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Food Contact Conference US

2026 Dates and Location
to be Announced

Food Contact Conference US is the key event to attend if you're looking for the latest information on regulatory requirements, innovations and emerging opportunities, and market trends impacting the food contact industry.

This event brings together the entire food contact supply chain, including suppliers, manufacturers, researchers, government agencies, academics, end users, and more. Unlike other events in this sector, food contact conference US focuses on direct communication through the supply chain, breaking down barriers and leading to crucial networking and education that will push the industry forward.  The face-to-face networking offered can't be replicated from the office - form relationships that will be beneficial to you during the conference and beyond.


"It had the quality content that I have come to expect from Smithers' Food Contact Conferences " Mars Wrigley


2023 Agenda

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Registration & Exhibit Hall Open
Session I: US & EU Food Contact Regulatory Updates
Session II: A Deep Dive Into Sustainability in the Sector
Session III: The Importance of Continued Food Safety
Session IV: Recyclability: What You Need to Know
Networking Reception
Registration & Breakfast
Session V: Global Regulatory Discussions
Session VI: Materials in Focus: Packaging
Session VII: Let’s Talk About the Supply Chain

2023 Speaker and Panelists

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Cheryl Trease - Sonoco

Cheryl Trease

Sr. Manager, Product Safety/Regulatory at Sonoco
Ruud Overbeek, Ph.D. - FoodChain ID

Ruud Overbeek, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President for Corporate Development and Strategic Relationships at FoodChain ID
Andrea G. Ferrenz - Campbell Soup Company

Andrea G. Ferrenz

Food Law Counsel, Legal Department at Campbell Soup Company
Dr. Mitchell Cheeseman - Cheeseman Regulatory Consulting LLC

Dr. Mitchell Cheeseman

President and Chief Scientist at Cheeseman Regulatory Consulting LLC
Dr. Greg Curtzwiler  - IdeoPak, LLC

Dr. Greg Curtzwiler

Assistant Professor in the Polymer and Food Protection Consortium and Partner at IdeoPak, LLC
Dr. Roger Pearson - Aspen Research Corporation

Dr. Roger Pearson

President of Analytical Services at Aspen Research Corporation

2023 Sponsors

Aspen Research
Metsä Board

Advisory Board

Dr. Jason Schmidt - Danimer Scientific

Dr. Jason Schmidt

Sr. Director of Regulatory Affairs at Danimer Scientific
Ron Osborn - Mars Wrigley

Ron Osborn

Principal Scientist, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Americas R&D at Mars Wrigley
Dr. Stephen Klump - PPG Industries

Dr. Stephen Klump

Global Manager, Food Contact Regulatory Compliance, Product Stewardship at PPG Industries
Jim C. Huang - Coca-Cola

Jim C. Huang

Director, Food Contact Materials, Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs at Coca-Cola
Kevin C. Kenny - FoodChain ID

Kevin C. Kenny

Senior Advisor at FoodChain ID
Dr. Alistair Irvine - Smithers

Dr. Alistair Irvine

Principal Technical Specialist, Food Contact Testing, Material Science and Engineering at Smithers

"The presentations were interesting and informative. It was also nice to get to network with regulatory authorities, as well as professionals from other businesses " Kuraray America Inc.

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at Food Contact Conference US?

Sponsoring and exhibiting at Food Contact Conference US is a great opportunity to showcase your products and services to key players and decision makers from the industry, whilst ensuring that your name is firmly positioned at the forefront of food contact activity.