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Welcome to the 11th CIFSQ Conference

With growing calls for safer food worldwide, government regulators, scientists and industry executives are actively working through how best to protect consumers. Food safety also happens to be an issue that can immensely benefit from open dialogue, knowledge sharing, collaboration and applying innovative technology. Each year the China International Food Safety & Quality (CIFSQ) Conference offers an unparalleled opportunity to address key challenges and explore viable solutions for strengthening food protection in the most expedient, comprehensive and cost efficient way. If you are interested or involved with food safety, then this event is for you. Join more than 900 food safety leaders for an outstanding educational and networking experience.

Conference Leadership

Ge Zhirong
Honorary Conference Chair; President, China Entry-Exit Inspection & Quarantine Association; Counselor of State Council

Chen Junshi
Chief Adviser, China National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment, P.R.China

David Tharp
Executive Director, International Association for Food Protection

Samuel Godefroy
Professor, Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Systems, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University Laval

Frank Yiannas
Vice President, Food Safety, Walmart

Yves Rey
Independent Senior Advisor, Danone Board; Honorable Advisor, GFSI China; Former Corporate General Manager, Danone Group; Former Chairman of GFSI; CIFSQ Conference Ambassador

Session Chairs & Hosts

Leon Gorris
Director Regulatory Affairs Food Safety, Unilever Research Vlaardingen

Paul Hepburn
Director, Food Safety, Safety & Environmental Assurance Centre, Unilever

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

Jorgen Schlundt
Professor; Director of Food Technology Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Bernhard Url
Executive Director, European Food Safety Authority

Bao Lei
President, China Section, AOAC International; Board Director, AOAC International; Head, Nestle Food Safety Institute

Huang Lihan
Research Leader, Residue Chemistry and Predictive Microbiology Research Unit, Eastern Regional Research Center, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Andy Cheng-An Hwang
Research Food Technologist, Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, USDA

Vivian C.H. Wu
Research Leader, Agricultural Research Service, Western Regional Research Center, United States Department of Agriculture

Brian Bedard
Executive Director, GMA Science & Education Foundation

Christopher Elliott
Professor of Food Safety, Pro Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences, Queens University; Founder, Institute for Global Food Security

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

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

Supporting & Participating Organizations

Australian Department of Agriculture
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China
China Entry & Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association
China Food and Drug Administration 
Delegation of the European Union to China & Mongolia
Food Agriculture Organization
Food Industry Asia
French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety
General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection & Quarantine
German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Health Canada
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
United Nations Office for Project Services
U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention
U.S. Food & Drug Administration 
World Bank

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