Smithers Pira's unique Global Food Contact conference took place in Rome, Italy from 15-17 May 2017.
The Global Food Contact 2017 event consisted of an expert led pre-conference workshop, and two days of vital updates on food contact legislation across the globe.
Workshop leaders: Dr. Alistair Irvine, Food Contact Compliance of Smithers Pira, UK and Mr. Eric Greenberg, Principal Attorney, Eric F. Greenberg P.C., USA
Product Stewardship for Food Contact Materials Best Practices & Special Issues in the EU and US
This workshop will be a lively and timely exploration of what you need to be thinking about as a food contact professional who must contend with EU or US requirements. Eric Greenberg and Alistair Irvine will examine a range of current topics that will help sharpen your practices and keep you alert for future developments.
There will also be plenty of time for discussion, so please bring along any hot topics you would like to discuss.
Eric F. Greenberg | Principal Attorney of Eric F. Greenberg P.C.
More information to follow...
Dr. Alistair Irvine | Business Manager UK Food Contact Compliance of Smithers Pira
Lionel Spack, Ph.D | Manager for Packaging Chemical Safety of Nestlé
Dr. Sebastian Gierisch | Product Safety hubergroup Europe of hubergroup Deutschland
Miguel Angel Prieto Arranz | FCA – Secretary General of CEFIC-FCA (“Food Contact Additives” Sector Group of Cefic), Belgium
Peter Oldring | Regulatory Affairs Manager (Europe) of The Valspar (UK) Corporation
• Review of relevant legislation for coatings - national and EU
• What legislation do I use for my letters of compliance?
• How to write letters of compliance
Dr. Martin Klatt | Head of Product Stewardship,Regional Business Unit Dispersions & Resins Europe of BASF, Germany
Professor Alejandro Ariosti | Materials for Sanitary Applications - Technical Assistance of National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) - Plastics Centre, Argentina
Marina Vivas | Scientific Evaluator, Health Products and Food Branch of Health Canada, Canada
Topics to be confirmed...
Kevin Kenny, Chief Operating Officer, Decernis, USA
Join us after the Decernis User meeting to the walking tour of Rome
Walking Tour of Rome
6:00pm Delegates meet in the hotel lobby
Coach departure: 6:10pm sharp from the front of the hotel reception and drops off at the Colosseum.
Walking route will cover approx. 3.5km and points of interest include (sights to be confirmed):
Il Colosseo (Colosseum)
Arco di Costantino (Arch of Constantine)
Foro romano (Roman Forum)
Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain)
The tour ends at approximately 8:30pm at the Piazza Navona where attendees have 2 hours of free time to eat, drink and be merry before returning to the hotel. Kindly note that this is at individual expense. The guides have offered to recommend a few places for dinner so do please ask your guide for any further information. Guides will also point out the collection point for the return coach.
Return coach collection: 10:30pm from Lungotevere Marzio – this is a short walk from the Piazza Navona so please ensure you leave enough time to meet the return coach. Please note there is one return coach (50 seats) booked on a first come first serve basis.
Back to the hotel for: 11:00pm
Monika Rawat | Head Regulatory Affairs of The Kraft Heinz Company, India
Ningjia Zheng | Toxicology & Regulatory Compliance, Product Safety Group of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, USA
Kevin Kenny | Chief Operating Officer of Decernis
Xiaolu Wang | Regulatory Research Analyst - Asia Pacific of 3E, USA
Jim Huang | Director, Food Contact Materials Safety | Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs of The Coca Cola Company, USA
Eugenio Cavallini | Technical Manager of CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries), Belgium
Dr. Silvio Bassi | Regulatory, Quality & Compliance Manager, COIM S.p.A. , Italy / Member of the Paper & Packaging Technical Working Group of FEICA (The Association of the European Adhesive & Sealant Industry), Belgium
Grant Kenion | Scientific Fellow of Henkel Corporation, USA