Agenda

Monday, May 17th

Virtual reCONNECT Welcome Day
Tracks: General Sessions

12:30 PM ET
General Session

Welcome to Virtual reCONNECT 2021!

Live Session

Join us for the opening keynote presentation as COO Katy Jones and CEO Sean O’Leary kick off our 4th annual reCONNECT event.

1:00 PM ET
General Session

Keynote: Crystal Washington

Live Session

Technology strategist and futurist Crystal Washington will be joining FoodLogiQ to deliver this year’s annual reCONNECT Keynote. Don’t miss Crystal’s insights on how the complex world of social media, apps, and web-based living apply to the food industry’s most pressing challenges.

Tuesday, May 18th

Industry Talks and Intro to FoodLogiQ Connect
Tracks: General Sessions, Guest Sessions

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET
Guest Session

Creating Value Through Cloud-Based Supplier Management

Live Session

Supplier Management is a multi-faceted function within every organization, often spanning across several teams including FSQA, procurement, strategic sourcing and risk. Learn FoodLogiQ’s approach to centralizing and streamlining key supplier management activities, from the daunting task of document compliance, to the ever-expanding developments around auditing, quality incidents, business requirements and more. Join this demo to learn how centralization on FoodLogiQ Connect can reduce the time it takes to manage your supplier network, increase the percentage of suppliers who are compliant to your QA, food safety and business standards by 30-50%, and increase credits request approvals by 25%.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET
Guest Session

Tech-Enabled Product Removals and Recall Modernization

Live Session

In the New Era of Smarter Food Safety, the FDA envisions product removals to take minutes, not weeks or days to execute. Not only does implementing removal systems of this caliber help protect consumers from tainted products, but centralized withdrawal technologies ensure you are protecting your brand and reducing costs. Discover how your business can leverage a broad spectrum of product withdrawal efficiencies to get recall times down to 2 hours or less, and establish more targeted and automated removal strategies. Join us for a demo of FoodLogiQ Connect Recall + Response and see how to launch configurable removals with the click of a button.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET
Guest Session

Tackling Traceability: a Manageable and Efficient Approach to Supply Chain Transparency

Live Session

With new traceability regulation taking form in 2021, many brands are preparing for more advanced food event recordkeeping requirements. With FoodLogiQ’s Trace + Trace product, traceability has never been more approachable. With our thoughtful approach to implementing and integrating centralized traceability technology into our client’s existing supply chain processes, along with our team of industry experts, it’s no wonder that FoodLogiQ Connect has handled over 60 million traceability events to date! Join this session to learn how FoodLogiQ can partner with your organization to optimize your supply chain and build efficiencies, increasing visibility that helps drive a smarter and more actionable supply chain program. For brands looking to start their journey with traceability, learn about FoodLogiQ’s introductory product: Track + Trace Receive – a suite within the Connect platform designed to position your team for longterm traceability success.

On-Demand: Tuesday, May 18th

General Session

Preparing for the Proposed FSMA 204 Rule with Chick-fil-A

On Demand

Section 204 of the Food Safety Modernization Act instructs the FDA to develop additional recordkeeping requirements for certain foods. In the proposed rule, the FDA encourages firms to maintain required traceability information in a single electronic system. Learn how Chick-fil-A is preparing for the proposal, by leveraging GS1 Standards for identification, and utilizing FoodLogiQ Track + Trace for data capture, as well as operational efficiencies.

General Session

Interoperability in the New Era: Working Across Ecosystems, Speaking the Same Language

On Demand

The FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety represents a new approach to food safety, leveraging technology to create a safer and more digital, traceable food system. This includes the exploration of interoperability across a variety of solutions. How will we get there? Hear about the GS1 US multi-phase proof-of-concept focused on supply chain visibility between FoodLogiQ, ripe.iO, IBM and SAP and how this collaboration removes the perceived barriers to full supply chain transparency.

General Session

Traceability 2.0 and the Adoption of RFID

On Demand

Technology in food is ever-changing and RFID is enabling full product transparency across food systems. Inventory accuracy, product visibility, speed to market, and other benefits are realized. Hear how Avery Dennison and Zebra Technologies are paving the way, allowing brands to be connected, efficient and responsive to today’s supply chains, utilizing RFID technologies.

General Session

Building New Direct-to-Consumer Offerings Amid a Pandemic

On Demand

The way consumers are purchasing food is changing—not merely in terms of when and where they are buying groceries, meals or products, but how they are engaging with the industry. Consumers have relied heavily on an on-demand lifestyle to safeguard against coronavirus exposure and achieve greater convenience in their lives. At the same time, food businesses have identified the need for new sales channels for better ways to reach their audience, as well as to survive dramatic shifts in purchasing during the coronavirus pandemic. Learn how some brands have built these Direct-to-Consumer offerings amid the pandemic, and the importance of adopting new channels in this changing landscape.

General Session

Democratizing Food and Building Diverse Businesses

On Demand

Food is for everyone, but the industry is not always reflective of the diverse customer base impacted by the products and values driving the market trends across sectors. From brand marketing to product development and access, diverse leadership can help open the food industry to new possibilities, as well as better serve and feed a diverse public. Learn how incubator Chobani Ventures has gone about fostering change from the inception and scaling of business led by diverse leaders.

General Session

Using FoodLogiQ Data for Smarter Recall Risk Detection

On Demand

The use of data to make predictions or gather insights has a myriad of applications throughout the food supply chain. Advanced reporting can be applied to a diversity of food events to reveal inefficiencies, risks, product performance insights, food stability and more. With over 60 million Critical Tracking Events within the FoodLogiQ Connect platform, hundreds of thousands of documents, incidents, and over a million products, FoodLogiQ data holds vast and growing potential for enabling a smarter food system. Learn how our customers have leveraged the power of FoodLogiQ Connect data to innovate reporting across recall datasets and realize the vision of a more intelligent supply chain.

Wednesday, May 19th

Virtual reCONNECT Roundtable Discussions
Tracks: Customer and Guest Sessions

Live Roundtable Discussions

Customer and Guest Session

Increasing Value Cross-Functionally with FoodLogiQ Connect

Live Discussion

Food safety and supplier management systems are often managed and understood best by a handful of departments. However, the work and processes offered by a streamlined platform like Connect serves and impacts the goals of every business unit. Learn how some brands have lifted the curtain and brought in cross-functional teams—from operations to leadership—to understand and benefit from centralized supply chain management. What sorts of reports and processes have started in food safety or quality, and become essential workflows across organizations and locations? Join this session to learn examples and workshop your own ideas.

Customer and Guest Session

Connecting As An Industry: Building a Food Safety Network

Live Discussion

How do we stay connected as an industry in the age of Zoom calls and leaner operations? Join us for a discussion on staying connected as food safety professionals. Engage with key topics affecting industry professionals today, and learn how to build a deeper involvement with the other like minded professionals. Connecting with peers has always been an essential piece of building a stronger and more creative industry. Learn how you can more effectively share ideas and mutually support the world of food safety as part of a network.

Customer and Guest Session

Empowering Women in the Food Industry

Live Discussion

FoodLogiQ is proud to bring you a session promoting and supporting women within the food industry. In this roundtable session, we will discuss the challenges facing women in the industry, while celebrating the leadership women provide in developing a stronger food system. Join peers, women and allies to discuss strategies for career advancement, while taking stock of the concrete value women bring to brand innovation and holistic market development.

Customer and Guest Session

Getting Started with RFID

Live Discussion

Whether you’re a foodservice operator, grocery retailer, distributor or a supplier, it’s important to have an understanding of what makes a successful RFID program. This technology has made great advances in the food sector over the past several years, removing the initial barriers to adoption. In this roundtable, we will cover the basics of RFID 101, highlight the efficiencies it brings, and the value to your business.

Customer and Guest Session

FSMA 204: Enhanced Traceability Record Keeping

Live Discussion

In the Food Traceability Rule, FSMA 204, the FDA is proposing to establish additional traceability record keeping requirements. When finalized, the proposal would standardize the data elements and information that companies must establish and maintain to facilitate rapid and accurate traceability needed to prevent or mitigate foodborne illness outbreaks. Learn about the proposed rule, and ask questions at this interactive roundtable.

Customer and Guest Session

Harnessing the Power of Tech-Enabled Audits

Live Discussion

Audits and assessments are powerful tools for maintaining compliance and telling a more sophisticated brand story. From maintaining compliance to enabling your brand to showcase the high globally recognized standards and accreditations your company adheres to, audits are the validation mechanism for a diversity of food safety, quality or sustainability directives. Using FoodLogiQ Connect, brands can manage internal, second and third-party audits from a centralized system. Join this roundtable session to learn how to see value from tech-enabled auditing across all your locations and suppliers.

Customer and Guest Session

Challenges Carry Us Forward: Foodservice Reflections

Live Discussion

John Inwright has been a champion in the food industry throughout his career, which includes UFPC (YUM! Brands Co-op), US Foods, Wendy’s QSCC, and he is currently serving as the Chairman of the GS1 US Board of Governors. In this “fireside chat”, he’ll share his 2020 reflections, vision and insights for where the industry is headed, and how servant leadership shaped his perspective. Join us for this engaging and enlightening roundtable.

Customer and Guest Session

Transforming Your Business Through Global Certifications

Live Discussion

Global certifications enable industries to promote transparent, international, mutually-agreed-upon standards. At their best, they help modernize business practices, lower the barrier for innovation, and offer clearer, common-sense consumer protections reflective of the interconnected economies people participate in. Interoperability powered by consensus-based business and product standards promises a more well-oiled food supply chain. Join this roundtable session to learn the state of global food safety standards and certifications, and discuss how industry leaders can work towards a more cost-effective, innovative approach to recognizing quality and enabling transparency.

Thursday, May 20th

Industry Talks
Tracks: General Sessions, Customer Sessions, Supplier Sessions

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET
Customer Session

Tips and Tricks: Making the Most of the FoodLogiQ Connect Spring Release

Live Session

Join the FoodLogiQ Customer Success Team for a live session on the FoodLogiQ Connect Spring Release, and how to make the most of new functionality. Dive into our newly added features and learn best practices for navigating the latest iteration of the platform. We’ll walk through what’s new in FoodLogiQ Connect, including primary use cases, and provide training on how to configure and update processes at your organization.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET
Supplier Session

Mastering Business Requirements as a Supplier

Live Session

Ever wonder why To-Dos appear on your Connect Supplier Dashboard? Our Technical Support Team is here to help! This live session will offer guidance to suppliers on our platform to better understand the Connect onboarding experience. Get an inside view into how requirements are configured by Community Owners, and gain a deeper understanding of what triggers To-Dos. Join this session to learn how to best engage with your clients and build closer working relationships.

On-Demand: Thursday, May 20th

General Session

Importance of the Digitization of the Food Supply Chain

On-Demand

As suppliers, distributors and food brands adopt shared data standards and digitize their records, the industry will transform from farm to fork through the insights and efficiencies gained using a variety of advanced technologies like machine learning. However, to reap these benefits a strong foundation in digital records and interoperable standards usage is key. Learn about establishing a program for supply chain digitization, as well as the short term and long term benefits of laying a this foundation.

General Session

The Future of Food Engineering

On-Demand

Engineered foods have achieved a new level of public awareness in recent years. Consumers have proved that they will welcome scientific intervention in food if there are clear environmental, economic or nutritional benefits. From comprehensive meal replacements to plant-based alternatives, engineered foods will continue to bring creative solutions to complex issues throughout the industry. Learn more about this developing product category, the market supporting it and why more brands and businesses are considering these products an essential offering.

General Session

The Future is Emerging – How Consumers Will Engage Consumers in the Future

On-Demand

Technology changed the way we eat, shop and live in 2020. Hear about new and emerging technologies that will enable consumers and businesses in the future. Learn about digital identity, digital reputation, IoT, ML, AI, omnichannel, and other exciting innovations that are just on the horizon. Join Melanie Nuce, GS1 US SVP, Corporate Development on this tech journey.

General Session

Closing the Loop on Supply Chain Transparency with FoodLogiQ and Oracle

On-Demand

FoodLogiQ and Oracle come together to discuss how connecting supply chain data is paramount for realizing food transparency and achieving recall modernization. As part of a strategic partnership to create a connected food tech stack, the FoodLogiQ Connect Platform has officially launched an integration with Oracle Retail Brand Compliance. This integration enables the synchronization and flow of withdrawal data surrounding supplier or supplier products between FoodLogiQ’s Recall + Response solution and Oracle Retail Brand Compliance. Don’t miss this discussion on the integration and the value of a connected technology ecosystem.

Friday, May 21st

Conference Closing 
Tracks: General Sessions

On-Demand: Friday, May 21st

General Sessions

Virtual reCONNECT 2021: Lasting Thoughts and Conference Closure

On-Demand

As we close the books on this year’s gathering, FoodLogiQ CEO Sean O’Leary will share a recap of the week’s activities, connections and collaboration..