Food Scandals Stick, Who´s Next?

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Old Trafford


M16 0RA

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Join us at Old Trafford Stadium

Join us in Manchester to discuss shop floor efficiencies and common compliance challenges. Managers in the Food and Beverage Industry are eligible to join this free, discussion based event that will address the prevention management of food scandals through a combination of cultural initiatives and readily available, fit-for-purpose technology.

The Aptean team are looking forward to welcoming you on March 12th at Old Trafford, the Manchester United Stadium. During a series of keynote presentations & roundtable discussions, you will get the chance to hear from industry experts and talk with peers about overcoming common industry challenges.

This event will involve input from BSI Group, owners of the Kitemark and food standards auditors. We are sure the debate will be just as lively as in our previous events across Europe. Conversations will be based upon quality assurance, brand reputation, operations management, consumer reactions and more.

Given the exclusivity of the event, the number of places is capped at 20, so if you’re ready to come along, please sign up today. If you would like some more information before you make your decision, please email

We hope to see you there


09:00-09:30 - Start and registration

09:30-09:40 - Why are we here? Opening the day & introductions

James Wood Director,
Business Development

09:40-10:30 - What has culture got to do with compliance? BSI Group will share key compliance and business issues Food & Beverage companies face, and discuss how culture can have a direct impact on compliance.

  • The food and beverage industry today, what matters most?
  • Compliance, audit & certification in 2019 - are they working?
  • Market access for food and beverage companies
  • Food safety and quality culture- what is it and how do you measure it?
  • Demonstrating continual improvement in your food safety management systems
  • Culture and information security risks- end user awareness
  • The cost of culture

Erica Armstrong

EA Food Sector Propositions Manager
BSI Group

10:30-11:00 - Manufacturing operations management as the missing link. What information do you as a business owner really need on a day-to-day basis to effectively manage your organisation and improve profit, without sacrificing food safety, and why is this so important with Brexit almost upon us?

James Wood
Director, Business Development

11:00-11:15 - A day in the life of a food processor – Intersnack group case study. See how Intersnack, Europe’s premier snack producer utilise Aptean’s solutions to drive efficiency and stay compliant with food safety initiatives.

Mike Jolly
Account Director

11:15-11:30 - Coffee Break

11:30-12:00 - How can technology help you align to your compliance initiatives? Interactive Demo to show immediate effects of stoppages on your bottom line and how you can transition to a paperless QA environment.

Kurt Rowan
Solutions Consultant

12:00-13:00 - Roundtable discussions A chance to discuss with your peers and our experts the challenges you are facing in your F&B operations.

13:00-14:00 - Lunch

14:30-17:00 - Private product demonstrations available throughout the day. On request*
*Contact with and book yours in advance or mention this during the event to one of Aptean Staff.

Erica’s role at BSI as EMEA Propositions Manager – Food Sector covers a range of activities including engaging with key industry stakeholders and organisations to align BSI’s food sector proposition with market demand. Erica’s focus and experience is in food safety and the psychology of culture and brand protection. Erica has featured on the agenda of many industry events including the Food and Drink Quality and Safety Summit, The Food and Drink IT Summit and the Farm Shop and Deli Show.

Experts at BSI (British Standards Institution) perform over 191,000 audits every year, awarding our clients with the certifications that they need to win new business and keep their top clients happy. According to the 75% of the FTSE 100, and 51% of the fortune 500 who work with us, certification from BSI is a business asset worth having. We train over 150,000 delegates a year globally. From food safety and HACCP, right through to the principles of quality management and health and safety. BSI, supports continual improvement through robust audit programmes and a strong internal food safety and quality culture. Find out more at

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