08:30

Registration, refreshments & exhibition viewing

09:15

Welcome & introduction

Richard Sprenger, Chairman, Highfield Qualifications

09:25

Keynote Address – key challenges and issues for the industry and food safety professionals

Dawn Welham, Operations and Technical Services Director, Caterers Choice Ltd. President of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

10:00

Brexit and beyond – will the UK leaving the EU bring changes to food safety standards and controls?

Geoffrey Podger, former Chief Executive at the Food Standards Agency, the European Food Safety Authority and the Health and Safety Executive

10:35

Current problems, future solutions

Sterling Crew FIFST, FCIEH CEnvH, FRSPH, Csi Managing Director SQS Ltd. Strategic Advisor at Dynamic Risk Indicator and the Shield Safety Group.

11:10

Exhibition viewing & refreshments

11.40

Improving food safety in practice

Richard Sprenger, Chairman, Highfield Qualifications

12:15

Are the professionals ready? Current competency and future needs

Madeleine Smith, Reader in Food Safety, University of Birmingham

12:50

Panel Discussion

Chair: Geoffrey Podger

13:15

Lunch and exhibition viewing

14:00

Optional seminar sponsored by Shield Safety Group:

How to streamline and improve audits and inspections using software

Mark Flanagan, Shield Safety Group

14:15

Welcome back

Richard Sprenger, Chairman, Highfield Qualifications

14:20

Food safety issues and the media

Dr Lisa Ackerley, Food Safety Adviser, UKHospitality, Visiting Professor University of Salford
Tony Lewis, Associate Professor, Royal Agricultural University

14:55

Regulating our future – key changes for the industry and regulators

Michael Jackson, Head of Regulatory Compliance Division, Regulatory Compliance, People and NI Directorate at Food Standards Agency

15:30

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme – the drive for transparency – current issues, what next?

John Barnes, Strategic Advisor Shield Safety Group

16:05

Panel Discussion

Chair: Geoffrey Podger

16:30

Close

Richard Sprenger, Chairman, Highfield Qualifications