2013 SQF International Conference

About  | Who Should Attend  | SQF Awards | Solutions Showcase | Idea Exchange | Contact Us | Committee | Training |  Attendee Information

 

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Thanks for Attending!

Thanks for attending the 2013 SQF International Conference. To download the presentations, click on "Meetings Documents" on this page (right hand column) You will be prompted to enter your username and password. If you do not remember it, please click on "Obtain Password" and it will be sent to you. You will then be able to download the presentations in pdf format.

Don't forget to complete the online survey to give us your candid feedback. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando, Florida, October 28-30, 2014!


ABOUT THE SQF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

The Safe Quality Food International Conference is designed and developed by your peers in the food safety industry. It provides current and prospective SQF users a unique and valuable opportunity to gain the knowledge, skill and connections to strengthen their food safety and food quality assurance programs and enhance their professional careers.

The conference will introduce attendees to new technologies, tools and potential partners to further increase their ability to protect their customers, branding and bottom line. Conference participants will leave with actionable insights, plans, connections, and a clear understanding of how they can improve or implement a food safety and quality program.


KEY BENEFITS

  •     Collaboration with industry peers to solve tough challenges
  •     Actionable NEW solutions for immediate program improvements
  •     Critical updates on food safety certification issues
  •     Meet potential partners that will help implement or enhance your program
  •     Professional development opportunities

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  •     Food safety professionals at all levels of the supply chain 
  •     Individuals from companies seeking to enhance current programs
  •     Companies beginning to implement a food safety program
  •     Food safety auditors and consultants


SQF QUALITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

The SQF Quality Achievement Awards Program recognizes the outstanding commitment, support and performance of individuals and organizations who contribute to endorsing and improving the SQFI program and mission around the globe.  Click here to see the 2013 nominees

Award Categories

  • SQFI Certification Body of the Year
  • SQFI Training Center of the Year
  • SQFI Manufacturer of the Year
  • SQFI Outstanding Achievement Award
  • SQFI Auditor of the Year


SOLUTIONS SHOWCASE AND COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Gather with friends and potential business partners to find a wealth of new tools, technologies and solutions to kick start or improve your food safety plan.  FREE to call conference attendees.

Tuesday, November 5th 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (dedicated exhibit hours)
Wednesday, November 6th 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (dedicated exhibit hours)

In addition to the dedicated exhibit hours listed above, the Solutions Showcase will be open throughout the entire conference.

IDEA EXCHANGE SESSIONS

Join fellow food safety professionals in a peer-driven informal discussion about today’s top food safety topics. This  hour-long session will give you an opportunity to reflect on and share what you’ve learned at the conference, exchange best practice ideas and take home actionable solutions to your toughest food safety challenges. Download more information.

TRAINING

SQFI will offer one-day training courses prior to the conference on Monday, November 4th from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Space is limited, so sign up early! Click here for more information.
 

COMMITTEE

The 2013 SQF International Conference is designed and developed by your peers. Together, this team of highly respected food safety professionals has put together a robust education and networking program that meets your professional and educational needs. The Safe Quality Food Institute and the Food Marketing Institute is grateful for their insight and hard work in developing this conference. View the committee bios.

Committee Members:

LeAnn Chuboff, Senior Technical Director, SQFI
Kristie Grzywinski, Technical Manager, SQFI
Laura Dunn Nelson, Industry Relations Director, Alchemy Systems
Ingrid Fessel, North America Technical Manager, Diversey Consulting
Robert Garfield, Senior Vice President, SQFI
Pam Hutton, QA Scientist, MOM Brands
Christina Kelley-Astorga, President, Food Safety and Quality Systems
Margaret Kolk (Chairperson), Senior Technical Trainer, NSF International
Eva Lauve, Scheduling and Food Safety Manager, Stemilt Growers, LLC
Kim Onett, Audit Operations Manager, Silliker, Inc.
David Petrosky, Senior Quality Assurance Manager, H-E-B Manufacturing Division
John Schulz, Senior Director Business Operations, SQFI
Dr. Joe Sergio, President, Polar Clean, LLC
Dr. Robert Strong, Senior Trainer & Consultant, SAI Global

Attendee Information

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What You Need to Know Before You Arrive

CONTACT US

PLEASE NOTE: The following contact information is for the SQF International Conference only. For general questions about the SQF program, please call the main number 202 220 0635 or email info@sqfi.com

General Conference Questions/Program/Sponsorships
Amanda Bond-Thorley, CMP
202.220.0606
abondthorley@fmi.org

Registration
Debbie Stewart
202.220.0828
dstewart@fmi.org

Housing and Logistics
Ben Quigley, CMP
202.220.0716
bquigley@fmi.org

Training
Henok Alemayo
202.220.0714
halemayo@sqfi.com