London (2nd June 2015)- Food&Beverage Law&IP Conference – Food fraud panel

On 2nd June 2015 I will be guest speaker at the Food&Beverage Law&IP conference, organised in London by IPRConnections in the exclusive location of the London Stock Exchange. is a media partner of the event and I have to thank you my dear friend Christos Apostolou for producing this amazing event.

The F&B Law & IP event is the premier event supporting creative partnerships in the food and beverage industry. The event is bringing together the most influential brand and IP owners, f&b manufacturers,  licensees and licensed goods retailers and is a perfect mix of regulatory, labelling and IP themes. There will be specific panel on counterfeiting, parallel imports, food frauds, labelling and geographical indications.

There will be speakers and representative from the most well recognised companies in the world, such as Unilever, Nestle, Mondelez, Scotch Whisky Association, PepsiCo, Coca Cola, Pernod Ricard, Red Bull Asia and many others.

Together with one of the most experienced person in EU regarding the fight against food fraud, John Coady, Chief Audit Manager in the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and member of the FSAI’s multi-agency Food Fraud Task Force, I will speak in a panel full of case study about recent food frauds events and tips about what is going on at EU level. As Vice President EU Business and Regulatory affairs at Inscatech, I will give you some hints about how to protect your business from food frauds and about the pivotal role of the intelligence in preventing those events. Inscatech has established a solid reputation in the food industry as both a pioneer and the sole provider of food fraud intelligence investigations, forensically based vulnerability assessments, supplier qualification examinations, validated supply chain mapping, and food fraud vulnerability control programs. The company is well recognised in the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Food Frauds think thank and you can read more about our activity on this amazing article on Wired.

Here you can find the provisional agenda and book your place at the event.

Practical seminars on FIC Regulation (Reg. UE n. 1169/2011) – New labelling requirements

In cooperation with Bureau Veritas Italia, global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility, and MV Consulting, a firm operating on food&beverage, food contact materials, gluten-free products and voluntary certifications (BRC-IFS-ISO-FACE-Halal), I will be in several cities around Italy for a new interactive course about the upcoming FIC Regulation (Reg. UE n. 1169/2011 on food information to consumers).

The aim of the course is to offer you and your company not only the legislative framework which will rule food labelling from 14th December 2014, but also insights about forthcoming issues, loopholes, enforcement and interpretation problems and technical questions, in a practical and innovative way.

The course will be hold in Bureau Veritas offices in several cities:

  • 30th April 2014 – Florence;

  • 14th May 2014 – Rome;

  • 20th May 2014 – Naples;

  • 6th June 2014 – Cagliari;

  • 20th June 2014 – Catania;

  • 30th June 2014 – Milan;

  • 3rd July 2014 – Pescara;

  • 15th July 2014 – Perugia;

  • 17th July 2014 – Bari;

  • 21st July 2014 – Padova;

  • 18th September 2014 – Cosenza;

  • 26th September 2014 – Bologna;

  • 24th October 2014 – Turin.

We are updating cities and dates, due to the high request of this kind of seminar.

To know more about the details and book your place, you can contact Bureau Veritas offices or download the brochure and all the info from MV Consulting website, at the following link: Download the brochure.

See you there!