A Global Insight Conferences Event – 14 Years of Unquestionable Quality

Guarantee Stringent Allergen Controls, Ensure Compliance With Regulatory Updates, Protect Crucial Supply Chains & Harness The Power of Revolutionary AI & New Tech To

Remove Risks With Predictive, Proactive & Powerful Food & Drink Safety Strategies

3rd Annual One-Day, Industry-Led Conference & Networking Exhibition, Amsterdam, 14th November 2024


8.30 Registration, Informal Networking & GIC Opening Remarks


9.00 Morning Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Jan Kranghand, Group Head of Food Safety & Equality, ARYZTA



9.10 Develop Stringent & Powerful Allergen Control Systems That Minimise Consumer Risk & Ensure Safety & Business Integrity  

  • Are allergen thresholds the way forward to boost protections for customers and move from catch-all labelling to truly informing consumers?
  • Strengthen collaboration throughout the supply chain to reduce cross-contamination and overall risk for consumers.
  • As regenerative agriculture, organic production, and climate change bring new allergen risks, how can companies prepare for change and ensure customers are receiving safe, quality products?

Ashraf Shehata, Global Director, Quality & Food Safety, Mars Food & Nutrition

Laura Pariente, Quality Director EMEA, Grupo Bimbo


09.40 Maintain Consistent Adherence To Food Safety Legislation & Uphold Consumer Protections Amidst Regulatory Changes

  • With regulatory changes happening rapidly across the globe, how can companies keep pace with change and ensure they aren’t caught out?
  • How can complex regulatory advice be translated into direct practices for food safety and quality professionals?
  • As regulatory divergence between the UK and EU begins to bite, how can companies streamline processes to ensure compliance across borders?

Celia Martin, Regulatory Director & Health Ingredients Innovation Program Manager, Lallemand Bio Ingredients



10.00 Maximise The Game-Changing Potential Of AI & New Tech Advances To Revolutionise Quality & Safety Processes

  • AI is the buzzword, but where can its implementation have the most impact for food safety and quality professionals today?
  • How close is the food industry to truly becoming predictive through AI and digitalisation, and will it become possible to catch issues before they occur?
  • How can companies leverage their existing data through tech and tools for effective decision making and stringent quality and safety practices?
  • With tech investments often involving large scale organisational change, how can tech implementation be futureproofed to ensure long-term effectiveness and success?

Jean-Philippe Cloquet, Quality, Environment, Safety Senior Director, The Coca-Cola Company

Alessandro L. Merlo, Quality Manager Italy, Kellydeli

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