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Announcing our new Managing Director, and forthcoming events

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01-Mar-2018 17:11:16

Welcome to Jonathan Griffin

Jonathan GriffinWe are pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Griffin as Managing Director, after joining us in January 2018 as Head of Product Development. 

Jonathan has extensive experience in academic publishing and product development, with previous roles including Head of Journal Development at the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Head of Digital Services at the Publishers Licensing Society (PLS), and Head of Market Development at the British Standards Institution (BSI).

'I am delighted to have joined IFIS. There is an excellent team in place and I look forward to working with them. I am very confident that we will be able to continue developing services that help food professionals tackle the information challenges they face.'

Coinciding with our 50th anniversary year, this marks the beginning of an exciting new stage for IFIS.

Thank you to Richard Hollingsworth

At the end of February 2018,  Richard Hollingsworth left IFIS to start a new role as Managing Director of the British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery. Under his leadership, IFIS has flourished. We would like to express our sincere appreciation for Richard's outstanding guidance, support and friendship over the last eight years. 

forthcoming Events 

Members of the IFIS team will be attending the following conferences in February and March, to keep-up-to date with industry developments and share information about our specialist research tools for academics, students and industry professionals.

  • FSTA® - research and information in the sciences of food and health
  • Escalex® - food regulations and compliance information

NFAIS Annual Conference, 28 February-2 March, Alexandria, VA, USA

NFAIS.jpgJonathan Griffin and Jignesh Bhate, Founder and CEO of Molecular Connections, will participate in the session 'Big Data and AI Technologies Coming of Age' in the Grand Ballroom, from 9:00AM - 9:45AM on Friday 2 March.

They will present on 'Transforming 50 Years of Data: A Collaborative Approach to Creating New Revenue Streams'. 

Global Food Safety Conference, 5-8 March, Tokyo, Japan

GFSC 2018If you are at the conference, join us in the expo hall at booth 305 for demos of Escalex and FSTA, and the debut of our new Escalex giveaways.

Carlos Gimeno, Head of Sales, and Rhianna Jones, Head of Marketing, will be attending. Email Carlos or Rhianna to schedule a meeting. 

Focus Future - A Regulatory Minefield?, 14 March, London, UK

Joanna Becker, Regulations and Compliance Executive, will be attending as a delegate. Email Joanna to schedule a meeting.

GMA Science Forum, 26-29 March, Washington, D.C., USA

Sol Shaikh, Business Development Manager, will be attending as a delegate. Email Sol to schedule a meeting.


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