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FSQ Europe 2020

Date: 29th January 2020 - 30th January 2020 Location: London - UK

Although safety & quality is an integral part of food production & processing, there is an increased interest from the public and authorities due to the innovation revolution and recent scandals of food fraud.

ACI’s Food Safety & Quality Europe 2020 Conference will be taking place in London, UK, on 29th & 30th January 2020. The conference will address these and other pressing issues within this market . The two day event will also bring together key industry stakeholders from the Food & Beverage industry such as food producers, retailers and regulatory bodies.

The conference will bring to light the latest challenges and developments currently being faced in the industry and what is foreseen in the future. The two day event will explore new policies & regulations in the industry, rise of supply chain monitoring scheme, pathogens in poultry industry. Also it will cover the topics of  Economically Motivated Adulteration and the relationships between big & small businesses. Other topics will include predicting the impact of Climate Change on Food Safety & Quality standards, the Influence of Technology in the Food and Beverages Industry in regards to FSQ standards, Better Packaging, Better Living and many more.

Early Confirmed Speaker Include:

  • Gideon Ashworth, Head of Food Defence, Bart Ingredients
  • Viviana Spaghetti, Director of European Affairs, The Whitehouse Consultancy
  • James Flynn, CTO, Primority Ltd
  • Gary McMahon, Microbiologist, Moy Park
  • Virginie Rivas, Global Regulation And Food Safety DirectorGroupe Bel
  • Peter Littleton, Head of Technical, Christeyns Food Hygiene
  • Bert Debets, Quality Director Foods & Refreshment Division, Unilever Netherlands
  • Atanasios Moschos, Quality, Safety & Security Director, Confiserie Leonidas S.A
  • Christopher Moore, Head of Food Safety, Compass Group
  • Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director Climate and Environment Division – CBC, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Denis Treacy, Chief Technical Officer,  Culture Compass Ltd
  • Tatiana Lujan,  Wildlife Conservation Lawyer, ClientEarth
  • Elisa Mayrhofer, MSc., Microbilogy and Cell Culture, OFI Technologie & Innovation GmbH 
  • Tom Hollands,  Innovation & Technical Director, Raynor Foods Ltd. 

Join us for two days in London to exchange perspectives, learn how to become successful in the industry as either a start-up or a larger company and engage in networking opportunities with your senior level peers.


29th January 2020
30th January 2020


Ketan Kulkarni – Delegate Sales
+91 20 48 523 141
Dimitri Pavlyk – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+ 44 (0)203 141 0627
Krisztina Maria Szabo – Commercial Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0603
Ketan Kulkarni – Delegate Sales
+91 20 48 523 141
Ketan Kulkarni – Delegate Sales
+91 20 48 523 141


Hard Rock Hotel London
Great Cumberland Place
London, W1H 7DL United Kingdom
+44 (0) 800 330 8089
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  • Current & Future Regulations Framing the European Food & Beverages Industry
  • Predicting the impact of Climate Change on Food Safety & Quality standards
  • Taking Stock of Litigation Risks in the Food and Beverage Industry
  • Food Safety Culture – Understanding the drivers to deliver successful implementation
  • How to build & consolidate a vulnerability assessment plan to fight against fraudulent practice
  • The Influence of Technology in the Food and Beverages Industry in regards to FSQ standards
  • Better Packaging, Better Living
  • The Risks Posed By Essential Chemicals Used In Food Processing
  • Debating the Importance of on Packet Allergen Labelling
  • How to build & consolidate a vulnerability assessment plan to fight against Fraudulent practice
  • AI and and the Rise of the Supply Chain Monitoring Machine
  • Testing for Pathogens in the Poultry Industry
  • The effect of Economically Motivated Adulteration has on the Food and Drink Industry

Denis Treacy, Chief Technical Officer, Culture Compass Ltd ( Chairman for Day 1)

Christopher Moore, Head of Food Safety, Compass Group (Chairman for Day 2)

Gideon Ashworth, Head of Food Defence, Bart Ingredients

Gary McMahon, Microbiologist, Moy Park

Tom Hollands, Innovation & Technical Director, Raynor Foods Ltd

James Flynn, CTO, Primority Ltd

Viviana Spaghetti, Director of European Affairs, The Whitehouse Consultancy

Virginie Rivas, Global Regulation And Food Safety Director, Groupe Bel

Atanasios Moschos, Quality, Safety & Security Director, Confiserie Leonidas S.A

Peter Littleton, Head of Technical, Christeyns Food Hygiene

Bert Debets, Quality Director, Unilever

Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Barry Turner, CEO, The British Plastics Federation

Elisa Mayrhofer, MSc, Microbiologist & Cell Culture, OFI Technologie & Innovation GmbH

Tatiana Lujan, Wildlife Conservation Lawyer, ClientEarth

Ron Zdrojeski, Partner and Co-Head of Global Litigation, Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Natascha Gaut, Senior Associate, Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Steve Smith, Head of Outreach, Food Standards Agency


If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

 Ladan Hersi

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0647

Email: [email protected]

  • Food Producers
  • Microbiologists
  • Retailers
  • Regulatory Bodies
  • Consultants
  • Heads of Food Safety & Quality
  • Associations
  • Researchers



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ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Krisztina Maria Szabo

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0603

Email: [email protected]

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