Agenda - Day 2

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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

11:00 am

11:00 am

WELCOME FROM YOUR HOST

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

11:05 am

11:05 am

FIRESIDE CHAT: A REGULATOR’S POV

Glean Insight from a Regulator’s Lessons Learned over 2020

COVID-19 kept regulators on their toes with respect to food and beverage safety, on top of continuing the testing of innovations already in the works pre-February’20. Hear from Canada’s Chief Food Safety Officer exactly what’s been keeping her and her team busy the past 18 months. Benefit from learning about new technologies being used in order that you may:

  • Reduce the risk of non-compliance
  • Evaluate the impacts of a dynamic regulatory landscape on your organization
  • Gain awareness and prepare for challenges that lie ahead
Pivot your processes with the knowledge of what keeps our/your regulator up at night.

11:30 am

11:30 am

BIG DATA AND IoT

Maximizing Big Data to Avoid Costly Recalls

The efficiency of LEDs, data storage, and AI are all increasing, while costs are dropping. Understand how these are primary technology inputs in an innovative growing system that are changing at an incredible rate. Re-evaluate your supply chain to create a world in which access to data equals brand integrity, transparency, safety and better food for all by:

  • Capitalizing on data-driven decision making to improve quality and safety
  • Controlling total product quality throughout the chain
  • Leveraging new technology and your employee base to deliver better results for all

Share this innovative thinking to invigorate your organization regarding the use of big data!

12:00 pm

12:00 pm

CASE STUDY: SOCIAL MEDIA

Monitoring Social Media Insights to Effectively Manage Food Safety

Your consumers are talking about your brand – good, bad, or other. Make sure you’re on top of what they’re saying, especially in the area of quality. Cut down on foodborne illness by tracking comments on your suppliers. Confirm your packaging is saying what your consumers want to read. Map out an action plan to:

  • Get a jump on potential problems early
  • Increase understanding of the correlation between consumer trends and food/beverage safety
  • Educate others on an important way track consumer sentiment regarding your brand(s)

Capitalize on a popular communication method to exceed your customers’ expectations 

12:30 pm

12:30 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: REPUTATION MANAGEMENT: COMMUNICATIONS IN TIMES OF CRISIS

Resilience: Taking A Holistic Approach To Protect Your Reputation And Manage Food Safety Issues

A crisis can mean different things to different businesses at different times.  Take back to your organization a greater appreciation of the kinds of crises that can impact brand reputation in the eyes of the stakeholders that matter most to you – customers, distributors, investors, employees and regulators. Understand how your reaction to an issue can make a situation worse, or it can position you for future success; your ability to survive and thrive with your reputation intact depends on building resilience based on your understanding of your potential vulnerabilities and your preparedness
Broaden your horizon to help: your organization:
·         Conduct a detailed risk assessment
·         Reassess the preparedness of your company’s crisis communication processes
·         Train and scope out the role of senior management in guiding the organization
·         Determine what to do – or not do – when the dust settles

1:00 pm

1:00 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION

The Small Business Food & Beverage Landscape and The Safety Challenges They Face

SMBs are at the heart of our economy, and the food industry has no shortage of them. Delve into the top issues and challenges that innovative companies encounter. Uncover how they manage to thrive despite the lack of in-house safety and regulatory staff — and, in some cases, when the development and manufacturing is outsourced.  Leverage SMB’s secrets to profitability by:

  • Capitalizing on funds and services using government resources
  • Establishing supply chain partners – and trusting them
  • Scoping out cost-effective opportunities for export

Take note of the innovative and creative entrepreneurial endeavours of SMBs — they could be your future partners!

1:30 pm

1:30 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.

1:35 pm

1:35 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

2:00 pm

2:00 pm

CONFERENCE ADJOURNS

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