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2018 AFI Convention Roundtable

April 26, 2018 2-6 p.m. • Nobu Hotel & Resort, Miami Beach, Florida


Tiffany Compres

“International arbitration with AFI”


Michael Coughlin

JJ Aman

“Current Claims Issues Affecting the Food Industry: Product Recall, Fraudulent Invoices, Credit Insurance and More…”

Coughlin Insurance Services has been focused on the food and beverage industry for over 30 years. The company itself was founded in 1947 in Larchmont NY. Since then we have expanded our operations to include two satellite offices in New York, New York and Newbury Park, California.

Michael Coughlin has been a member and sponsor of the AFI for 25 plus years. With the expansion of the food and beverage team to include JJ Van Aman and in conjunction with the AFI and other food associations we have been able to grow our client base to over 150 food and beverage industry clients today. Our team is well versed in handling all of your insurance needs including, but not limited to:

  • Product Recall Insurance
  • Ocean Marine, Domestic Transit, & Warehouse
  • Credit Insurance
  • Product Liability
  • Property
  • Cyber Liability & Fraudulent Invoicing
  • International Liability
  • Automobile
  • Work Comp
  • Travel Accident
  • Personal Insurance

At Coughlin Insurance Services each and every client is important to us. We are not a large multinational insurance conglomerate, nor would be like to be. Coughlin Insurance’s goal is not to be the biggest insurance agency, we strive to be the best.


Visco Co-owner Tim Peck

“Software Technology Making Things Simple, More Efficient, for the Importer”


Represented by Alba Wheels Up appointed advisor for FDA issues Domenic Veneziano, former Head of Imports for the FDA

Vincent Iacopella, EVP of Growth and Strategy


Claudio Innocenti

“A Practical Approach to FSVP Compliance”


Brittney De Stefano, BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions

“Supply Chain Risk Management for the Food Industry“

BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions is the leading global provider of geographic risk intelligence, audit management services and solutions, and risk-based advisory services. Our holistic supply chain risk management suite is designed to help organizations predict and visualize risk, and develop robust mitigation and compliance management programs to protect their supply chain, brand, and reputation.

Our leading risk-based supply chain solutions and services empower our clients to understand global supply chain security, corporate social responsibility, business continuity, and food safety and fraud threats with unequaled precision.



Andrew Howlett

Steven Casey

“Paying International Suppliers – The latest online technology, simplified”


Michael Boscaino

“Marine Cargo Insurance - an importers first line of defense”


Howard Dorman, Food & Beverage Practice Leader

  • Financial reporting audit and advisory
  • Consulting
  • Financial Advisory services
  • Tax
  • Legal and Actuarial services
  • International desk

"Optimizing Your Business"

The business landscape is constantly changing. Business leaders and management teams face significant challenges from disruptive competition, talent wars, technology, regulatory changes, and other critical factors. We can help you navigate through these challenges, ensuring your company is evolving at the right time and pace to remain competitive and successful and focused on enhancing long term capital value through our Optimize experience. Come to discuss more about how our Optimize experience can be tailored to your business and how we can assist in closing any business gaps that you may or may not be aware of.


Mason Weeda

“Trending Labeling/Claims Considerations for Food Importers”

In today’s food labeling environment there are regulatory risks and other liability risks. This roundtable will dive into some of the currently trending topics in food labeling, namely Nutrition Facts requirements and class action lawsuit traps. On the regulatory side, FDA has promulgated new requirements for nutrition labeling disclosures, although the compliance date remains uncertain. An important question is whether a company should update its Nutrition Facts panels now or wait. Apart from FDA, there are a number of trends in class action litigation, including, for example, lawsuits involving country of origin marking.

Association of Food Industries
3301 Route 66, Ste. 205, Bldg. C
Neptune, NJ 07753
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