(Jan. 12, 9:52 a.m.) Political and publishing icon Steve Forbes will give the keynote address at the United Fresh 2009 convention. The event is slated for April 21-24 in Las Vegas.

Forbes, president and editor in chief of Forbes magazine, is scheduled to speak on “How Capitalism Will Save Us,” an association news release said. Forbes leads the magazine his grandfather began and is a two-time presidential candidate.

More information on the show is at www.unitedfresh.org.

“No matter what side of the political fence you are on, hearing from someone of his stature will be great,” said Amy Philpott, vice president of communications for United Fresh, in the release.

Forbes to address United Fresh show