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2011 Annual Fall Workshop-Enhancement of Chilean Fresh Fruit Trade Operations

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

The Navy Yard
5101 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19112

What to expect in the upcoming Chilean fresh fruit season?

Join us to participate in an interactive experience with colleagues, port representatives and government officials to review trade, technical, legal, regulations and business issues affecting the import of Chilean fresh fruit into the Delaware River Region. Don’t miss out!


Dennis Rochford
President, Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River & Bay

Darryl Moore

Bill Madara
Officer in Charge, USDA Agricultural Marketing Services, Fresh produce Branch

Kim Campbell
Investigator, Food and Drug Administration

Hal Fingerman
Chief, CBP Agriculture Specialist, Area Port of Philadelphia
Department of Homeland Security

Edward Fitzgerald
Philadelphia Import Operations, OHL Global Freight Management and Logistics

John Ercolani
Philadelphia Import Operations, OHL Global Freight Management and Logistics

Bruce Cahan
Officer in Charge Philadelphia, USDA/APHIS/PPQ

To register, click here.

There is no charge for CACC members to attend, however, attendance is limited and reservations are required.

For more information please contact Stephanie Eisen at [email protected] or 215-790-3627.

Presented By:Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia
Sponsored By:AsoexChilean Fresh Fruit Association
Delaware River Stevedores, Inc.GloboFruit
Holt Logistics CorpHolzworth & Kato, PC
Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and BayDiamond State Port Corporation
Western Fumigation

14th Annual "Friend of Chile" Award Luncheon

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Union League of Philadelphia
140 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m Chilean Wine Reception
12:00–2:00 p.m. Luncheon and Ceremony

CACC Member $100 | Non-Member $150 | Designated Corporate Table $1,250

Please join us as we celebrate and recognize the strong and deep commercial and trade partnership between the Greater Philadelphia region and the Republic of Chile.


The Honorable Tom Corbett

Governor of Pennsylvania

The “Friend of Chile” Award is presented annually to an outstanding member of the regional community who has strong commitment to fostering trade between this region and Chile. The Chamber is pleased to present this award to Governor Corbett.


Peter Kopke Sr.


William H. Kopke Jr. Inc.

Peter Kopke Sr., President of William H. Kopke Jr. Inc., helped to pioneer the Chilean grape business in the United States during the 1960s. Today, William H. Kopke Jr. Inc. is the largest importer of Chilean grapes in the world. The Chamber is honored to recognize the leadership and outstanding contributions of Mr. Kopke to the Chilean and American fruit trade partnership.


Mike Stack

PA State Senator

His Excellency Arturo Fermandois

Ambassador of Chile to the United States

To register for this event, click here.

For more information contact Stephanie Eisen at [email protected] or 215-790-3627.

Presented by:

Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia

Presenting Sponsors:

Western Fumigation

Holt Logistics
WHK ImportsWines of Chile


The Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce and the members of the Board of Directors would like to thank the following companies for their support, which makes the 14th Annual “Friend of Chile” Award Luncheon possible.

Atlantic Subsea, Inc.

Chilean Fresh Fruit Association

Compliance Management International

CSAV North America

Dayka & Hackett, LLC

Delaware River Stevedores, Inc.


Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc.

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Holt Logistics Corp

Holzworth & Kato, PC

Keystone Appraisal Company

Manfredi Cold Storage & Distribution, Inc.

Mattioni, Ltd.

Murphy Marine Services, Inc.

OHL Global Freight Management and Logistics

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority

Pilots’ Association for the Bay & River Delaware

Port of Wilmington

Royal Fumigation, Inc.

Unifrutti of America, INC.

Western Industries

William H. Kopke Jr. Inc.

Wines of Chile

Celebrate Fall with the Wines of Chile Experience

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Pyramid Club
1735 Market Street, 52nd Floor
Philadelphia , PA 19103

CACC Member$ 30 | Non-Member $50

The Pyramid Club and the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to showcase wines that reflect the beauty, character and diversity of Chile. On the evening of Thursday, October 20, enjoy a variety of Chilean wines, appetizers, business networking and raffle prizes. Please join us and discover how the Wines of Chile are reaching new heights!

Guest Speaker: Lori Tieszen, Executive Director of Wines of Chile

To register, click here.

For more information or to RSVP by phone call 215-790-3627.

Presented by:Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphiastart-up-chile
With the support of:Wines of ChileLos Vascos
Cono SurMatetic