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9:30 am

9:30 am

NETWORKING

Enter Networking Lounge, Connect with your Industry Colleagues

  • Start your day off right and make connections with industry leadership
  • Join “drop-in” roundtables discussing current issues
  • Schedule 1-2-1 video meetings with peers
  • Gather essential content and get exclusive offers at virtual exhibit booths

10:00 am

10:00 am

WELCOME FROM YOUR HOST

Plan your day to maximize your learning and takeaways. This will help ensure that you don’t miss any of the key highlights of the event.

10:05 am

10:05 am

OPENING FIRESIDE CHAT: FDA

In Conversation with the FDA: A Glimpse into a New Era of Smarter Food Safety

It is predicted that there will be more changes to food production systems in the next 10 years than there have been in the last 50. And the FDA is spearheading a lot of these changes. Discover what the future of food safety entails in order to stay in line with the FDA’s objectives. Gain valuable insight to help you:

  • Objectively assess the state of your digital transformation to enhance your food safety systems
  • Upgrade your current digital systems and forge new partnerships to ensure compliance
  • Bolster your business case to secure senior management buy-in for future improvements

Make sure your organization is proactive instead of reactive plan for the future of food safety now.

10:30 am

10:30 am

PANEL DISCUSSION: PREVENT FOODBORNE ILLNESS

Safeguard Your Reputation and Increase Efficiency Through Digital Transformation

Foodborne illnesses can cost a company millions of dollars in recalled products, cause serious damage to brand reputation and have a lasting impact on consumer trust. Ensure that you are compliant with the latest rules and regulations, learn how to optimize digital technology to eliminate human error and create efficiencies from water and energy conservation. Take away actionable insights to:

  • Determine the health of your processes across the supply chain
  • Gain senior management buy-in for urgent technological investments
  • Discover how and why a traditionally staid industry is now adopting digital transformation

Act now to prevent the next product recall and maintain consumer trust in your brand.

11:00 am

11:00 am

FIRESIDE CHAT: THE VALUE OF BLOCKCHAIN IN ENSURING FOOD SAFETY WEF WHITEPAPER

Address Food System Challenges with a Transformative Approach Rooted in Technological Investments, Partnerships and Incentives

The World Economic Forum (WEF) launched the Innovation with a Purpose initiative in 2017. It was created to support the sector’s investment in technology solutions to tackle the systemic challenges in food systems. Digest firsthand the ins and outs of the ‘Transformative Twelve’ — 12 technologies with the potential to enhance food systems. Understand why traceability provides a foundation to address many of today’s obstacles. Craft a plan to:

  • Capitalize on supply chain upgrades to improve food safety with blockchain
  • Implement blockchain to increase food & beverage production transparency for          consumers, reduce cost and maximize overall efficiency
  • Explore opportunities for your company to support global sustainability goals and help connect producers to new markets

Position yourself as a key player in the rapidly transforming food value chain.

11:30 am

11:30 am

CASE STUDY: WALMART

Preserve a Solid Organizational Foundation While Innovating with Technology

Walmart has embraced emerging digital technologies while not losing sight of the foundational elements of sound food safety management. Gain insight into how the retail giant is adapting to an increasingly complex global supply chain as well as changing consumer demands with an innovative mindset centred around food safety. Integrate learnings from a world-class innovator to:

  • Ensure your food safety systems are modernized for future crises
  • Energize your employees to take part in an innovation-driven company
  • Establish your organization’s reputation as a global industry leader

Learn from an industry pioneer who refuses to stand still.  

 

12:00 pm

12:00 pm

FIRESIDE CHAT: BLOCKCHAIN STRATEGY

Achieve Full Transparency and Increased ROI with Blockchain

As any good marketer knows, consumers are willing to pay extra for more value rather than settle for a lower price. Research indicates that consumers may be willing to pay 2-10% more for products when a company provides greater supply chain transparency. Discover how blockchain can help you increase transparency across the supply chain so you can capitalize on this additional ROI. Develop a strategy to:

  • Determine future technology planning
  • Reassess your technological requirements post-COVID
  • Understand if/how incorporating blockchain in your supply chain will help your organization meet the FDA’s evolving standards

Leverage blockchain to satisfy today’s customer expectations and reap additional ROI.

12:30 pm

12:30 pm

NETWORKING

BUILD RELATIONSHIPS, VISIT SPONSOR BOOTHS AND EXPERIENCE UNPARALLELED PEER-TO-PEER LEARNING

Expand your network and engage in specialized learning with your peers. Take advantage of our intuitive platform to deepen your knowledge and connect with industry leaders:

  • Visit sponsor booths and view live demos
  • Join “drop-in” roundtable chats in the networking lounge
  • Engage in 1:1 video conversation with peers or vendors

1:00 pm

1:00 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: THE IMPORTANCE OF SOFTWARE

Think Outside the Box to Ensure Both Product and Customer Safety

The pandemic has placed an even greater emphasis on accurate demand planning. This has forced companies to shift the way they manufacture product while still trying to remain profitable. Embrace the latest technological innovations to digitally transform your supply chain management for increased safety flexibility. Gain insights from early adopters of technology on:

  • Implementing strategies to achieve success in a post-pandemic market
  • The role of software in adapting to industry changes
  • Applying AI to ensure food and beverage safety andsupport social distancing practices

Discover how a smart investment can deliver a big payoff for your organization.

1:30 pm

1:30 pm

IN CONVERSATION WITH: BIG DATA

Vertical Farming: Examining the Role Big Data Plays in Keeping our Produce Safe

Even before COVID-19, there were multiple factors shaping the indoor agriculture marketplace. Agriculture is safer today because of technological innovation and understanding. This session will detail how to successfully leverage big data and it will enable you to:

  • Utilize big data to increase the safety and quality of produce
  • Provide uncontaminated, safe and consistent produce all year round while increasing yields and environmental benefits
  • Fix the cracks in our global food supply chain and delivery logistics to help optimize the quality and quantity of food that is available to all

2:00 pm

2:00 pm

INDUSTRY EXPERT: TELUS AGRICULTURE

Case Study: Driving improved sustainability and quality through innovative cold chain technology

Tracking the quality of shipments has been a challenge with poor infrastructure and lack of supply chain visibility and transparency. Investigate how game-changing cold chain technology has helped transform an Australian supermarket’s supply chain journey from field to store by reducing temperature fluctuation, shrinkage and food waste.
●      Capitalize on innovative cold chain solution technology and provide better real-time insights for your organization
●      Assess how your supply chain and logistics processes can benefit from technology to cut food waste and reduce costs
●      Evaluate how your quality management and supplier management technologies can work together to drive better efficiencies and food safety
●      Delve into the future potential to link pre and post-cold chain information

2:30 pm

2:30 pm

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: CONSUMER TRENDS

Exploit the Relationship Between Consumer Concerns and Food Safety Trends to Gain Competitive Advantage

Will robots handle all of our future deliveries? Who – or what – is flipping the burger you just ordered? Optimize your food safety systems based on recent advances in mapping consumer trends. Improve your understanding of how technology is developing to specifically address customer concerns and spark creative thinking. Benchmark best practices to:

  • Enhance and prioritize innovative thinking across the supply chain
  • Acknowledge the correlation between consumer trends and food & beverage safety
  • Navigate organizational roadblocks when adopting this approach to innovation

Uncover how consumer feedback can help you overcome food safety challenges.

3:00 pm

3:00 pm

INDUSTRY EXPERT: AI

Embrace an AI Makeover to Boost Transparency in the Food & Beverage Supply Chain

The era of electromechanical automation designed to scale up the physical production process has passed. The focus has now shifted to data-driven decision making to ensure optimal performance, food quality and safety. Get ready to add AI to your transparency toolkit! Benefit from sharing real-time data with customers and suppliers to easily answer questions surrounding:

  • Regulatory integration and compliance tracking
  • Automation of supplier data into existing ERP, WMS and CMS systems
  • Scorecarding of suppliers and distributors based on their data quality and responsiveness

Exude confidence when discussing AI solutions with your senior management.

3:30 pm

3:30 pm

FIRESIDE CHAT: REAL-TIME MONITORING & VIRTUAL AUDITS

What is the Smartest Investment You’ve Made to Mitigate Risk of Foodborne Illness and Maximize ROI?

Discussions about virtual auditing have taken on a new life since the beginning of the pandemic and they’ve left the industry wondering: Are remote audits the new normal? Gain insights into the expectations and requirements involved in remote audits. Explore the overlooked challenges that could affect your products and food safety management system(s). Leverage advice from a diverse group of industry experts to help you:

  • Navigate a virtual food safety audit: A real perspective from management
  • Identify overlooked safety challenges in the food industry today
  • Take note of which remote audits are industry recognized

Reveal newfound opportunities for improvement that you may be missing.

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

Tech Together:

How Emerging Technologies Can Safeguard the Food Supply Chain

Do you know how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, drones and internet of things protect our food supply? Evaluate which new technology is best for your organization from the experts who have been there. Experience via video:
  • The benefits of each technology
  • How they work together
  • How they can be used to identify supply chain issues and prevent contamination.
Don’t miss this fascinating ‘show and tell’ that one day can work for your organization!

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

CASE STUDY: DATA IS EVERYTHING

Build a Trustworthy Reputation and Increase Your Bottom Line with Data

Since the turn of the millennium, consumers have slowly but surely become pickier about the products they consume. The safety and quality of what we put in our bodies remains paramount to a company’s reputation and bottom line. Evaluate your opportunities within these new wave approaches:

  • Data is the new currency
  • Health is wealth
  • There is a right way and a wrong way to dissect previous purchase habits

 

5:00 pm

5:00 pm

CLOSING REMARKS FROM YOUR HOST

Review key takeaways and solutions from today’s sessions.

5:05 pm

5:05 pm

NETWORKING

Virtual Happy Hour!

  • Get to know fellow delegates in “drop-in” virtual roundtable chats
  • Engage in 1:1 video conversations with peers or vendors
  • Connect with other delegates based on similar interests and business objectives using our “recommend matches” tool

5:30 pm

5:30 pm

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