Science Forum 2012

Connecting Sound Science and Responsible Solutions

The GMA Science Forum is the preeminent gathering of consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry professionals for exploration of the critical scientific and regulatory developments that are impacting public health, product safety and the industry at large.

The 2012 Science Forum will have a clear focus on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). GMA will host nationally and internationally respected keynote speakers who will provide an essential perspective on what you must do to be prepared for FSMA implemenation, including:

  • Food Safety Regulations– Hear the latest developments on food safety regulations including what steps the industry is taking to implement FSMA and what  you and your company must know to be fully prepared to address the future of food safety on a global basis. 
  • Health, Wellness and Ingredient Safety– Find out how the industry is working with the government to address today's health issues including childhood obesity, front of pack labeling, sodium reduction and more.
  • Technology Showcase– Learn about new technologies in ingredients, processing and packaging that will bring added value to products through recent innovations and new technology on the horizon.
  • Science Leadership – Discover proven methodology for analyzing business problems and developing solutions that align business and people strategies in a way that delivers improved business outcomes for strategic thinking and leadership.

Timely, thought-provoking content and networking opportunities make the Science Forum a can't-miss event for CPG professionals working in:

  • Food Safety
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Nutrition and Labeling
  • Quality Assurance
  • Food Security
  • Research and Development
  • International Trade
  • Supply Chain and Traceability
  • Equipment Manufacturing
  • Consulting

Simply put, the Science Forum is your one-stop shop for the latest government and industry intelligence on the regulatory, scientific and health issues that will shape the CPG industry today and for years to come.

Contact Information

George Dunaif
Vice President, Food Safety and Technical Services

Evie Kasper
Senior Manager of Membership and Meetings Registrar

Hotel Accommodations and General Information:
Debbie DeJacques
Senior Manager, Meeting Services

Jackie Lodge
Coordinator, Business and Industry Development

GMA Is Going Green!

GMA is taking steps to minimize the environmental impact of the Science Forum and all of its meetings and conferences. In support of this initiative, GMA is:

  • Limiting the printing of conference brochures. Materials that are printed are certified sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council.
  • Encouraging all participants to download electronic files of the conference materials they need from the conference Web site instead of printing them (GMA will not be providing these printed materials on site).
  • Recycling attendee badge holders.
  • Making recycling bins for paper, cans and bottles available.

* Please see the program tab for instructions on how to download conference materials