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What is the IFS Conference?

The IFS is an international conference that takes part in numerous European countries and for the first time it takes place in Zagreb on 6th of November.

IFS stands for International Featured Standards and it is a joint project of the French retail association FCD and the German retail association HDE that develops globally recognised product safety and quality standards and programs for companies within the food and consumer goods supply chain.

IFS conference facilitates the meeting of specialists in the field, meeting partners, collaborators, customers, suppliers, and certifiers.

It is a day when IFS conference team and speakers together with manufacture, retail, logistic and export professionals pause the daily routine and challenges to exchange opinions, learn cutting-edge information from all areas of the supply chain, as well as from related industries, new practices, innovative solutions on automation and digitization of processes, records, processing technologies, packaging, logistics, testing, product quality control and safety assurance supply. The conference gives the opportunity to find new business partners. as well. 

Monday, 6 November

08:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sheraton Zagreb

What we talk about at the conference

IFS Food 8 and IFS HPC 3 - officially released!

The IFS Food 8 standard aims to deliver reliable products. Its vision is cooperation within the supply chain to improve product integrity.

IFS HPC 3 is the standard for evaluating the safety and quality management system and production processes of household and personal care products.

Both standards come to increase consumer confidence in purchased products – on the one hand for food, on the other for household and personal care products. Consumers need it, retailers want to make sure they are giving consumers what they want. If you are a manufacturer and you want to export your products and to be present in the big retail networks, you need these standards.

With the transition to new standards, new requirements appear! During the conference, we discuss what the transition to the new version entails, for maintaining and developing commercial relations both with large retail chains and for the expansion of export partners!

IFS Food 8 and IFS HPC 3 - officially released!

The IFS Food 8 standard aims to deliver reliable products. Its vision is cooperation within the supply chain to improve product integrity.

IFS HPC 3 is the standard for evaluating the safety and quality management system and production processes of household and personal care products.

Both standards come to increase consumer confidence in purchased products – on the one hand for food, on the other for household and personal care products. Consumers need it, retailers want to make sure they are giving consumers what they want. If you are a manufacturer and you want to export your products and to be present in the big retail networks, you need these standards.

With the transition to new standards, new requirements appear! During the conference, we discuss what the transition to the new version entails, for maintaining and developing commercial relations both with large retail chains and for the expansion of export partners!

ESG – environmental, social and governance – or more simply, sustainable development – focused on transparency, reducing pollution, creating a healthy development framework for the planet and all its inhabitants.

Who is ESG for? Any company has the duty to align itself with the principles of sustainable development. And IFS came up with a suitable solution, by creating this self-assessment tool to determine the degree to which a company is already prepared or adopts ESG principles.

It is essential to emphasize that ESG is not only the responsibility of large companies. That’s why the IFS ESG Check tool allows all companies, including small and medium-sized ones, to start the process of aligning with sustainable principles and operating mode.

During the conference we will discuss in detail how the IFS ESG Check works, how it is implemented, who are the parties involved – following a parallel with the European perspective that captures the local, regional, national and European approach to ESG adoption.

IFS ESG Check - the newest ESG readiness self-assessment and assessment tool

IFS ESG Check - the newest ESG readiness self-assessment and assessment tool

ESG – environmental, social and governance – or more simply, sustainable development – focused on transparency, reducing pollution, creating a healthy development framework for the planet and all its inhabitants.

Who is ESG for? Any company has the duty to align itself with the principles of sustainable development. And IFS came up with a suitable solution, by creating this self-assessment tool to determine the degree to which a company is already prepared or adopts ESG principles.

It is essential to emphasize that ESG is not only the responsibility of large companies. That’s why the IFS ESG Check tool allows all companies, including small and medium-sized ones, to start the process of aligning with sustainable principles and operating mode.

During the conference we will discuss in detail how the IFS ESG Check works, how it is implemented, who are the parties involved – following a parallel with the European perspective that captures the local, regional, national and European approach to ESG adoption.

Efficiency, Efficiency, Efficiency

In an increasingly competitive local and regional market, with consumers more and more attentive and demanding in terms of what they buy and consume, the only directions in the medium and long term are compliance with quality standards and increased efficiency.

In this context, during the conference we will discuss how this increase in effectiveness and efficiency can be achieved in 3 steps:

  • Identifying processes and establishing performance indicators for processes and products
  • Constant monitoring and measurement of processes and products
  • Analyzing and acting on monitoring to continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency of processes and products

We will discuss optimization and control in production costs but also with labor. We will review a series of software solutions that can contribute decisively to the optimization of processes in the FMCG/Retail field.

Efficiency, Efficiency, Efficiency

In an increasingly competitive local and regional market, with consumers more and more attentive and demanding in terms of what they buy and consume, the only directions in the medium and long term are compliance with quality standards and increased efficiency.

In this context, during the conference we will discuss how this increase in effectiveness and efficiency can be achieved in 3 steps:

  • Identifying processes and establishing performance indicators for processes and products
  • Constant monitoring and measurement of processes and products
  • Analyzing and acting on monitoring to continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency of processes and products

We will discuss optimization and control in production costs but also with labor. We will review a series of software solutions that can contribute decisively to the optimization of processes in the FMCG/Retail field.

IFS Conference Croatia 2023

6 November

Sheraton Zagreb

IFS Conference Croatia 2023

6 November, Sheraton Zagreb

Speakers

Speaker - Stephan Tromp

Stephan Tromp

Managing Director IFS

Speaker - Ionut Nache

Ionuț Nache

Director General, INAQ Consulting 

Speaker - Marek Marzec

Marek Marzec

IFS CEE Representative

Speaker - Chryssa

Chryssa Dimitriadis

Director IFS Standard Management IFS – International Featured Standards

Speaker - Helga

Helga Barrios Vidal

Head of Sustainability & IFS Senior Project Manager

Speaker - Sybil

Sybil-Marie Deinhard

HPC Standard Manager, Standard Management

Speaker - Sorin

Sorin Petcu

CEO Santinela – Manufacturing Productivity Improvement Experts

Speaker - mihai-olaru

Mihai Olaru

Managing Partner, Benefiq HR

Speaker - Mihai

Mihai Coliban

Brand Communication Expert | Creative&Design Director , INAQ Branding

Speaker - Alexandru Bajenaru

Alexandru Bajenaru

Digital Strategy Director , INAQ Branding

Speaker - Dzhulia Kraleva-Ivanova

Dzhulia Kraleva-Ivanova

Quality Assurance Specialist

Speaker - gs1 Croatia

Damir Šegović

Technical Advisor, GS1 Croatia

speaker Adecco

Nikolina Radić

General Manager, Adecco

speaker Iolanda Pancu

Iolanda Pancu

Business Development Manager Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova, Sato Europe GmbH

speaker Mihai Mone

Mihai Mone

Managing Director Global Creative Solutions

speaker Mirela - tuv nord adriatic

Mirela Jambreković

Dipl. Ing. Head of food department, TÜV NORD Adriatic

Speaker Mario

Mario Schuster

Director Market Developmnet IFS

speaker Silvia Hafner

Silvia Hafner

Dipl. Eng. University specialist in food quality and food safety

speaker Mihai Mone

Mihai Mone

Managing Director Global Creative Solutions

speaker Mihai Mone

Mihai Mone

Managing Director Global Creative Solutions

Organizers

Inaq - Consulting
IFS

Partners

PLATINUM partners

SATO
Biokom
tuv nord logo
global creative solutions
SATO
Testo
tuv nord logo
global creative solutions
Cristim
CMC Grup
Testo

GOLD partners

benefiq
Santinela
Salesianer
GS1
Imark
Salesianer
Frigo Consult
AB Tehnic Profesional
Biotrend

SILVER partners

sample control

SUPPORTING partners

bureau veritas logo
sgs
gs1-gold partner
adecco
asociatia romanilor din republica croatia
sgs
gs1-gold partner
adecco
BEROCC
HRCC-logo
NRCC-logo
ASEMER-logo
BRCC - logo
Ambasada sustenabilitatii
AMRCR - Logo
apar - logo
Romalimenta logo
CERC logo
Arc logo
Rucodem - logo

MEDIA partners

Transilvania Business
Modern Buyer - Logo
Roaliment - logo
Meat Milk - logo
Business-Voice logo

Final draft agenda

First part

08.30 – Welcome coffee

09.00 – Official opening of the 1st edition of IFS Conference in Croatia
Ionuț Nache, General Manager INAQ Consulting, IFS Representative in Croatia

09.10 – Retail 4.0: eFood – Development. Trends. Forecast.
Stephan Tromp, Managing Director IFS Management GmbH

09.30 –IFS latest news, projects, Digital business Development, Marketplace Development
Mario Schuster, IFS E-Commerce Food-Non-Food/Digital Business Development/Marketplace Development

09.50 – IFS Food 8 and latest news about IFS Logistics 3
Chryssa Dimitriadis, Director IFS Standard Management

10.20 – IFS ESG Check Program
Helga Barrios, IFS Senior Technical Project Manager, IFS Representative in Spain

10.40 – IFS HPC 3
Sybil-Marie Deinhard, IFS Standard Manager

11.00 –  IFS guidelines – why it is useful to understand them
Mirela Jambreković Head of Food Department TÜV NORD Adriatic

11.15 – IFS Logistics certifications in Poland. Case study.
Marek Marzec, IFS CEE Representative

11.30 – 11.45 Coffee break

Second part
Processes optimization means risk reduction, cost reduction, financing solutions

11.45 – IFS Most seen failures
Mihaela Ardeleanu – Lead Auditor, Trainer INAQ Consulting – IFS Training Center

12.15 – Santinela – The solution for solving the productivity problems in factories
Sorin Petcu, General Manager Santinela

12.30 – Professional measurement solutions to reduce costs and ensure food safety BIOKOM
Dzhulia Kraleva-Ivanova, Quality Assurance Specialist Biokom Trendafilov Ltd. & Biokom Plus d.o.o.

12.45 Implementation of verification and validation in the company Pisinium d.o.o.
Silvia Hafner, Dipl. Eng. University specialist in food quality and food safety

13.00 – SATO Europe GmbH solutions for FMCG & Retail Industry
Iolanda Pancu, SATO Business Development Manager Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova

13.15 – GLN – Global Location Number
Damir Šegović, Technical Advisor, GS1 Croatia

13.30 – Be compliant with Global Creative Solutions
Mihai Mone, Managing Director Global Creative Solutions

13.45 – HR Services and Solutions for Croatian Industry
Nikolina Radić, General Manager Adecco Croatia

14.00 INAQ Branding + INAQ Data & Research – new services provided by INAQ Consulting
Alexandru Băjenaru – Online Marketing Director
Mihai Coliban – Brand Communication Expert, Creative & Design Director

14.15 – 15.00 Lunch break

Third part

15.00 – 16.30
Round Table: ESG concept of sustainability. How prepared are we to implement ESG principles in our businesses?

  • Miroslav Tașcu-Stavre, Professor of European Studies Department, University of Bucharest
  • Trends in the sustainability and ESG landscape. How does SDG impact the business environment
  • Helga Barrios, IFS Senior Technical Project Manager
  • Mirela Jambreković Head of Food Department TÜV NORD Adriatic
  • Krunoslav Boban, TÜV NORD Adriatic Head of System Certification
  • Damir Šegović, Technical Advisor, GS1 Croatia
  • Martina Petljak, Certification Food Manager, SGS Adriatica
  • Ionut Nache, INAQ Consulting, IFS Representative in Croatia

 

16.30 -17.30 Cocktail & networking

Registration and Partnerships

EARLY BIRD

150 €

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Fee valid until September 29

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150 €

100 €

Fee valid between September 30 – October 27

LATE

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Fee valid between October 28 – November 3

EARLY BIRD

150 €

75 €

Fee valid until September 29

STANDARD

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100 €

Fee valid between September 30 – October 27

LATE

150 €

Fee valid between October 28 – November 3

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