Looking Back. Facing Forward

Join us for a look at 25 years of improvement and evolution of the SQF Program. Learn directly from SQF experts on upcoming changes in Edition 9 and prepare for future opportunities and challenges in the food safety industry.

Key

Connection Zone
Explore & Engage
Keynote/General Session
Other Activities
Pre Conference Training Classes
Social Events
Swap & Share

Choose a Day

Sunday, October 25, 2020

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

Monday, October 26, 2020

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

5:00 PM 6:00 PM
The Newcomer Experience Mixer

Attending the SQF Conference for the first time? The SQF Staff and Conference Planning Committee invite all first-time conference goers to this casual mixer, where you can meet other newbies and relax with light refreshments 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

7:30 AM 9:00 AM
Eat & Meet in the Connection Zone

Join fellow food safety professionals and SQF stakeholders for breakfast and take the opportunity to peruse the 50+ exhibit booths and participate in B2B meetings with solution providers.

9:00 AM 9:15 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Leslie G. Sarasin, President and CEO, FMI – The Food Industry Association

9:15 AM 10:00 AM
Keynote
10:00 AM 10:30 PM
Keynote
10:30 AM 11:00 AM
Refresh & Recharge in the Connection Zone
11:00 AM 11:45 AM
Explore & Engage

Explore current and emerging food safety topics and get practical advice on application of the SQF Code Edition 9 in one of three concurrent education sessions. 

11:45 AM 1:15 PM
Dine and Discover in the Connection Zone

Enjoy a delicious lunch as you peruse 50+ exhibit booths, participate in B2B meetings with solution providers or visit the Solutions Corner to hear thought leaders discuss your toughest food safety challenges. 

1:15 PM 2:00 PM
Explore & Engage

Explore current and emerging food safety topics and get practical advice on application of the SQF Code Edition 9 in one of three concurrent education sessions.   

2:00 PM 2:30 PM
Refresh & Recharge in the Connection Zone
2:30 PM 4:00 PM
Codebreakers: Your Introductory Guide to Edition 9 Changes

Join the SQF Technical Team to get a primer on Edition 9 changes by Code. 

4:15 PM 5:00 PM
General Session
5:00 PM 7:00 PM
Happy Hour in the Connection Zone

Enjoy light refreshments as you peruse 50+ exhibit booths, participate in B2B meetings with solution providers or visit the Solutions Corner to hear thought leaders discuss your toughest food safety challenges.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

7:00 AM 8:00 AM
Eat & Meet in the Connection Zone

Join fellow food safety professionals and SQF stakeholders for breakfast, peruse the 50+ exhibit booths and participate in B2B meetings with solution providers.

8:00 AM 9:00 AM
Industry Issues Panel

Moderator:  
Mark Baum, Senior Vice President, Industry Relations and Chief collaboration Officer, FMI – The Food Industry Association

9:00 AM 9:30 AM
The 2020 SQFI Achievement Awards: Champions of Industry

Join us in a celebration of achievements and accomplishments of this year’s SQF Quality Achievement Awards recipients. 

9:30 AM 10:00 AM
Refresh & Recharge in the Connection Zone
10:15 AM 11:30 AM
Edition 9 Swap & Share

Join your peers to discuss what the changes in Edition 9 mean for your specific food sector category 

11:30 AM 1:00 PM
Dine & Discover in the Connection Zone

Enjoy a delicious lunch as you peruse 50+ exhibit booths, participate in B2B meetings with solution providers or visit the Solutions Corner to hear thought leaders discuss your toughest food safety challenges.

1:00 PM 1:45 PM
Explore & Engage

Explore current and emerging food safety topics and get practical advice on application of the SQF Code Edition 9 in one of three concurrent education sessions.   

2:00 PM 2:45 PM
Explore & Engage

Explore current and emerging food safety topics and get practical advice on application of the SQF Code Edition 9 in one of three concurrent education sessions. 

2:45 PM 3:15 PM
Refresh & Recharge in the Connection Zone
3:15 PM 4:00 PM
Explore & Engage

Explore current and emerging food safety topics and get practical advice on application of the SQF Code Edition 9 in one of three concurrent education sessions. 

4:15 PM 5:15 PM
Looking Back: The Poison Squad and The Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the 20th Century

At the end of nineteenth century, food was dangerous. Unchecked by government regulation, basic safety, or even labelling requirements, manufacturers put profit before the health of their customers and were knowingly selling harmful products. Discover the fascinating story of Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, who together with a gallant cast, fought against corporate greed and government corruption at the beginning of the 20th centuryleading to the passing of the landmark 1906 Food and Drug Act.  

Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize Winner and New York Times-Bestselling Author.  

6:30 PM 9:30 PM
Party Like it’s 1995!

Get jiggy with SQF as we kick it back to the 90s and party like it’s 1995. Enjoy a night of fun, music, and dancing as we celebrate 25 years of SQF.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

7:00 AM 8:30 AM
Eat and Meet in the Connection Zone

Join fellow food safety professionals and SQF stakeholders for breakfast, peruse the 50+ exhibit booths and participate in B2B meetings with solution providers.

8:30 AM 9:30 AM
General Session
9:30 AM 10:00 AM
Refresh & Recharge in the Connection Zone
10:00 AM 11:30 AM
SQFI Town Hall: Edition 9 – Your Questions Answered

A perennial favorite with SQF Conference attendees. Join SQF’s Technical Team for a fast-paced Q&A session focusing on Edition 9 changes. 

11:30 AM 12:30 PM
Closing Keynote