Tickets Update

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New Session for Certification Bodies and Farm Assurers

Requirements & Business Opportunities with GLOBALG.A.P. Add-ons
This session is specifically tailored to the needs of certification bodies and farm assurers. Participants will receive an overview of all the new GLOBALG.A.P. Add-ons plus an update on the existing ones, as well as a Q&A session to gain specific information about all of GLOBALG.A.P.’s products and services.

Date: Pre-Conference Day, 5 November, 5 6 p.m.

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Confirmed Speakers/Panelists and Their Sessions

Breakout Session 3D Stop Forced Labor
Date: 7 Nov., 9–10 am.

Moderated by Nolan Quiros, GLOBALG.A.P. Expert for Social Standards; session panelists include:

  • Anna Stancher, System Program Manager, Amfori, Belgium
  • Retha Louw, CEO, SIZA The Sustainability Initiative of SA NPC, South Africa

More than 79,000 GLOBALG.A.P. producers under certification have added GRASP – the GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice – to their portfolio since we introduced it in 2010. That brings the total share of GRASP assessed producers to over 40 percent, and rising.

All over the world, several million people are considered to be working in forced labor conditions across all industries, including child labor. Members of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) have adopted a strategy to stop forced labor. GLOBALG.A.P. is contributing to that objective by developing solutions for the primary production sector. With the rapid expansion of the adoption of GRASP, the industry is able to collect data to better assess risks and to develop strategies to rid its supply chains of forced and child labor. The panelists will explain the current state of the industry, share best practices, and discuss with the audience how the efforts can be increased.

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Breakout Session 1A – Getting Ready for FSMA
Date: 6 Nov., 2–3 p.m.

Samir Assar, Director of the Division of Produce Safety for the Food and Drug Administration (USA), will join other panelists at the Getting Ready for FSMA breakout session to explain the major requirements of FSMA and share first-hand experience about using the GLOBALG.A.P. FSMA solution. Fruit and vegetable producers that want to sell their produce on the US market are beginning to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) produce rules, both within the US and outside. GLOBALG.A.P. has developed a special FSMA Produce Safety Rule Add-on for its GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Standards that enables GLOBALG.A.P. certified producers to demonstrate that their food safety measures and practices are in line with FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements.

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Download the Official GLOBALG.A.P. Mobile Event App

Maximize your SUMMIT 2018 experience by connecting with colleagues, friends and clients with our private mobile event manager. Snap a picture and share it in the live feed, connect with new friends, comment on sessions, meetings and exhibits, and share your thoughts and ideas. And check out the special app-exclusive information, invitations, and contests.

The Official GLOBALG.A.P. Event App includes:

  • The complete program with schedule, reminders and “my calendar”
  • Automatic contact updates and interactive session polls and feedback
  • Networking tool – Whenever people join the app, updates will appear on the timeline, introducing them to the community.
  • Tapping on a person’s name takes you straight to their personal profile (with privacy settings).
  • A messaging tool that lets you share messages right to the private social feed. This works much like a Twitter feed – a fast and easy way to share thoughts and impressions to kick-start a conversation.
  • Share photos straight to the app’s private timeline. Anyone part of your private event network can be a part of your experience and directly like and comment to keep things flowing.
  • Document and presentation download
  • Facebook®-like social wall with interactive sharing, polling, and options to connect before and after the event
  • Easy social or private sign-in

For more information and to download the app, go to www.summit2018.org/app.

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Visit a GLOBALG.A.P. Certified Farm in Peru!

We have organized visits to 5 GLOBALG.A.P. certified farms in Peru as part of our post-conference day program on 8 November 2018.

Book one of our farm visits that take you behind the scenes of a successful GLOBALG.A.P. certified operation. You can speak directly with the farm owners/managers, learn about their innovative solutions, and see how they have implemented the GLOBALG.A.P. system into their farm’s production, staff and business management. As participation is limited, we strongly urge you to reserve your seat as soon as possible. The farm visits are full-day events and include lunch. For information about each of the farms, prices and conditions, please click here.