2020 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

Planet Organic

Renée Elliott, Founder

Groupe Danone

Yves Rey, Corporate Quality General Manager

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

Nestlé S.A.

Benjamin Diep, Food Safety Microbiologist

Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc

Connor Black, Direct Sourcing

Food Standards Agency

Julie Pierce, Director of Openness, Digital and Data

Mars Incorporated

Liz Colebrook, Global SRA Director Food Safety

Marks and Spencer

Debbie Barnes, Head of Technology - Ambient Foods & Nutrition

innocent drinks

Konstantina Karagkika, Central Technical Team Leader

Royal Agricultural University

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


Nick Cornwell, Head of Technical – Delicious Food

European Commission

Franz Ulberth, Head of Unit, Joint Research Centre

McCormick & Company

Clare Menezes, Director Global Food Integrity


Andy Richardson, Head of Corporate Affairs

Tenet Compliance and Litigation

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

University of Parma

Elena Maestri, Professor

UPO A. Avogadro

Marco Arlorio, Full Professor (Food Chemistry)


Dr. Naresh Patel, Commercial Director


Andrew Walker, Founder

VBites Group

Heather Mills, Owner

National Centre for Food Manufacturing, University of Lincoln

Wayne Martindale, Associate Professor, Food Insights and Sustainability

Better World Naturals

Elizabeth Bui, Strategic Marketing and Project Director

Moy Park

Gary McMahon, Microbiologist

Bart Ingredients

Gideon Ashworth, Head of Food Defence

William Jackson Food Group

Gavin Milligan, ESG Director

Barilla Central Research Laboratories

Michele Suman, Research Manager Food Chemistry & Safety

Barry Callebaut Group

Melinda Edwards, Global Packaging Material and Vendor Quality Assurance Expert

Clean Label Project

Jaclyn Bowen, Executive Director

The SHS Group Drinks Division

Paul Isherwood, Head of Technical & Quality

2 Sisters Food Group

Kevin Barker, Group Produce SME and Integrity Lead

Pukka Herbs

Simon Mills, Herbal Strategist


Oliver Amdrup, Founder & CEO

International Dairy Federation

François Bourdichon, Chair of the Standing Committee on Microbiological Hygiene


Lord Deben, Chairman


Saasha Celestial-One, Co-Founder & COO

Raynor Foods

Tom Æ Hollands, Innovation and Technical Director

Food Safety Authority of Ireland

Peter Whelan, Director of Audit and Investigations

Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI)

Prof. Huub Lelieveld, President


Laura Degallaix, Director of Environmental Sustainability

The Food Authenticity Network

Sterling Crew, Chairman of the Advisory Board


Andrew Cannavan, Head, Food and Environmental Protection Laboratory

Imprint Analytics

Dr David Psomiadis, Head of Lab/Business Development Manager

European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food

Mercedes Groba, Innovation Programme Manager

Women In The Food Industry

Mecca Ibrahim, Co-Founder

Bruker BioSpin GmbH

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


Franck Pandiani, Global Business Manager, Food Molecular Biology


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

Queen’s University Belfast

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

Soil Association

Lee Holdstock, Senior Business & Trade Development Manager

Mile High Labs

Frederik Hendriksen, VP of International Sales

Wesnes Coginition

Keith Wesnes, Professor

Queens University Belfast

Ciara Sarsfield, Project Manager

Allergy Action

Dr. Hazel Gowland, Expert patient, Trainer and Researcher

Eurofins Alimentaire

Eric Jamin, Business Unit Manager

Food Standards Agency

Reginald Bevan, National Food Crime Unit