FIA has teamed up with the Irish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore to host a high-level reception and dinner for senior executives from the food & beverage sector in Asia to discuss the region’s food safety challenges in the global supply chain.

Taking place in Singapore on 23 October, the dinner will bring together senior actors from both the public and private sector under the theme “Food Safety and Public-Private Partnership – How can Governments and Companies work together to keep global supply chains safe?”.

The evening will commence with remarks from H.E. Ambassador Joe Hayes, Ambassador of Ireland followed by the keynote speaker Mr Juergen Voegele, Director for Agriculture and Environmental Services at the World Bank, who will describe the role of the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP) and how governments, companies and civil society can work together to address today’s food safety challenges.

Mr Voegele will then participate in a panel discussion with senior opinion leaders from both Industry and Government including Mr Mark McCormack, President, Kerry Ingredients, Asia Pacific and Mr Declan MacFadden, President, Symrise Asia Pacific. The evening will conclude with closing remarks from FIA President, Ms Umran Beba, President, PepsiCo Asia Pacific.

FIA Executive Director, Bev Postma, highlights the significance of this dinner in bringing together key opinion leaders and senior executives in the industry to discuss the broader trade issues relating to food safety challenges.

“FIA member companies place the highest importance on food safety, especially with today’s highly globalised food supply chain. Food safety and the need for harmonised food safety standards is not only integral in ensuring the sustainability of the agri-food trade, but also in making sure that people have access to safe and nutritious food at all times to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

“We are pleased to have been given the opportunity to co-host this dinner with the Irish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and to have Mr Voegele from the World Bank grace our event all the way from Washington DC. We look forward to having a robust discussion on how we can work together to strengthen capacity building for food safety across Asia” she said.

Registration to the dinner is now open. The event will take place from 6pm on 23 October, 2013 at the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore.

Event Fee:
Non-Members SGD$ 275
ICC & FIA Members SGD$ 260
Table Sponsorship* SGD$ 2,000

Further details of registration and ticket prices can be found here.


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