What is the Food Safety Innovation Conference 2024?

A collaborative effort from Klipspringer and FoodClean, the first Food Safety Innovation Conference took place in the September of 2023. The event was launched with the intention of shining a light on true innovation, challenging the status quo, and advancing food safety and hygiene through knowledge sharing. Following glowing reviews, the FSI Conference is returning to the University of Lincoln on Thursday 13th June 2024. With expert talks, interactive workshops, networking opportunities, and live Q&As, this collaborative forum offers something new and essential to the food production industry.

What were the key highlights of the 2023 event?

Highlights from the 2023 event include talks from five leading industry voices, with Alec Kyriakides, Katie Sattherthwaite, and Denis Treacy set to return for the 2024 event. The interactive workshops were also a resounding success – covering topics such as Equipment Design and Cleaning, Predictive Analysis, Analytical Assurance, and Food Safety Management Systems. As you would expect, there were plenty of networking opportunities, elevated with refreshments and even a performance from the Klipspringer band. The day was then brought to a close with a Q&A hosted by a panel of food industry experts.

We captured plenty of footage throughout the day, with speakers and attendees sharing their experience. Here is a short video to tell you more:

I loved connecting with so many people and took away some great nuggets to think about. Thanks to all the speakers and looking forward to the Food Safety Innovation Conference 2024”.  

Katie Satterthwaite, Factory Standards Manager at Marks and Spencer 

“The FSI Conference had such informative and thought-provoking content delivered by a fabulous line up of presenters via a great mix of formats that made it all so easy to engage with. There was a real buzz throughout the day.”

Alec Kyriakides, former Head of Technical Operations at Sainsbury’s 

“Not only was this the first FSI conference, but it was also the first event of this kind I’ve personally had the opportunity to attend. The industry experts invited to present during the day were excellent.” 

Jade Mayhew, Retail Distribution Compliance Lead at Gist 

“Absolutely incredible day! Brilliant people, fascinating insights from all over the industry, and even an uber-talented Klipspringer band!”  

Phil May, Group Hygiene Manager, Greencore   

“Thank you to all the brilliant presenters, along with the teams at FoodClean and Klipspringer. I found the day very informative, and it was great to catch up and talk hygiene and technical with peers and ex colleagues. I must also add that the hospitality was fabulous.” 

Hemant Chhiber, Experienced Interim Hygiene Manager  

“The FSI Conference is the new benchmark in food safety innovation networking. A collaborative, workshop based, disruption forum lead by genuine industry experts who have hundreds of years of collective experience working directly in the global food supply chain. If you can only get to one forum in 2024, then choose well, or you will probably have your food safety agenda set by your auditors as usual. Gain a competitive advantage in food safety, don’t dither, get to the FSI.”  

Denis Treacy, Former Chief Officer for Safety and Quality at Pladis Global 

What can I expect from the Food Safety Innovation Conference 2024?

After hot drinks, a selection of pastries, and a warm welcome from the Chair and Headline Sponsors, the Conference will open with five informative talks followed by a Live Q&A. The event’s industry experts will be covering the following topics:

  • Food safety: the last year.
  • Climate change & the impact on food safety.
  • Innovation in food safety management systems and competency.
  • Innovation in incident prevention: Root cause analysis & industry learnings.
  • Innovation in food safety culture.

After the morning break, there will be four interactive Food Safety Workshops:

Innovation in hygiene: Unpacking advances in hygienic design and allergen changeover cleaning. This workshop will be hosted by Katie Satterthwaite, Director of Food Safety Excellence Ltd, Laura Luque-Carey, Director of Food Safety Excellence Ltd, and Lars Turner, Director of Foodclean.

The digital journey: A real-life look at how digitalisation can help to enhance food safety and quality management control. This workshop will be hosted by Mick West, the Global Director, Quality Systems for Kerry.

Analytical advancements: Innovation in environmental hygiene testing.

Uncovering insights: A hands-on approach to Root Cause Analysis.

Next, there will be a buffet lunch followed by an in depth panel discussion, with experts including Denis Treacy and Reineke van Riemsdijk discussing the key talking points raised by the day’s sessions and providing valuable takeaways in relation to future food safety challenges.

Who will be speaking at the Food Safety Innovation Conference 2024?

Delivering a combination of informative talks and interactive workshops, the expert presence at the FSI Conference 2024 will include:

  • Maddy Wilson: Director of Own Brand, Waitrose & Partners
  • Denis Treacy: Former Chief Officer for Safety and Quality at Pladis Global
  • Erica Sheward: Director Global Food Safety Initiative at The Consumer Goods Forum
  • Katie Satterthwaite: Director at Food Safety Excellence Ltd
  • Laura Luque-Carey: Director at Food Safety Excellence Ltd
  • Alec Kyriakides: Former Head of Product Quality, Safety & Supplier Performance at Sainsbury’s
  • Mick West: Global Director, Quality Systems at Kerry
  • Reineke van Riemsdijk: Technical Quality Manager & Sustainability Lead at Nestlé Nespresso S.A

Key Information about the Food Safety Innovation Conference 2024


Thursday 13th June 2024


  • Registration Opens: 8:30 am
  • Close and Depart: 15:45pm


Isaac Newton Building, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS, UK

Ticket Prices

  • Single Ticket: £249 +VAT
  • Groups of 5+: £220 + VAT per person

We can’t wait to connect with you at the Food Safety Innovation Conference 2024. If you have any questions for us ahead of the event, you are welcome to contact us on 01473 461800 or sales@klipspringer.com. Alternatively, you can fill in the contact form below.

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