2012 SQF International Conference

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Stay Tuned! Our 2013 SQF Conference website will be launched in mid to late March. We hope to see you in Louisville, Kentucky, November 5-7, 2013!

The Safe Quality Food International Conference is your opportunity to enhance your food safety and food quality assurance programs. This 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. You will not want to miss this valuable opportunity to take away the knowledge and experience that will elevate your program to new heights.

Designed for current and prospective SQF users, the SQF International Conference includes “Ask the Experts” sessions and includes many professional development opportunities.

Attendees may also be interested in the FMI Retail Food Safety Forum taking place in the same location prior to the SQF Conference. Register for the SQF Conference and receive a 50% discount on the registration fee for the Forum!


  •     Collaboration with industry peers on to solve tough challenges
  •     Actionable NEW solutions for immediate program improvements
  •     Critical updates on food safety certification issues
  •     Connect with potential partners who can help implement or enhance your program
  •     Professional development opportunities
  •     "Ask The Expert" sessions with valuable tips and advice


  •     Professionals at all levels of the supply chain and from companies of all sizes
  •     Individuals from companies who wish to enhance their current program
  •     Representatives developing or beginning to implement a food safety program
  •     Auditors and consultants


The dress code for all events during the conference is business casual.


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.  Help recognize the achievements of these outstanding individuals or companies by nominating them for this prestigious award.

Nomination submissions no longer accepted after Monday, October 1st, US.

Award Categories

  • SQFI Certification Body of the Year
  • SQFI Training Center of the Year
  • SQFI Manufacturer of the Year (gross sales more than 5 million annually)
  • SQFI Outstanding Achievement Award

Award finalists will be notified via email in October.

Click here to see what achieving this award meant to one of last year's winners


SQF appreciates the generosity of the vendor community in providing sponsorship dollars to fund the educational and networking events at the 2012 SQF International Conference. Please show your appreciation for their support by joining us on Tuesday, November 6 and Wednesday, November 7 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Hall of Mirror for a cocktail reception with our vendor partners. 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.  On November 6th we’ll celebrate election night with drink specials,  live broadcasts of the election results and a special opportunity to have your picture taken with the candidates in the Oval Office! FREE to call conference attendees.


Join fellow food safety professionals in a peer-driven informal discussion about today’s top food safety topics. This one-hour 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 the list of topics, facilitators and discussion questions


This is your opportunity to meet face-to-face with SQF experts who can answer your questions on SQF implementation and food safety challenges and provide you with actionable ideas that will positively impact your food safety programs and policies. Appointments are available on Wednesday and Thursday with select food safety solution suppliers and are complimentary to all attendees.

Participating Companies

  • TÜV America
  • SGS
  • Food Safety and Quality Systems
  • Safe Quality Food Institute (Reliance)


PLEASE NOTE: The following contact information is for the SQF 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

Debbie Stewart

Housing and Logistics
Ben Quigley