8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Effective Risk Communication in Order to Secure Food
Learn how to effectively communicate with the C level (CEO, COO, CFO, Operations)
management in your company to get the resources (people, money, departmental
cooperation) needed to mitigate food safety risks.
John Spink, Ph.D.
Associate Director and Assistant
Professor of Anti-Counterfeiting and
Product Protection Program, MSU,
School of Criminal Justice
Gary Ades, Ph.D
President, G&L Consulting Group, LLC
■ Learn effective language used in the C-Suite for making strategic decisions
■ Learn what the C-Suite will use to monitor the financial health of their organization
■ In-depth discussion on the impact of allergens on risk management
Interactive Media Training
The session will provide a comprehensive overview of best – and worst – practices,
and will help sharpen your media relations skill set. Experts will offer critical thinking at
critical times and will offer sound information on how to protect both brand and financial
risk while offering strategy for communications with consumer – what to say, how to
position your brand, how to prepare the CEO for a crisis.
Mary Katherine Covert
■ Learn an innovative approach to food safety-related media training by looking
at it from all sides
■ Investigate what works best to protect your brand in the midst of a crisis
Pre-requisite Programs: Cleaning, Sanitizing, Pest Control
Starting the production day with clean equipment and facilities remains the cornerstone
of producing safe, high-quality foods. Pests must also be controlled in and around food
plants. Attendees will be reminded of the importance of verifying the effectiveness of
pest control and sanitation programs and the techniques, records and corrective actions
expected by customers.
Director of Science Policy, Compliance
and Inspection, Grocery Manufacturers
■ Understand the latest thinking applied to equipment and facility design necessary
to support an effective sanitation program.
■ Get refreshed on basic knowledge for selecting and applying cleaning and
sanitizing chemicals while protecting the sanitation worker
■ Learn from experts in the industry about the latest research as it relates
to cleaning and sanitizing
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Network and conduct business on the Exhibition floor at the Opening Night Reception
Tuesday from 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m. The Exhibition Hall will be open for business with
nearly 150 leading companies while you enjoy food, drink, entertainment and more!
WELCOME RECEPTION ON THE EXHIBITION FLOOR