995. Now it has 19 branch offices, 8 plants, over 450 managers and more than 10,000 employees around the world. Its business consists of six divisions, namely food, agriculture, home and garden products, medical equipment, integrated supply chain management solution and execution, and ecological integrated rural urbanization project (IRUP) development and investment. It’s the largest export-oriented fruit processing enterprise in China, with its processed mandarin orange products taking up 45 percent of American market.
CHIC Group is positioned as a SIMIS company, providing Solution, Investment, Management, Innovation and Service to its strategic partners throughout the world. With expertise in integrated supply chain management, CHIC Group is a great value creator for its strategic partners.
Wine Gift Sponsor
Beringer Vineyards Napa’s Finest
Beringer Vineyards, the oldest continuously operating winery in California’s famous Napa Valley, celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2001. Jacob Beringer’s foresight in recognizing the quality and potential of grape growing in the Napa Valley is part of the living heritage of Beringer Vineyards.
Combining state-of-the-art technology with age old traditions, Beringer Vineyards’ wines continue to reflect a single-minded dedication to the making of memorable, high quality wines from the Napa Valley.
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Robert Mondavi Winery
When Robert Mondavi founded his namesake winery in 1966, his vision was to create Napa Valley wines that would stand in the company of the world’s finest. For more than four decades, Robert Mondavi Winery has led California’s wine industry—and much of the world—with innovations in winemaking and winegrowing, as well as educational and cultural outreach. Today, Robert Mondavi wines are exported to over 70 countries worldwide.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai
The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, known as the “Voice of American Business” in China, is the largest and fastest growing American Chamber in the Asia Pacific region. Founded in 1915, AmCham Shanghai was the third American Chamber established outside the United States. As a non-profit, non-partisan business organization, AmCham Shanghai is committed to the principles of free trade, open markets, private enterprise and the unrestricted flow of information.
CIFAR-California Institute of Food and Agricultural Research
CIFAR (“see-far”), founded in 1991, serves as a portal and catalyst for collaborative discussion, research and technology exchange between UC Davis and the agricultural, food/beverage, health, and integrated bio-refining industries. The primary vision and guiding principal for CIFAR is to help create a clean, sustainable, recycling economy based on agriculture for the generation of food, fiber, chemicals and materials. With its focus on value-added processing and new product development, CIFAR is unique in its ability to integrate the diverse needs and interests of the business, academic and legislative communities to create value across the entire agri-food chain.
(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.
What opportunities, decisions, events have shaped your professional life?
My career path has been a climb across a jungle gym rather than a tangent up a corporate ladder. As a child, I used to thumb through the three-inch JCPenney catalogue, picking out the professional women who I would grow to be. I wanted to rule the world from a corner office in a suit and heels. I wanted to shed my humble origins and become Corporate Barbie.
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.