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Welcome to CIFSQ Conference + Expo 2014

With growing calls for safer food worldwide, government and industry are actively working through how best to protect consumers. Food safety also happens to be an issue that can immensely benefit from dialogue, knowledge sharing and collaboration. Each year the China International Food Safety & Quality (CIFSQ) Conference + Expo offers stakeholders from government, industry, science and academia an unparalleled opportunity to come together to discuss mutual challenges and explore viable solutions. If you are involved with food safety, you cannot afford to miss this annual event. Join more than 800 leading figures involved with all aspects of food safety for an outstanding educational and networking experience.

Improving Food Safety, One Event at a Time

"Food is essential, and safety should be a top priority. Food safety is closely related to people's lives and health, economic development and social harmony. We must create a food safety system of self-disciplined food companies with integrity, effective government supervision and broad public support to improve overall food safety."

Premier Li Keqiang
Head of the National Food Safety Commission, State Council, P.R.C

About CIFSQ Conference + Expo

The 8th annual China International Food Safety & Quality (CIFSQ) Conference + Expo in Shanghai is an important top-level event that brings together food safety professionals across China and from around the world for two intensive days of learning and networking. An educational program features a distinguished faculty of regulatory, scientific, academic and industry leaders who are putting food safety into action. The CIFSQ Conference program is also packed with useful information for developing new skills and discovering about the latest food safety best practices, methods, trends, developments, products and services. CIFSQ Conference + Expo is also the year's best networking opportunity, the ideal venue for exchanging ideas and cultivating new relationships.

Each year, attendees from around the world attend CIFSQ Conference + Expo. The decision makers that CIFSQ Conference + Expo brings together are responsible for food testing, detection, analysis, inspection, process control, risk assessment, risk management, QC/QA, audit, certification, compliance, hygiene and sanitation, research, science, regulatory affairs, enforcement, policy making, legislation, litigation, standards, product development, manufacturing and training. Only CIFSQ Conference + Expo brings the intelligence, innovation, and leadership of the food safety industry together in one place, at one time. Register today!

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2014 Featured Speakers

Honorary Conference Chair
Ge Zhirong
President, China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association; Counselor of State Council; Former Vice Minister, AQSIQ

Conference Chair
David Tharp
Executive Director, International Association for Food Protection (IAFP)

Conference Advisor
Chen Junshi
Senior Advisor, China National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA)

Alice Lee
Senior Lecturer, School of Chemical Engineering, Food Science & Technology, University of New South Wales;  Co-director, ARC Training Centre for Advanced Technologies in Food Manufacture

Andy Hwang
Research Food Technologist, Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Brian Bedard
Executive Director, Science and Education Foundation, Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)

Camille Brewer
Director, International Affairs Staff, Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine & CFSAN, U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Chen Yuhuan
Interdisciplinary Scientist, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Chen Zeming
President, China National Agricultural Industry Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of the Board, San Quan Food Corporation (tbc)

Cindy Jiang
GFSI Board Member; Chief Food Safety Officer, McDonald’s (China) Company Ltd
Cui Xingpin
Chief Scientist, COFCO Nutrition and Health Research Institute, COFCO Corporation
Daniela Manila Bianchi
Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte Liguria e Valle d'Aosta, Italy
Deng Xiaoling
Chief, Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Donald Schaffner
Past President, International Association for Food Protection; Distinguished Professor and Extension Specialist, Rutgers University

Douglas Fair
Vice President, Statistical Applications, InfinityQS International, Inc.
Emily Pang
VP of Training Learning & Development and Dean of Hamburger University China, McDonald’s (China) Company Ltd
Feng Li
Marketing Manager, Merck Chemicals (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd.
Gale Prince
Founder & President, SAGE Food Safety Consultants, LLC
Gong Mingjie
General Manager, LongDa Food Group Co.,Ltd, China
Gregory Read
First Assistant Secretary, Food Division, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Government of Australia; Chair of CCFICS
Gu Zhenghua
Deputy Director General, Shanghai Food & Drug Administration
Imro Birtantie
Head of Quality Management, Nestlé Greater china Region

Ivan Ivanov (tbc)
Senior Operations Officer, Sustainable Business Advisory, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group

Jan Kranghand
Head of Quality Assurance, METRO Jinjiang Cash & Carry China; Chair of GFSI in China

James McVitty
Policy and Advocacy Manager, Fonterra SEA

Janet Zhang
Director, Food Safety Programs, Institute of Food Technologists

Jason Wan
Associate Director, Institute for Food Safety and Health, Illinois Institute of Technology, U.S.A.

Jiang Hong
Corporate Quaity General Manager, China Resources Vanguard, China

Jiang Peizhen
Secretariat, Shanghai Food Safety Joint Commission

Jiang Xin
Country Manager Quality Assurance, Metro China

Jin Yue
Deputy Director, Bor S. Luh Food Safety Research Center; Assistant Professor, Bioresource Polymers and Food Safety, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Joan Menke-Schaenzer
Global Chief Quality Officer, ConAgra Foods

John Klena
Chief of Laboratory Section International Emerging Infections Program, Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases (Global Disease Detection), U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (U.S. CDC)

John Spink
Director & Assistant Professor, Food Fraud Initiative, Michigan State University, U.S.A.

Joseph Elrefaie
Director, International and Commercial Quality, ConAgra Foods, Inc

Joseph Jen
Honorary Professor and Chair, Advisory Council, Bor S. Luh Food Safety Research Center,  Shanghai Jiao Tong University; co-Chair of IUFoST Food Safety Expert Panel

Kai Kottenstede
BfR-Representative for China Affairs, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany
Kristian Moeller
Chief Executive Officer, GLOBALG.A.P.

Lai-King Ng
Laboratory, Health Canada, Winnipeg, (retired) ;  Adjunct Professor at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Leon Bruner
Senior Vice President for Scientific and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Science Officer, Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)

Leon Gorris
Director, GCEA Regional Regulatory Affairs, Unilever

Li Ma
Past President, Chinese Association for Food Protection in North America; Assistant Professor, Food Safety & Biosecurity, Oklahoma State University
Liu Haiyan
General Manager, Anqiu Foreign Trade Foods Co., Ltd, China
Liu Xiumei
Chief Scientist & Professor, National Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Markus Lipp
Senior Director, Food Standards, U.S. Pharmacopeia

Maurizio Ferri
Veterinary Officer, Italian Society of Public Veterinary Medicine (SIMeVeP)

Michael Colquhoun
Marketing Category Portfolio Manager, Petro-Canada Lubricants

Michael Taylor
Deputy Commissioner for Foods, U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Patrick Chih-Kang Lo
Vice President, Food Safety Center, Ting Yi Holding Corp.

Paul Gallemore
Chief Compliance Officer, Walmart China

Paul Hanlon
Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs, Abbott Nutrition

Peter Karim Ben Embarek
Scientist, INFOSAN Manager, Department of Food Safety & Zoonoses, World Health Organization

Phyllis Hu
Research Scientist, Shanghai Silliker Testing Services CO., LTD

Qian Heng
President, Shandong Institute of Standardization, China

Samuel Godefroy
Director General, Food Directorate, Health Canada

Song Xiaoyu
Research Associate, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment
Steve Gruler
President & CEO, Global Quality Consulting

Steve Taylor
Co-Director Food Allergy Research and Resource Program of the University of Nebraska, U.S.A.

Sun Yabin
Certification Office of Liaoning China Entry Exit Inspection Quarantine Bureau

Terence Lok-Ting Lau
Director of Innovation and Technology Development, Innovation and Technology Development Office; Adjunct Professor, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Vivian Chi-Hua Wu
Professor, Director of Pathogenic Microbiology Lab, School of Food & Agriculture, The University of Maine, U.S.A.

Wan Zaotian
Vice President, COFCO Corporation

William Fisher
Vice President, Science & Policy Initiative, Institute of Food Technologists

Wu Shuyu
Scientific Program Officer, Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases (Global Disease Detection), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wu Yongning
Chief Scientist, China National Center of Food Safety Risk Assessment

Xavier Bodenes
Food Safety & Quality Director Carrefour China; Secretary General of Carrefour China Foundation for Food Safety

Xia Shengli
Institute for Infectious Disease Control & Prevention, Henan Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Xie Minqiang
Former Deputy Director, Shanghai FDA; Board Member of Bor S. Luh Food Safety Research Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (tbc)

Xu Jie
Director, Quality & Food Safety, Corporate Affairs, DANONE
Yan Zuqiang
Director General of Shanghai FDA, Deputy Director General, Shanghai Municipal Food Safety Committee, Secretary of the CPC Shanghai FDA Committee
Yang Zhigang
Food Safety General Manager, COFCO, China
Yao Zhongping
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Biology & Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Yao-wen Huang
Professor, University of Georgia, U.S.A. and Member of Advisory Council, Bor S. Luh Food Safety Research Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Yves Rey
Board Member and Former Chairman, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI);
Corporate Quality General Manager, Danone Group France

Zhang Zhiqiang
Division of Food Safety, China National Health & Family Planning Commission

Zhou Pei
Professor and Director, Bor S. Luh Food Safety Research Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Secretary of the Party Committee of School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Zhu Jianghui
China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment
Global Host
  • International Association for Food Protection (IAFP)
Global Partners
  • Global Food Safety Initiative
  • Grocery Manufacturers Association
  • Institute of Food Technologists
Supporting + Participating Organizations
  • Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA)
  • China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA)
  • China National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment
  • China National Food Industry Association (CNFIA)
  • China National Health and Family Planning Commission
  • China Section of AOAC International (AOAC)
  • Chinese Association for Food Protection in North America (CAFPNA)
  • Codex Alimentarius Commission
  • Department of Consumer Goods Industry, Ministry of Industry & Information Technology
  • Global Food Traceability Center
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Event Secretariat
  • World Services Ltd.
  • World Services Ltd.
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