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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.

Summary of CIFSQ Conference + Expo 2013

Following the success of six previous meetings, the 7th annual China International Food Safety & Quality (CIFSQ) Conference + Expo 2013 was held in Beijing at the Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Hotel on November 6 - 7, 2013. An educational program featuring 87 leading figures in the world of food safety addressed a diverse range of topics highlighting the critical issues, approaches and solutions to strengthening food protection within China and globally. This premier gathering was attended by 811 professionals from over 19 countries. Participants shared a high level of enthusiasm in sharing experiences as well as an unparalleled opportunity to expand their knowledge and network.

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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2013 Featured Speakers
Andreas Hensel
President, Germany Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)
Ann Backhouse
Director, Codex International Standards, Australian Department of Agriculture
Balkumar Marthi
Principal Food Microbiologist, Unilever Research and Development
Bill Jolly
Chief Assurance Strategy Officer, Ministry of Primary Industries, Government of New Zealand
Bob Baker
Global Head of Food Safety, Mars Inc.
Cangsong Liu
Business Development Manager Genedisc Asia, Pall Filter (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Chen Rui
Vice Director-General, Department of Food Safety Standards, Surveillance and Risk Assessment, National Health and Family Planning Commission, China
Chris Brown
Associate Director KPMG Advisory (China) Limited
Christopher Hickey
China Country Director, U.S. Food & Drug Administration
David Tharp
Executive Director, International Association for Food Protection (IAFP)
Diana Quiliquini
DVM, Project Manager, Agriconsulting Europe
Djien Liem
Lead Expert, International Scientific Cooperation, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Science Strategy Directorate
Donald Schaffner
President, International Association for Food Protection (IAFP); Professor, Rutgers University, U.S.A.
Fanny Chen
Senior Director, China Supply Chain and Operations Development, Abbott Nutrition Supply Chain
Felix Liu
CSO, Bizerba (Shanghai) WeighTech & Systems Co. Ltd.
Frank Schuren
Senior Scientist Microbiology, TNO
Gale Prince
Founder and President, SAGE Food Safety, LLC.
Gaurav Dwivedi
Assistant Director, Spices Board of India
Ge Zhirong
Honorary Conference Chair; President, China Entry-Exit Inspection & Quarantine Association; Counselor of State Council
Georg Schreiber
Head of Unit, BVL - Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety
Greg Read
First Assistant Secretary, Food Division, Department of Agriculture, Government of Australia;
Chairperson, Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems
Gu Shaoping
Director-General, Registration Department, Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA)
Guo Yunchang
Director, Division of Foodborne Diseases Surveillance, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment, Beijing, China
Hajime Toyofuku
National Institute of Public Health, Japan; Professor, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Yamaguchi University
Heidi Yao
Group Leader, GFSI China Capacity Building Working Group; Quality Assurance Director, PepsiCo Great China
Hermann-Josef Nienhoff
Managing Director, QS Qualität und Sicherheit GmbH, Germany
Hong Jiang
Corporate Quality General Manager, China Resources Vanguard, China
Irene Chan
Assistant Country Director, U.S. Food & Drug Administration (China Office)
Jan Kranghand
Co-Chairman, GFSI China Local Group; Head of Quality Assurance, METRO Asia
Jason Wan
Associate Director, Institute for Food Safety and Health, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Jeanette Thurston
National Program Leader for Food Safety, USDA-National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Jérôme Lepeintre
Representative of European Commission Directorate General Health and Consumers; First Counselor, European Union to China and Mongolia
Jie Xu
Group Leader, GFSI China Communication &Implementation Working Group; Director, Quality & Food Safety Corporate Affairs, Danone
Jinsheng Wang
Acting Secretary General of China National Food Industry Association
Jinru Chen
Professor, Department of Food Science & Technology, University of Georgia, USA
John Brew
Partner, Crowell & Moring
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 Lenhart
Deputy Representation (Beijing Office) US-China Business Council
Jørgen Schlundt
Director of National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU FOOD)
Joseph Elrefaie
Director, International and Commercial Quality, ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Junshi Chen
Fellow Chinese Academy of Engineering & Chinese Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) - Institute of Nutrition & Food Safety
Karla Hewitt
Marketing Category Specialist - Food Grade Lubricants, Petro-Canada Lubricants
Karsten Giffey
Head of Food Safety and Public Health and Auditor for Quality Management Systems, German Ministry of Federal Foreign Affairs / Department for EU Affairs
Lei Jin
Scientific Advisor and German Chancellor Fellow, German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, Unit 103 - Committees' Office, Surveillance Program, Food Monitoring
Leon Bruner
Senior Vice President for Scientific and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Science Officer, Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)
Leon Gorris
Director, GCEA Regulatory Affairs Foods, Unilever
Li Jianwen
Associate Professor, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA)
Li Ma
President, Chinese Association for Food Protection in North America; Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, U.S.A.
Li Tairan
Division Director, Division of Assessment, Department of Food Safety Standard, Monitoring and Assessment, National Health and Family Planning Commission, China
Li Yujia
Director Level Inspector, Department of Food Safety Supervision No.1,
China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA)
Marc Mortureux
Director General, French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES)
Martin Ham
Senior Business Development Manager, TNO Triskelion b.v.
Mary Frances Lowe
Chief, Codex Office, US Department of Agriculture
Mei Dong
Partner, KPMG Advisory (China) Limited
Michael Siedentop
Head of Greater China, DEKRA Management (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd.
Nadine Streitner
R&D and QA Manager, Alpavit
Neil Bouwer
Vice-President, Policy and Programs Branch, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Nuri Gras
Executive Secretary, Chilean Food Safety and Quality Agency
Pamela Bailey
President, Grocery Manufacturers Association
Phyllis Hu
Research Scientist, Silliker China
Qi Hou
Laboratory Manager, Shanghai United Family Hospital, Shanghai, China
Ramona Gutierrez
Program Head, National Environment Agency, Singapore
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; Vice Chair Codex Alimentarius Commission
Sanjay Dave
Chairperson, Codex Alimentarius Commission; Advisor, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
Shuyu Wu
Scientific Program Officer, Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases (Global Disease Detection), US CDC
Soo Chuah
Section Manager, Food Safety Design, Mondelez Asia Pacific
Subiao Lu
APAC Technical Service Specialist, 3M China Ltd
Sumin Yang
Sales and Marketing Manager, Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance
Sun Yabin
Certification Office, Liaoning China Inspection & Quarantine Bureau
Terence Lok-Ting LAU
Director of Innovation and Technology Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Toni Ma
Co-founder & Partner, Tuneline Food
Tony Poulsen
Regional Managing Director, Head of Operations, Asia, Rentokil Initial Asia Pacific Management Pte Ltd
Vicky Lefevre
Director of Processing and Distribution of Foodstuffs, Directorate General Control Policy, Belgium Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain
Wang Gang
Director Division No.1, Registration Department, CNCA
Wang Tao
Regulatory Affairs Director, Fonterra Greater China
Wenyi Che
Counsel, Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau
Xavier Bodenes
Director, Carrefour China Food Safety & Quality, Carrefour China
Xiumei Liu
Professor, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment
Yayoi Tsujiyama
Chair of FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Asia; Director for International Affairs, Food Safety Consumer Policy Division, Food Safety & Consumer Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, Japan
Yoshio Sezai
Technical Stewardship, Supply Chain & Commercialization Quality Assurance & Operational Excellence Supplier Management Group Manager, Coca-Cooa (Japan) Company, Ltd.
Yu Zhao
Research Scientist, TNO
Yunling Zheng
Regional Quality Director ASPAC, Cargill Investments (China) Ltd.
Yves Rey
Chairman, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI); Corporate Quality General Manager, Danone Group France
Zaotian Wan
Board Member, GFSI; VP, COFCO, China
Zijian Feng
Director, Division for Emergency Response, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China
National Host
  • China Entry & Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association
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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