Food Safety Summit: Growing Markets for High-Quality Vietnamese Products

Date/Time
Date(s) - 28/08/2017
8:00 am - 6:30 pm

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New World Hotel Saigon

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In 2017, Vietnam plays host to the Global Food Safety Forum’s highly anticipated annual conference. Vietnam’s food and seafood products play a vital role in the global supply chain; in 2016, Vietnam’s seafood exports reached $7 billion, of which $1.4 billion of fish and shellfish exports went to the U.S., accounting for over 40% of U.S. imports of $3.5 billion of agriculture products and food from Vietnam.

This year’s conference will bring together food safety officials, experts and specialists from both U.S. and Vietnamese governments, private sectors, and international organizations to discuss challenges and opportunities in the global food safety arena, with a particular focus on new food safety requirements in Vietnam’s export markets, including especially the U.S. market.

Under the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011, new food safety regulations such as the “Foreign Supplier Verification Program” and “Voluntary Qualified Importer Program”  are now coming into effect. The Conference speakers, senior food safety officials as well as business service providers, will provide details on the expectations behind the new regulations, and practical advice on how to comply with them. Equivalence between the U.S. and Vietnamese food safety systems will also be a topic for discussion. Of particular importance will be the full enforcement of the USDA/FSIS inspection of imports of silsuriformes fish and fish products, including catfish, with 100% re-inspection of all imports starting on Aug 2, by direction of the U.S. Congress.

 

Ticket cost: vnd 1,500,000/person. Price includes admission fee, lunch, and Networking Reception.
*Simultaneous interpretation (in English and Vietnamese) is arranged for this conference.
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Food Safety Training Summit - Registration Form

  • Price: 1,500,000 VNĐ

Agenda

8:00 Registration and Exhibits
9:00 – 9:30 Opening Remarks:
Mdm. Vũ Kim Hạnh, Chairwoman, High-Quality Vietnam Products Association – HDNHVNCLC
Ho Chi Minh City Leader
Vietnam Food Safety Senior Official
U.S. Government Senior Official
Mr. Rick Gilmore, Ph.D., CEO & Founder, Global Food Safety Forum
 9:35 – 9:55 Opening Keynote Speech

 Speaker  –  to be confirmed
“Food Safety, Health, and Global Prosperity”
10:00 – 10:50 Panel 1. Foreign Supplier Requirements – Advanced Regulatory Systems
 •  U.S. FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act)
  + FDA (Food & Drug Administration) – FSVP (Foreign Supplier Verification Program) and VQIP (Voluntary Qualified Importer Program)
Speaker: FDA Senior Official (invited)
+ USDA/FSIS (Food Safety Inspection Service) – Siluriformes/Catfish Import Regulations and NOAA (National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration) Seafood Inspection Program
Speaker: Jenny Stephenson, NOAA Seafood Inspection Program
 11:00 – 11:15 Coffee/Tea Break
  11:20 – 11:50  Panel 1(a) Q&A of above panelists
  12:00 – 13:15  Lunch with Keynote Speaker
  Mr. Lê Văn Quang, General Director/Chairman Minh Phu Seafood (invited)
    “Cost-effective Strategies in Meeting international Food Safety Standards”
 13;20 – 14:15  Panel 2.   Supply Chain Risk Management – Industry Perspectives
 •  GMA (Grocery Manufacturers Assn) – Industry-Goveernment Collaboration
  •  JIFSAN (Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition) – “Laboratory Instruction and Support to Industry and Government”
 •  Tom Syzmanski, CEO, Simplum, Food Safety Tracing Technology Applications
  14;20 – 14:50  Supply Chain Risk Management – Vietnam Initiatives
  • Building Convergence in Food Safety Standards and Regulatory Systems
     Speaker: Ministry of Health, Vietnam Food Administration
•  Towards a Robust Food Safety System in the APEC Region through Regulatory and Public-Private Cooperation
    Speaker: Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development – to be confirmed
 14:55 – 15:25   Supply Chain Risk Management – International Organization Initiatives
   Nathan Belete, World Bank GFSP (Global Food Safety Partnership)
 Steven Bartholomeusz, Food Industry Asia
 15;15 – 15:30 Coffee/Tea Break
 15:35 – 16;10  Panel 3.  Standards and Compliance – How to meet new U.S. food safety standards
•  FSVP (Foreign Supplier Verification Program) and “Preventive Controls for Human Food” Course, which produces FDA-certified “PCQI” (Precentive Controls Qualified Individual) and Food Safety Plan that are required by the FSMA food safety standards.
Speaker: Bureau Veritas Representative (invited)
•  Third Party Certification and the VQIP Voluntary Qualified Importer Program
Speaker: SGS Vietnam Representative (invited)
•  FSVP – U.S. Importer’s Perspective on Responsibilities
Speaker: Walmart Global Sourcing Representative
 16:15 – 16:45  Closing Keynote Address
  Speaker – to be confirmed
 “GAP (Good Agriculture Practices): The Critical First Link in the Global Supply Chain”
 17:00 – 17:10  Recognition of Sponsors
 17:15 – 18:30  Networking Reception

Cost

vnd 1,500,000 per person including lunch and Networking Reception

Reservations/cancellations must be received by , and must be made on-line, by email, or by fax. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone. 

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Sponsorship Opportunities 

Sponsorship Benefits

Titanium Sponsor vnd 250,000,000

  • Company logo in Invitations, on event page on AmCham website, in Event backdrop, in Event Folders, as a Titanium Sponsor
  • Company logo in photo booth
  • Verbal recognition as a Titanium Sponsor during Event
  • 25 tickets to participate in the Event including Buffet Lunch and Networking Reception
  • Recognition in a Standee as a Sponsor for Networking Reception
  • A tabletop exhibit
  • A full page ad in the Event Folders
  • Recognition in AmCham Weekly Update Email
  • Access to participant list

Platinum Sponsor vnd 120,000,000

  • Company logo in Invitations, on event page on AmCham website, in Event backdrop, in Event Folders, as a Platinum Sponsor
  • Company logo in photo booth
  • Verbal recognition as a Platinum Sponsor during Event
  • 12 tickets to participate in the Event including Buffet Lunch and Networking Reception
  • Recognition in a Standee as a Sponsor for Lunch or Coffee Break
  • A tabletop exhibit
  • A full page ad in the Event Folders
  • Recognition in AmCham Weekly Update Email
  • Access to participant list

Diamond Sponsor – vnd 100,000,000

  • Company logo in Invitations, on event page on AmCham website, in Event backdrop, in Event Folders, as a Diamond Sponsor
  • Company logo in photo booth
  • Verbal recognition as a Diamond Sponsor during Event
  • 10 tickets to participate in the Event including Buffet Lunch and Networking Reception
  • A tabletop exhibit
  • A full page ad in the Event Folders
  • Recognition in AmCham Weekly Update Email
  • Access to participant list

Gold Sponsor – vnd 80,000,000      

  • Company logo in Invitations, on event page on AmCham website, in Event backdrop, in Event Folders, as a Gold Sponsor
  • 8 tickets to participate in the Event including Buffet Lunch and Networking Reception
  • A full page ad in the Event Folders
  • A tabletop exhibit
  • Access to participant list

Silver Sponsor – vnd 50,000,000  

  • Company logo in Invitations, on event page on AmCham website, in Event backdrop, in Event Folders, as a Silver Sponsor
  • 5 tickets to participate in the Event including Buffet Lunch and Networking Reception
  • A tabletop exhibit
  • Access to participant list

Bronze Sponsor – vnd 20,000,000  

  • Company logo in Invitations, on event page on AmCham website, in Event backdrop, in Event Folders, as a Silver Sponsor
  • 2 tickets to participate in the Event including Buffet Lunch and Networking Reception
  • A tabletop exhibit
  • Access to participant list

Sponsorship Booking Form

Food Safety Training Summit - Sponsorship Opportunities

Please submit the on-line Sponsorship Booking Form at the above link, or click Sponsorship Booking Form MS-Word .doc and complete and fax or email to us as explained on the form or contact Ms. Lily Nguyen at the AmCham office by  (+84) 028 3824-3562 or email amcham.events@amchamvietnam.com if your company is interested in sponsoring, or if you have questions regarding the Sponsorship Packages or the event.