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Global Food Safety Conference 2018

Safe food for consumers everywhere.

Tokyo, 05 - 08 March   #GFSI2018

Pink blossom tree over street in Tokyo

On 5 March 2018, the Global Food Safety Initiative’s (GFSI) Global Food Safety Conference (GFSC) starts in Tokyo, Japan. The GFSC is a unique annual event bringing together over 1,000 leading food safety specialists from more than 50 countries to advance food safety globally.

Organised by the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) - of which LR is a member - the GFSC is taking place at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba and runs until Thursday 8 March.

This year's conference theme is 'Safe Food for Consumers Everywhere', a topic which will resonate strongly with the many thousands of clients we serve in the food sector. Lloyd's Register will once again be exhibiting - come and meet the team at stand 105-106.

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GFSC 2018 Insights

The latest insights from our food sector thought leaders.

Our food, beverage & hospitality thought leaders

  • Vincent Doumeizel

    Vincent Doumeizel

    Vincent Doumeizel

    Our voice on the Food and Beverage Sector


    Vincent is Vice President for Food, Beverage & Sustainability at Lloyd's Register. With more than 15 years’ experience in the industry, Vincent is a food Ambassador for the Lloyd’s Register Foundation – the charity which owns and is funded by Lloyd’s Register. He works within the sector to identify potential business partners for the Foundation to work collaboratively with on visionary projects which seek to mitigate food insecurity. He is a regular speaker about the future of the food industry at international sustainability and food events and is a member of Advisory Boards in various food universities research projects across Europe.

    We need a revolution to feed the world of tomorrow. Our generation could be remembered as the first to feed the entire population of our planet with safe and sustainable food.

    Vincent Doumeizel

    Our Voice on the Food and Beverage Sector

  • Duane Wood

    Duane Wood

    Duane Wood

    Marketing Director, Management Systems & Inspection Services


    Duane Wood has over thirty years' experience in the industry. Through shaping the Lloyd's Register brand and public profile, Wood is changing the public perception of assurance, and building new marketing capabilities underpinned with data and technology, thereby driving client engagement and overall growth. 

    Whether it's audits, training or client specific solutions, we've got the skills, global reach and sector specific experience in place to improve organisational performance.

    Duane Wood

    Marketing Director, Management Systems & Inspection Services, Lloyd's Register

  • Simon Batters

    Simon Batters

    Simon Batters

    Our voice on Technology Solutions


    Based in California, USA, Simon is an innovative leader with over 25 years International experience within the Assurance and Certification markets. Simon has held a number of senior LR leadership roles in Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America where he is currently specialising in developing Assurance solutions for Industry 4.0.

    Emerging technologies create an opportunity for LR to develop richer and more effective assurance solutions, reaching further across a more connected world.

    Simon Batters

    Our Voice on Technology Solutions

  • Tim Ahn

    Tim Ahn

    Tim Ahn

    Our voice on Food Safety


    Based in the USA, Tim is responsible for the development and implementation of food safety assessment schemes, in addition to performing FSSC 22000, ISO 9001, and 2nd party assessments. Prior to joining Lloyd’s Register, Tim worked for Mars, Incorporated for over 25 years, where he was the Director of Quality and Food Safety for the Mars Global Chocolate Business. Tim has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and is an IRCA certified Food Safety Management System auditor.

    We understand the needs of our clients and partner with them in the reduction of risk and improvement of performance.

    Tim Ahn

    Our Voice on Food Safety

  • Stuart Kelly

    Stuart Kelly

    Stuart Kelly

    Our voice on the retail and hospitality sector


    Stuart is Head of Commercial in the Customised Assurance team. He is a retail and hospitality assurance specialist with over 20 years of experience, developing and managing customised solutions for global businesses within the food sector.

    During his career, he has worked with many businesses to develop tailor-made audit programmes which use audit and compliance data to reduce food safety, operational and brand reputation risk. He is passionate about helping businesses achieve transparency and real-time visibility of their supply chains.

    Using data to drive compliance decisions is key to success. The right experts can use the right data to identify and manage risks while reducing the burden on the supply chain.

    Stuart Kelly

    Head of Commercial, Customised Assurance, Lloyd's Register


    Qualified in environmental health, his international experience across these sectors ensures best in class assurance for your organisation.

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