Virtual Food Packaging Forum Workshop
Improving the chemical safety of food contact articles: Linking policy-making with scientific research The 2020 Food Packaging Forum (FPF) Workshop will take place online in a virtual format on October 21-23, 2020, under the theme “Improving the chemical safety of food contact articles: Linking policy-making with scientific research.” Presentations and discussions will be split into three days of 2-hour sessions beginning at 15:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST). The sessions will feature a range of high-profile speakers from different areas of expertise and provide insights into the latest science and policy-making within the field, as well as discussing how these two sides could better interface with one another. This annual workshop is a one-of-a-kind event in the field to learn about recent developments in science, business, advocacy, and regulation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s workshop will be held in an online format that allows participants from anywhere to follow the speaker presentations, share questions live, and participate in discussions. This Food Packaging Forum event regularly brings together a diverse group of international stakeholders from government, industry, academia, civil society, and beyond to network with one another and share insights. To accommodate participation from across the globe, all of the presentations will be recorded and made available for registered participants to watch. Networking Opportunities Just as in previous years, networking and open discussion are important aspects of the event. The 2020 workshop will continue to offer opportunities for networking and informal discussion as much as possible within a virtual setting. Using the Whova digital conference platform, the entire workshop will take place within a single online platform. This includes presentations, Q&A sessions, and networking activities. All you need is a free Whova account and to set up your personal profile. The event can then be joined both online via a web browser or using the Whova mobile app. Using Whova, participants will be able to ask the speakers live questions, message one another, schedule private video meetings, and participate in open discussion boards. More information about the Whova platform and how to join the event will be shared with registered participants a few weeks before the workshop.