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Thursday, 19 April, 2018 - 08:30 to 17:00
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

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.


Chair: Prof Lisa Jack - Professor in Accounting, University of Portsmouth

Frank Yiannas – Vice President, Food Safety & Health, Walmart

James Stafford  Market Development Director, Avery Dennison

Prof Seamus Fanning – Director of the UCD Centre of Food Safety

Prof Ian Charles Director, Quadram Institute

Prof Bob Stevens – Professor of Smart Materials and Devices, Nottingham Trent University

Vincent Doumeizel – Vice President, Food & Drink, Lloyds Register

Jon Dillon – Commercial Director, UK Certification, DNVGL

Full programme will be available shortly.

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?


Early Bird Rates available until 8 January 2018!

Early Bird Rate - Conference Member and Concession      £85.00

Early Bird Rate - Conference Standard (Non member)       £135.00

Early Bird Rate - Conference Student                                   £40.00

Conference Dinner                                                                    £45.00

Book your place today!

​Dress code: Lounge suit/business dress

Venue and parking information are available by following the link https://conferences.bham.ac.uk/visiting-us/the-bramall/

Travel information are available by following the link https://conferences.bham.ac.uk/accommodation/find-us/

​For other information or if you need an invoice please contact Delia Mertoiu.

Check IFST policies section for information about cancelations and amendments. 

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