2021 Annual Conference, Presented by M&T Bank

Content Days: April 23rd and April 30th (both Fridays)
Education Days:
April 22nd and April 29th (both Thursdays)
All Elements Are Virtual This Year

The 2021 NJFPA Annual Conference, presented by M&T Bank, focuses on three key themes - supply chain, sustainability, and triumph in the face of COVID-19. The talks include several that were scheduled for the canceled 2020 conference and have since been updated, along with submissions from an open call for presentations and a few invited speakers. Our program committee selected speakers with a story to tell with actionable insights and demonstrated the ability to convey that knowledge engagingly over our virtual platform.

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CONTENT DAYS: Presented by M&T Bank

(included in your registration)
*Agenda Subject to Change

Friday, April 23rd

9:00 AM (early-bird event)

Creating Your Social Audit
Lina Bush
Johanna Lanza
SGS Faculty

10:00 AM

Welcome

The NJFPA Board
10:10 AM

Morning Keynote

Sponsored by Eastern Alliance Insurance Group

Establishing an Environmental, Social, and Governance Strategy
Roma McCaig
Campbell Soup Co.

11:00 AM

Morning Breakout

Sponsored by SmithBrothers

Building Sustainability Programs: Discussion with the Philadelphia Eagles
Norman Vossschulte
Philadelphia Eagles

11:00 AM

Morning Breakout

Sponsored by Delta Dental

Working in the Age of COVID: 
The New Normal

Carlos Barroso
Roberto Pineda
Amber Malcolm
David Key
CJB and Associates

11:50 AM

Break

 
12:05 PM

Afternoon Presentation

Growing Importance of Sustainability from the Consumer Perspective
Eric Hoversen 
Comarco Prod.

Chef Jason Giordano
 Archer Daniels Midland

1:00 PM

Afternoon Presentation

Sponsored by Investors Bank

Creating a Food Industry Supply Chain from the Ground Up
Kevin Lyons, Ph.D.

Rutgers Business School
1:50 PM Closing Comments The NJFPA Board

  

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Friday, April 30th

9:00 AM (early-bird event)
facilitated, focused on key issues

 Open Round Tables

10:00 AM

Welcome

The NJFPA Board
10:10 AM

Morning Keynote

Sponsored by
Western Pest Services

Innovation in the Food Industry
Pete Severino
Severino Pasta
Alissa Davis
Advanced Food Products

Moderated by
Jon Cofsky & Travis Coley
Whitepenny

11:00 AM

Morning Presentation

Ethical & Sustainable Sourcing and Procurement
Pierre Turner
Lassonde Industries Inc.
William Hughes
Mazars UK

Moderated by 
Danielle DeFilippis, Esq. 
Norris McLaughlin

11:50 AM

Break

 
12:05 PM

Afternoon Presentation

Stewardship Award
Sponsored by Mazars USA LLP

NJFPA Annual Awards

Stewardship Award
Wakefern Food Corporation

12:05 PM

Afternoon Keynote

Sponsored by NJMEP

Results from the NJFPA Industry Benchmarking Initiative
Jeffrey Cohen & Robert Grote
Grassi Advisors & Accountants

12:05 PM

Afternoon Keynote

Sponsored by Stradley Ronon

The Heart of Sustainability
Ray Rastelli
Rastelli Foods

1:30 PM

Afternoon Breakout

Sponsored by 
ACME Corrugated Box Company

Sales, Marketing, Branding - Adapting to the Pandemic
Zak Romanoff
Omni Food Sales

1:30 PM

Afternoon Breakout

Waste Reduction and 
Carbon Footprint

Arielle Bernard
Waste Management
2:20 PM Closing Comments The NJFPA Board

 

 

EDUCATION COURSES 
(separate registration fees)

Thursday, April 22nd (9:00 AM to 4:30 PM)

CFR 117, subpart B (FIRST TIME OFFERED ANYWHERE)

Presented by the Rutgers Food Innovation Center  

A Deep Dive discussion into the NEW FDA Regulations - CFR 117 subpart B offering Regulatory Views vs. Food Processing Concerns including changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation is for anyone who has an interest in food preparation & handling business or oversight of a food business that is inspected by the FDA or the State Department of Health....(LEARN MORE)
 

Thursday, April 29th (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Are You Ready for SQF Edition 9
Presented by the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program 

Included in the seminar is not only a summary of the changes with SQF Edition 9 but also a detailed explanation of the changes from Edition 8.1 to Edition 9: lab requirements, food safety culture, and hybrid structure. Ample time will be spent on participants' specific questions and all will have access to a personal 2-hour review of what it will take for your company to be SQF Level 9.0 compliant.

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