This year’s Global Food Safety Conference (GFSC) will bring together over 1,000 leading food safety specialists from over 50 countries who all share the same goal: to make a change in the world and advance food safety globally. The 15th annual conference is organised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and will focus on the continuous efforts to improve food safety along the supply chain. Speakers include Olaf Koch, Chairman of the Management Board at Metro AG, Berlin’s Senator for justice and consumer protection Thomas Heilmann, Elena V. Garcia, Associate Director of Global Sanitation at Mondelēz International, Mike Robach, Vice President Corporate Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory at Cargill, Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Hensel from the federal institute of risk assessment (BfR), Jeffrey Welser, Vice President & Lab Director at IBM Research, Heather Gale, Executive Director at CanadaGap and many more. The conference provides an important platform for producers and retailers to exchange ideas among people that are passionate about advancing food safety. The conference begins with a “Discovery Tour” including a half day of visits to companies and producers, who are known for their excellent quality standards. The Discovery Tour gives delegates the unique opportunity to gain an insight into the processes and the management of Metro Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Freiberger, Selgros, Ecolab und Edeka. The official conference programme is available online: http://www.tcgffoodsafety.com/the-conference/official-programme .