A key issue for all food businesses is assessing and managing risk throughout all stages within the food supply chain – ensuring that consumers can be assured of consistently safe food.
Spring Conference (SC18) will be therefore again focussing on showcasing the very latest tools and technologies being developed or adapted for the food sector, but particularly focussing on their applications for managing of risk. Explore with us how food risk management is changing through new science and technologies and in turn how we can expect roles in the sector to change to take advantage of these technologies.
|08.30||Registration opens, refreshments|
|09:10||Conference opens: Welcome
David Gregory, IFST President
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
|09.30||MORNING 1 – TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONSUMER HEALTH/SAFETY
Session 1: ‘To be or not to be, that is the question’. Shakespeare’s Hamlet addresses life, death and the nature of existence
||Session 2: Trumping the US with a paradigm shift in food risk
Professor Seamus Fanning, Director of the UCD Centre for Food Safety
|10.35||Session 3: The “Digital Twin” for the food consumer: ensuring data integrity
John Graydon – Portfolio Development Executive, Siemens
|11.00||Tea/coffee - Exhibition|
|11.25||MORNING 2 – TRACKING AND TRACING TECHNOLOGIES
Session 4: Everything you need to know about blockchain (but were too afraid to ask!)
|12.00||Session 5: RFID Tracking Technology, short term gains and long term benefits
James Stafford, Market Development Director, Avery Dennison
|12.25||Session 6: Embedded RFID on pack technology
Professor Bob Stevens Professor of Smart Materials and Devices, Nottingham Trent University
|12.55||Lunch – Exhibition|
|13:50||AFTERNOON – FUTURE ASSURANCE
Session 7: The future of food audits
|14:25||Session 8: Why cybersecurity matters in the food and beverage sector?
Brian Courchesne, Global Director, Cybersecurity and Industry Services Marketing, Schneider Electric
|14:50||Tea/coffee - Exhibition|
|15:15||Session 9: The world through the auditor’s eyes – Alternative global auditing solutions
Rob Chester, Managing Director, NSF
|15:40||Session 10: Chair’s round-up and perspectives from the day
Professor Lisa Jack, Professor in Accounting, University of Portsmouth
Please note that the programme is subject to change.
Conference Dinner – 18 April 2018 (the evening before the conference) will start with drinks reception from 19.00.
After Dinner Speaker – Chris Barnatt, Futurist - What Will The Food Industry Look Like in 2050?
Conference Member and Concession £105.00
Conference Standard (Non member) £175.00
Conference Student £50.00
Conference Dinner £45.00
Dress code: Lounge suit/business dress
Venue and parking information are available by following the link https://conferences.bham.ac.uk/finding-us/the-bramall/
Travel information are available by following the link https://conferences.bham.ac.uk/accommodation/
For other information or if you need an invoice please contact Delia Mertoiu.
Check IFST policies section for information about cancelations and amendments.