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5th Food Safety & Quality Summit

  • 13th – 14th November 2024
  • Germany flag Germany Düsseldorf

We are excited to announce the 5th Food Safety & Quality Summit, presented by the Vonlanthen Group of Companies and scheduled for November 13-14, 2024.

Join us as we bring together industry leaders and experts to delve into the latest discoveries, best practices, and cutting-edge technologies in food safety. From farm to fork, this Summit will cover all aspects of food safety, offering valuable insights and networking opportunities to drive practical solutions and improvements in food safety and quality.

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About the 5th Food Safety & Quality Summit

Connect with decision-makers in the food and beverage industry, exchange practical knowledge, and explore future developments to address the evolving demands of the market. Don't miss this chance to be part of the ongoing evolution of nutrition, packaging materials, and industry trends.

We can't wait to welcome you to the 5th Annual Food Safety & Quality Summit in November 2024!

Who Should Attend

Chief Executives, Directors, Vice Presidents, Department Heads, Leaders, Managers, Scientists, and Technologists specialising in:

  • Quality, Safety & Regulatory
  • Quality Safety Environment (QSE)
  • Food Retailing, Catering & Restaurant Services
  • Food Fraud, Adulteration & Prevention
  • Food Safety Legislation & Policy Making
  • Food Risk Management
  • Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Food Preservation
  • Toxicology
  • Sanitation & Hygiene Services
  • Product Inspection
  • Traceability
  • Supply Chain Quality
  • Research and Development (R&D)
  • Risk Management & Risk Communications
  • Legal and Regulatory Affairs
  • Business Development
  • Technologist
  • Food Technologies
  • Scientific Affairs
  • Global Equipment
  • Labelling
  • Quality Control & Assurance
  • Quality, Environment, Safety and Health (QESH)
  • Food Safety Software
  • Food Traceability
  • Food Testing
  • Food Procurement
  • Food Care
  • Food Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Public Health
  • Product Development & Quality
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supplier Quality and Development
  • Researcher
  • Crisis Management
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Technical Development
  • Technical Services
  • Scientific Affairs
  • Sustainable Food Chains
  • Packaging
  • Distributors, Products, Dietary and Food Safety

From Industries Including:

  • Food and Beverages
  • Food Processing
  • Food Retail
  • Food Supply Chain
  • Food Testing Laboratories
  • Regulatory Authorities
  • Scientific Consultancies
  • Investors & Financiers
  • Associations
  • Packaging
  • Agricultural Companies
  • Ingredient & Raw Material
  • Other Food Safety Professionals
  • Food Inspection
  • Food Production
  • Food Standards Agencies
  • Food Testing Equipment
  • Food Wholesale Plant Protection
  • Research Organisations and Institutes
  • Law Firms
  • Certification Agencies
  • Universities
  • Labelling
  • Distributors
  • Growers

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KEY PRACTICAL LEARNING POINTS

  • Safe food manufacturing practices for excellence
  • Digitalization in food manufacturing
  • Probiotics, allergens, and nutrition management in food production
  • Ensuring security and safety in packaging technologies
  • Risk management and analysis in the food industry
  • Supply chain management and considerations for food contact materials
  • Strategies for preventing food frauds
  • Updates on food safety regulations
  • Sustainable sourcing of ingredients for novel food products
  • Emerging trends in food safety and quality assurance

Bert Popping, DE

Chief Executive Officer

FOCOS - Food Consulting... Strategically

Dr. Bert Popping is the chief executive officer of the strategic food consulting company FOCOS. His company advises food manufacturers, startup companies, not-for-profit organisations, investors, laboratories, and governments on strategic food safety solutions and emerging technologies. Bert also serves on the board of directors of AOAC International. He previously worked as chief scientific officer and director of scientific development and regulatory affairs for multi-national contract laboratories in global roles.
He currently serves as co-chair of the ILSI task force on food fraud and is the scientific advisor on food fraud to AOAC International. Bert also serves on numerous standardisation committees and government working groups related to food fraud, including CEN TC 460, and the German §64 LFGB (official German methods working group).

Roberto Buttini, IT

VP Global Quality & Food Safety and R&D Strategy

Barilla

Roberto is currently holding two positions at Barilla, Vice President Global Quality & Food Safety and R&D Strategy.

 

His career with Barilla started more than 30 years ago, with several assignments in Product Development, Process Development, Research, Innovation, Quality and Food safety, with increased leadership responsibilities.

 

Prior to his current role, he was Vice President Product Development and Global Center of Expertise Bakery for Barilla, where he successfully completed projects on product portfolio innovation, renovation and design to value.

 

Before joining Product Development, Roberto has held the position of Research Development and Quality Director at Kamps, part of Barilla Group, in Germany and Netherlands, supporting the company turnaround.

Jacek Czarnecki, PL

Head of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs

Nestlé Polska

Jacek Czarnecki is an expert in the field of food law, food safety and quality, and consumer communication.

At Nestlé Polska, he is responsible for the scope of food legislation and scientific relations. He also manages the area of master data quality and completeness in the processes of developing recipes, creating labels, and communicating technical information about products.

He is the vice president of the Polish Federation of Food Industry, where he chairs the committee for food legislation and safety. He is also the vice president of the Polish Association of Food Industry Employers in the Employers Confederation and a participant in the works of the Advertising Council and Food Sector Council for Competencies. He is a member of the editorial board of FoodLex, a quarterly for food regulatory and quality professionals.

He’s also associated with the faculty of human nutrition of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, where he graduated, obtained a doctoral degree, and with whom he actively cooperates, among others, as an author of the publications and a member of the faculty's curriculum council.

Prof. Dr. Hans Verhagen, NL

Owner & Consultant

Food Safety & Nutrition Consultancy, the Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Hans Verhagen has over 40 years of experience in food safety and nutrition. He is a certified toxicologist and nutritionist. He worked at Universities (Nijmegen, Maastricht, Ulster, Copenhagen), in contract research (TNO), in industry (Unilever), for the national government (RIVM), and EFSA from 2015-2020. From 2006-2015 he was a member of the EFSA-NDA panel, working on health claims and novel foods. He is a professor at the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland) and at the Technical University Denmark (DTU, Denmark). Since 2020, he is owner and consultant of Food Safety & Nutrition Consultancy in the Netherlands (https://www.fsnconsultancy.nl/).

Vasileios Pappas, GR

Food Research, Development and Innovation Consultant

In February 2021, Pappas Vasileios graduated from the University of the Aegean, school of environment, department of food science and nutrition. He passed an internship at the Agricultural Poultry Cooperative of Ioannina (APCI) Pindos location in the chemical-microbiological laboratory working on safety and quality. Since December 2021, he has been working as the head of research and development at APCI Pindos.

Andrew Manly, NL

Communications Director / Packaging Consultant

AIPIA – Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association

Andrew Manly joined the packaging sector in 1977 and became the founding CEO of the UK Processing & Packaging Machinery Trade Association – a position he held from 1987 to 2005. He then spent a brief period as the head of the UK’s Machine Tool Association before returning to the packaging sector in 2008 as a journalist and consultant. He has presented papers on packaging technologies in more than 70 countries and writes extensively on packaging matters for several journals around the world. He is a board member of the International Packaging Press Organisation (IPPO) and, in 2011, helped found the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA). He is currently the communications director at AIPIA and, in addition to editing its newsletter, helps organise the annual AIPIA World Congress.

Pranav Shah, DK

Global Market Director & Global Product Manager

SPX FLOW Denmark

Pranav Shah is the Global Market Director for Dairy and Plant-based. He is working with SPX FLOW in Denmark. He has a total of 22 years of experience in the food and dairy industry. In his current role, he looks after new product development, business development and business expansion within the dairy and food applications.

Bert Popping, DE

Chief Executive Officer

FOCOS - Food Consulting... Strategically

Roberto Buttini, IT

VP Global Quality & Food Safety and R&D Strategy

Barilla

Jacek Czarnecki, PL

Head of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs

Nestlé Polska

Prof. Dr. Hans Verhagen, NL

Owner & Consultant

Food Safety & Nutrition Consultancy, the Netherlands

Vasileios Pappas, GR

Food Research, Development and Innovation Consultant

Andrew Manly, NL

Communications Director / Packaging Consultant

AIPIA – Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association

Pranav Shah, DK

Global Market Director & Global Product Manager

SPX FLOW Denmark

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"The 2nd Annual Food Safety & Quality Summit is the premier event for professionals in the food industry. The summit offered a holistic approach to food safety, covering important topics such as regulations, best practices, and emerging trends. The networking opportunities were invaluable. I look forward to attending future summits!"

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"The 4th Food Safety & Quality Summit exceeded my expectations. The diverse range of topics covered, and the quality of speakers were exceptional. I left the summit equipped with valuable knowledge and practical insights that I could immediately apply in my role. Highly recommended!"

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