Science Forum 2015

Embracing Challenges.
Meeting Future Needs.

The GMA Science Forum has consistently educated scientists and decision makers within the food, beverage and consumer products industry for nearly a decade. In 2015 we're discussing the most newsworthy regulatory and legislative issues affecting the business needs of manufacturers across globe as well as the interests of consumers.

This event brings together a roster of acclaimed generalists and specialty experts to keep the science community abreast and ahead of emerging science, practices, innovation, safety and legal requirements in a wide array of areas. We'll explore the most topical themes including food safety, government regulations, global issues, chemical ingredients, nutrition and labeling.


  • More Content. More Value.

    Attendees will gain the unique opportunity to engage top-tier scientific, manufacturing and regulatory experts from the industry and government in a wide array of learning forums, from pre-conference group sessions to keynote presentations from highly lauded visionaries. We'll discuss some of the most popular topics of today including:
    • Global Nutrition, Health and Labeling
    • Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
    • Emerging Ingredient and CPG Issues
    • FSMA Implementation
    • Traceability
    • Sanitary Transportation
    • Food Adulteration
    • Food Allergens
    • Thermal Processing and Microbiology
  • Who Should Attend?

    The GMA Science Forum was designed to specifically address the needs of food, beverage, consumer products, government and NGO professionals within, but not limited to the following disciplines:

    • Science
    • Nutrition
    • Safety
    • R & D
    • Regulatory
    • Labeling
    • Quality Assurance
    • Quality Control
    • Food Security
    • International Trade
    • Food Safety
    • Dietician
    • Microbiologist
    • Wellbeing
    • Compliance
    • Global
  • What's in It For Me?

    Nowhere else does the breadth and depth of science and regulatory affairs professionals from across the CPG industry gather to hear the latest developments in product safety, health and wellness, global trade and emerging science and technologies. Every year the Science Forum brings you more content and more value. Additionally, the event will take place just minutes from the nation's capital, at the extraordinary Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. Simply put, the Science Forum is the go-to source 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.

    Back for the 2nd Year!
    We also want to hear from you so we invite you to join us for the highly rated Idea Exchange, an exclusive setting to dialogue with industry peers about burgeoning topics in the food, safety, legal and regulatory landscape. Attendees will still be able to engage directly with one another during this session but this year participants will choose one of four subject matter areas to attend based on their specific interest:

    1. Global Nutrition, Health and Labeling
    2. Emerging CPG and Ingredient Issues 
    3. FSMA Implementation, Education and Training
    4. Microbiological Food Safety and/or Thermal Processing

    Each subject matter will consist of eight different topics and will be moderated by an industry leader. Participants will spend 30 minutes discussing and brainstorming specific challenges and future needs associated with their chosen topic and agree upon a few recommendations to call the technical community to action!


Contact Information

Shannon Cooksey
Senior Director, Science Program Management
(202) 639-5979

Evie Kasper
Senior Manager of Operations and Meetings Registrar
(202) 639-5918

Hotel Accommodations and General Information:
Debbie DeJacques
Senior Manager, Meeting Planning Services
(202) 639-5904

Jonathan Downey
Senior Director, Member Recruiting and Associate Member Value Creation
(202) 295-3945