Programme 2022

13-14 June 2022, Milan, Central European Time

07:45 - 08:35

Networking & 1-2-1 Meetings

08:35 - 08:45

Chair's Opening Remarks

Rachid Hassairi, Global Senior Director Food Safety & Quality Management - Supply Chain and External Manufacturing, Kraft Heinz

Kraft Heinz’s vision is: Sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally! Rachid is accountable for External Manufacturing & Supply Chain and with a senior professional team distributed across the globe to mitigate Food Safety & Quality risks, lead various improvement initiatives, govern various global processes, manage change and trouble shoot where required cross functionally and creates real long-lasting partnership wherever he goes.

As some of you may already know, Rachid is very skilled at making events he chairs interactive while working closely with the audience to stimulate conversation and enhance learnings.
We look forward to having Rachid back with us. Get ready for some exciting conference days!

08:45 - 09:30 - Panel Discussion

Leadership

What is the Lasting Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Food Industry?

  • With an estimated 80% of new product launches delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, what will be the lasting impact on the food innovation and quality/safety teams as well as the industry as a whole?

09:35 - 10:05 - Keynote

10:10 - 10:40 - Solution Spotlights

Manufacturing, Operations & Technology

Solution Spotlight By TBC

Safety, Quality & Compliance

Solution Spotlight By TBC

10:40 - 11:30

Networking Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

11:30 - 12:00 - Case Studies

Safety, Quality & Compliance

Regulatory of the Future: How to Marry Day-to-Day Compliance with Long-Term Advocacy Strategy? What Functional & Leadership Skills are the Best Set for 2022?

Jacek Czarnecki, Head of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, Nestle Polska

Food processing company Regulatory Affairs  (RA) function, in a traditional approach, focused on the compliance of recipes and labels with applicable regulations, particularly in terms of food safety and not misleading consumers. Usually, external contacts were limited to interventions in the case of official controls and occasional participation in technical committees of trade associations.

After 2000, the nutritional aspect of food law has increased, and in recent years, the regulations have included topics related to sustainable development, specific to the food sector. The accelerated pace of innovation processes as well as intensive work on new regulations impose the necessity of greater involvement of the RA function in the innovation processes. It is also necessary to have a greater impact on the new rules, therefore it is becoming more and more important to build substantive relations in the world of science and among opinion leaders.

In-depth knowledge of new subjects is a must as usual. In addition, to meet new challenges, it is necessary to build teams based on additional skills and competences that have not always been promoted among RA experts and managers, e.g. independence in action, creativity and negotiation skills, and these are the features that will contribute to the company's success and the individual development of experts.

Manufacturing, Operations & Technology

12:05 - 12:35 - Solution Spotlights

Microbiology

Solution Spotlight By TBC

Manufacturing, Operations & Technology

Solution Spotlight By TBC

12:40 - 13:10 - Case Studies

Manufacturing, Operations & Technology

EAO Certification Could Help and Support the Security of the Logistics Flux

Virginie Rivas, Global Director Regulation , Food Safety and Customs  , Groupe Bel

Safety, Quality & Compliance

Regulations, Industry Standards, New Allergen Laws, Food Defence

Gideon Ashworth, Head of Food Defence and Regulatory Affairs , Bart Ingredients

13:10 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:30 - Case Studies

Safety, Quality & Compliance

Session Title: Sanitation, Hygienic Design, Safety Culture and Sustainability

James Hartley, Global Sanitation Director , Mondelēz International

Safety, Quality & Compliance

Session Title TBC: Food Safety Culture, Multinational Teams, and Suppliers

Luiz Guedes, Head of Quality Assurance , Chr. Hansen

14:35 - 15:05 - Solution Spotlights

Manufacturing, Operations & Technology

Solution Spotlight By Virobuster

Safety, Quality & Compliance

Solution Spotlight By Nemis Technologies

15:10 - 15:40 - Case Studies

15:40 - 16:30

Networking Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

16:30 - 17:00 - Case Studies

Leadership

Trusted Brands Add Value

  • What creates customer trust?
  • Quality control, cost sink or value enhancer?

17:05 - 17:50 - Panel Discussion

Leadership

How Can Brands Harness New Technologies to Create Customer Trust

  • The importance of consumer trust in your brand
  • The role of social media in creating transparency
  • Evolving customer demands

17:50 - 17:55

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Day 1

17:55 - 18:55

Networking & 1-2-1 Meetings

08:00 - 08:40

Networking & 1-2-1 Meetings

08:45 - 09:30 - Panel Discussion

Safety, Quality & Compliance

How are Novel Ingredients and Alternative Proteins Changing the Food Industry

  • Alternative proteins and novel ingredients market growth
  • Regulatory hurdles for alternative proteins to enter markets
  • How can food safety and food innovators work together on novel ingredients

09:35 - 10:05 - Case Studies

Safety, Quality & Compliance

Chasing Zero, Contaminants Regulatory Controls for Limit of Detection

Kath Dunbar, Global Director Science and Regulatory Affairs, Ab-InBev

Safety, Quality & Compliance

Food Fraud in the Spices and Herbs Sector

  • Why is food authenticity important to your brand?
  • Protecting yourself against fraud

10:10 - 10:40 - Solution Spotlights

Microbiology

Solution Spotlights By TBC

Manufacturing, Operations & Technology

Solution Spotlight By TBC

10:40 - 11:30

Networking & 1-2-1 Meetings

11:30 - 12:00 - Case Studies

Safety, Quality & Compliance

Food Safety Evaluations and the Difference Between EU, US and China

Tania Porsgaard Bayer, Director/Head of Global Regulatory Affairs , Arla Foods

Leadership

Emergency Response and Recalls

  • Creating a robust risk assessment model
  • Anticipate problems, the role of social media in recognizing patterns
  • Informing partners and customers

12:05 - 12:35 - Case Studies

Safety, Quality & Compliance

How to Move Towards Zero Incident with Process Optimization and Digitalization

Senay Avcu, Quality and Food Safety Director, Europe & Asia, Bunge

  • Challenges of increasing regulation requirements, customer demands & system standards
  • What is the role of process optimization and digitalization to manage those challenges?
  • Where to start and how to execute process optimization and digitalization?
  • Example of process optimization and digitalization in the field of Quality

12:40 - 13:10 - Case Studies

Leadership

Safety, Quality & Compliance

13:10 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:30 - Case Studies

Safety, Quality & Compliance

Safety, Quality & Compliance

Reducing Vulnerability to Food Fraud and Defence Incidents

  • Use technology to track supply chain
  • Verifying ingredient authenticity

14:35 - 15:05 - Case Studies

Microbiology

Biofilm Reduction Strategies

  • Unexpected areas susceptible to biofilms
  • Efficient biofilm cleaning

Safety, Quality & Compliance

How to Conduct a Thorough and Legally Compliant Food Label Review

  • Overview of current regulations and standards governing label reviews
  • Critical components of your label review checklist
  • Considerations for food exporters

15:10 - 15:55 - Panel Discussion

Leadership

Keeping Food Safety and Quality Front and Centre by Engaging your Workforce and Maintaining Best Practice

  • What are the key components of food safety and quality?
  • How do we translate these components into clear tasks making them ‘best practice’?
  • Best practice food safety and quality training techniques and making them second nature to all staff
  • How to keep your employees continuously engaged

15:55 - 16:05

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Summit