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Food Safety Summit

February 07, 2011 10:12 ET

Meet the Press' David Gregory to Deliver Keynote at 2011 Food Safety Summit

DEERFIELD, IL--(Marketwire - February 7, 2011) - BNP Media, producers of The Food Safety Summit, are pleased to announce David Gregory, Host of NBC's Meet the Press, will deliver the keynote address on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 9:30 am during the 13th annual event. The keynote presentation is open to all participants of The Food Safety Summit.

"Millions of Americans, including many Food Safety Summit attendees, watch Mr. Gregory every Sunday morning interview world-leaders and newsmakers," said Emily Patten, Director of Tradeshows and Conferences for BNP Media, producers of The Food Safety Summit. "He has moderated many discussions about food safety issues and we are confident he will deliver a highly relevant and timely speech for our audience."

David Gregory was named moderator of NBC News' "Meet the Press" on December 7, 2008. In addition to his "Meet the Press" responsibilities, Gregory is a regular contributor for "Today" and serves as a back-up anchor for the broadcast. He is also a regular contributor and analyst on msnbc, and lends his voice and reporting to all NBC News broadcasts including coverage of special events.

Gregory first joined NBC News in 1995. He served as White House Correspondent during the presidency of George W. Bush, reporting extensively on the 9-11 attacks as well as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Gregory has also covered three presidential campaigns in 2000, 2004 and 2008. Earning a reputation for being one of the toughest questioners of President Bush and his press secretaries, Washingtonian magazine named Gregory one of Washington's 50 best and most influential journalists, labeling him the "firebrand in the front row."

In addition to Mr. Gregory's keynote session, The Food Safety Summit offers a dynamic educational program which kicks off on Tuesday, April 19 with three half-day workshops. Speakers will provide in-depth analysis and give attendees the opportunity to discover how issues including Training For Results; Effective Risk Communication In Order To Secure Food Safety Resources; and the Three Pillars Of Successful Food Liability Program: Prevention, Response and Resolution are implemented at other organizations. 

Other conference sessions on Wednesday and Thursday will feature important government issues including Food Regulations: What New Mandates Face the Food Industry in 2011 and Beyond; The FDA Food Code: Content, Adoption and Implementation to manufacturing issues including Traceability, Managing Allergens and Food Defense to pressing issues including Food Safety Media Training and Working with Public Health Officials. 

Several companies including ECOLAB, IFS Food, Siemens Industry, Bureau Veritas Certification NA, Inc., Romer Labels, Alchemy Systems, New Leaf Food Safety Solutions, Eurofins Scientific, Ingersoll Rand, DeltaTRAK and LUBRIPLATE LUBRICANTS will offer education sessions in the Vendor Theaters. The Food Safety Summit Gold Sponsor is Abbott, Silver Sponsor is Siemens Industry and Bronze Sponsor is Covance Laboratories.

About the Food Safety Summit
The 13th annual Food Safety Summit will be held Tuesday, April 19 through Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Over 1,400 food manufacturing, retail, foodservice, academic, military and government professionals attend The Summit to share their knowledge and experiences in interactive workshops, general sessions and on the Exhibit floor where more than 150 companies display products and services and the latest information in fighting contamination. For more information, call 847/405-4000 or visit www.foodsafetysummit.com.

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