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Heinz, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Starbucks, and Other Leading North American Food Companies to Share Their Winning Strategies

Jan 22, 2013

World Trade Group (WTG) is proud to host the 3rd Annual Food Manufacturing & Safety Forum 2013 taking place this February 26th and 27th at The Fairmont Dallas Hotel. This event boasts a powerful speaker faculty drawn from across the industry to share their ideas and insights on how to improve productivity, maximize food safety and quality while reducing costs throughout operations in a capital‐constrained marketplace.
Key areas to be covered on the 2013 agenda include:

  • Plant‐wide optimization strategies
  • Establishing quality as a culture
  • Advances in manufacturing automation
  • Best practices in plant maintenance and reliability
  • Revealing the true cost of compliance
  • Transparency and security in the food supply chain
  • Establishing a unified quality system in the face of cost pressure
  • Understanding retail requirements, auditing, and food safety protocols
  • Revisiting sanitation and allergen management
  • Eco‐manufacturing strategies

Several hundred senior‐level executives will gather in Dallas, Texas, for two days of keynotes, case studies, workshops, and panel discussions. Delegates can look forward to benchmarking their best practices, networking with industry peers, and reviewing the latest tools, tactics, and technologies with leading service and solution providers.

This agenda is designed to benefit vice presidents, directors, and managers responsible for:
• Manufacturing
• Plant Manager
• Food Processing
• Validation
• Production
• Engineering
• Innovation
• Operations
• Procurement
• Technology
• R&D
• Food Safety
• Risk and Responsibility
• Continuous Improvement
• Legal
• Quality Equipment
• Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
• Lean
• Distribution
• Efficiency
• Planning and Logistics
• Supply Chain
• Standards and Compliance
• Packaging
• Health
• Sustainability

Featured Sessions Include:

  • Sourcing & Retaining Top Talent in the Food Manufacturing Industry - Brian Lundquist, VP, Operations, Leprino Foods USA
  • Preparing for Emerging FDA & FSIS Process Validation Requirements - Gary R. Acuff, Director, Center for Food Safety USA
  • Responding to Changing Regulations, Consumer Trends and Innovative Technologies – Analyzing the Five Year Forecast ‐ What is to be Expected for the Food Industry? - Dexter Manning, Partner, Audit Services, National Food & Beverage Practice Leader, Grant Thornton LLP

Be a part of the conversation! For more information download the full program at: and visit

About World Trade Group:

World Trade Group (WTG) is a leading global integrated media company operating within the sectors of HR, energy, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, manufacturing, and supply chain. WTG organizes and runs leading annual business events, bringing together senior executives from world‐class organizations for a unique blend of knowledge sharing, networking, and deal making.
WTG: Helping the World Do Business Since 1997.

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Kelly Lowe, Marketing Coordinator (North America)
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