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Official Reception & Dinner

Held this year at The Fremont Foundry, an iconic Seattle venue with a unique modernised industrial design, this year’s Official Reception & Dinner will feature a three course dinner and chef-attended hot food stations around the venue. Fine wine and dining aren’t the only perks of attending, however — the event has also become one of the best networking opportunities at the GFSI Conference. As in previous years, the 2020 Official Dinner & Reception is kindly hosted and sponsored by Greenfence, and will take place on Thursday, 27 February from 7:00 to 10:30pm.

The 2020 Conference Committee
  • Carletta Ooton (co-chair), Vice President Safety, Sustainability, Security & Compliance, Amazon, USA
  • Tom Wiester (co-chair), Vice President, Global Food Safety and Science Affairs, Starbucks Coffee Company, USA
  • Craig Wilson (co-chair), Vice President, Costco Wholesale, USA
  • Natalie Dyenson, MPH, Vice President, Food Safety & Quality, Dole Food Company, Inc., USA
  • Dan Fone, Senior Director, US Food Safety SME, International Food Safety, Walmart, USA
  • Susan Glander, Marketing Director – Global Corporate Accounts, Ecolab, USA
  • Hugo Gutierrez, Global Chief QSHE Officer, Kerry, USA
  • Gillian Kelleher, Vice President of Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Wegmans Food Markets, USA
  • Kahori Miyake, Executive Officer, CSR & Communication, ÆON Co., Ltd., Japan
  • Howard Popoola, Vice President – Corporate Food Technology and Regulatory Compliance, The Kroger Company, USA
  • Chandaka Ratnapala, Head of Quality – Fresh Food and Customer Sensory, Woolworths, Australia
  • Deepa Thiagarajan, Director, Global Food Standards and Value Chain Programs, Michigan State University, USA
  • Eric Timmermans, Corporate QA Director, FrieslandCampina, Netherlands
  • Barbara VanRenterghem, Editorial Director, Food Safety Magazine, USA
  • Ludovica Verzegnassi, VP Global Head Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, Nestlé, Switzerland
  • Petra Wissenburg, SVP Global Brands at GREENFENCE, USA

Committee Guests

  • Anthony Auffray, Director, Global Product/Food Safety and Compliance, Amazon, USA
  • Nicole Focke, Senior Manager, Event Marketing, Ecolab, USA
  • Shannon Pettitt, Vice President of Global Brand and Talent Development, Ecolab, USA
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