Global Food Law
Current Issues Conference
June 19-21, 2018 East Lansing, Michigan

Agenda

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Last updated: June 1, 2018

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6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Participant Mixer
Lansing Brewing Company, Lansing, MI

Meet and network with other conference participants in a relaxed setting.

7:00 am to 8:00 am Breakfast and Registration
8:00 am to 8:30 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:30 am to 10:00 am

Panel One
Dr. Edward Bresnyan, Senior Agriculture Economist - The World Bank
Dr. Denis Kyetere, Africa Agriculture Technology Foundations (AATF)
Dr. Sachin Chaturvedi, Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries (RIS)
Mark Edge, Director of Collaborations for Developing Countries - Monsanto Company
Dr. Marc Albersten, Dow/DuPont/Pioneer Company
Dr. Pesach (Pace) Lubinsky, Foreign Ag Service - USDA

10:00 am to 10:30 am Break
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Panel Two
Dr. Douglas Buhler, AgBioResearch, Michigan State University
Dr. David Douches, Professor and Director of MsU Potato Breeding and Genetics Program - Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University
Dr. Richard Chylla, Executive Director - MSU-Technologies, Michigan State University Invocation Center
Dr. James D. Kelly, University Distinguished Professor - College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University
Dr. Jenny Carter-Johnson, Associate Professor of Law - MSU College of Law

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch
1:15 pm to 2:00 pm Keynote - The Impossible Foods Story: Bringing a Novel Food to Market
Alexandra Feldman, Assistant General Counsel, Impossible Foods Inc.
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jeff Carter-Johnson, Adjunct Professor - MSU College of Law
Tania Porsgaard Bayer, Head of Global Regulatory Affairs - Arla Food Ingredients
Rebeccah Gan, Esquire, Partner - Wenderoth LLP
Francesco Planchenstainer, Senior Regulatory Counsel - Ferrero
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Concurrent Session 1 - IP and Regulatory Challenges Going Forward
Jenny Carter-Johnson, MSU College of Law
Dr. Scott Haskell, Director of Professional Services - Sustainable Global Agricultural Solutions, LLP

Concurrent Session 2 - Insect Industry in the U.S.
Julianne Kopf, Head of R&D, Bugeater Foods

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Food @ MSU
Huntington Club, Spartan Stadium
Meet partners and representatives from other Michigan State University units working in the food space and join a community roundtable conversation hosted by MSU's "Our Table."
7:00 am to 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am to 8:15 am Welcome and Recap
8:15 am to 9:00 am Keynote
9:00 am to 10:15 pm Panel Discussion
Moderator: Adam Ekonomon, The J.M. Smucker Company
Kim Dietz, Senior Manager, Organic, Natural, Environmental Policy - The J.M. Smucker Company
Allison M. Whelan, Associate Attorney - Covington & Burling LLP
Dr. Scott Haskell, Director of Professional Services - Sustainable Global Agricultural Solutions, LLP
10:15 am to 10:45 am Break
10:45 am to 12:00 pm

Concurrent Session 1
Diana Winters, Assistant Director of Scholarship – UCLA School of Law
Melissa Card, Associate Director - Institute for Food Laws and Regulations, Michigan State University

Concurrent Session 2
Hannah Chanoine, O’Melveny & Myers

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch
1:15 pm to 2:00 pm Keynote
Bill Mahler, Mahler and Clark
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Panel
Moderator: Glenford Jameson, Lawyer and Principal – G.S. Jameson & Company
John Spink Director and Assistant Professor - Food Fraud Initiative, Michigan State University
David Travers QC, Queen's Counsel - Six Pump Court
Dr. Brandon Sullivan, Assistant Professor - The Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Concurrent Session 1
Glenford Jameson, Lawyer and Principal – G.S. Jameson & Company

Concurrent Session 2
John Zacharia, Former Assistant Deputy Chief of Litigation - Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Michigan Mixer
Urban Beats, Old Town Lansing, MI

Go local after spending the day thinking globally. Taste the best Lansing and Michigan have to offer.

7:00 am to 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am to 8:15 am Welcome and Recap
8:15 am to 9:00 am Keynote
Sarah Brew – Faegre Baker Daniels
9:00 am to 10:15 pm

Panel Discussion
Michael Walsh, Clark Hill Strasburger
Nicola Aporti, Head of Regulatory Department - HFG
Ken Odza - Kellogg Company

10:15 am to 10:45 am Break
10:45 am to 11:45 am Concurrent Session 1
TBA

Concurrent Session 2
Atef Idriss, Middle East North Africa Food Safety Association (MEFOSA) - CEO

11:45 am to 1:00 pm Lunch
Live Podcast – Food Safety Talk
Ben Chapman, Associate Professor - North Carolina State University
Dr. Don Schaffner, Distinguished Professor and Extension Specialist – Rutgers University
1:15 pm to 3:00 pm

Concurrent Session 1 – Multi-Nationals Round Table Strategy Session
Casare Varallo,

Concurrent Session 2 – Local Issues Presentation and Strategy Session
Jason Canvasser, Attorney - Clark Hill PLC

Questions? Contact us at +1 517.432.6963 or foodlaw@law.msu.edu

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Examine the role of laws and regulations along the farm to table journey in the prevention, implementation, and enforcement of regulatory issues.