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The second Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety, presented by NPMA and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA), will be held April 3-4, 2017 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Participants will address emerging issues and evaluate - with clients and other relevant stakeholders - which action steps are required to respond to these future needs.

Online registration is now closed - please register onsite at the registration desk.



New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

To make your reservations at the New York Hilton Midtown, please click here and book your room by March 9 to receive the group discount of $279 USD per night*. After March 9, rooms and rates are subject to availability.
*Includes continental breakfast



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6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception and Cocktail Hour



8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Opening & Welcome Remarks

Henry Mott, Vice Chairman, Confederation of European Pest Control Associations and Dominique Stumpf, CEO, National Pest Management Association

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
FSMA Implementation and the Impact on the Global Pest Management Industry

Cornelius Hugo, Ph.D., Global Manager - Food Safety Services Innovation, AIB International, Kansas, USA
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that 48 million people get sick from eating contaminated food, and 3,000 people die from eating contaminated food each year. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) touches all aspects of food safety and its regulatory framework, impacting pest management firms and the clients the pest management industry serves is important for anyone performing work in food facilities in the U.S. and around the globe.

10:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Overcoming Pest Management Challenges in Food Processing Facilities

John Carter, VP - Quality Dairy, Danone, Paris, France; Michael Robach, VP-Corporate Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Cargill, Minnesota, USA; Ferenc Varga, Hygiene and Microbiological Safety Expert, Nestlé, York, United Kingdom
In food processing facilities, pest management is a high-stakes endeavor. The risk of contamination by pests or the food borne pathogens that they carry is too great to leave to chance. In this session, get the clients’ perspective about the challenges associated with pest management in food processing facilities from consumers representing global food companies.

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Challenges and Solutions in Food Distribution and Retail Facilities

Brett Gardner, Lead Compliance Consultant - Enterprise Food Safety, Target, Minnesota, USA; Hank Hirsch, RK Environmental, New Jersey, USA; Michael Roberson, Director of Corporate Quality Assurance, Publix Supermarkets, Florida, USA
Pest control in distribution and retail facilities has all of the challenges of food processing, along with the added challenge of customer-facing, “front of the house” operations. Pest prevention is not only needed to ensure food supply safety, but also critical for reputation management. This session will bring together experts from global retail giants to candidly discuss the challenges they face in their companies’ distribution and retail operations to ensure a pest free environment. 

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Overcoming Obstacles and Collaborating for Success in Food Facilities

LeAnn Chuboff, Senior Technical Manager SQFI, Food Marketing Institute, Illinois, USA; Dominique Sauvage, ACE, Director - Field Operations and Quality, Copesan, Wisconsin, USA
Third party auditors and pest management firms have the same goal: ensuring that food facilities are free of pests and their contaminants. Despite a common goal, confusion or misunderstandings can occasionally arise. Join a panel of experts from both the pest management industry and third party audit groups to find out how these challenges can be overcome to ensure high quality pest prevention.

4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
The Role of Industry Protocols in Food Processing Facilities: Understanding the CEPA and NPMA Standards

Marie Horner, ACE, Regional Vice President, Arrow Exterminators, Georgia, USA; Bertrand Montmoreau, Chairman, Confederation of European Pest Management Associations, Paris, France
Both the European and North American industries have developed guidelines for pest management to supplement the existing third party schemes. Find out why these programs have been created, and the positive impact they are having on the industry in this informative session.



9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Urban Pest Management’s Role in Protecting Public Health

Kevin Sweeney, Vice President - Governmental and Regulatory Affairs, Landis International, Washington, DC, USA
Food safety is only one aspect of the important role the global pest control industry has played in protecting public health - both historically and today. From mosquito-borne disease to respiratory illness, pest management professionals play an increasing important role despite mounting regulatory challenges.

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Communicating a Compelling Public Health Message to Consumers in a Skeptical World

Randoph Carter, Vice President - Marketing, Rentokil Steritech, Pennsylvania, USA
Although perceptions of the professional pest management industry have improved over the past few decades, some consumers fail to perceive the full public health value of pest management services. Valuable insights will be shared in this session about how to communicate the importance of pest control with regard to public health, without unnecessary “scare tactics” that may ultimately backfire.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Taking the Pulse of Pest Management Services in Health Care Facilities: Perspectives and Perceptions

Håkan Kjellberg, AntiCimex, Stockholm, Sweden; Zia Sidiqqi, Rollins, Inc., Georgia, USA
Pest prevention in sensitive environments such a health care facilities requires an added degree of attention to detail and “tender loving care”. The perspectives of pest management leaders from across the globe will be shared in this session intended to shed light on the science and art of pest control service delivery in health care facilities.

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
The Challenge of Managing Rodent Populations Around the Globe for Improved Public Health Outcomes

Bobby Corrigan, Ph.D., RMC Pest Management Consulting, New York, USA; John Simmons, Managing Director, Acheta Consulting, Bristol, United Kingdom
Countless sums of money have been invested in eradication programs in cities around the globe, yet rodent populations remain large, impacting public health on a daily basis. Learn about the challenges associated with large scale rodent eradication programs, and how major cities are tackling the rodent issue head-on in this revealing session.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Closing Remarks

Dominique Stumpf, CEO, NPMA and Bertrand Montmoreau, Chairman, CEPA