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Global Food Contact

23 - 24 May 2023
Prague, Czech Republic

Global Food Contact 2023!

Global Food Contact 2023 returns as an in-person conference on the 23 & 24 May in Prague, Czech Republic. Bringing together the entire food contact supply chain; as the only food contact forum that covers all the latest food contact regulations and legislations on a global scale and will provide a meeting place for everyone involved in the food contact supply chain.

Global Food Contact is the must-attend event for anyone involved within the food contact materials supply chain! Industry leaders and legislators from across the entire food contact supply chain gather to explore and exchange information regarding global food contact developments and initiatives, and forecast the future industry landscape.

Call for Papers Deadline: Friday 3rd February 2023

We're recruiting for Global Food Contact experts to present at the event in May. If you have something to share on any of the below topics or on something you think will be of interest to this audience, we want to hear from you!

  • Regulatory Case Studies in Emerging Markets
  • Food Contact Materials & Consumer Safety
  • International Compliance
  • Innovations in Recycling, Sustainability and Composting
  • Supply Chain Dynamics, Challenges & Perspectives
  • New and/or Updated Food Contact Regulations
  • Technological Advancements & Applications
  • Food Safety in E-Commerce, Delivery and Beyond
Plus, we are excited to hear any additional hot topics that you would like to have discussed at the conference!
Should you have any questions regarding your abstract submission, please contact the conference producer Amanda Crabbe

2023 Workshop!

EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability: Understand the Impact, Prepare

Sponsored by Keller and Heckman

Workshop Focus: Upcoming revision of EU chemicals legislation that will significantly change the risk assessment and marketability of raw chemicals and food contact materials, both in terms of chemical content, data requirements and sustainability criteria.
Why you should attend: The workshop will present the upcoming legislative initiatives and will put them into context, focusing on the impact. The workshop will include Q/A and brainstorming sessions on what are the main threats, how to prepare and how to efficiently defend its own interests.
Who should attend: Legal counsels and managers that are responsible for product stewardship and/or compliance.

2022 Agenda

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Welcome to Day One
Session I: North America Focus
Session II: Latin America Focus
Session III: Exploring Global Supply Chain Challenges & Lessons Learned
Welcome to Day Two
Session IV: Asia Focus
Session V: Europe and UK Focus
Session VI: The Continued Importance of Food Safety
Session VII: Innovations in Sustainability and Recyclability

2023 Sponsors and Exhibitors

Keller and Heckman LLP

Advisory Board

Miriam Maxwell - Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.

Miriam Maxwell

CFS – Research Fellow, Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs at Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
 Xiaolu Wang - 3E

Xiaolu Wang

Sr. Chemical Regulatory Compliance Consultant at 3E
Päivi Harju-Eloranta - Stora Enso Oy

Päivi Harju-Eloranta

Director, Product Safety at Stora Enso Oy
Dr Alistair Irvine - Smithers

Dr Alistair Irvine

Senior Manager, Food Contact Testing, Material Science and Engineering at Smithers