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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 500 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
Chief Adviser, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment

Alfred Almanza
Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Alice Lee
Co-Director, ARC Training Centre for Advanced Technologies in Food Manufacture, University of New South Wales

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

Annelise Fenger
Executive Director General, Veterinary and Food Administration, Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries
Annie Jiang
National Quality Management Manager, China Resources Vanguard Ltd.
Anthony Liang
Technical Director for Food Certification, APAC; Deputy GM, China Food, Intertek
Ben Xie
Manager of Food & Beverage Dept., Greater China, DNV GL Business Assurance

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

Celine Zhang
Sr. Technical Engineer, 3M China Limited
Chen Hongjun
Deputy Director, Department of Supervision on Animal and Plant Quarantine, AQSIQ
Chen Yuhuan
Interdisciplinary Scientist, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Christopher Hickey
China Country Director, U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Chrystele Delobel
Director Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Government Relations, Selerant
Cindy Jiang
GFSI Board Member; Chief Food Safety Officer, McDonald’s (China) Company Ltd.
Cristina Martins
Global Manager Food and Beverage, DNV GL
Daniela Manila Bianchi
Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte Liguria e Valle d'Aosta, Italy
Deng Xiaoling
Director, Nutrition and Food Safety Institute, Guangdong Provincial for Disease Control and Prevention, China
Deryck Edward Tremble
Senior Director, Client Development, Europe, Asia, Africa, Pacific, AIB International-UK, Ltd
Dong Qingli
Associate Professor, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
Douglas Fair
Vice President, Technical Services, InfinityQS International, Inc.
Dyane Burke
Sr. Director - Quality, Audits, & Training, ConAgra Foods, 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 Foodstuff Group Co., Ltd.
Gregory Read
First Assistant Secretary, Exports Division, Department of Agriculture, Australia
Gu Shaoping
Director General, Registration Department, Certification and Accreditation Administration of China
Gu Zhenhua
Deputy Director General, Shanghai Food & Drug Administration
Guo Dehua
Deputy Director, Research Fellow, Technical Center for Animal, Plant and Food Inspection & Quarantine, Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection & Quarantine Bureau
Heidi Yao
Director R&D, Quality Assurance, Great China Region, Pepsico Asia R&D center Co., Ltd.; GFSI China Capacity Building Group Chair
Hu Song
Agribusiness Consultant, Sustainable Business Advisory, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
Ivan Ivanov
Senior Operations Officer, Sustainable Business Advisory, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
Jacky Le Gosles
Adviser, Veterinary and International Affairs, Health & Consumers (SANCO), European Commission

Jan Kranghand
Director Regional QA MCCI Asia/Head, METRO Jinjiang Cash & Carry China; Chairman, China Steering Committee, GFSI

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.

Jessica Wigram
Head of GFSI, The Consumer Goods Forum

Jiang Peizhen
Chief Physician Secretary-General, Shanghai Food Safety Federation

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, Inc.

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)

Jorgen Schlundt
Professor, DTU Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

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

Judy Jiang
Senior Quality Affair Manager, Jinjiang Metro Cash & Carry Co.,Ltd
Kai Kottenstede
BfR-Representative for China Affairs, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany
Kan Biao
Deputy Director, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Kitty Wang
Scientific & Regulatory Director, Pepsico China
Kristian Moeller
Chief Executive Officer, GLOBALG.A.P.

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

Leon Gorris
Director, Regional Regulatory Affairs, Unilever

Li Ma
Past President & IAFP delegate, Chinese Association for Food Protection in North America; Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, U.S.A.
Liao Bingjun
CEO, R-Biopharm China
Liu Haiyan
General Manager, Shandong Lufeng Group Co., Ltd.
Liu Xiumei
Professor, Scientific Advisor, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment
Liu Zhenmin
Director, Research Institute of Bright Dairy Food Co. Ltd.
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 Ju
Industry Marketing Manager, Greater China, Biomerieux

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
Percy Misika
FAO Representative in China
Phyllis Hu
Research Scientist, Shanghai Silliker Testing Services CO., LTD

Qian Heng
President, Shandong Institute of Standardization, China

Ren Duanping
Section Director, Division of Regulations I, Department of Legal Affairs, China Food and Drug Administration
Rozenn Saunier
Director of the European and International Affairs Department, ANSES - French Agency for Food, Environmental, and Occupational Health & Safety

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, 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

Tian Jianxin
Director, Food Division at Risk Monitoring, China National Health & Family Planning Commission
Tim Kirk
Technical Director, Fonterra China

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
Wang Hui
Principal Investigator, Director, Food Safety Research Center, Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences , Chinese Academy of Sciences

William Fisher
Vice President, Science & Policy Initiatives, 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
Chief Physician, Institute for Infectious Disease Control and Prevention, Henan Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Xiaojie Yu
Vice Director, The Institute of Public Health Inspection, Heilongjiang Provincial Center for Disease Control
Xiaoyang Tang
Assistant Professor, Key Laboratory of Food Safety Research, Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Xu Jie
Director, Quality & Food Safety and Corporate Affairs, DANONE Dairy China; GFSI local working group leader of Communication & Implementation
Yan Zuqiang
Director General of Shanghai FDA, Deputy Director General, Shanghai Municipal Food Safety Committee, Secretary of the CPC Shanghai FDA Committee
Yang Zhigang
General Manager of Food Safety Division, COFCO Corporation
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
Vice Director, Division I of Risk Assessment, 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
  • Australian Department of Agriculture
  • Certification and Accreditation Administration of China
  • China Entry & Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association
  • China Food and Drug Administration
  • China National Health and Family Planning Commission
  • China National Centre for Food Safety & Risk Assessment
  • Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries
  • European Commission (SANCO)
  • Food Agriculture Organization
  • French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES)
  • General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection & Quarantine
  • Health Canada
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Shanghai Municipal Food & Drug Administration
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration
  • Bor S. Luh Food Safety Research Center of Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • China Association for Food Protection
  • Chinese Association for Food Protection in North America
  • Food Industry Asia
  • Shanghai Municipal Food Safety Federation
  • Shanghai Society of Food Science
Event Secretariat
  • World Services Ltd.
  • World Services Ltd.
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