The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a worldwide project to advance food safety and improve consumer trust, is holding its annual conference in Tokyo, Japan, on March 5-8, 2018, bringing representatives of the world’s biggest food companies together to discuss industry challenges. The theme for 2018 is “safe food for consumers everywhere.” The event will take a stronger implementation approach, aiming to provide practical insights for attendees.
Speakers will include the CEOs of AEON, Costco, McDonald’s Japan, DeVries Global, and the U.K. Food Safety Agency. The event promises to offer a diverse range of perspectives on the most pressing food safety issues. Topics on the agenda include shifting food trends, millennial consumption patterns, artisan foods, supply chain management, and Japanese food culture. The annual GFSI conference aims to generate awareness of food safety and encourage innovation, while enabling attendees to network with the most important figures in the fast-moving consumer goods sector.
Consumer trust has never been more important, which is why food safety is now top of the agenda for consumer goods giants. Scandals over food quality can pose serious reputational risks to brands and result in consumers looking elsewhere for their goods. Since 2000, the GFSI has focused on fostering industry collaboration, driving change through strategic initiatives involving representatives from across the food industry, providing expert consultancy, and encouraging industry excellence through its benchmarking requirements.
“We’re looking forward to holding the GFSI conference in Tokyo; a global city renowned for its booming food industry and fine cuisine,” says Veronique Discours-Buhot, GFSI director at The Consumer Goods Forum. “The event provides us with the opportunity to engage with business leaders about the importance of food safety and delivering safe food for consumers everywhere. We’re looking forward to hearing about the most innovative initiatives and our members’ perceptions of what the future holds.”
For more event info, go to http://www.tcgffoodsafety.com/.