‘The influence and importance of culture, ethos, consumer expectations, behaviour, regulations and enforcement on a nation’s food safety and quality assurance eco-system’

INTRO

Food Chain is based on the premise that the downstream aspects of the food cold chain, along with the upstream and midstream, consisting of pre-cooling facilities, distribution hubs, cold storage warehouses and the ubiquitous transport refrigeration services, could be strengthened through structured and well-defined FSQA (food safety and quality assurance) programmes, better specialised refrigeration consultancy and contracting practices and also through enhancing the regulation and enforcement frameworks. Read more »

EVENT FORMAT

The Conference will follow the traditional format of a healthy mix of presentations and panel discussions, interspersed by structured audience involvement. The conference will feature Government planners, policymakers, and regulation and enforcement bodies, who will be invited to share updates on codes and standards; specialised refrigeration consultants; specialised refrigeration contractors; facility owners (hypermarkets, wholesalers, 3PL); and manufacturers and suppliers of refrigeration and airflow equipment. The Conference will follow the traditional format of a healthy mix of presentations and panel discussions, interspersed by structured audience involvement. The conference will feature Government planners, policy-makers, and regulation and enforcement bodies, who will be invited to share updates on codes and standards; specialised refrigeration consultants; specialised refrigeration contractors; facility owners (hypermarkets, wholesalers, 3PL); and manufacturers and suppliers of refrigeration and airflow equipment.


Quotes from Speakers

 

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A cold store, if not designed, constructed and installed properly, will not find any takers, because its questionable functioning can destroy perishable goods, which explains why owners of cold stores are rightly fussy about the details of construction, compared to the less-fussy approach from those who want to finish a building in nine months and give out for occupation.

- Ghaleb Abusaa, cold chain expert; CEO, GASO

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In a region where climate control logistics play a critical role in reducing food waste and food loss, Climate Control Middle East magazine has been the backbone for the industry’s evolution, and continues to keep all stakeholders informed, where both experts and operators exchange ideas and opportunities.

- Sheikh Dr Majid Sultan Al Qassimi, Director, Animal Development & Health Department, UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

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Being a strong proponent of advocating food safety and food security in the region this conference provides a perfect platform to express the importance of adopting technology and innovation to stay ahead in pursuit of excellence.

- Dr Suheel Ahmed, CEO, Arabian Farms Dev. LTD

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In general from the conference, I got lot of insights about food safety in a different perspective. I got lot of ideas from third dimension which was never imagined earlier.

- Dhayalan Govindarajan, Senior Product Manager, Gorica Industries LLC

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Very useful event in this important market subject

- Joao Batista Koch, Al-Ghurair, Head QA/QC

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An effective cold supply chain is critical in maintaining both the quality and safety of food products.

- Abdul Rashid, Chief Executive Officer, Pulseberry Health Consultants

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I would like the conference to raise awareness about the need for continuous improvement in food safety and the importance of training managers and converting certification into competence.

- Richard Sprenger, Chairman, Highfield International

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I would be discussing drinking water safety in Dubai, with emphasis on tap water and the efforts by Dubai Municipality in this area. I think this conference is going to set an important footprint in food safety and put a spotlight on drinking water, as well.

- Maythaa Abdulla AlHamidh, Food Health Inspection Officer, Dubai Municipality

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The global food system is one of the most complex economic networks on the planet. Every part of the supply chain is critical to ensuring safe food and life to residents of the globe.

- Sheikh Dr Majid Sultan Al Qassimi, Director of Animal Health and Development, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

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Transportation is the weakest link in the cold chain and more focus is required on this area, to ensure that the food is delivered safely and in reducing wastage.

- Prakash Krishnamoorthy, Independent Transport Refrigeration Expert

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Being a strong proponent of advocating food safety and food security in the region, this conference provides a perfect platform to reach out to all stakeholders with a message to innovate and stay ahead in pursuit of excellence.

- Dr. Suheel Ahmed, Group CEO, Arabian Farms Dev Co Ltd