Our Food Is Our Future: Belfast Summit on Global Food Integrity

Date: 28 - 31 May, 2018

Time: 8.00am 

Venue: Waterfront Hall, 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast

In association with Queen's University Belfast, safefood and Université Laval


safefood and QUB are delighted to announce a major international summit on Global Food Integrity which will bring together food-security experts from all over the world, spanning academia, industry, NGO’s and regulators.

Speakers and over 700 delegates will grapple with the dilemma of how to feed a growing global population with integrity - amid issues such as pollution, climate change, Brexit, food fraud and food terrorism. Queen’s University Belfast Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Chris Elliott, who conducted the UK Government’s inquiry into the horsemeat scandal of 2013, will Chair the Summit, which will be outcomes-focussed and deliver a White Paper of policy recommendations.

Keynote speakers already signed up include professionals with experience spanning organisations including PepsiCo, WHO, FAO, WWF, the European Commission and US Homeland Security as well as leading universities, think-tanks and research institutes. Countries represented include Denmark, USA, Austria, China, Czech Republic, Canada, Belgium, Republic of Ireland, UK, Singapore and The Netherlands. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of the debate.

Note: Members of the safefood Knowledge Network will benefit from specially reduced registration rates by choosing the EU Consortium Partner Registration (simply select 'safefood Knowledge Network' from the drop-down list on the registration page).

​Conference Themes

Theme 1

Deliberate contamination of food

  • Food Authenticity (Economically motivated fraud)
  • Food defence (deliberate contamination the risk of a terrorist attack)
  • Tackling food authenticity (economically motivated fraud)
  • Implementing a new approach to food defence (deliberate contamination the risk of a terrorist attack)

Theme 2

The threat from pathogens to the food system

  • Antibiotics use in food production system
  • Climate change and threats of emerging pathogens
  • Tackling antimicrobial resistance
  • Enhancing public awareness of antimicrobial resistance

Theme 3

Human exposure to chemical cocktails present in foods

  • Chemicals in food: The regulations
  • Chemicals in food: Links with illnesses
  • Techniques to quantify the risk
  • Can chemicals in food be decontaminated?

Theme 4

Delivering the nutritional needs for the 21th century global population

  • Nutritional challenges and implications for health
  • Lifestyle nutritional and long term health
  • Behavioural change and improving diet quality
  • Biomarkers improving dietary assessment and relationships between diet and health.


Website: www.asset2018.eu

Telephone: 0044 (0) 161 2093354

General Information: asset2018@conferencepartners.com