GRMA Summit

The 2020 GRMA Summit will be a series of virtual webinars. See below for details.

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Over the upcoming months the GRMA with the help of our sponsors are looking to bring exciting content that we’d normally share during our annual summit directly to your computer.

  • August 13—1:30pm – 3:30pm EST – Plenary Topic: GRMA Address & Virtual Audit Panel
    • GRMA Address – The GRMA will provide an update of key organizational activities and member benefits update
    • Virtual Audit Panel – Hear from industry leaders as they discuss both the advantages & challenges associated with Virtual/Remote Audits, the GRMA Virtual/Remote Guidance Document, and Compliance Assessment Capabilities.

      Meet our Distinguished Panel:

      • Randy Fields, CEO of Repositrak
      • Katie Fillinger, Business Unit Manager Dietary Supplements, NSF
      • Lauren Maloney, Food Safety & Supply Chain, Accreditation Manager, PJRFSI
      • Josh Grauso, Operations Manager, Supplier Quality Audit & Certifications, UL-VS
      • Karin Athanas, Acting Executive Director, TIC-Council
      • Ella Riggs, Principal Safety Analyst, Whole Foods Market, Inc & GRMA Board Director
      • Mike Finamore, CEO of Gemini & GRMA Board Chair
  • August 20—1:00pm – 2:00pm EST Learning Session: Employee Protection/Masks, NSF International, Kim Trautman
    • Know Your Masks – We’ve all heard of the benefits, but come find out what mask is right for you and your business environment. Kim Trautman, Executive Vice President of Medical Device Services at NSF International, will review N95 masks, K95 masks, medical and surgical masks, and DIY cloth coverings.  The information covered will help you decide which face mask as part of your COVID-19 risk mitigation plan and for your own personal use.
  • September 81:30pm2:30pm EST– Learning Session: Business Continuity/ Supply Chain Management Best Practices, Paul Damaren of PJRFSI

    • COVID-19 is continuing to challenge our systems in a number of ways; hear from industry experts on best practices for business continuity plan and supply chain management.
  • September 24—1:30pm – 2:30pm EST– Learning Topic: Re-Open Stay Open, NSF International
    • Hear from industry experts on the best practices related to COVID-19 preventative measures. NSF understands businesses don’t need more guidelines – they need practical, step-by-step directions that are both easy to execute and put science-based solutions in place.
  • October 8—1:30pm – 3:30pm EST – Plenary Topic: Work Home Balance & IT Security, UL – Chris Beeman
    • Cybercrime has soared with more organizations encouraging employees to work from home, hear from industry experts and manufacturers on the challenges they face, best employee practices and IT security solutions for working from home
  • October 20—1:30pm – 3:30pm EST – Plenary Topic: How to Prepare for and Manage an FDA Inspection during COVID, EAS Consulting
    • Listen to industry leaders on how to best prepare your team during FDA audits and learn of best practices with how to engage with the FDA when they utilize Virtual/Remote Auditing Capabilities
  • October 29—1:30pm – 2:30pm EST – Learning Topic: Audit of the Future
    • Technology is changing manufacturers quality systems, hear from Randy Fields, CEO of Repositrak, about how technology can augment and advance compliance activities
  • November 10—1:30pm – 2:30pm EST– Learning Topic – Machine Learning (Amazon)
    • Hear how the industry is using machine learning to continually improve quality/consumer safety
  • December 9—1:30pm – 3pm EST – Plenary Topic: Panel Discussion CBD/Cannabis GMP Standards & Closing
    • The GRMA is looking to provide a best practices program for manufacturers using CBD/Cannabis as an ingredient in their products.  Hear from a panel of retailers, certification bodies, manufacturers on their challenges and active projects within the GRMA to help provide solutions.
    • GRMA Virtual Summit Closing
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While we always encourage attending live to ask questions, we understand that people have schedules and demands outside of the GRMA summit.  We are excited to let you know that we will be sending each session registered attendee a link of the video shortly after the event is over.

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