Previous Conferences

Workshops During 12th Dubai International Food Safety Conference

IAFP Workshop: Process Validations and Verification - The Essentials!

CPD Points: 6
Date: 28 October 2018
Venue: Abu Dhabi Hall A, Level 1, Dubai World Trade Centre
Trainer: Prof. Manpreet Singh, University of Georgia, U.S.A

Entry: This workshop is now full!

Course Outline: 

Validation and verification processes are critical components of a good food safety plan and are complementary to each other. However, many confuse the meaning and function between the two terms. Validation of control measures are required for both human and animal food when a biological hazard is identified as requiring a control.Once validation is completed, verification procedures have to be established to ensure that the implemented processes are effectively and consistently carried out and that a confirmation that the business is doing what is intended and that it is effective and activities are properly documented. However, recent outbreaks, both regionally and internationally, suggest that validations and verifications are not carried out effectively.

The session will focus on the design of validation studies and verification programs with food safety objectives in mind.




Workshop on Prevention of Food Fraud

CPD Points: 6
Date: 28 October 2018
Time: 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Venue: Dubai Meeting Room, Level 1, Dubai World Trade Centre

Registration: This workshop is now full!

This workshop is being organised by the University of Laval (INAF/FSAA), in collaboration with Dubai Municipality.

This workshop is part of a series that was launched in April 2017 in Quebec City, Canada, and in October 2017 in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, under the theme “Global Understanding of Food Fraud (GUFF)”. The Dubai Food Fraud Workshop will host several discussions on guidance to industry in relation with food fraud prevention and management, food regulatory policies to be applied to mitigate food fraud incidents and the development of Standard Methods Performance Requirements (SMPR) for Non Targeted testing to be established under the auspices of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. The Dubai Food Fraud Workshop is supported by Mars, Danone, R-Biopharm, GroupeEnvironeX and AOAC international. For more information and updates click hereTo participate in the GUFF Workshop on 28 October 2018, please contact:




Instructor Skills Training (IST): A Workshop to Improve Your Training Skills

CPD Points: 6
Date: 28 October 2018
Time: 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Venue: Dubai Meeting Room A&B, Dubai World Trade Centre
Organizer: NEHA

Registration: This workshop is now full!

This workshop gives participants the opportunity to hone their presentation, demonstration, facilitation and other key skills, and is designed for trainers and educators and anyone involved in public presentations.

The 1-day workshop offers:

  • An in-depth look at three high-impact skills - facilitation, demonstration and presentation;
  • A brainstorming session focusing on behavior management, common instructional challenges, and some of the skills needed to resolve unexpected disruptions; and
  • An opportunity for participants to apply what they have learned in a mini-presentation before their peers;
  • An overview of 20 key instructor skills aimed at making instructors and presenters more engaging and effective.




ICPMF Workshop: Software Fair: Get used to Microbial Risk Assessment and Predictive Microbiology tools!

CPD Points: 6

Date: 28 October 2018
Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Dubai D Meeting Room, Dubai World Trade Centre

Registration: This workshop is now full!


Dr. M. Tamplin, University of Tasmania, Australia
Ass Prof. P. Skandamis, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Dr. Y. Le Marc, Adria, France
Prof. F. Perez Rodriguez, University of Corboda, Spain, ICPMF Secretary
Dr. M. Ellouze, Nestlé Research, Switzerland, ICPMF Chair

Course Outline: 

The International Committee on Predictive Modelling in Foods (ICPMF) is delighted to organize this special event at the Dubai International Food Safety Conference. Four software tools will be presented at this workshop including the latest developments in application tools and possibilities for the participants to communicate directly with the software developers during an extensive hands-on software demonstration session addressing specific case studies on food shelf-life and process optimization and HACCP.

The software that will be demonstrated are:

  • ComBase
  • GroPin
  • MicroHibro
  • Sym’Previus

The hands-on demonstrations will take place in a dedicated and equipped space with tables for small groups and flat screens. This live event will have different shifts so that participants can sign up for different software demonstrations.

This event will allow stakeholders from industry, authorities and academia to obtain information on software tools, ask for specific case demonstrations, and exchange with the software developers.


Workshop on Food Defense and TACCP

CPD Points: 6

Date: 28 October 2018
Time: 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Venue: Sharjah D Meeting Room, Dubai World Trade Centre

Registration: This workshop is now full!

Trainer: Dr.Mohamed Mohamady

This one-day training course is designed to enable the delegates to understand the basic elements to food defense and the most common vulnerabilities and threats of the food supply chain. In addition, how to evaluate those vulnerabilities and threats in a systematic way that satisfies the requirements of a wide range of food safety management systems international standards and certification schemes.


Learning Outcomes

  • Overview of food defense concept
  • Food defense in international standards and certification schemes
  • Threats to Food/Feed Supply Chain
  • Food Fraud/Food Defense
  • Vulnerability Assessments in Food Defense.
  • Vulnerability Assessment Tools
  • Operational Risk Management (ORM)
  • CARVER+Shock