5th FOOD SAFETY CONGRESS
IFS Office Central & Eastern Europe invites you to
5th JUBILEE EDITION OF FOOD SAFETY CONGRESS
On November 6th of 2018
The leading theme will be food quality and safety.
The event will also include an exhibition of innovative products.
Interested Sponsors, Exhibitors and Partners are welcomed to contact us:
tel: +48 722 222 928
tel: +48 601 957 701
Dear Sir or Madame,
The jubilee fifth edition of the Food Safety Congress, planned for this year on November 6, is approaching. Traditionally, the Congress is organized by the CEE International Food Standard – IFS with the help and cooperation of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences and CSCMP Poland.
The Congress program reflects the need for an integral approach to food safety, i.e. pointing to a close, inseparable linking of all stages and determinants of technological, logistic and functional chains. Mixing these elements, proper food supervision and observance of the traditions and culture of food products creates its quality.
In order to meet the various challenges facing us, a one-sided approach focused on classical research is no longer sufficient. Nowadays a multidisciplinary approach is required, combining economic, social and legal issues as well as the disciplines of technical, environmental and natural sciences.
Representatives of raw materials producers for the processing industry, processors, banks, salesmen (trade companies, exporters, retail sector, distributors), export directors, directors responsible for business financial security, logistic companies, market surveillance agents, certification bodies, consultants, insurance companies, representatives of science.
The Congress course depicted above:
– each participant, by registering, participates in the session: “I Plenary Session – Auditorium” and “II Plenary Session – Auditorium”.
– participant during the course Block A (11:30 – 13:25) and Block B (14:30 – 16:45) has the opportunity to participate in other thematic groups than those taking place asPlenary Sessions..
Exhibition of innovative products, services and Kosher Expo Poland
As part of the events accompanying Congress, in the Foyer Conference Center will be organized an exhibition of innovative technologies, products, packaging and logistic solutions. The aim of the exhibition is to familiarize participants of the Congress with the achievements of individual exhibitors. Congress participants will include representatives of the professional trade press, representatives of food manufacturers, retail chains, trade and logistics companies who may be interested in purchasing products presented at the exhibition.
Therefore, we also encourage you to take part in the exhibition and promote your products!
More informations contact us:
phone: +48 603 744 199
phone: +48 722 222 928
The KosherPL project offers you solutions in the area of:
- kosher certification
- export of Polish products with a certificate abroad,
- promotion of Polish manufacturers’ products and maximize profits from having a certificate.
Jewrnalism Foundation on this project cooperates with the Polish Investment and Trade Agency, an office in Tel Aviv as well as with international, recognized organizations issuing kosher certifications. We want the acquisition of the certificate to be easy, transparent, and that each producer of Polish products should be supported by the Polish government and the Jewrnalism Foundation when exporting products abroad (Israel, North America) as well as their promotion in specific markets.
The Polish Kosher Food Fair is the first step of the KosherPL project and Polish producers to conquer the foreign kosher market.
15/07/2018 starts the registration for the one-day KosherShowPL
Get your position and the KosherShowPL Package today!
Due to the limited number of seats this year, do not wait until the last minute.
The KosherShowPL package includes:
- Listing the company name in promotional materials,
- Putting the logo on the Polish Kosher Food Market,
- Participating in the first closed Kosher Business Club meeting (during the Fair, a closed meeting will be held for invited guests with partners from the world of politics, business or diplomacy supporting the initiative of the first Kosher Food Fair in Poland)
- Price of the Package 2000 PLN + VAT
- Early Bird Promotion until 15/08/2018 1700 PLN + VAT
tel.: +48 510 061 965
He graduated of the Warsaw Agricultural University, SGGW - Faculty of Food Technology in 1975. The first 15 years worked in the Polish food industry. He started as a production engineer in a fruit and vegetable processing plant and then from the Union level as Production Inspector coordinated the development of new products in 22 production plants located throughout Poland. The next 13 years continued his professional career at the Agricultural Cooperative as production manager, board member and chairman of the board (10 years). In 1993 he started work at the large international company METRO Group. Initially a Merchandiser of food products and later promoted to Deputy Director of Sales Makro Cash and Carry Polska. In 1998, after training in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and the USA, he was responsible for the first private label project in Poland and then coordinated the development of private food and non food products in Metro Group International, Macro Czech Republic, Metro Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. In parallel he worked as a member of the international team preparing METRO Group's new investments in Russia, Ukraine and Croatia. In 2001, he was promoted to the position of CEE Quality Assurance Supervisor with the task of coordinating quality assurance in the Metro Group: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Serbia, Croatia, Ukraine and Russia. Supporting the development of Private Label and International Purchasing. Since 2003 he has been a Metro Representative in Globalgap and IFS. In 2010, he began working as an independent business development consultant in the areas of export-import and retail. It works with IFS. Over 25 years he has held periodic roles in the boards of several companies (EWA-BIS Group) operating in various business fields in Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Germany and Canada. Mr. Marek Marzec has written many articles in specialist journals. He gave lectures at international conferences in Warsaw, Paris, Berlin, Dusseldorf, London, Madrid, Sofia, Zagreb, Belgrade, Bucharest, Prague, Budapest, Kiev, Tbilisi, Baku, Moscow, Toronto and Chicago.
Nevin Rühle - IFS Director Business Development
- holds a master in food technology and business administration
- has more than 10 years of professional experience in different fields in the international food industry
- is active since 2013 in the IFS Management GmbH head office in Berlin/Germany
Antoni Gibowicz, DVM
Antoni Gibowicz Plenipotentiary of the Board for QMS in Sokołów S.A. DVM. Specialist in the field of animal hygiene of fattening animals and food of animal origin. For 25 years he has been working in meat plants in positions related to quality and safety management of products. For 13 years as the Board's Proxy for QMS in Sokołów S.A. coordinates and manages and operates quality systems in 7 plants belonging to SOKOŁOWA S.A.
dr Paweł Jurowczyk
- Finnish citizen
- M.Sc.(Econ.) from Aalto University Business School in Helsinki
- Before Mekitec: Working in a consulting firm
- Now: Business Development Manager at Mekitec Group
- Responsible for running Mekitec’s business in Europe
- Responsible for increasing sales in existing markets and starting business in new ones
- Long-term target: To make Mekitec the number 1 inspection company for packaged food in the world
Paweł Niemczuk, DVM
Katarzyna Gierczak Grupińska
Katarzyna Gierczak Grupińska - sociologist, MBA, certified social change leader and facilitator in the international New Leader Circle program within FBN International. Since 2011, the founder and president of the Ffr.pl Family Business Foundation. As part of the Foundation, she established a branch of FBN International in Poland. Founding member of IFR. Co-owner of the family company GELG gelg.pl, which deals with high-volume metal processing. Stubbornly and persistently creates space for family businesses since 2006. In order not to stumble over the same stones and make similar mistakes on the basis of shared experience and practical knowledge, losing the most valuable time for everyone. It promotes the umbrella brand for all family businesses "tree" Family Company, which is a symbol of pride of family entrepreneurs based on the values of: tradition, honesty, responsibility for generations. A mother of two teenagers, an enthusiast of nature and traveling around the world. Family Business Foundation - a social organization that selflessly supports family businesses, creating a space for exchanging experiences and integrating the environment of Family Business. What does he do? What does it create? Builds the Umbrella Brand Tree for Family Business www.drzewko.org (join more than 700 companies building a network of relationships and actively communicating their family!) Organizes since 2008 Mentoring Meetings in family businesses. Creates and implements workshops and educational meetings for entrepreneurs. He runs a transnational EU Early Warning Europe project in Poland, in which he is responsible for the preparation and coordination of the work of Mentors - discreet help for entrepreneurs in trouble. It promotes a health-friendly work culture and prophylactic activities - the Healthy Family Company project. Creates Reports: Poles on Family Companies and Competences of the Future in Family Companies. He is building a family business community that depends ... "When we help others, we help each other, because all the good we give comes around and comes back to us." Flora Edwards
dr Justyna Bylinowska
dr Jochen Schneider
Prof. dr hab. Wiesław Bielawski
Konrad Bugiera The creator and co-author of the series of reports "Poles about family businesses", which was based on the conclusions of the workshop "Bol ± rm family", which he conducted for the largest Polish family businesses in 2014 in Muszyna. She has been cooperating with the Foundation for Family Companies from the very beginning of her activity. In the years 2015-2016 he served as its spokesperson. He is currently a member of the Foundation's Council. He is the owner of an independent consultancy specialized in the field of data-based communication. Cooperates with business owners, marketing directors, and NGO and union management. He is the author and co-author of scientific publications and lectures in the area of PR, reporting and inter-organizational cooperation within economic associations. </ P>
prof. Janusz Berdowski
Professor, food industry expert, manager, educator, social activist.
Education, scientific and didactic activity
A graduate of the Secondary School Wladyslaw IV in Warsaw (1953). Studied at the Faculty of Food Technology at the Warsaw Agricultural University (1954-1959). Master's thesis: Study on cabbage laying process with special focus on vitamin C. Postgraduate studies at Technical Universities in Berlin and Munich, as FAO-UN Scholarship holder (1971-1972). Postgraduate studies in organization and management at the University of Warsaw (1975-1977). Scientific internships: Copenhagen Poultry Factory in Denmark (1963), Simhadal Fruit and Fruit Pulp Plant in Greece (1982), BOB Company in Kumla, Sweden (1989). Ph.D. thesis: Studies on organization of production processes in the fruit and vegetable industry (1986). Associate Professor (2012).
Participant in international courses and conferences in EU countries, USA, FDA and FAO / WHO. Used in companies of all European countries and USA, Japan, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Tunisia, Israel, Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, India, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan (1975-1998).
After studying, working in various positions, he modernized production lines, implemented new technologies and supervised the production of foodstuffs, among others. In factories: Włocławek, Milejow, Radom (1960-1965) and Warka (1963-1964) as foreman, production manager and chief technologist.
Director of the Łowicz Fruit and Vegetable Industry (now Agros Nova). His factory for 11 years (1965-1975) won five times first and second place in the national food industry competition DO-RO. Director in Fruktopol Union (1975-1982). V-Director of the Institute of Biotechnology of Agri-Food Industry (1982-1990). V-Director of the Pharmaceutical Institute (1982-1989). Director of the Department of Agro-Food Industry, Ministry of Agriculture (1990-1993). Advisor to the Prime Minister (1993-1995). Director of the Polish Center for Research and Certification (PCBC) under the rank of Undersecretary of State (1994-1998).
Activist of various organs and levels of the Chief Technical Organization (NOT, since 1959) and SN-TIiTPS, since 1961, and the Scientific and Technical Association of Engineers and Technicians of the Food Industry. Chairman of the Board of Directors of SN-TIiTPS (1990-1998) and honorary chairman of this organization (since 1998). Member of the Council of the Federation of Scientific and Technical Associations at NOT (1994-1998). Member of the Presidium of the Committee of the Ministry of Food Industry Industry at the Episcopate of Poland (since 1997). Expert evaluator of product quality Polcargo (since 1975) and SN-TiTPS (since 1972).
The originator and producer of the Most Interesting Food Product of the Year (since 1990) and the National Product of the Future of Poland (since 1992). Member of the Polish Product of the Future (Chapter since 2004). Member of the Competition Committee of the Poznań International Fair. Co-author, with the National Chamber of Commerce (KIG) and Business Foundation, expert and judge of the Polish Quality Award. Member of the evaluation team for the quality mark "1" and "Q" (since 1975). Member of the Polish Promotional Emblem Award Now Poland (since 1993). Member and v-chairman of the Scientific Council of the Quality Committee at the Polish Chamber of Commerce (since 1995), since 1994 at the Office of the Quality Mark of the Polish Committee for Standardization, Quality and Measurement. Member of the International Federation of Wines and Alcohols in Paris (1992-1996). Inventor of the inventive movement since the 70's.
He was not and does not belong to any political organization.
Publications, articles, papers, author or co-author:
Approx. 380 Articles, papers published in Polish and foreign magazines and papers for national and international conferences (since 1960).
dr Jakub Kobyliński
dr inż. Anna Bugajewska
A graduate of the Faculty of Food Technology SGGW, specialist in food microbiology, food safety and quality, storage research, laboratory analysis, quality management systems in the food industry, gastronomy (GMP, GHP, HACCP, IFS, BRC) and quality management in a research laboratory (ISO 17025). Professional experience: academic teacher, adjunct, PCA technical auditor assessing ISO 17025 testing laboratories, academic lecturer, trainer, food safety and quality consultant, expert on validation of production processes and determination of food sustainability. Currently employed as a Scientific and Technical Director at Silliker Polska - Merieux NutriSciences group providing food safety and quality services and a Warsaw accredited Laboratory No. AB 462, and vice president of KT PKN for Food Microbiology, member PKN Technical Committees (No. 235) and Biotechnology (No. 287), member of the PCA Technical Committee, PCA Accreditation Expert Certification Body.
dr Anita Frydrych
Doctor of chemistry and technology of polymer materials. Graduate of the Chemical Faculty of the Warsaw University of Technology. In 2016 she started working at Marcato Sp. Z o.o., where he is responsible for implementation of innovative product solutions. In addition, as Technical Advisor, KGL S.A. In the years 2010-2016 she worked at the Department of Chemistry and Polymer Technology for the implementation of research projects related to the synthesis of biodegradable polymers. The company has many publications, patents and patent applications related to this subject. She participated in numerous national and foreign academic conferences on polymer synthesis and plastics processing.
prof. Sebastian Jarzębowski
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Applied Informatics and Mathematics at Warsaw University of Life Sciences. He received his master's degree in economics at Warsaw University of Life Sciences (2005) and in economics and social sciences (Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften) at the University of Bonn (2006), and his doctorate in economics at Warsaw University of Life Sciences (2009). Several research stays at the Universities of Bonn, Hamburg, Halle, Visiting professor at the Ohio State University, USA, and the University of Bonn. Scholarships of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Schaumann Foundation and others. Author of several publications including monographs.
Main scientific interest:
Interdisciplinary project work in the fields of economics, food chains, food safety with the main focus:
- Food Supply Chains
- Quality Management
- Efficiency of companies and chains
Coordination and participation in numerous R&D projects.
prof. Arkadiusz Orłowski
Wiesław Różański has large experience and extensive knowledge of the meat industry in Poland and in the world. Profeessionally engaged in many business ventures in the field of trading, consulting and renewable energy. He has been supporting the Polish meat industry for many years, serving as the President of the Board of the Union of Producers and Employers of the Meat Industry, which successfully conducts extensive promotion of Polish products in the world and strives to disseminate knowledge and qualitative standardization.
Adriana Rudnicka is Managing Director of Grupa Owoce Natury Ltd and „Ewa-Bis” Ltd.
Managing Director of companies exporting Polish agri-food production, especially fruits and vegetables to more than 30 countries on 4 continents. Responsible for development strategy, estabilishing export sectors and export security. Speaker at branch conferences in Poland and abroad e.g. as an expert of the Ministry of Economy Program „Activating exports on selected markets” where she presented Polish food specialties during foreign missions. She actively cooperates with numerous organizations that supports the export of Polish food. An enthusiastic traveler that loves exploring new cultures.
Johan Den Hartog
Dr Agnieszka Bezat-Jarzębowska
Dr Mohamed Salah Messikh
Dr Barbara Robak
Justyna Dobraś – Michałowska
Dr. Vincenzo Colonna
Prof.Leonardo di Gioia
Proposed hotels near the museum:
- Hilton Warsaw Hotel ***** ul. Grzybowska 63
- Radisson Blu Centrum Hotel ***** ul. Grzybowska 24
- Louvres Hotel Golden Tulip **** ul. Towarowa 2
- Hotel Campanile Varsovie *** ul. Towarowa 2
- Hotel Ibis *** ul. Muranowska 2
- Hotel Ibis Warszawa Centrum ** Al. Solidarności 165
- Hotel Ibis Budget Reduta * ul. Bitwy Warszawskiej 16
or choose something for yourself at booking.com
Conditions of Participation
The price of participation in the 5th Food Safety Congress has been placed below:
|Attendees of last year’s Congress edition in 2017
– payment after po 30.06.2018 to 6.10.2018
|700 PLN + 23 % VAT|
|New attendees in 2018.
– payment after 30.06.2018 to 6.10.2018
|750 PLN + 23 % VAT|
|All attendees 2018
– payment after 6.10.2018
|900 PLN + 23 % VAT|
Regulations available HERE
To become a Sponsor, Partner or Exhibitor, complete the form below or send a message to:
Office Manager-IFS Central & Eastern Europe Office
phone: +48 722 222 928
IFS Business Development Consultant CEE
phone: +48 601 957 701
Opinions of the participants about previous editions:
“Last year’s Food Safety Congress, due to the range of topics discussed, was a great place to exchange knowledge and experience not only in the aspect of food safety, but also new technologies in the food sector. I am sure that planned in 2018, the next 5th edition of the Congress will be no less fruitful, and the enormous profits resulting from it. “
“Excellent selection of the subject of the Fourth Food Safety Congress, while the speakers showed great knowledge, and at the same time they were able to attract the attention of the listeners.”
“Interesting topics that complemented each other. Substantive knowledge and preparation of speakers at a high level. Excellent logistic organization for combining discussion panels with content. “
“The event attracted real crowds, in addition to numerous lectures and discussion panels, the participants of the congress could have a closer look at the offers of companies that exhibited their products during the exhibition of innovative products.”
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Contact and Access
Participants of the 5th Food Safety Congress may use the car parking of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in the Anielewicz Street, if the places are available, paid parking spaces located in the vicinity of the Museum and guarded paid car parkings.
List of the nearest guarded car parkings with links:
1. Guarded parking: „Grand Prix” Anielewicza Street 15
above Walking from the car park approx. 300 m , 3 min. Click here to use google maps.
Phone: 501 443 050
2. Guarded parking: „Towing” Krasińskich Square 2/4/6
above Walking from the car park approx. 900 m, 12 min.Click here to use google maps.
Phone: (22) 530 86 64
3. Guarded parkingAnielewicza Street 23B
above Walking from the car park approx. 500 m. ,6 min Click here to use google maps.
Phone: 697 202 726
Line number 18, 15, 35, Muranów stop (distance to museum approx. 500 m)
Line number 17, 33, Anielewicz stop (distance to museum approx. 500 m)
Ratusz Arsenał Station(distance to museum approx 1 km)
From Warszawa Centralna Railway Station:
Streetcar: line number 17, 33 (direction to Żoliborz; Anielewicz Stop)
From Chopin Airport:
Buses: line number 175 (with a change to the tram no 17 at Warszawa Centralna Station), line number 188 (with a change to the tram no 17,33 at GUS Stop)
Contact person to provide information in connection with the Congress: