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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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Our food, beverage & hospitality thought leaders

  • Vincent Doumeizel

    Vincent Doumeizel

    Vincent Doumeizel

    Our voice on the Food and Beverage Sector

    Biography

    Vincent Doumeizel is Vice President for Food, Beverage & Sustainability at Lloyd's Register.  Following a degree in economics, Vincent worked for the French government in Africa on a number of agriculture projects. He actively supports the charitable objectives of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, notably through the identification & funding of innovative projects to mitigate food insecurity as well as through participation to Advisory Boards in various food universities research projects across Europe.

    There are many challenges facing the food supply chain and LR is investing in many new technologies to support our food sector clients around the world.

    Vincent Doumeizel

    Our Voice on the Food and Beverage Sector

  • Duane Wood

    Duane Wood

    Duane Wood

    Marketing Director, Management Systems & Inspection Services

    Biography

    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

    Biography

    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

    Biography

    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

    Biography

    Stuart has worked in the retail and hospitality sector for over 20 years, protecting brands through the development and implementation of assurance services, from safety management systems to audit programmes, training solutions and strategic customised assurance solutions.

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

    We recognise our clients’ brand is more than just a logo, it’s the heart of their business and its integrity is what drives growth in today’s increasingly aware marketplace.

    Stuart Kelly

    Our Voice on the Retail and Hospitality Sector

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