IFC International Food Safety Forum

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November 28-29, 2018
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

For the 7th time, IFC International Food Safety Forum will bring together key players of the food industry from around the globe. Theme of this year's forum is Better Food Safety, Better Business.

Two remarkable days of learning and networking will take place on November 28-29, 2018 in Hi Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Stay tuned for more information about the forum and registration details.


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The forum provides a unique environment to exchange ideas, knowledge and best practices. The forum is also a great opportunity to build new relationships and strengthen existing ones. Under the theme, Better Food Safety, Better Business, the forum will explore how leading companies around the globe make the most of their investments in food safety and demonstrate the benefits to the financial bottom line. Topics will include:

  • Creating Incentives for Improved Food Safety
  • Accelerating Food Safety Improvements in Low and Middle-Income Countries
  • Disruptive Technologies for Better Food Safety
  • Innovative Financial Tools for Better Food Safety
  • Food Safety Culture
  • Making the Business Case for Better Food Safety
  • Supply Chain and Smallholders
  • Food Safety Policy and Regulations



In 2016, IFC International Food Safety Forum explored the topic of managing food safety risk in turbulent times. It brought together executives representing over 160 food producers and retailers.

Read conference magazine for a roundup of industry and thought leaders' discussions at the conference .





Sarah Ockman

Nairobi, Kenya

Email: sockman@ifc.org


Uy Duc Pham

Hanoi, Vietnam

Email: upham@ifc.org


Macarena De Martini

Washington DC, USA

Email: mdemartini@ifc.org


Learn more about IFC's engagement in food safety at