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17 October:
Pre-Conference Day

13:00 - 16:00
U.S. National Technical Working Group Meeting

13:00 - 16:00
Aquaculture Round Table (free participation)

17:00
Open Consultation
Meeting (
free participation)

19:00
Opening - Delegate`s
Reception & Registration

20:00
Conference Dinner

Atlanta

Preliminary Program

18 October: Conference Day

07:00
Registration
PLENARY SESSION I
08:00
Welcome Address - Kristian Moeller, President, GLOBALG.A.P. North America, USA
08:10

Good Agricultural Practice in a Global Perspective: How to Move an Entire Supply Chain Towards Safety and Sustainability - Bruce Feinberg, Senior Director Global Restaurant Quality, McDonald´s Corporation, USA

Panelists: Ingrid A. Zambrana, National Expert in Food Outbreak Investigations, Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), USA; Juan Alberto Laborín Gómez, Chairman of the Board, México Calidad Suprema, México; Eileen Chase, West Coast Territory Manager, NSF Agriculture, USA

Q & A with the GLOBALG.A.P. Board - Nigel Garbutt, Chairman GLOBALG.A.P., UK; Bert Urlings, Director Quality & Environment, Vion, The Netherlands; Josse de Baerdemaeker, Chairman - Brava cvba, Professor - K.U. Leuven, Belgium; Hugo Byrnes, Director Product Integrity, Royal Ahold, The Netherlands; Jorge A. Hernandez, Senior Vice President for Food Safety and Quality Assurance for U.S. Foodservice, USA; Horst Lang, Head of Quality Assurance, Globus SB Warenhaus Holding, Germany; Richard Yudin, Technical Manager, Fyffes, USA; Marie Carmen Morales, Quality and Systems Manager, Anecoop, Spain; Jim Jefcoate, Technical Director, IPL, ASDA, Walmart, UK

09:00

Networking Break

PLENARY SESSION II

10:00

Integrating the Harmonized Good Agricultural Practice Checklist into GLOBALG.A.P.'s Version 4 Standard

"GAP Audit Harmonization in North America", David Gombas, Senior Vice President, Food Safety and Technology, United Fresh Produce Association, USA; Sharan Lanini, Raw Product Food Safety Manager, Chiquita Brands International, USA
Panelist: Susan Pheasant, Standard Development & Training, GLOBALG.A.P., USA

11:00 Networking Break

PLENARY SESSION III

12:00 Sector Approach and Group Certification to Implementing GLOBALG.A.P.: Producer Perspectives - Edward Lee Beckman, Chief Executive Officer, California Tomato Farmers, USA
Panelists: Richard Yudin, GLOBALG.A.P. Board Member and Technical Manager, Fyffes, USA; Nicole Brunner, Membership Director/Grasp Coordinator, Washington State Horticultural Association, USA; Scott Horsfall, Chief Executive Officer, California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, USA
13:00 Lunch Break

PLENARY SESSION IV

14:00

Exports Markets - Hugh Mowat, Technical Manager for Fresh Produce and Flowers, Marks & Spencer, UK
Panelist: Joseph Elrefaie, Director of the International Supplier Quality, ConAgra Foods, USA

15:00 Networking Break
PLENARY SESSION V
16:00 GLOBALG.A.P.'s Aquaculture Program - Mario Velasco, Aquaculture & Integrity Program, GLOBALG.A.P., Germany
Panelist: Jorge A. Hernandez, GLOBALG.A.P. Board Member and Senior Vice President, Food Safety & Quality, U.S. Foodservice, USA; José Villalon, Managing Director Aquaculture, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), USA
17:00 Closing Remarks - Jorge A. Hernandez, GLOBALG.A.P. Board Member and Senior Vice President, Food Safety & Quality, U.S. Foodservice, USA