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FSI Conference 2024 Agenda

University of Lincoln, Thursday 13th June 2024

Registration & Welcome

  • 08:30  Registration opens. Hot drinks and a selection of pastries will be available, with the opportunity for networking with sponsors and other delegates.
  • 09:15  Conference welcome from Chair and Headline Sponsors.
  • Chair: Alec Kyriakides, Former Head of Product Quality, Safety & Supplier Performance, Sainsbury’s.
  • Headline Sponsors: Klipspringer, FoodClean.

Session 1: Individual Presentations

  • 09:30  Food safety: the last year.

Alec Kyriakides, Former Head of Product Quality, Safety & Supplier Performance, Sainsbury’s.

  • 09:45  Climate change and the impact on food safety.

Maddy Wilson, Director of Own Brand, Waitrose & Partners.

  • 10:00  Innovation in food safety management systems and competency.

Lalaina Randriamanantsoa, Senior Technical Manager at Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

  • 10:15  Innovation in incident prevention: Root cause analysis & industry learnings.

Rebecca Sudworth, Director of Policy at Food Standards Agency.

  • 10:30  Innovation in food safety culture.

Rob Artley, QEHS Director – UK, Arla Foods.

  • 10:45  Live Q&A Session for presenters.

Morning Break

  • 11:00  Tea, coffee, pastries and canapés. Opportunity to engage with exhibitor stands and network.

Session 2: Breaking down the detail - Food Safety Workshops

  • 11:30  Innovation in hygiene: Unpacking advances in hygienic design and allergen changeover cleaning.
  • Katie Satterthwaite, Director, Food Safety Excellence Ltd.
  • Laura Luque-Carey, Director, Food Safety Excellence Ltd.
  • Lars Turner, Director, FoodClean.


  • 11:30 The digital journey: A real-life look at how digitalisation can help enhance food safety & quality management control.
  • Mick West, Global Director, Quality Systems, Kerry.
  • Debbie Barnes, Director of Central Technical Operations, Sainsbury’s.

  • 12:30  Analytical advancements: Innovation in environmental hygiene testing
  • Gabriel Linder, Managing Director, HyServe GmbH.
  • Dr Stephan Speidel, Scientific Advisor, HyServe GmbH.


  • 12:30  Uncovering insights: A hands-on approach to Root Cause Analysis
  • John Figgins, Senior Technical Manager, BRCGS.
  • Hugh Mowat, Technical & Compliance Director at Morrisons.


  • 13:30  A buffet lunch will be available, with a further chance to network with sponsors and fellow attendees.

Session 3: Consolidating the learnings - Panel Session

  • 14:30  Panel discussion bringing together a panel of industry leaders to discuss learnings from the day’s sessions, whilst identifying ways of tackling future food safety challenges.
  • Chair: Denis Treacy, Former Chief Officer for Safety & Quality, Pladis Global.
  • Reineke van Riemsdijk, Technical Quality Manager & Sustainability Lead, Nestlé Nespresso.
  • Simon Flanagan, Research Fellow – Global Food Safety, Mondelēz International.
  • Maddy Wilson, Director of Own Brand, Waitrose & Partners.
  • Rob Artley, QEHS Director – UK, Arla Foods
  • 15:30  Summary

Close and Depart

  • 15:45