ROSEMONT, Ill. — BNP Media announced today that the 2020 Food Safety Summit will be a virtual experience instead of an in-person event. The Summit team is working closely with the Educational Advisory Board to offer an in-depth conference program offering real world business solutions for today and planning for tomorrow. The virtual Summit will feature the world's leading authorities examining the most up-to-date innovations in the food industry. The education program, access to participating exhibitors, and networking opportunities will be live online from Monday, October 19 - Thursday, October 22. To register to attend visit www.foodsafetysummit.com.
"Given the continued uncertainty around travel and the importance of health and safety for the entire food safety community, the difficult decision has been made to transition the upcoming in-person Food Safety Summit event in Rosemont, IL to a fully virtual event October 19 - 22, 2020," said Scott Wolters, Chief Events Officer, BNP Media, producers of the Summit. "We have refocused our efforts on our newly launched virtual platform, providing an opportunity for food safety professionals to have access to world class education, expert insights, valuable content, networking, appointment making and the newest food safety solutions in the industry."
The Summit will start on Monday, October 19 with an opening session on COVID-19: The New Normal for the Food Industry and will offer four days of educational sessions along with presentations from exhibitors in the Solutions Stage and Tech Tent as well as networking with attendees.
The education program will offer four 2-hour workshops and 21 one hour sessions as well as a four general sessions including the Keynote presentation by Will Daniels, President, Produce Division, IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group who will discuss Back to Basics: Consumer Focused Food Safety. In addition, the Summits annual Town Hall discussion with leaders from the FDA, AFDO, CDC and USDA and a general session focused on Foodborne Illness Outbreak Mock Criminal Trial - A View from the Jury Box featuring Shawn Stevens, Food Industry Counsel LLC, will be offered.