Greeting Messages

Read the greeting messages from the EHEDG President and the Chairman of EHEDG UK & Ireland:

From the President

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear EHEDG Friends,

It is my great pleasure to announce the 6th edition of the EHEDG World Congress on Hygienic Engineering & Design which will take place from 21 to 22 November 2018 in the vibrant city of London.

As an authority in Hygienic Engineering & Design, the worldwide EHEDG expert network provides guidance and practical assistance to equipment manufacturers, food producers and their suppliers, academia, public health authorities and other stakeholders.

The EHEDG World Congress will deliver an insight into our know-how and offer you an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the principles, key learning points and solutions in Hygienic Engineering & Design as well as in the field of safe food production. A variety of topics will be presented by internationally recognized experts, centred around the subject areas of building and equipment design, cleaning and disinfection, innovations in food production as well as on upgrading and renovation of food factories according to the latest state-of-the-art. During the EHEDG flagship event we will also take the opportunity to present the EHEDG strategy, objectives as well as the full range of our product offerings.

Alongside to the lecture programme, you will find excellent meeting and networking opportunities with your potential business partners and international decision makers of the food industry, and you can connect with leading academia representatives and other specialists.

Furthermore, we will offer you a variety of excellent sponsorship and exhibition opportunities to raise your company’s brand image to the many participating companies and people who will be present at the Congress. For details please see the detailed sponsorship dossier or directly consult with the organizers to select your tailor-made package.

Food Matters Live is the UK's only cross-sector event bringing together the food and drink industry and their suppliers, retailers, foodservice providers, government and nutritionists, to enable collaboration and innovation to support a sustainable food landscape for the future. We have selected this event to be an ideal platform for the EHEDG World Congress 2018 and together with our co-organizers of FM Global, we gladly look forward to welcoming you as a delegate or sponsor of our event.

It is my firm belief that you will benefit from the 'EHEDG Summit 2018' and take away many fruitful insights relevant for your particular field of work, and that your personal contribution will help to advance food safety and quality in your part of the food chain.

See you in London!


Ludvig Josefsberg
EHEDG President

From the Chairman of EHEDG UK & Ireland

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Welcome to the UK - in particular, to the ExCeL Centre in London's Docklands!

To be invited to host the 2018 World Congress in London was a great honour for the UK & Ireland Regional Section of EHEDG. Food and drinks production is a major industrial activity in the UK. It is the country's single largest manufacturing sector with a turnover in excess of £ 80 bn. It accounts for over 16% of all UK manufacturing - the sector employs 400,000 people in over 7,000 factories owned by over 4,000 separate companies. And today, with every food business operator in the UK having to have in place his own documented Food Safety Management System, embracing the importance of hygienic engineering and taking advantage of all the expertise of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group has never been more important.

So to be asked to hold the World Congress in the UK was both exciting and a challenge. One of our major objectives was that the Programme should offer the latest advice on fundamental matters such as cleaning, describe practical experiences of implementing hygienic design in factory and equipment design, and address important innovations in this field.  We have done our best to fit into the programme all the fascinating and informative topics we wanted to introduce to you, and we hope you will leave our Congress as enthusiastic for Hygienic Engineering & Design as we are, and will make them an integral part of your manufacturing processes and so enhance safe food production.

Of course, if you can stay for an extra day or two, London would be very pleased to see you! It's only about half-an-hour on the Docklands Light Railway from ExCeL to the centre of the city. You will find information about how to get around London and some web links to the major sights and facilities on, and we hope that this will be helpful if you can spare those few days to explore this exciting city.

The UK & Ireland Regional Section of EHEDG is looking forward to seeing you all in November.


Eric Partington
Chairman of EHEDG UK & Ireland