GFSI Conference 2020

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Themed ‘One connected world. One safe food supply’, the annual GFSI Conference will take place in Seattle, USA from 25th to 28th February 2020.

The Global Food Safety Initiative provides thought leadership and guidance on food safety management across the entire supply chain. Every year, experts from retail, manufacturing, food service industries, governments and service providers meet at the GFSI Conference to share knowledge on changing demographics, evolving consumer demand and developments in science and technology.

Find us at Stand #30

Join our global experts to discover the latest advances in technology, data and insight for food safety, and how this is delivering unrivalled efficiency and control to solve pest threats for food businesses around the world.

Meet our experts

2020 special session:
Biggest threat, smallest pest: Combating the risk of Stored Product Insects

Thursday, 27th February, 8am

Stored Product Insects (SPIs) are one of the biggest pest threats to your food business. These tiny pests damage a significant proportion of the world's food supplies, posing a threat at all stages of the food supply chain, infesting any stored food, even once packaged. As food supply chains become more global, the risk of SPIs moving across countries and between suppliers is increasing. The greatest challenge for businesses is spotting an infestation before it causes significant damage.

Combining over 90 years of pest experience, behavioural studies and technical expertise with global data driven insight, join Rentokil, the world’s leading experts in pest management, as we provide a new perspective on the threat of SPIs to food businesses and discover everything you need to know about managing these tiny yet destructive pests and top tips on how to beat them.

Harnessing traditional pest expertise in combination with pioneering digital technology, leading entomologist Dr. Nancy Troyano and Digital Innovation Director, Paul Donegan, will explore the evolving threat of stored product insects for the production, processing, and logistics sectors, geographically and seasonally.  In an increasingly connected world, we will demonstrate the value in using big data analytical insights to examine which stored product insects pose the biggest threat to food businesses, where they are most prevalent, where they cause the most damage and the growing SPI threats to watch for in the future. Importantly we will provide you with practical solutions for better protection against SPI pest risk.

Together, we will provide new and valuable insights to help you make sure your food business is best prepared to manage the world’s most costly set of pests and the biggest threats to food safety.

Dr. Nancy Troyano

Entomologist/Director of Operations, Education and Training, Rentokil North America

Nancy is a board-certified entomologist, skilled in medical, veterinary and urban entomology. She’s responsible for leading and supporting education and training for all lines of business and at all levels of the operation, which includes over 4,500 pest technicians. She develops comprehensive academic programmes and pest management courses that are used globally and oversees a team that manages all of the learning and development needs of the organisation.

Nancy also provides ongoing technical support to field operations and acts as a subject-matter expert for vector management programmes.

Paul Donegan

Group Digital Innovation Director, Rentokil Initial

Paul leads Digital Innovation for Rentokil Initial plc, bringing digital transformation to life for over a million customers and 40,000 colleagues in over 80 countries. He’s responsible for the digital pest control and digital hygiene strategy that’s deploying modern digital technologies to bring competitive advantage, back-office efficiency and digital-only solutions to the heart of everything Rentokil Initial does.

Paul is accountable for the underlying technology architecture and the commercial deployment of myRentokil and PestConnect, the award-winning Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to customers and colleagues in over 20 countries and providing rapid growth in an industry-changing proposition.



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