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3rd Food Safety & Quality Summit

  • 13th – 14th October 2020
  • Germany flag Germany Düsseldorf
  • Dorint Kongresshotel Duesseldorf-Neuss Selikumer Strasse 25, 41460 Neuss

This year’s edition of the summit will address issues in food technol­ogy, packaging, and labeling, as well as food laws and regulations.

The best industry experts will update you on current trends and in­novations, focussing on food safety and quality challenges towards meeting next-generation standards.

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This Premier event offers a great opportunity for networking with in­dustry changemakers and gaining insights from experts in this field.

We look forward to welcoming you at the 3rd Annual Food Safety & Quality Summit in April 2020! 

Who Should Attend

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

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Quality Control
  • Affordability
  • Yearly Studies
  • Ingredient Safety
  • New Technologies
  • Global Equipment
  • Research & Development
  • Traceability
  • Health Studies
  • Agricultural Studies
  • Technical Development
  • Packaging
  • Innovative Solutions
  • Labelling
  • Crisis Management
  • Supply Chain Quality
  • Investing
  • Supplier Quality & Development
  • Environment, Health & Safety (EHS)
  • Research Institutes
  • Hygienic Design
  • Financing
  • Hygiene & Food Safety
  • Occupational Safety
  • Sanitation
  • Sustainable Packaging
  • Associations & Authorities
  • Quality Assurance
  • Legal & Regulatory Affairs
  • Growing
  • Food Safety Software
  • Food Retail
  • Microbiology

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Key Practical Learning Points

  • Animal and plant diseases control in food manufacturing
  • Food and beverage labelling excellence
  • Process validation
  • Probiotics, allergens, nutrition
  • Innovation in packaging and packaging waste directive regulations
  • Risk management and analysis
  • Supply chain and food contact materials
  • Solving problems and customer complaints managemen
  • Current regulations
  • Food revolution

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Noeleen Donegan , IL

Global Vice President Food Safety

Kerry

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Susanna Wadegård, SE

Head of Quality Assurance, Sustainability, Animal Welfare & Complaints

Axfood

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Dr. Maria-Florencia Williams, BE

Global R&D Innovation Manager

Barry Callebaut

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Dipl.-Ing. Hans-Dieter Philipowski, DE

President

ENFIT - International Association – Supply Chain Safety

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Roberto Buttini, IT

Vice President Global Quality & Food Safety and Technical Regulatory

Barilla

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Dr. Marie-Claude Robert, CH

R&D Expert Allergen Management

Nestle

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Karmela Kovačić, DE

Global Quality Assurance Expert Fish/Meat

METRO AG

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Rosi Eder-Wörthmann, AT

Head of Global Supplier and Complaint Management

Red Bull

About Speaker

Ricardo Kaku, CH

Global Quality & Food Safety Manager

Louis Dreyfus Company

About Speaker

Marco Scialpi, CH

Food Safety Global Business Development Head

TÜV Rheinland Group

About Speaker

James Blair, UK

Corporate Food Safety Leader

CPW - Cereal Partners Worldwide (Nestlé & General Mills)

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Dr. Jeffrey Banks, UK

Managing Consultant

Food Safety Assurance

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Yves Rey, FR

Former Corporate Quality General Manager

Danone

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Dr. Viktoria Wagner, DE

Director Technical Service & Training Institutional Europe

Ecolab

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Stefan Lundgren

Regional Segment Leader – Food Quality EMEAI

PerkinElmer

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Claus Renner, AT

Director Strategic Marketing & Business Development, FRS Europe

Еcolab

About Speaker

Dr. Monika Toenniessen, DE

Manager Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs – Global Food Safety

Henkel

About Speaker

Lisa Bahmann-Rocher, EU

New Business Development

Trace One

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Dr. Andre Weiss, DE

Lab Manager Instrumental Analytics Project Management Food Safety

Henkel

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Anissa Ouzir, EU

Quality & Solutions Expert

Trace One

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Noeleen Donegan , IL

Global Vice President Food Safety

Kerry

Noeleen Donegan joined Kerry group in 2000, having worked previously in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry as a quality engineer. Over her long career in Kerry, Noeleen has led many functions including regulatory, RDA and innovation. In 2015 Noeleen was appointed VP QHSE for APMEA countries, based in Singapore. She returned to Ireland in 2018 and is now global VP of food safety for Kerry.

Susanna Wadegård, SE

Head of Quality Assurance, Sustainability, Animal Welfare & Complaints

Axfood

Susanna Wadegård has 15 years of experience within the food indus- try and has previously worked for companies as Arla Foods and LSG Sky Chefs. In 2007 she joined Axfood and has since 2013 headed up the department with responsibility for quality assurance, sustainability, animal welfare and complaints.

Dr. Maria-Florencia Williams, BE

Global R&D Innovation Manager

Barry Callebaut

Dr. Maria Williams is the head of premium products and global sensory at Barry Callebaut. She is responsible for generating and maximising value from raw materials to final products. Her work encompasses both the creative aspects of delivering new flavours from specialty beans coupled with the implementation of good manufacturing practices to ensure that distinctive sensory profiles are preserved in customer offerings. Before joining Barry Callebaut, Maria worked at Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate as chocolate specialist, where she led research projects to optimise the quality of chocolate with end-to-end approach combining ingredients, processes and know-how. She commenced her industrial career with Kraft Foods to support the development of novel technologies for processing chocolate, concept creation and IP generation. At that time she was also appointed to manage the chocolate innovation division driving profitability and process improvement. Maria has been responsible for more than 15 national and international product launches in her 15 years of extensive technical and managerial experience. She holds several patents in the field. Maria graduated in chemical engineering at the University of Mar del Plata (Argentina) and earned her PhD in chemical processes from the Technical University of Munich (Germany).

Dipl.-Ing. Hans-Dieter Philipowski, DE

President

ENFIT - International Association – Supply Chain Safety

Hans-Dieter Philipowski has an MSc and has been an entrepreneur since 1990. Since 2006, he’s been the founder and president of ENFIT, an international association on supply chain safety. Since 2017, he’s been the chairman of the European working group food safety in the supply chain in Brussels.

Roberto Buttini, IT

Vice President Global Quality & Food Safety and Technical Regulatory

Barilla

Roberto Buttini holds a PhD in chemistry and food technology from the University of Parma. He started his career with Barilla in 1992 and has over 26 years’ experience in R&D, innovation and food processing. Roberto has held several research and development management positions at a European and global level within Barilla Group, such as vice president of product development bakery at group level until 2014, vice president of R&D region Italy and center of expertise bakery at global level until 2017. Roberto is currently vice president of global quality and food safety and technical regula­tory for the Barilla Group.

Dr. Marie-Claude Robert, CH

R&D Expert Allergen Management

Nestle

Marie-Claude Robert joined Nestlé in 1997 and currently is the corporate scientific advisor for allergen management at the Institute of Food Safety & Analytical Science at Nestlé Research in Lausanne. She acts as an R&D expert in food allergen management and is in charge of providing scientific guidance and training on food allergen management and food allergen labelling within the group. Marie-Claude obtained a PhD in chemistry from EPFL in Switzerland and worked previously in the field of allergen detection method validation.

Karmela Kovačić, DE

Global Quality Assurance Expert Fish/Meat

METRO AG

Karmela Kovačić is global quality assurance expert in Metro AG, with the years of progressive experiences in the food processing and wholesale industry. She has a master’s in technical sciences in the field of food safety and quality. Thirteen years of her career in the field made her a recognisable expert for supplier qualification, audits, product development, food safety and quality systems. Her career at Metro started in 2012 in Croatia, where she gained experience in quality management systems and supplier management. Currently she holds the position of a global quality assurance expert responsible for fresh products, fish and meat.

Rosi Eder-Wörthmann, AT

Head of Global Supplier and Complaint Management

Red Bull

Rosi Eder-Wörthmann is the head of supplier-quality management for raw and packaging materials within global operations of Red Bull GmbH. For many years she was the responsible QM-representative at international big market leaders in dairy companies such as FrieslandCampina, NÖM AG and the Theo Müller Group S.e.c.s. As European product manager and new ventures manager at DowDuPont she has expertise in the food, flavour and biotechnology industries. As an expert in risk and HACCP management, she has successfully implemented food safety concepts and standards for companies for many years.

Ricardo Kaku, CH

Global Quality & Food Safety Manager

Louis Dreyfus Company

Ricardo Kaku is the global quality and food safety manager at Louis Dreyfus Company, a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. With a veterinary background, before joining Louis Dreyfus he spent 15 years with Nestle, where he took different roles related to consumer services, quality and food safety, with responsibilities both at country, regional and global levels. Currently at the Louis Dreyfus Company, he is responsible for driving the global quality and food safety strategy for the company, working across a great diversity of categories (oilseeds, grains, rice, sugar, juice, coffee) in order to support the company’s vision.

Marco Scialpi, CH

Food Safety Global Business Development Head

TÜV Rheinland Group

Before joining TÜV Rheinland, Marco Scialpi spent 25 years within companies such as Nestle, Cereal Partner Worldwide, Ernst & Young Consulting, Cap Gemini, Deloitte and Det Norske Veritas, working in R&D and corporate level of food safety and product safety risk management, quality, regulatory and management system services. At Nestlé, he was responsible for the product safety from design to post-launch of all beverage systems (Nescafé Dolce Gusto, professional, BabyNes, Special T, barista), packaging (Nescafé, etc..) and food processing lines, in CPW of the safety from design to post-launch of 150 billion promotional items (25 product categories) in 200 countries. In DNV of more than 800 management system audits for several standards and product inspections. At TÜV Rheinland, he is leading the FCM stream promoting a global compliance approach including compliance and regulatory services, testing services and management system audits and leading from a functional business point of view the digitalisation process of the TÜV services for the product business division.

James Blair, UK

Corporate Food Safety Leader

CPW - Cereal Partners Worldwide (Nestlé & General Mills)

James Blair studied as a microbiologist and immunologist, then quickly swapped the hospital lab coat for a pair of white wellie boots and set of overalls and spent the last 22 years working from the shop floor through most of the different functions to the position of food safety lead for Cereal Partners Worldwide. In the process has become a SME for pest management, sanitation, food safety training and inspection. Has worked in over 100 countries worldwide and on most product platforms. He continues to passionately champion food safety and especially doing the basics right every day.

Dr. Jeffrey Banks, UK

Managing Consultant

Food Safety Assurance

Dr. Jeffrey Banks is a food quality and safety professional with more than 30 years’ experience. He holds an honours degree in applied biology and a PhD in food microbiology. He became the microbiology department head at Campden Food Research in the 1980s and grew revenues and reputation over 14 years. He has held senior leadership positions in R&D, quality assurance and regulatory affairs in global food business such as DuPont, Cadbury-Schweppes, Kraft Foods and Barry Callebaut. During his time in the USA he represented DuPont and Cadbury on ILSI committees and on GMA task forces and is no stranger to the FDA, USDA or CDC. He is an expert in areas of science including: microbial taxonomy, physiology and molecular biology. He has developed a deep understanding of risk of microbial contamination in the food supply chain, methods for analysis as well as food processing and preservation technologies. He has knowledge of food production technologies and their impact on microorganisms, allowing him to advise on methods to find, manage and eliminate harmful contaminants. He specialises in root cause analysis and incident management in both plants and laboratories. He is an expert witness and has successfully applied his talents in legal cases in several countries for both defence and prosecution and in the International Court of Arbitration. He claims to have a 100% record of success, but still believes that prevention is much better than litigation! He currently applies his knowledge to support clients in the food sector manage food safety and quality risks; ensure regulatory compliance and develop innovative solutions to complex technical challenges.

Yves Rey, FR

Former Corporate Quality General Manager

Danone

Yves Rey is a former corporate general manager at Danone Group, and also a former chairman of the Global Food Safety Initiatives board, a senior advisor to the food safety consortium at HK Poly University, an honourable advisor to the international food safety association of Hong Kong, and an honourable advisor to the China Food Safety Initiative and GFSI. Yves is a graduate of ENSAIA, France and holds MSc degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. He has more than 45 years’ experience in the world’s lead­ing food, beverage and packaging companies in 10 different countries. He started his career in 1975 with Heineken in production and then joined Schweppes in 1982, first as plant manager and then as operations director. In 1991, he was appointed technical director of Coca-Cola. In 1994, he was appointed general manager for Europe of McCain Sunnyland, before moving on in 1999 to become general manager of South Europe for Wipak Flexible Packaging. Yves joined the Danone Groupe in 2003. He held the position of corporate quality general manager and then, since January 2015, he has held the position of senior advisor to Danone’s board. In 2016, he was appointed senior advisor to the United Nations office for project services in Asia Pacific. Yves was on the board of directors for Safe Supply of Affordable Food Everywhere (SSAFE) and is working closely with CFDA, AQSIQ and CNCA in China on the global harmonisation of food safety requirements, with USDA and FDA (USA) regarding food safety standards, with DG-Sanco in Europe on food fraud and with CODEX/FAO on the new strategic plan 2025 and OIE on harmonised food safety standards and animal welfare.

Dr. Viktoria Wagner, DE

Director Technical Service & Training Institutional Europe

Ecolab

Dr. Viktoria Wagner is the European Director of Training and Technical Ser­vice for Ecolab Institutional and leads the European Food Safety network within Ecolab. Viktoria is responsible for managing the training and techni­cal teams throughout the region as well as for developing and executing the training strategy for Europe. As the food safety network leader, she is responsible to align all food safety activities along the food chain within the European Ecolab organization. More than 10 years within the industry with expertise across Europe in various roles has made her a recognizable expert in hygiene and food safety. Viktoria graduated in food science at the Uni­versity of Vienna (Austria) and general management at the Austrian School of Applied Studies in Wels (Austria) and earned her PhD in food chemistry form the University of Natural Resources and Life Science in Vienna (Aus­tria). She is also a TÜV certified quality management representative.

Stefan Lundgren

Regional Segment Leader – Food Quality EMEAI

PerkinElmer

Claus Renner, AT

Director Strategic Marketing & Business Development, FRS Europe

Еcolab

Claus Renner heads up the Strategic Marketing Department of Ecolab ́s Food Retail Division in Europe and hence is responsible to develop products and strategies for cleaner, safer, healthier and more efficient Food Retail stores. His scope of work is by far not restricted to products but is targeted towards holistic solutions and future orientated approaches. Therefore, digitalization is an important agenda point of Claus, who is not only driving the digital strategy for the Food Retail Division within Ecolab but who is also working with several international retailers on digital projects. Together with his team he makes sure that Ecolab ́s Food Retail clients successfully meet the increasing demands of consumers, authorities and are fit for the future. Claus Renner graduated in Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business as well as in International Business at the University of South Australia, Adelaide. He also holds a diploma from the College of Tourism and Hotel management in Klessheim and has a deep track record in the international hospitality, F&B and cruise industry.

Dr. Monika Toenniessen, DE

Manager Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs – Global Food Safety

Henkel

Dr. Monika Toenniessen is a chemist by profession with the degree of doctor in organic chemistry. In 1993 she started working for Henkel AG & Co. KGaA in the division Industrial Adhesives, department product development of labelling adhesives. Since 2008 she is part of the Product Safety Department of the Adhesive Technologies division and deals with customer inquiries. She is an expert on all topics related to food contact. At Henkel she is the responsible manager for all food contact questions. She is member of the paper & packaging group of the European Adhesive Association FEICA and of the technical committee paper/packaging (TKPV) of the German adhesives association IVK.

Lisa Bahmann-Rocher, EU

New Business Development

Trace One

Lisa has over 20 years of experience in consumer/trade marketing, product development and new business development, having worked for consumer products companies, retailers and PLM providers gathered in North America, Europe, the Russian Federation and China for both branded and private label products.

Dr. Andre Weiss, DE

Lab Manager Instrumental Analytics Project Management Food Safety

Henkel

André Weiss holds a PhD in Food Chemistry. Following his studies in Food Chemistry he completed a legal training in the field of food law including packaging materials, commodities and cosmetic products at the German State Agency for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection. Since 2015, André Weiss is working as Lab Manager Instrumental Analytics at Henkel’s Central Analytical Department in Germany. As Project Manager for Food Safety, he is responsible for analytical testing of food contact materials on a European Level with special focus on adhesives and coatings.

Anissa Ouzir, EU

Quality & Solutions Expert

Trace One

Anissa Ouzir has a decade of experience in food quality and product development. She worked for Leclerc, a major French retailer, Nomad Foods Europe and she also spent a year and a half in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to help improve quality in different food industries. She learned the specificity of various food products such as frozen ready-meals, vegetables, dairy, or meat. She approached different aspect of quality as she was auditing suppliers, writing specifications, handling corrective actions and consumer complaints or managing recalls. Her curiosity and passion led her to do some learnings in Supply chain management with MIT as there are lots of bridges with quality topics. She joined Trace One a year ago to bring her expertise and knowledge to help Trace One to develop tools to assist quality managers in their daily challenges.

Noeleen Donegan , IL

Global Vice President Food Safety

Kerry

Susanna Wadegård, SE

Head of Quality Assurance, Sustainability, Animal Welfare & Complaints

Axfood

Dr. Maria-Florencia Williams, BE

Global R&D Innovation Manager

Barry Callebaut

Dipl.-Ing. Hans-Dieter Philipowski, DE

President

ENFIT - International Association – Supply Chain Safety

Roberto Buttini, IT

Vice President Global Quality & Food Safety and Technical Regulatory

Barilla

Dr. Marie-Claude Robert, CH

R&D Expert Allergen Management

Nestle

Karmela Kovačić, DE

Global Quality Assurance Expert Fish/Meat

METRO AG

Rosi Eder-Wörthmann, AT

Head of Global Supplier and Complaint Management

Red Bull

Ricardo Kaku, CH

Global Quality & Food Safety Manager

Louis Dreyfus Company

Marco Scialpi, CH

Food Safety Global Business Development Head

TÜV Rheinland Group

James Blair, UK

Corporate Food Safety Leader

CPW - Cereal Partners Worldwide (Nestlé & General Mills)

Dr. Jeffrey Banks, UK

Managing Consultant

Food Safety Assurance

Yves Rey, FR

Former Corporate Quality General Manager

Danone

Dr. Viktoria Wagner, DE

Director Technical Service & Training Institutional Europe

Ecolab

Stefan Lundgren

Regional Segment Leader – Food Quality EMEAI

PerkinElmer

Claus Renner, AT

Director Strategic Marketing & Business Development, FRS Europe

Еcolab

Dr. Monika Toenniessen, DE

Manager Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs – Global Food Safety

Henkel

Lisa Bahmann-Rocher, EU

New Business Development

Trace One

Dr. Andre Weiss, DE

Lab Manager Instrumental Analytics Project Management Food Safety

Henkel

Anissa Ouzir, EU

Quality & Solutions Expert

Trace One