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10 Jul 2013


11 Jul 2013


Moscow, Russian Federation

Due to the formation of the Belarus-Kazakhstan-Russia Customs Union and Russia’s joining the WTO market borders keep expanding, which brings significant changes in the legal framework and makes competitive environment tougher. These are new risks for the food industry players. At the same time, supply chains are growing longer and new technologies emerge in the market. As a result, nowadays food safety and quality are more critical for the food chain than ever before. Moreover, today businesses face the necessity of taking into account a number of risks related to environmental protection, occupational health and safety, social responsibility that had not been considered earlier.

The dilemma whether the new risks are threats or business development opportunities for organizations as well as the ways to manage them effectively will be in the focus of the Fifth SGS Food Forum “New risks in the food supply chain: threats or business opportunities?” to take place on 10-12 July 2013 in Moscow.

The Forum will traditionally gather representatives of governmental authorities, farmers and manufacturers, suppliers of ingredients and packaging, logistics companies, retailers and wholesalers as well as HoReCa players.

The Forum’s taget audience includes general and executive directors, business owners, managers and specialists engaged in quality/food safety/integrated management systems, in supplier management, in business development and in operations.

During the past five years the Forum acquired the status of the most significant discussion platform focusing on quality and sustainability in the food industry and became the annual meeting space for food market leaders from Russia and ex-Soviet countries. In 2012, the SGS Food Forum gathered over 170 food industry professionals from Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Lithuania, Germany, Netherlands. 97% of the 2012 Forum’s delegates highlighted that the event was beneficial for their organization.

The Fifth SGS Food Forum implies:

  • Discussion of the key challenges faced by the industry
  • Covering of the whole food chain
  • Trends, approaches and best practices to develop business
  • Useful contacts and experience swap

The Forum 2013 will be structured around the following sessions:

  1. Technical regulation in the food industry after the 1 July 2013
  2. International food safety requirements and standards – the global context
  3. Sustainability: from safety to responsibility. Managing social and HSE risks
  4. Best practices and technologies in quality and food safety managementт: from field to fork. Contribution of each supply chain member to the common cause
  5. Management systems: pitfalls and effectiveness. Risk management and ISO 31000. Managing changes in an organization
  6. SGS master-class on the topic “New food safety risks: are we ready to the uncertainty? Global market findings”
  7. Round table discussion on the topic “Quality from the point of view of a top-manager. Integration of quality and safety management function within the corporate management system of an organization”

The Forum’s mission is to contribute to the establishment of a civilized food market in Russia and the CIS focused on quality and sustainability.

Ministry for Economic Development of Russia, Rosstandart, Eurasian Economic Commission, Russian Union of Industrialists and Enterpreneurs, Rosporebnadzor, Rosselkhoznadzor, ECR-Russia, Organisational Committee “Sochi 2014”, Union of Consumer Market Players, Foundation for Food Safety Certification, Forestry Stewardship Council, Government of Moscow, Х5 Retail Group, Metro Cash and Carry, real,-Hypermarket, Tander, Lenta, Auchan Russia, Аzbuka Vkusa, Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia, Multon, Ehrmann, Vimm-Bill-Dann, Valio, Karat, Savushkin Product, RostAgroExport, Russkiy Product, Dirol Cadbury, Belaya Dacha Trading, Khlebprom, Lyubimiy Kray, United Bakers, Nestle, May, Paulig Rus, Romkor, Remit, Uralbroyler, Prioskolye, Russkoe More, Мeridian, Santa-Bremor, AGAMA, Unilever-Rus, EFKO, Yug Rusi, Solnechnye producty, Cargill, Bunge CIS, PRODO Management, Russkoe pole, Bonduelle-Kuban, PRODIMEX-Holding, Moscow-Efes Brewery, KiN Distillery, Baltika, Carlsberg Kazakhstan, Russkiy Standart Vodka, Moscow Brewery, SABMiller Rus, Мacdonalds, Chaynaya Lozhka, ACCOR Russia and CIS, Starbucks Coffee, Burger King, Тetra Pak, Doehler NF&BI, Atlantis Pak, AGRANA Fruit, Smurfit Kappa St. Petersburg, FM Logistic, …and many more

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