Cambridge ON, Canada

April 29th & 30th, 2020

Registration CAD$150


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Some discounts apply for group registrations. 

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Contact events@afisservices.com for a 10% discount if registering 5 or more participants.


Registration for this event provides:

  • Access to practical "hands-on" learning about how to efficiently and successfully run your food safety and quality assurance programs beyond mere compliance

  • Opportunity to hear and be inspired by thought leaders in the food industry;

  • Access to attend all sessions;

  • Presentations on issues that are of direct and immediate concern to the food industry, and your operation;

  • 50% discount for an electronic copy of the food Safety, Security & Quality Assurance (SSQA) Implementation Manual;

  • Lunch each day;

  • Opportunity for ongoing collaboration between interested participants and system/service/concept providers.

Planned Sessions

(subject to changes as additional technical presentations are confirmed) 


Central Theme:

"Advancing Food Safety, Security and Quality Assurance"

Themes of Keynote Speeches and Motivational Presentations:

  • Food safety and other Challenges Faced by the Food Industry;

  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance Obligations of Food Operations to Regulators, Customers and Consumers;

  • Food Industry Developments, Trends, Prospects and Opportunities.


Technical Presentations Themes:

  • Equipping Food Operations for Success

  • Strategies for Ensuring Consumer Safety & Customer Satisfaction

  • The Role of Science and Technology 


Invited Participant Representation: Food producers, processors, manufacturers, industrial and institutional customers, retailers, food service operators, restaurants, consultants, industry trainers, academia, regulatory agencies, certification bodies, industry systems providers, instrumentation, tools, services, etc.

View the Past and Present Organizations Represented 



Agenda (subject to modification)

Event Moderator:  




9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Arrival Desk

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks 

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Keynote Speech 

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Motivational Presentation

11:15 a.m.  – 11:30 a.m. Break


11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Customers'  Food Safety and Quality Expectations

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Networking and Lunch Break 

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Roundtable Discussion

Fraud Risk Assessment and Mitigation beyond "VACCP" and Global Database Search


1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Technical Presentation

The use of in-house data for compliance and  risk minimization

By Pietro Galluzzo, M.Sc., Food Scientist 

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Technical Presentation

3:00 p.m. –  3:15 p.m. Break


3:15 p.m. –  4:30 p.m. Technical Presentation

4:30 p.m. Adjourn for the day



DAY 2 Technical Presentations, demonstrations and Workshops

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Presentation/Workshop



By Neil Coole

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Technical Presentation


11:00 a.m.  – 11:30 a.m. Networking Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Presentation/Workshop

Application of the NODE strategy in Meeting Local and International Regulations

By Felix Amiri

This workshop will take you through hands-on exercises with a focus on meeting regulatory, internal and other external requirements.

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Networking and Lunch Break 

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Roundtable Discussion

 Advancing Your Professional Status as a Credible Food Safety and Quality Assurance Force:

(Including a discussion about SSQA Facilitators for new and potential facilitators)

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Technical Presentation: 

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:0p.m. Technical Presentation:

Establishing and maintaining an effective and successful food safety and quality assurance (FSQA) program without the added cost of annual re-certifications

By Felix Amiri

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks 

4:30 p.m. Workshops Close


Past Event Photos
Key Contacts:
Felix Amiri

Lead Presenter

Email: felix@afisservices.com

Tel: 1-519-261-0044

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