Experts Insights Delivered in the Exhibition Area

  • How Blockchain technology is disrupting the traditional audit and certification industry to bring end-to-end traceability to an unparalleled level - The example of Tuna with Bureau Veritas +

    The Blockchain technology opens a whole new world for secure, time-stamped and openly distributed information. As such it is often said that it would disrupt traditional certification activities and replace most of the human auditing work. Besides, it also solves major problems of any end-to-end traceability system such as the willingness to share sensitive information, and the common language between industry players. As a certification industry leader, Bureau Veritas has leveraged its deep expertise of a the tuna industry and used the disruptive blockchain technology to bring both supply chain monitoring and end-to-end traceability to an unparalleled level. Our vision is to enable consumers to see the full story of their tuna can on their phone, by putting together a robust and scalable system with little cost.

    Vincent Bourdil, VP Food, Bureau Veritas, France

  • GFSI Technical Working Groups: What are they working on? +


    GFSI Global Markets Programme

    GFSI is leading 4 Technical Working Groups. Two technical working groups are dedicated to strengthen and enforce the global markets programme globally. Leslie Bourquin, PHD, Professor, Food Science and Human NutritionExtension Food Safety Specialist Michigan State University, has worked for many years to develop the GFSI global markets programme in GFSI TWG. He is today the vice-chair of the TWG dedicated to the revision of the global markets programme toolkit for primary production. He will tell us more about what is the global markets programme and what the GFSI Technical Working Group on primary production doing to enhance the programme.

    Food Safety Culture

    In its role of driving positive change and business efficiency within the food industry, GFSI have been the first global initiative on Food Safety to launch a technical working group on Food Safety Culture. The objective of the TWG is to create a common, accepted understanding of food safety culture and to drive harmonisation and convergence at a global level. The group is looking at various theoretical and practical components, explore areas of commonality and develop practical tools for GFSI stakeholders to better understand and strengthen food safety cultures.Lone Jespersen, Principal at Cultivate, is chairing the TWG for GFSI. She will go in details about the current workstreams of the TWG and will tell us about the last developments of the TWG.
  • Organizational Resilience – Standing the test of time +

    Find out best practice ideas to make organizations and their supply chains more resilient in an ever changing world. The big challenge is how to protect your brand in an environment where:
    1. Brands are becoming more valuable as companies divest manufacturing facilities, property and physical assets.
    2. Traceability is diminishing as speed and distances of supply chains and intermediaries increases with added complexity
    3. Consumer, media awareness and transparency is improving which will increasingly hold brands accountable for supply chain behavior

    David Horlock, Managing Director, BSI Asia Pacific

  • Mobility, IoT, Traceability and Cloud - Why Large Businesses Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Advanced Food Safety Technologies +

    As the advancements in technology improve; large, distributed, food businesses must; adapt, adopt or die. The leading businesses know that food safety and compliance are cost centers and while extremely important to quality and safety, erode product margins. New technologies not only lower operating costs, they improve nearly all metrics, and greatly impact your overall food safety culture. The best employees embrace technological tools and take pride in driving quality. Using cloud and mobility are second nature to all of us now and so it should be with compliance and quality monitoring. This presentation will discuss a number of different technologies such as GS 128 barcodes, IoT devices and sensors, wireless, internet, and cloud reporting.

    John W. Sammon III, Senior Vice President and General Manager

  • Driving Anticipation +

    How interoperability enables you to predict probable events and anticipate potential dysfunctions of your processes. Learn more about the CGF Open API concept and how to plug yourself into the network of active pilots.
  • Intelligent Risk +

    In this speaking opportunity, Dawn Welham, Technical Director at SAI Global, will discuss the concept of Intelligent Risk and how it can help promote food safety.

    The global economy is a complex space. As new geographies and industries open up, complexity continues to increase. This is the cycle of business. This is the reality of the world we live and operate in.

    With this complexity, comes risk - a word that comes with negative connotations. A danger, a consequence, a problem to be avoided. Yet successful businesses must take risks not only to survive, but to thrive. This is the paradox at hand.

    By helping customers anticipate, interpret and optimise food risk, SAI Global helps them take the complexity out of compliance, generating and capitalising on new opportunities, creating competitive advantage, and building trust in their brand.

    We help businesses make risk easier to spot, with an approach focused on informed decision-making, optimising, innovating and mitigating food risk.

    It’s what we call Intelligent Risk.
  • New Solutions for Food Safety: Case Study Restaurant Chains +

    Regulatory compliance, increase quality and lower costs – with the complete digital solution Testo Saveris Restaurant offers a digital integration of the complete quality handbook. The automated temperature monitoring replaces time-consuming spot checks and supports immediate alarms and stored corrective actions for process and limit value violations.

    Jens Schaumann, Senior Business Development Manager in the department Business Unit Food – Restaurants

  • Trust and Operational Transparency: Where the Rubber Meets the Road – Real World Case Studies +

    For the past 16 years, GFSI has been responsible for building trust between suppliers and manufacturers worldwide. Trust is not a nice-to-have attribute; it can mean the difference between success and failure for most companies. How does transparency fit into the mix? Well, the Center for Food Integrity surveyed 2,000 people last year, asking precisely what consumers expect food producers to be transparent about. Consumers responded that transparency in an organization’s practice counts most toward building trust. This all makes sense, but knowing how to actually operationalize transparency is not always easy. That’s where TraceGains comes in. Join us to hear real-world examples of effective operational transparency and trust-building techniques that could help you set yourself apart from the competition.

    Gary Nowacki, CEO, TraceGains

  • Driving Retail Collaboration through Technology +

    Objective:To show the current challenges being faced in relation to retailer and supplier collaboration throughout the private label development process, when not using industry leading technology

    To show the difference between failure and success, by having a clear technology platform in place to enable both parties to win with private labelContent:

    Background slide on business process to facilitate conversation

    Role play of the 2 major roles involved in the process, highlighting challenges and issues• High-level end presentation to show risk, resolution and benefit

    Shaun Bossons, CRO, Trace One
    Don Low, Subject Market Expert, Trace One
    Kelly Thompson, Senior Program Manager

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