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Who, What, & Where? | Education | Community

Who, What, & Where?

WHAT is the Food Safety Summit?

The Food Safety Summit is a solution-based conference and expo designed to meet the educational and informational needs of the entire food industry. The Summit provides a three-day comprehensive educational program to learn from subject matter experts and trainers, exchange ideas, and find solutions to your current food safety challenges. The Summit has an expansive Exhibit Hall packed with progressive solution providers and exclusive networking events to help you make meaningful industry connections.

WHO Attends The Food Safety Summit?  

The Food Safety Summit draws leaders and key stakeholders from government, regulatory, and academic communities, as well as growers, processors, retailers, distributors, foodservice providers, testing laboratories, importing/exporting companies, law firms, and other food safety professionals.

WHY attend the Food Safety Summit?  

  • Find Proactive Solutions – Interactive educational sessions and hands-on workshops will offer new resources, tools, and strategies that can be implemented immediately.
  • Get Certified – Specialized training and certification courses including HACCP.
  • Overcome Your Challenges – Meet with the industry's premier food safety solution providers demonstrating the latest tools and products that can help your business.
  • Network & Gain Leads – Interact with thousands of food safety professionals representing the entire supply chain during sessions, workshops, as well as on the show floor and during two networking receptions.
  • Extend Your Credentials – Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

Education

The Food Safety Summit brings in the best of the best to give interactive and thoughtful content, designed to drive the industry forward.

Certificate/Certification Courses

Attendees come from all over to obtain vital certifications and enhance their time at the Summit.

Past Courses Include
  • Food Fraud Prevention Workshop and Certificate Course
  • Active Managerial Control for Leaders
  • Preventive Controls for Human Food Version 2.0 - Pilot Participant Course
  • Certified Professional - Food Safety (CP-FS) Credential Review Course

Workshops

These longer sessions allow time to dive deep into subjects and encourage collaborative solution development.

Past Workshops Include
  • Traceability — Best Practice Sharing
  • Advancing Food Safety Business Leaders to Drive Results for Maximum Impact

Sessions

With 21 sessions to choose from, attendees found diverse and timely information to engage in.

Past Sessions Include
  • Root Cause Analysis: Putting it to Work for You
  • HACCP for Safe Food: Not Just the Certificate
  • State Laws, Regulations and Their Impact on Food Production, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Retail
  • New Era, Old Problems: The Emerging and Re-Emerging Pathogens

Keynote

Thought leaders and industry experts are invited to educate and inspire attendees with dynamic presentations.

Past Keynote

Being Right is Not Enough: Leading Food Safety in a Corporate and Global Environment
Mary Weaver Gertz, Chief Food Safety and Quality Assurance Officer, YUM! Brands

Community

Stay connected to peers and leaders. The Food Safety Summit is where the culture of the industry is cultivated and spread. The Community Hub and Community Lounge in the Exhibit Hall are designed to provide attendees with a richer experience beyond the typical trade show.

Exhibit Hall

Meet solutions providers and test the latest equipment. You’re sure to find the missing piece that can take your organization to the next level.

Community Hub

A gathering space in the center of the Exhibit Hall to network, learn, and share ideas.

Podcast Theater

Listen LIVE to interviews with top regulatory officials, industry leaders, and academic experts.

Tech Tents

These dedicated areas focus on software and technology to solve critical issues facing organizations.


A roundtable discussion at Food Safety Summit

Solutions Stage Presentations

These presentations highlight a specific challenge with a focus on available processes and products listeners can access to solve them.

Food Safety Summit Gives Back Networking Reception

2025 Partner: Stop Foodborne Illness
Every year the Summit partners with an organization to support their mission. This gala- style reception gives attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors the chance to donate and celebrate in support.

Town Hall

Real-Time Conversation with FDA, CDC, USDA, and AFDO including Q&A. The Food Safety community gathers in this discussion-style presentation.

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