Association of Food Industries

AFI ANNUAL TOWN MEETING!

Thank you to all who participated to make this event meaningful for the trade.


Town Meeting Speakers


Louis Biscotti
Food & Beverage Services Leader,
Marcum LLP


Enrique Escudero
Managing Director,
Sovena USA



Steve Ferreira
Founder/CEO
Ocean Audit, Inc.


Nazmul Hassan
Office of Regulatory Affairs,
FDA


Lee Klasgow
Senior Analyst,
Bloomberg Industries


Michael Shadiack
Partner,
Connell Foley LLP

SCHEDULE

8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
11 a.m. -11:55 a.m. Update from FDA’s Division of Northeast Imports
Nazmul Hassan, Captain, U.S. Public Health Service; Director, Investigations
Branch, Division of Northeast Imports, FDA
11:55 a.m. -noon Snapshot of Israel’s Food Exports
Jennifer Kim, Director of Business Development
Government of Israel Economic Mission
Noon - 12:30 p.m. “Post-COVID Workplace: An Overview of Legal Concerns”
Michael A. Shadiack, Partner, Chair Employment Law Practice Group,
Connell Foley, LLP
12:30 p.m. - 12:35 p.m. Snapshot of Chile’s Food Exports
Christophe Desplas, Trade Commissioner of Chile; Director, ProChile New York
12:35 p.m. -1:35 p.m. Lunch
1:35 p.m. - 2 p.m. “Tax-Saving Techniques for the U.S. Food Importer”
Louis Biscotti, Food and Beverage Services Leader, Marcum, LLP
2:05 p.m. -2:30 p.m. “VQIP: A Participant’s View”
Enrique Escudero, Managing Director, SOVENA USA
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. “Navigating Uncharted Waters: What Every Importer Needs to Know About Ocean Freight for 2022 and Beyond.”
Steve Ferreira, Founder & CEO, Ocean Audit
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. “It’ll Take More Than an Aspirin to Cure Logistics Headaches!”
Lee Klaskow, Senior Analyst, Transportation and Logistics, Bloomberg Intelligence
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Reception

AFI THANKS THE FOLLOWING CORPORATE SPONSORS FOR THIS EVENT











AFI is following CDC guidelines for those attending in-person. Unvaccinated attendees are requested to wear masks. Anyone who is not feeling well is asked to stay home and participate remotely.

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