2021 speakers

Queen’s University Belfast

Professor Chris Elliott, Professor of Food Safety

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Caitlin Boon, Associate Commissioner for Food Policy and Response

Food Standards Agency

Julie Pierce, Director of Openness, Digital and Data

Tate & Lyle Plc

Dr. Sally-Ann Krzyzaniak, Director Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, EMEA

Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd

Stephen Batchford, Science, Technical Insights and Policy Manager


Nemanja Vukanic, Head of Technical and Quality

University of Parma

Elena Maestri, Professor

Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc

Connor Black, Direct Sourcing

European Commission

Franz Ulberth, Head of Unit, Joint Research Centre


Oliver Amdrup, Founder & CEO

Groupe Danone

Yves Rey, Corporate Quality General Manager

innocent drinks

Konstantina Karagkika, Central Technical Team Leader


Dr. Naresh Patel, Commercial Director

Royal Agricultural University

Professor Louise Manning, Professor in Agri-food and Supply Chain Security


Nick Cornwell, Head of Technical – Delicious Food

Tenet Compliance and Litigation

Arun Chauhan, Director, Tenet Compliance & Litigation/Fraud Advisory Panel

Clean Label Project

Jaclyn Bowen, Executive Director


Andy Richardson, Head of Corporate Affairs


Andrew Walker, Founder

VBites Group

Heather Mills, Owner

Allergy Action

Dr. Hazel Gowland, Expert patient, Trainer and Researcher

Barilla Central Research Laboratories

Michele Suman, Research Manager Food Chemistry & Safety

Better World Naturals

Elizabeth Bui, Strategic Marketing and Project Director

Bart Ingredients

Gideon Ashworth, Head of Food Defence

National Centre for Food Manufacturing, University of Lincoln

Wayne Martindale, Associate Professor, Food Insights and Sustainability


Saasha Celestial-One, Co-Founder & COO


Bruno Séchet, Managing Director

William Jackson Food Group

Gavin Milligan, ESG Director

2 Sisters Food Group

Kevin Barker, Group Produce SME and Integrity Lead

Pukka Herbs

Simon Mills, Herbal Strategist


Dr. Ignazio Garaguso, Regional Segment Leader LCMS, EMEAI

The SHS Group Drinks Division

Paul Isherwood, Head of Technical & Quality

European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food

Mercedes Groba, Innovation Programme Manager

Raynor Foods

Tom Æ Hollands, Innovation and Technical Director

Queens University Belfast

Ciara Sarsfield, Project Manager

Food Safety Authority of Ireland

Peter Whelan, Director of Audit and Investigations

Mile High Labs

Frederik Hendriksen, VP of International Sales

The Food Authenticity Network

Sterling Crew, Chairman of the Advisory Board

Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI)

Prof. Huub Lelieveld, President


Andrew Cannavan, Head, Food and Environmental Protection Laboratory

Queen’s University Belfast

Prof. Moira Dean, Professor in Consumer Psychology and Food Security

Imprint Analytics

Dr David Psomiadis, Head of Lab/Business Development Manager

Women In The Food Industry

Mecca Ibrahim, Co-Founder

CFC Underwriting

Natasha Catchpole, Crisis Management Practice Leader

Alliance for Natural Health International

Dr. Robert Verkerk, Executive & Scientific Director


Franck Pandiani, Global Business Manager, Food Molecular Biology

Bruker BioSpin GmbH

Thomas Spengler, Sr. Market Manager Food Feed Beverages & Head of Lean Customer Development AIC Division

Soil Association

Lee Holdstock, Senior Business & Trade Development Manager

Integworld Food Integrity Services

Phillip Shaw, Managing Director

Food Standards Agency

Reginald Bevan, National Food Crime Unit


Eurofins Alimentaire

Eric Jamin, Business Unit Manager

Ireland Craft Beverages

Shane McCarthy, Founder & Chief Executive

University of Lincoln

Steve Brewer, Network Coordinator for the EPSRC-funded Internet of Food Things Network Plus

Nestlé S.A.

Benjamin Diep, Food Safety Microbiologist

UPO A. Avogadro

Marco Arlorio, Full Professor (Food Chemistry)

Barry Callebaut Group

Melinda Edwards, Global Packaging Material and Vendor Quality Assurance Expert

Marks and Spencer

Debbie Barnes, Head of Technology - Ambient Foods & Nutrition

Mars Incorporated

Liz Colebrook, Global SRA Director Food Safety

International Dairy Federation

François Bourdichon, Chair of the Standing Committee on Microbiological Hygiene


Lord Deben, Chairman


Andrew Cannavan, Head, Food and Environmental Protection Laboratory


Laura Degallaix, Director of Environmental Sustainability


Rebeca Fernandez, Director of Food Policy, Science and R&D

McCormick & Company

Clare Menezes, Director Global Food Integrity

University of Parma

Elena Maestri, Professor