World Food Forum

20 November, 2017

ZHANG Yuanzhi, general manager of Food and Hygiene Testing of Kingmed Diagnostic Group, Master of Food Safety, engineer. More than 10 years professional experiences in the independence testing laboratory operation.  Engaged in detection of food, health-care, cosmetic, water quality and environment. Participated in national standards research of legionella and unsaturated fatty acid detection, and various related research of food safety.

ZHANG Junxiu Comrade is an outstanding communist party member, model worker, senior engineer, two B disabled soldiers, Vice president of China Food Industry Association,member of the Tenth CPPCC Guangdong Provincial Committee, former deputy secretary of the Party committee of Guangdong provincial social organization, Chairman of Trade Union Work Committee of Guangdong social organization, Secretary of the Party committee of Guangdong food (pharmaceutical) Industry Association.

For more than 30 years,He has made outstanding achievements in the field of the Party building of Association, self regulation, industry development,and so on,Created dozens of national (global) first,had personally report to general secretary Xi Jinping about the industry development of the herbal tea. Yang Yang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the CPC, also  visited  the office  to inspect and research. As an advanced figure in the country, Zhang Junxiu Comrade was invited to board the Beijing Tiananmen square attended the memorial Chinese people’s Anti Japanese War and the world anti fascist war victory in the 70th anniversary general assembly.

Under his leadership,the Guangdong Food Industry Association is the only one institution that awarded the title of “national advanced social organization” for three times since the Ministry of Civil Affairs carried out the evaluation of “national excellent social organizations” in Guangdong Province,and for two times identified as 5A class social organizations by the Guangdong provincial Civil Affairs Department. The Guangdong food (pharmaceutical) Industry Association Party committee where he is, was named “advanced Party committee” by the Party committee of Guangdong social organization for three times.

Zhang Yanjie, professor level senior engineer, one of Zhongshan outstanding expert talents. As Juxiangyuan health food (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd. Director and chief technology officer, he also served as the national Bakery Products Standardization Technical Committee (TC488) deputy director of the National Standardization Technical Committee pastry (TC488/SC1) deputy secretary general, China Bakery & Confectionery Industry Association executive director, vice chairman of the Guangdong Provincial Food Association, Guangdong Province food learn and baking oil Specialized Committee director, Zhongshan Food Association chairman and other staff.

Mr Zhang Yanjie always stand in the forefront of the development of food science and technology, and he tried his best to promote the healthy development of food science and technology. He has led enterprises to establish a National Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology Branch Juxiangyuan Laboratory, National Marine Research Base of The Baked Food, Baked Food Research Platform, Postdoctoral Innovation Base, Guangdong Province Bakery Engineering Technology Development Research Center, Enterprise Technology Center and Engineering Research Center.

He has presided over two the national Spark Programs, more than 20 research projects in provinces and cities, and obtained two awards of Chinese Federation of Light Industry Science and Technology Progress, four awards of the Provincial Light Industry Science and technology progress, nine awards of science and technology progress, twelve patents, six utility model patents. In addition, he led and participated more than ten national and local industry standards, and published more than ten valuable academic papers. In brief, he has made outstanding contributions to the scientific research, production technology, equipment renovation, quality and safety of Chinese baking food.



Deputy director of Food and Drug Safety Research Center (Shenzhen Institute of Standards and Technology), PhD of Kunming Institute of Botany (Chinese Academy of Sciences), senior engineer, engaged in detection of food microbiology, molecular biology, food additives, pesticides residue, veterinary drugs residue and other fields for nearly 10 years.

Presently working on food safety research at Shenzhen Institute of Standards and Technology, and undertaking more than 10 national, provincial and municipal projects including: comparing the domestic and international regulations and standards of food safety, food standard system, tracking and evaluation of food safety standards, common safety issues among food industries, and published nearly 20 papers in SCI as well as national and international core journals.



Master of Nutrition, EMBA, Chief Doctor.

Dr. Zhang is PhD supervisor of Southern Medical University and a visiting professor of Griffith University, Australia. He is the director general of Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Prevention and Control. His main research fields include risk management for food safety and public health management. Dr. Zhang is also a member of Functional Food Committee of China Food and Drug Administration, the chairman of Guangdong Provincial Food Safety Specialist Committee and a chief specialist for food safety of Guangdong Provincial Health and Family Planning System.

He leads the formulation of Food Safety Risk Surveillance Management Regulation and revises China Major Food Safety Accidents Emergency Responses Reserve Plan. He is the chief editor of several publications including Food Safety Emergency Management.


Huang Shaolin was born in October 1964 in Shantou, Guangdong Province.
He graduated in 1985 with master degree from Sun Yat-sen University in modern history.
From July 1985 to August 1987, he worked in Chenghai County Sands Secondary School as a teacher.
From August 1987 to July 1990 he studied in the Department of History, Zhongshan University, China Modern and Contemporary History.
From July 1990 to August 1998 he has served as the provincial CPPCC as Deputy director of the committee.
From September 1998 to December 2000, deputy chief editor of magazine “Let’s go together”.
From December 2000 to October 2002, Director of provincial CPPCC Learning Committee;
From October2002 to October 2003, Director of provincial CPPCC Population Resources and Environment Committee Office;
From 2003 to August 2012 Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Political Consultative Conference;
From August 2012 to march 2014 Former provincial CPPCC Deputy Secretary-General
From July to August 2013 to participate in the Guangdong Provincial 13th leading cadre American advanced training courses
March 2014, he served as Guangdong Provincial Food and Drug Administration in charge of the office, Planning and Finance Department, Science and Technology and Standards Office work, and government affairs.

Marco Bettin since 2016 is Secretary General of Italy China Chamber of Commerce which, from 1970, has been supporting and enhancing friendship relations between Italy and China. This was also the result of the synergy with the Italy China Foundation which Marco joined in 2015 as Chief Operating Officer with the task of develop the activity and set the strategies for the benefit of Italy China bilateral relationships.

Before, when in 2004 Unicredit Group decided to open a third representative office in southern China, Marco was called for the management and implementation of the project. The Guangzhou Office of Unicredit had territorial jurisdiction throughout southern China and Marco as, Chief Representative, was bringing forward Group’s interests in the area. At the end of 2012, after managing the upgrading of the Office in a Branch, Marco decided to come back to Italy ending almost 20 years of experience in China. In Unicredit HQ in Milan, Previously, Marco has lived in Beijing serving for 2 years as CEO of Aethra Asia, a leading Italian company active in telecommunications, and running its production plant in Shenzhen, as well offices in beining and Hong Kong.

From 1998 Marco was Secretary General of the Italy China Chamber of Commerce based in Beijing: under his leadership, the Chamber opened its branches in Shanghai and Guangzhou establishing itself as the most representative Italian Association in China.

Earlier, from 1993 to 1997 he was head of Middle Eastern and Asian markets for the Foreign Centre of the Chambers of Commerce of Veneto (Italy), learning a wide knowledge of the world of SMEs and services connected to it.
Marco was born in Venice in February 1968 and graduated in Oriental Languages and Literatures (majoring in Chinese language and history) at the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari.

His education includes a degree in Chinese language at the Beijing Language University and advanced courses in banking, management and finance at the Unicredit Management & Banking Academy.
Marco for several years was Vice Chairman of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in China, as well as Special Advisor to the Guangzhou Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment.

Since 2017 he is also Vice Chairman of the EU-China Business Association, a prestigious association based in Bruxelles wich consists of 20 bilateral organizations active in 20 European countries, with a company network of around 20,000 enterprises.

In 2011 Marco Bettin received by Italian President Napolitano the honour of Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

Prof. Gianni Galaverna, PhD in Chemical Sciences, is Full Professor of Food Chemistry at the University of Parma (Italy), since 2015. He is the leader of the Food Chemistry group at the Food and Drug Department. He has been involved in food safety and chemistry of xenobiotics and bioactive compounds for 25+ years. His main field of research is related to the study of natural bioactive compounds and natural toxins, with a special focus on mycotoxins, on the evaluation of their (bio)transformation along the food supply chain, and on their catabolic fate
and toxicological relevance in humans. Prof. Galaverna has been PI and/or key-personnel of several European, National and Regional research project in the area of food chemistry and food safety and he is co-author of 121+ peer reviewed International Journal papers (h-index: 30). He’s member of editorial boards, of the National Academy of Agriculture and of the 2nd Commission of the Eat’Safe project (Italy-China Dialogue on Food Safety).

Pier Sandro Cocconcelli, is Full Professor of Food Microbiology at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and he is Rector’s delegate for internationalization of the same university. He is director of TROFIC (the Transdisciplinary Research on Food Issues Centre) of the Università Cattolica.

In 1987 he has worked at the Institute of Food Research of Reading (UK) on the development of cloning vectors for lactic acid bacteria and in 1994 he was visiting Assistant Professor at the BTPI of the University of Minnesota (USA).

Since 2003, he is scientific expert of the European Authority of Food Safety (EFSA) as Panel and Working Group member focusing on the microbiological risk assessment.  From 2006 to 2010 he has chaired the Standing Working Group on Microorganisms of FEEDAP and now he chairs the Standing Working Group of Genetically Modified Microorganisms. He is also member of the BIOHAZARD Working Group on Qualified Presumption of Safety of Microorganisms.

His research activities are focused on food and agricultural microbiology, bacterial molecular biology, bacterial genomics, risk analysis of food pathogenic bacteria, and on the gene exchange of antibiotic resistance and virulence determinants in the food chain.

He has been teaching food microbiology and molecular biology over the last 15 years. In the last five years, he has coordinated specific programmes, PhD school and executive courses, on the microbiological risk assessment in the food chain.