Agenda

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10:00 am

10:00 am

NETWORKING

NETWORKING

Enter Networking Lounge, Connect with your Industry Colleagues

  • Start your day off right and make connections with industry leadership
  • Join “drop-in” roundtables discussing current industry issues
  • Schedule private 1-2-1 video meetings with peers
  • Gather essential content and get exclusive offers at virtual exhibit booths

10:45 am

10:45 am

WELCOME FROM YOUR HOST

Plan your day to maximize your learnings and takeaways. This will help ensure that you don’t miss any of the key highlights of the event.

11:00 am

11:00 am

OPENING KEYNOTE: THE FDA TECH DIRECTIVE

How is Digital Transformation Shaping the New Era of Smarter Food Safety?

In July 2020, the FDA announced its blueprint for the NEW ERA OF SMARTER FOOD SAFETY. The initiative discussed leveraging technology and other tools to create a safer, more digital and traceable food system.  Industry leadership describe this session as an opportunity to delve into the reasoning behind the blueprint as well as the latest pilot test learnings used to increase traceability throughout the chain. As a participant, you may take back fresh ideas to help your organization:

  • Exceed the FDA’s expectations
  • Determine what this means for your local (Canadian) operations
  • Investigate technology solutions that can truly make a difference in regulatory safety adherence for organizations on both sides of the border

 Don’t miss this important update from Canada’s most important trading partner

11:30 am

11:30 am

PANEL DISCUSSION: CREATING A CULTURE OF FOOD SAFETY

Instilling A Food Safety Culture to Reduce Risk and Increase Customer Satisfaction

Food Safety’ may be the name of a department, but the whole organization plays a part. Lead your company in developing a safety-oriented culture and cement senior management’s support. Establish a culture of food safety by:

  • Understanding the approaches of successful companies that achieve high grades for safety
  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a failed Food Safety Management System (FSMS)
  • Learning from real examples of a true food safety culture

 

Master the success factor of the most safety-oriented companies and establish your own culture of food safety.

12:00 pm

12:00 pm

INDUSTRY EXPERT: TELUS AGRICULTURE

Moving Beyond Compliance: Optimizing Supply Chain Transparency

In today’s world of complex global supply chains, full transparency is key to unlocking competitive advantages. With more accurate, real-time data and greater digital transformation, companies can go beyond compliance to experience value adds such as improved traceability, sustainability and brand reputation. Hear how embracing transparency and forward-looking, technology-based models can help to:

  • Optimize your operations and increase end-to-end supply chain visibility
  • Improve quality and food safety processes
  • Innovate your supply chain to predict the impact of quality and waste on customer complaint levels

Improve cost efficiency, food safety and sustainability and reduce waste by leveraging your data and tech

12:30 pm

12:30 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: LABELLING REGULATIONS

Ensuring Food Authenticity & Trust in Your Brand by Increasing Transparency in Labelling

FDA’s most recent update to food labelling regulations was the revised Nutrition Facts label in June 2020. Discover how to transform food labelling changes (and future ones to come) into benefits for your brand. Use labelling requirements to highlight the taste profile and lack of preservatives that consumers want, and other attributes.  Gain practical insight into:
  • Understanding complex labelling requirements
  • Navigating strict regulations to provide consumers with the information they seek
  • Implementing labelling best practices to ensure authenticity and safety
Turn labelling regulations into your brand’s competitive advantage.

1:00 pm

1:00 pm

INDUSTRY EXPERT: SIEMENS - Accelerated Innovation Vs. Regulatory Compliance

How to embrace complexity and turn it into a competitive advantage.

Companies invest millions in product development technologies to meet increasingly complex consumer demands, yet food safety and regulatory professionals are routinely positioned as the final “hurdle” prior to market release.   This traditional sequence of product development then regulatory review not only creates friction between innovation and regulatory professionals, it increases risk, and hinders time to market.

Join this session to learn how Siemens helps our regulatory and food safety professionals:

  • Shift left capturing food safety and regulatory requirements dynamically. Enable a rapid “design to” process instead of the traditional “checking for” process.
  • Embrace Complexity to leverage technology to meet innovation goals while always remaining compliant.
  •  Embrace Change to turn the constantly evolving regulatory and consumer demand landscape into a competitive advantage for you and your brand.

1:30 pm

1:30 pm

NETWORKING

NETWORKING

Build Relationships & Network, Visit Sponsor Booths and Experience Unparalleled Peer-To-Peer Learning

Expand your network and engage in specialized learning with your peers. Take advantage of our cutting-edge platform to deepen your knowledge and connect with industry leaders:

  • Visit sponsor booths and view live demos
  • Join “drop-in” roundtable chats in the networking lounge

2:00 pm

2:00 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: REIMAGINING PACKAGING

Change Your View on Packaging to Address Consumer Expectations

Packaging is essential for preserving food quality, minimizing food waste and reducing preservatives used in food. But COVID-19 has definitely raised alarm to the quantity used and its effect on the environment. Review your company’s packaging materials and processes in light of changing consumer value equations. Dialogue with thought leaders researching new, innovative ways to ensure food safety and share tips with senior management to:

  • Improve quality/safety of your products while saving money
  • Better understand the demographics of today’s consumers that are willing to pay extra to help save the planet
  • Use technological advancements to minimize packaging waste

Harness the impact of new packaging technology to improve consumer perception of your brands’ food safety and value.

2:30 pm

2:30 pm

TECH FOCUS ON TRAINING

Leverage Leading-Edge Technology to Create A Global Training Hub

The food and beverage vertical has been notoriously slow in adopting technology to better manage their quality and safety systems. Not to mention the employee training these advanced tools require. Reflect on how your organization fits into this new revolution of alternative training methods. Source cloud-based technology to train your employees more collaboratively with:
  • The Safe-Food Training Hub, a transformative platform that helps companies source and take training
  • eLearning, Virtual Classrooms and Augmented Reality
  • The Next Frontier: Verifying Training Through Blockchain
Explore quality training modules ranging from courses and webinars to modern training platforms.

3:00 pm

3:00 pm

FIRESIDE CHAT: GLOBAL TRADE IN F&B

Understanding Trade Opportunities for Food in Light Of “The New World Order”

Thanks to COVID-19, food safety has an even larger impact on international trade agreements than previously. A new US administration is also influencing change. Identify the key considerations most relevant to global trade in the food and beverage industry. Exchange ideas on:

  • The potential consequences of a Biden administration on the food trade
  • Changing packaging/labelling requirements for imports
  • How future pandemic planning will affect free trade

Chart a path toward greater revenue for your organization with a 360-degree view of the current state of trade

3:30 pm

3:30 pm

FIRESIDE CHAT DISCUSSION: WHAT’S NEW IN 2021 AND BEYOND?

Implementing Supply Chain Digitization to Optimize Food Safety Protocols

The food and beverage sector is notorious for lagging in technological transformation. Explore opportunities to get ahead of the competition using AI, IoT and other innovative solutions. Exchange ideas on which technology best addresses your challenges. Share proven strategies on how to:

  • Objectively assess the state of your ‘digital transformation’ in order to enhance food & beverage safety systems
  • Upgrade your current digital systems/partners
  • Bolster your business case to secure senior management buy-in

Rise above the competition through investment in supply chain digitization.

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

KEY TAKEAWAYS AND SUMMARY FROM YOUR HOST

Review the top solutions and takeaways from today’s sessions. Source a summary of action points that you can immediately implement at work. Hear the highlights for tomorrow’s sessions.

 

4:05 pm

4:05 pm

NETWORKING

Virtual Happy Hour!

  • Get to know fellow delegates in “drop-in” virtual roundtable chats
  • Engage in 1:1 video conversation with peers or vendors
  • Connect with other delegates based on similar interests and business objectives using our “recommend matches” tool

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

END OF DAY ONE

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