Programme 2023

09-10 May 2023, Milan, Central European Time

07:45 - 08:35

Registration & Refreshments

08:35 - 08:45

Chair's Opening Remarks

08:45 - 09:30 - Panel Discussion

Safety, Quality & Compliance

What does the Future of Audits look like?

  • Virtual vs physical audits
  • Shortcomings of audits
  • Alternatives

09:35 - 10:05 - Keynote

Safety, Quality & Compliance

Quantitative Allergen Risk Assessment (QRA)– Current Perspectives from ILSI Europe

Simon Flanagan, Research Fellow, Food Safety  – R&D, Mondelēz

  • Application of QRA from raw materials to finished goods
  • Using QRA for allergen incident management
  • Upcoming projects and publications from ILSI Europe Allergen Task Force

10:10 - 10:40 - Solution Spotlights

Manufacturing, Operations & Technology

Solution Spotlights By Veeva Systems

Microbiology

Solution Spotlight By LRQA

10:40 - 11:30

Networking Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

11:30 - 12:00 - Case Studies

Safety, Quality & Compliance

Session Title TBC (complaint reduction)

Timon Richters, QA Director, Borgesius Holding 

Manufacturing, Operations & Technology

Balancing a Robust Supply Chain with Strong Risk Assessments

  • Assessing the risks with new suppliers
  • Product management and reducing allergen contamination

12:05 - 12:35 - Solution Spotlights

Safety, Quality & Compliance

Solution Spotlights By Tracegains

Manufacturing, Operations & Technology

Solution Spotlights By Nemis Tech

12:40 - 13:10 - Case Studies

Manufacturing, Operations & Technology

Improving Safety & Efficiency through Digitization

  • Digitizing instructions and shop floor experience
  • Creating a continuous improvement system

13:10 - 14:10

Networking Lunch

14:10 - 14:40 - Case Studies

Safety, Quality & Compliance

Laboratory Process Digitalization: For Harmonization and Standardization of Laboratory Practices Leading to Greater Efficiency, Transparency and Reliability

Sagar Mahmood Khan, Head of QA Compliance Center, Metro

14:45 - 15:15 - Solution Spotlights

Leadership

Solution Spotlight By TBC

Microbiology

Solution Spotlight By TBC

15:20 - 15:50 - Case Studies

Manufacturing, Operations & Technology

Safety, Quality & Compliance

Halal Certification and Requirements to Export in Conform with Halal Standards in the Middle East Area

Michele Gherardini, Group Regulatory and External Affairs Senior Manager, Perfetti Van Melle

15:50 - 16:40

Networking Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

16:40 - 17:10 - Case Studies

Safety, Quality & Compliance

Leadership

Trusted Brands Add Value

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

17:10 - 17:15

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Day 1

17:15 - 18:15

Evening Networking Reception

08:00 - 08:40

Registration & Refreshments

08:40 - 08:45

Chair's Opening Remarks

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

Leadership

Continuous Food Safety Assurance Within our End-to-End Supply Chain

Intisar Khan, Director, Global Food Safety, Mondelēz International

It’s fair to say since 2020 how we as FBO’s drive continuous food safety assurance within our end-to-end supply chain has been challenged! It has changed our outlook on the ‘How’ & we started our journey to Industry 4.0 revolution – conceptualising rapid change to technology, industries, societal patterns, and processes in the 21st century. We continue to face challenges with rising costs, raw material shortages, supply chain disruption, geographical challenges with climate crisis looming on the horizon. Now is the time to take proactive steps to build resilience within companies and ensure we’re delivering safe, high-quality food throughout supply chains. I’m delighted to be chairing this event alongside senior industry change makers to discuss how we can tackle the food safety issues of the future, through building resilient and adaptable processes today

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 BSI

Safety, Quality & Compliance

Solution Spotlights

10:40 - 11:30

Networking & 1-2-1 Meetings

11:30 - 12:00 - Case Studies

Safety, Quality & Compliance

What a Best-in-Class Risk Assessment Looks Like in 2023

  • How a comprehensive risk analysis differs from a hazard analysis
  • Analysing products, processes and procedures 
  • Ensuring every stakeholder in the process is involved and knows what they need to do
  • Utilising quantitative data – red flags to watch for

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

Leadership

Leadership and Food Safety Culture, Horizon Scanning and Upcoming Threats

Linda Cudjoe, Head of Food Safety & Technical, Harrods

12:40 - 13:10 - Solution Spotlights

Safety, Quality & Compliance

Solution Spotlight By TBC

Manufacturing, Operations & Technology

Solution Spotlight By Beko Technologies

13:10 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:30 - Case Studies

Leadership

Trusted Brands Add Value

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

Manufacturing, Operations & Technology

Session Title TBC (Leonidas)

Atanasios Moschos, Quality Director, Leonidas

  • Abstract TBC

14:35 - 15:05 - Case Studies

Manufacturing, Operations & Technology

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 (1)

  • 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