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December 8-12, 2014Cape Town, South Africa

Register for a global conference on food safety to explore with experts ways to ensure safe food in emerging markets around the world.

The Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP) 3rd Annual Conference represents an opportunity to network with food safety peers while contributing to food safety capacity building strategies for emerging markets around the world.

The conference will take stock of the past year's activities, overview plans for the coming year, and exchange views on priority emerging issues.  Key topics will include:

  • China food safety capacity building and cross-sector collaboration
  • Innovative capacity building needs assessments with Zambia
  • Good aquaculture practices experience in Malaysia
  • Traceability
  • Progress reports and next steps for laboratory capacity development, chemical risk assessment, higher education food safety curricula, on-farm dairy food safety, and other topics
  • Information sharing with related global and regional food safety programs

Conference speakers and participants will include a wide range of stakeholders, from senior government officials to private sector leaders, food safety experts, academics, and representatives of international organizations such as WHO, FAO, OIE, UNIDO, and WTO.  Many GFSP partner organizations are expected to present, along with senior representatives of the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

The conference is free to attend. Attendants will need to pay for travel, accommodation, visas and transportation.

Last Updated: Dec 08, 2014

Global Food Safety Partnership -- 3rd Annual Conference

8-12 December 2014 | Cape Town International Convention Center (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa*

Overview

Monday 8 December                         Information sharing sessions (all)

Bilateral meetings (room coordination by GFSP Secretariat upon request)

Tuesday 9 December                         Information sharing sessions (all)

Bilateral meetings (room coordination by GFSP Secretariat upon request)

Wednesday 10 December                 Working Group meetings

Evening                                   Welcome Reception (all)

Donor Advisory Council Meeting/Dinner (by invitation)

Thursday 11 December                     GFSP Roundtable Meeting

Evening                                   Food Safety Regional Leadership Dinner Dialogue

Reception and Dinner hosted by Waters Corporation, in partnership with the World Bank and UNIDO

Friday 12 December                          GFSP Roundtable Meeting (morning)

Afternoon                              Combined Leadership Group and Coordination Committee meeting

Saturday 13 December                     Departures

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Monday, 8 December

Information Sharing Sessions on GFSP and Related Activities

08:00

Arrivals, Registration

Plenary Room # MR1.40

09:00 – 11:00

Parallel sessions

·         Good Aquaculture Practices (GAqP):  GFSP experience in Malaysia + plans for APEC Train-the-Trainers in Viet Nam (Steve Otwell, Global Aquaculture Alliance/Responsible Aquaculture Foundation)


Conference Room # MR1.61 & MR1.62

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfsp2014-gaqp/

·         Global G.A.P:  Overview + Experience in So. Africa (Thomas Fenimore, Dr. Elmé Coetzer-Boersma, Global G.A.P)

Conference Room # MR1.63 & MR1.64

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfsp2014-globalgap/


·         On-Farm Dairy Workshop Findings and Recommendations (Brian Milton, GFSP)

Conference Room # MR1.40

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfsp2014-dairy/


11:00 – 11:30

Coffee/tea break


11:30 – 13:00

Parallel sessions


·         Global Food Traceability: What’s Next (Will Fisher, Institute of Food Technologists)


Conference Room # MR1.40

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfsp2014-traceability/

·         KLSWG Information Sharing Framework:  Introduction and Demonstration (Bill Krueger)


Conference Room #

MR1.61 & MR1.62

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfsp2014-klswgdemo/

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

Venue # MR2.40

  14:00 – 17:30


(Tea/Coffee break at 15:30)

Food safety capacity building in China (Moderator:  Francois Le Gall, World Bank)

Including presentations and discussion on a Draft Comprehensive Food Safety Capacity Building Action Plan and Results of Mapping Exercise

·           World Bank Group/GFSP

·           Industry (GMA, FIA, GFSI, Nestle, Mars, Waters, Unilever, USP)

·           Bilateral cooperation (Canada, US, Netherlands , others)

·           International Organizations (FAO, WHO, OIE, UNIDO, STDF)

·           Academia (IUFoST, Massey Univ., Wageningen, JIFSAN)

·           China representatives

Plenary Room # MR1.40

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfsp2014-china/

Tuesday, 9 December

Information Sharing and Working Sessions

08:00

Arrivals, Registration

Plenary Room # MR1.40

09:00 – 11:00

Parallel sessions


·         GFSP approach to integrated Capacity Building Need Assessment:  Zambia case study (Maputa Kamulete, Zambia - Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock; Renata Clarke, FAO; and Artavazd Hakobyan, GFSP)



Conference Room # MR1.40

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfsp2014-zambia/

·           Laboratory Capacity Development (Lab Expert WG co-chair(s)


Conference Room #

MR1.61 & MR1.62

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfsp2014-labcapacity/


·           Curriculum Development (Judith Meech and team, IUFoST)

Conference Room #

MR1.63 & 1.64

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfsp2014-curriculum/


11:00 – 11:30  

Coffee/tea break


11:30 – 13:00

Parallel sessions


·         ColeACP Overview (Morag Webb, ColeACP)

Conference Room #

MR1.63 & MR1.64

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfsp2014-coleacp/


·         KLSWG Information Sharing Framework:  Introduction and Demonstration (Bill Krueger)

Conference Room #

MR 1.61 and MR1.62

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfsp2014-klswgdemo/


13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

Venue # MR2.40

14:00 – 17:30

Showcase of related stakeholder programs and outcomes:  Panel discussion and presentations (Moderator:  Francois Le Gall, World Bank)


Plenary Room # MR1.40

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfsp2014-showcase/





14:00 – 16:00  

International Organizations


·           WHO (Awa Aidara-Kane, WHO)

·           FAO (Renata Clarke, FAO)

·           OIE (Brian Evans, OIE)

·           STDF (Melvin Spreij, STDF)

·           ILSI: Initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa (Lucia Anelich, ILSI)


Plenary Room # MR1.40

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfsp2014-showcase/

16:00 – 16:30  

Coffee/tea break



16:30 – 17:30  

Industry


·           UNIDO (Ali Badarneh, UNIDO)

·           GFSI (Yves Rey, Danone)

·           GMA (Leon Bruner, GMA)

·           FIA (Bev Postma, FIA)

·           IFC (Valentina Paskalova, Kateryna Onul, IFC)


Plenary Room # MR1.40

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfsp2014-showcase/


17:30 – 18:00

Discussion/Q&A


Plenary Room #MR1.40

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfsp2014-showcase/


Wednesday, 10 December

Working Group Meetings

08:00

Arrivals, registration

Plenary Room # MR1.40

08:00 – 09.00

Working Group Co-Chairs/Secretariat Breakfast Meeting



Conference Room # MR1.61


09:00 – 11:00  

Working Group Plenary (all participants)  (Moderator:  Francois Le Gall, World Bank)


·           Ensuring a focus on results: Presentation of the GFSP Results Framework by the Monitoring & Evaluation Working Group

·           Leveraging existing work by partners: Summary of GFSP results to date, 2015 Work Plan and call to action:  How will Working Groups and partners help implement the GFSP in 2015?

·           Knowledge and Learning Systems Working Group Presentation on a prototype for on-line capacity building resource sharing



Plenary Room # MR1.40

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfspseminar/


11:00 – 11:30

Coffee/tea break



11:30 – 13:00

FSTWG Expert Working Groups (EWG) Parallel Sessions:  Results from 2014 and inputs for the GFSP 2015 Work Plan (members of CWG, MEWG, KLSWG and other participants welcome to join)


Each session to be assigned small meeting or conference room


Conference Room MR1.61

·          Needs Assessment EWG (Rob Ahern, IICA)


https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfsp-needsassessment/

Conference Room MR1.62

·          Primary Production EWG (Lawrence Goodridge, McGill Univ)


https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfsp-primaryproduction/

Conference Room MR1.63

·          Laboratory EWG   (Janie Dubois, JIFSAN; Lionel Buratti, Nestle; Hans Marvin, Wageningen Univ)

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfsp-laboratorycapacity/

Conference Room MR1.64

·           Regulatory EWG (Julia Bradsher, IFPTI)


https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfsp-regulatory/

Conference Room MR2.64

·         Chemical Risk Assessment   (Manfred Luetzow)

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfspseminarii/

12:30 – 14:00  

Lunch - Media Roundtable Briefing (by invitation)     


Small Meeting Room # MR2.63

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch for Participants


Venue # MR2.40

14:00 – 15:30

Working Groups Parallel Sessions: Contributions to the GFSP 2015 Work Plan

Each session to be assigned small meeting or conference room


Conference Room # MR1.61

·           Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/mewg/

Plenary Room # MR1.40

·           Food Safety Technical Working Group and EWGs

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/fstwg/

Conference Room # MR1.63

·           Communications Working Group

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/cwg/

Conference Room # MR1.64

·         Knowledge and Learning Systems Working Group

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/klswg/


15:30 – 16:00

Coffee/tea break



16:00 – 17:00

Working Group Co-Chairs Report Out in Plenary


Plenary Room # MR1.40

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfspseminar/


17:00 – 18:00

Leadership Group, Coordination Committee and Expert Working Group Chairs Meeting (by invitation)


Conference Room # MR1.61


18:00 – 20:00

Welcome Reception (all participants)


Venue # MR2.40


20:00 – 22:00

Donor Advisory Council Dinner Meeting (by invitation)


On 19 Restaurant, Westin Hotel


Global Food Safety Partnership - Roundtable Meeting

Thursday, 11 December

Virtual participation for 11 December sessions https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfspseminar/

08:00

Arrivals, registration

Plenary Room # MR1.40

09:00

Opening plenary convenes

·         Moderator welcome

·         Screening of GFSP Video -- “Global Food Safety Partnership:

Invitation to Collaborate and Call to Action”


Plenary Room# MR1.40


09:15

Keynote Addresses


·         John A. Roome, Director, The World Bank Group

·         Ren Wang, Assistant Director General, Agricultural and Consumer Protection, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

·         Edith Vries, Director General, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), South Africa

·         Mary Lou Valdez, Associate Commissioner for International Programs, US FDA

·         Leon Bruner, Grocery Manufacturers Association


10:15

Coffee/tea break


  • Group photo of participants with keynote speakers
  • One-on-One media interviews


10:45

GFSP Results Framework and Highlights of Achievements to Date


11:15

Conference Overview, Agenda and Logistics

GFSP: Developing and Strengthening the Partnership

  • Advisory/Working Groups
  • GFSP Multi-Donor Trust Fund
  • Partnerships


12:30

Lunch


Venue # MR2.40



14:00

Client and Partner Perspectives


o  China Capacity Building Needs Assessment and Work Plan

o  Zambia Capacity Building Needs Assessment

o  Good Aquaculture Practices Capacity Building

o  Laboratory Capacity Building

o  Chemical Risk Assessment Module Development

o  Food Safety Curriculum Development

o  On-Farm Dairy Capacity Building

-       Discussion


Plenary Room# MR1.40


15:30

Coffee/tea break



16:00  

Introduction to the GFSP 2015 Work Plan


Plenary Room# MR1.40


17:00

Adjourn for the day



17:45

Buses depart CTICC to Table Bay Hotel for Dinner


CTICC Front Entrance opposite the Westin Hotel


18:00

Reception and Food Safety Regional Leadership Dinner Dialogue:   Improving Food Safety to Promote Regional Trade and Economic Growth in Africa.   Hosted by Waters Corporation in partnership with the World Bank and UNIDO


The Table Bay Hotel

22:00

Buses return dinner participants to CTICC and hotels



Global Food Safety Partnership - Roundtable Meeting

Friday, 12 December

Virtual participation for 12 December sessions

https://connect.massey.ac.nz/gfspseminar/

08:00

Arrivals, registration

Plenary Room # MR1.40


09:00

South African and COMESA Perspectives


·         Ms Unati Speirs, Chief Director, Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa

·         Martha Biynimya, COMESA


Plenary Room # MR1.40

09:30  

GFSP 2015 Work Plan: Discussion


Plenary Room # MR1.40

10:30

Coffee/tea break



11:00

GFSP 2015 Work Plan: Mapping the Resources


Plenary Room # MR1.40

11:30


GFSP in 2015: Call to Action: Implementing the 2015 Plan


·         Working Group Co-Chairs 

·         Open Forum involving International and Regional Organizations, Industry, Governments, Academia, Non-profits


Plenary Room # MR1.40

12:30

Closing Session


·         Formulation of 3rd Annual GFSP Conference Outcomes Statement

·         Handover of 2014 Co-Chairs to 2015 Co-Chairs

·         Date and location of 2015 Annual GFSP Conference

·         Closing Remarks


Plenary Room # MR1.40

13:00

Lunch


Venue # MR2.40

Afternoon

Free time/Departures


14:00


Wrap-up meeting:  WG Co-Chairs, Donors, International Organizations, Leadership Group, Secretariat


Plenary Room # MR1.40

15:30

Coffee/tea break



16:00


Continuation of Wrap-up meeting

Plenary Room # MR1.40


17:00

Adjourn



*Unless otherwise stated

Date and Venue
  • When: December 8–12, 2014
  • Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre (ICC), 1 Lower Long St, Cape Town 8000, South Africa