The SQF Conference provides a variety of education opportunities for SQF stakeholders and food safety professionals in the manufacturing, retail and foodservice sectors.

The education program is delivered by food safety industry experts who offer sessions targeted to both those new to SQF as well seasoned SQF users. In addition, non-industry keynote speakers provide insights on personal development and general interest.

The conference also offers an opportunity to participate in Knowledge Swaps, where participants can get ideas, swap best practices, share pain points and connect with peers in their food safety category

The 2019 Education Program is currently in development and will be published by May 31. The call for proposals is now closed.

Key

Exhibitor Exchange
Keynote/General Session
Knowledge Swaps
Learning Lab
Other Activities
Pre Conference Training Classes
Social Events

Choose a Day

Monday, November 4, 2019

8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Pre-Conference Training Classes
SQFI will offer several training classes prior to the conference. The classes require payment of an additional fee, which can be selected during the conference registration process. You may also register for the training classes without registering for the conference.  Visit the Training Classes page for more information
2:00 PM 6:00 PM
Registration
5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Ambassador Program Orientation & Reception in the Exhibitor Exchange (by invite only)
Participants of the Ambassador Program are invited to a conference orientation and networking reception on Monday, November 4 from 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm. Meet your fellow “newbies,” find out how to make the most of the conference and get a private tour of the Exhibitor Exchange before the conference starts.  

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

6:45 AM 6:00 PM
Registration
7:30 AM 9:00 AM
Welcome Breakfast in the Exhibitor Exchange
9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Opening Keynote
10:00 AM 10:30 AM
Networking Break in the Exhibitor Exchange
10:30 AM 11:15 AM
General Session
11:15 AM 12:00 PM
General Session
12:00 PM 1:30 PM
Lunch in the Exhibitor Exchange
1:30 PM 3:00 PM
Knowledge Swaps
Join in a lively discussion about the issues and challenges that impact food safety and quality professionals and SQF stakeholders. Get ideas, swap best practices, share your pain points and connect with your peers in your food safety category. In addition to food sector category-focused discussions, you’ll also be able to participate in issue-focused roundtables.
3:00 PM 3:30 PM
Networking Break in the Exhibitor Exchange
3:30 PM 4:30 PM
General Session
4:30 PM 5:00 PM
The 2019 SQFI Achievement Awards
5:00 PM 7:00 PM
Happy Hour in the Exhibitor Exchange
Join your peers for a casual networking reception in the Exhibitor Exchange. Catch up with old friends and network with potential business partners as you peruse the 50+ exhibit booths.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

6:30 AM 6:30 PM
Registration
7:00 AM 8:00 AM
Breakfast in the Exhibitor Exchange
8:00 AM 9:30 AM
SQF Town Hall and Q&A Session
9:45 AM 10:30 AM
Learning Labs
10:30 AM 11:00 AM
Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
11:00 AM 11:45 AM
Learning Labs
11:45 AM 1:15 PM
Lunch in The Exhibitor Exchange
1:15 PM 2:15 PM
Fast Facts
2:15 PM 2:45 PM
Networking Break in the Exhibitor Exchange
2:45 PM 3:30 PM
Learning Labs
3:45 PM 4:30 PM
General Session
6:30 PM 10:00 PM
A Taste of Texas at Knibbe Ranch
Grab your cowboy (or cowgirl) boots and hat and join us for a night under the stars at Knibbe Ranch, one of the few remaining Century Heritage Ranches in the State of Texas. You’ll enjoy music, dancing, entertainment, great food and a big ‘ol Texas experience that you’ll be talking about for years to come. Complimentary for SQF Conference registrants. More information coming soon !

Thursday, November 7, 2019

6:30 AM 11:00 AM
Registration
7:00 AM 8:00 AM
Breakfast in the Exhibitor Exchange
8:00 AM 9:00 AM
General Session
9:15 AM 10:00 AM
Learning Labs
10:00 AM 10:30 AM
Networking Break in the Exhibitor Exchange
10:30 AM 11:15 AM
Learning Labs
11:30 AM 12:30 PM
Closing Keynote
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