Speakers

  • Zoran Gavric, Netherlands I Congress Chair

    Zoran Gavric, Netherlands I Congress Chair

    Zoran Gavric is the owner and director of The Regulatory Company. Zoran is a bio-pharmacist by training with broad experience in regulatory toxicology, health and safety policies and related legislation. 

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  • Ales Bartl, Belgium

    Ales Bartl, Belgium

    Ales Bartl is an associate in Brussels office of Jones Day.  He has been practicing EU product regulatory law for almost 10 years. He advises clients on regulatory compliance and represents clients before EU and national competent authorities on compliance and enforcement issues, including product withdrawals.  
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  • Alie de Boer, The Netherlands

    Alie de Boer, The Netherlands

    Dr. Alie de Boer is Assistant Professor in the field of nutrition and food law at Campus Venlo of Maastricht University. She is a nutritional scientist fascinated by food law and as founder and head of the Food Claims Centre Venlo, Alie studies how you can scientifically prove that food is legally considered to be safe and healthy. In her interdisciplinary research, she analyses the interplay between nutritional sciences and (European) food law and focusses on how to substantiate requirements regarding health claims and novel foods. 
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  • Patrick Coppens, Belgium

    Patrick Coppens, Belgium

    Food Supplements Europe has been created in 2013 to represent the interests of the European food supplement sector. Its membership includes national associations and companies committed to ensuring that future EU legislation and policy reflects the important role that this sector plays in the health of consumers.

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  • Joanna Jaskólska, Belgium

    Joanna Jaskólska, Belgium

    Joanna completed a Masters in European Studies with a special focus on European and International Law including Food Law. After that Joanna worked for a Brussels law firm for 5 years as a Regulatory Affairs Specialist, advising both corporate and trade association clients in the area of EU food and drug law. 

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  • Sam Jennings, UK

    Sam Jennings, UK

    Sam Jennings is a Director of Berry Ottaway & Associates Ltd in the UK, providing scientific, technical and UK/EU regulatory support to the food industry, specialising in food supplements and functional foods. Since 2006, Sam has been Technical Adviser to the Council for Responsible Nutrition UK (CRN UK), offering technical and regulatory support and advice to the CRN UK membership, to regulators and to other stakeholders.
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  • Gert Krabichler, Germany

    Gert Krabichler, Germany

    Dr. Gert Krabichler holds a Diploma (MSc.) in Biology, a Diploma in Physics (MSc.), and a PhD in Physical Chemistry.
    After 7 years in the diagnostic industry, he joined Roche’s Vitamins Division as Head Reg. Aff. and Scient. Communication for CEE, representing Roche in national and European industry associations. 
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  • Alina Nanu, Romania

    Alina Nanu, Romania

    Alina Nanu is the General Manager of Eurofins Evic Product Testing Romania, a company that is part of Eurofins group. Alina’s experience is very extensive covering many fields, reaching from chemistry methods development to biotechnology and pharma field. Holds a doctoral degree in Science and Engineering, being involved in various research projects in the field of biocides, medical devices, cosmetics, drugs. 
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  • David Richardson, UK

    David Richardson, UK

    David Richardson is a specialist consultant in nutrition and food science.  He is Visiting Professor at Reading University, School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy.  He began his career in teaching and research at the University of London and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He then embarked on a 20-year career with Nestlé UK Ltd, ultimately becoming Group Chief Scientist.
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  • Klaus Riediger, Austria

    Klaus Riediger, Austria

    Klaus Riediger studied Chemistry at the Technical University of Graz and finished as Graduated Engineer (Dipl.Ing.) with focus in Food Chemistry.
    Since 2002 he is expert for official food control in the field of novel foods, food supplements and foods of plant origin at the AGES Institute for Food Safety in Vienna.
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  • Hartwig Sievers, Germany

    Hartwig Sievers, Germany

    PhD Thesis in Pharmaceutical Biology  (Prof. H. Becker, Prof. H.D. Zinsmeister/Saarbrücken)  
    Professional Experience: 
    • Merckle GmbH, Ulm  -  Regulatory Affairs Department, Scientific Officer 
    • WALA Heilmittel GmbH, Bad Boll - Head Quality Control Laboratory   
    • PhytoLab    GmbH & Co.KG, Vestenbergsgreuth - Head of Department Pharma-Service   and Member of the Management board   
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  • Markus Zsivkovits, Austria

    Markus Zsivkovits, Austria

    Expert for food control, Department for Foods: Dietetic Foods, Food Supplements and Novel Foods; Expert for official food control in the field of (PARNUTS, food supplements, food of plant origin, dairy products) at Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES). 
    Master of Science / Toxicology at Medical at University of Vienna
    Master of Science / Nutritional science (special focus: food technology and dietetic) at University of Vienna
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