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5th Food Safety & Quality Summit

  • 4th – 5th June 2024
  • United Arab Emirates flag United Arab Emirates Dubai

Get ready for the 5th Food Safety & Quality Summit, set to take center stage in the vibrant city of Dubai on June 4th-5th, 2024! Embrace a two-day immersive experience that delves into the latest breakthroughs and strategies reshaping the realm of food safety and quality. The summit unites global thought leaders, industry experts, and regulatory authorities, fostering collaboration and sparking innovation. Join us in Dubai, the dynamic hub of culinary excellence, as we address the region's unique challenges and opportunities in ensuring food safety and maintaining uncompromising quality standards. Mark your calendars and secure your spot for this transformative event, and let's together pave the way for a safer, more sustainable food future.

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About the 5th Food Safety & Quality Summit

Discover the cutting-edge innovations and sustainable solutions at the 5th Food Safety & Quality Summit in Dubai. Join us on June 4th-5th, to explore the future of food safety and compliance, navigating global standards for certifications. Engage with experts in regenerative agriculture, enhancing sustainability, and ensuring safe and locally-sourced food. Delve into sustainable packaging solutions, addressing environmental impact and advancing food safety practices. Uncover the potential of plant-based alternatives for a more sustainable food future. Be part of this premier event, connecting with industry leaders, networking with like-minded professionals, and shaping the future of food safety and quality. Register now and secure your spot at the forefront of change.

Who Should Attend

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

  • Food Safety and Quality
  • Food Technology and Science
  • Quality Assurance and Control
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Food Manufacturing and Processing
  • Food Packaging and Labeling
  • Food Safety
  • Food Regulations
  • Food Testing and Laboratory
  • Food Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Hospitality and Catering Industry
  • Academic Researchers and Scholars
  • Retailers and Supermarket Chains
  • Food Service and Restaurants
  • Sustainability and Environment
  • Risk Management and Crisis Response

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KEY PRACTICAL LEARNING POINTS

  • Food Waste Reduction: A Key Pillar for Sustainable Food Systems
  • Emerging Technologies in Food Safety: From Farm to Fork
  • Sustainable Packaging Solutions for Food Safety and Environmental Impact
  • Regenerative Agriculture: Enhancing Sustainability and Food Safety
  • Food Safety and Public Health in the Digital Age
  • Food Allergens and Intolerances: Latest Insights and Management Strategies
  • Food Safety Compliance and Certification: Navigating Global Standards
  • Sustainable Seafood in Dubai: Preserving Marine Resources and Ensuring Safety
  • Plant-Based Alternatives: A Sustainable Future for Food Safety
  • Sustainable Urban Agriculture: A Safe and Local Food Solution

Jacek Czarnecki, PL

Head of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Nestlé, Central and Eastern Europe

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.

Antonio Nespoli, IT

Q&FS Director, Italy

Barilla

Antonio Nespoli is currently the quality and food safety director for Italy in Barilla Group. He graduated in chemical engineering and has more than 20 years of experience in the food industry both in R&D and Q&FS. His unit is covering Q&FS risk assessment and management from raw materials risk assessment to final product quality monitoring in point of sales. Antonio is the co-author of chapter 9 of the book “Durum Wheat - Chemistry and Technology” (Minnesota, USA, September 2012), and the author of “An Introduction to Pasta Processing and Final Product Characteristics” (Kent, UK, 2009). Antonio is currently a scientific article reviser for Cereal Chemistry, and a speaker for quality and food safety topics in EU conferences.

Vasileios Pappas, GR

Research, Development, and Innovation Consultant

Floridis Meat S.A.

After graduating from the department of food and nutrition science at the University of the Aegean, where he already participated in numerous conferences and research projects of development and innovation in the field of food products, Vasileios Pappas completed an MBA at the University of East London. At the same time, he worked at Pindos APCI (poultry industry) as head of the research and development department.  Afterwards, Vasileios aassumed the position of research and development manager at Condito Foods (producing mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, sauces, salads, and traditional spreads) in Thessaloniki, Greece. Now, he’s collaborating with companies and universities as a research, development, and innovation consultant.

Isabel García -Tenorio, ES

Quality Manager, Sensory Area

Lactalis Grupo

Isabel García-Tenorio brings extensive expertise in quality assurance and food safety to the food industry. With specialized master's degrees in Technology, Control, and Food Safety, she has navigated roles from Quality Technician to Quality Manager, contributing significantly to her organization's success.

Currently serving as a Sensory Quality Manager, Isabel plays a crucial role in ensuring product excellence through advanced sensory evaluation techniques. Her dedication to professional development, including an MBA in 2023 and leadership training at EOI, reflects her commitment to continuous growth and excellence in her field.

Yasir Abdelfatah Abdalla, UAE

Plants Director

Gulfneed Group

Yasir has more than 2 decades of expertise in Food Manufacturing, Project Management, and Quality Assurance. This individual has demonstrated a proven track record in areas such as New Product Development, Research and Development, and Team Management. Their skill set extends to the successful implementation of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), ensuring strict compliance with FSMS, HSE, GMP, and QMS regulations. Proficiency in optimizing plant operations, enhancing efficiency, and achieving manufacturing excellence sets the stage for an exceptional culinary experience.

Mona Harbali, UAE

Food Safety Manager

Lavoya Restaurants

Mona; who have been awarded with the prestigious ‘Food Safety Champion’ award in Dubai for the year 2023, holds a Master’s degree in Food Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Management from the American University of Beirut. Complementing her academic journey, she has accumulated 10 years of hands-on experience in the Food Safety and Training field. Previously, she served as the Head of the Food Safety Department at a reputable Hospital in Lebanon. After moving to Dubai, she worked as a Food Safety Consultant and Approved Trainer in Dubai and Abu Dubai. Currently, Mona, is the Food Safety Manager at Lavoya Restaurants Group handling their branches in UAE, KSA and Qatar. She has a keen eye for detail, overseeing comprehensive inspections, conducting rigorous training programs for staff, and staying abreast of the latest industry regulations.

Mona plays a pivotal role in upholding the highest standards of food safety within her organization.

Suzan Al Ghanem, UAE

Section Head

Environment Agency - Abudhabi

Smitha Vijay, UAE

Head of QHSE

Choithrams

Jacek Czarnecki, PL

Head of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Nestlé, Central and Eastern Europe

Nestlé Polska

Antonio Nespoli, IT

Q&FS Director, Italy

Barilla

Vasileios Pappas, GR

Research, Development, and Innovation Consultant

Floridis Meat S.A.

Isabel García -Tenorio, ES

Quality Manager, Sensory Area

Lactalis Grupo

Yasir Abdelfatah Abdalla, UAE

Plants Director

Gulfneed Group

Mona Harbali, UAE

Food Safety Manager

Lavoya Restaurants

Suzan Al Ghanem, UAE

Section Head

Environment Agency - Abudhabi

Smitha Vijay, UAE

Head of QHSE

Choithrams

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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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