Unable to attend the 2016 Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo (FA&M)? While nothing can compare to attending the event in person—held this year at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott in Fort Myers, FL from April 10 to 13—rest assured, you don’t have to miss out on some of the crucial sessions.

You can join in on these sessions remotely through Food Engineering’s live broadcast program. In addition to viewing these sessions while they are happening, by registering, you can view them on demand to play back as you like after the event ends.

Available sessions include:

-Attaining top levels of quality and sanitary design: This session will cover best practices in an FDA environment, including quality control processes and practices in a highly stringent environment, cutting-edge practices in pre-op sanitation and statistical quality approaches to swabbing and bacteria/pathogen remediation.

-The business case for sustainability: Learn how a leading beverage processor manages its water usage, carbon footprint and zero waste programs while making investments in employees, the community and suppliers to boost its business and maintain high levels of environmental responsibility.

-Leveraging manufacturing systems to implement change: Enterprise resource planning, data collection and the proper usage of OEE metrics can boost throughput and efficiency. In this session, the speakers will discuss best practices and explain how state-of-the-art manufacturing systems and software benefit supply chain operations.

-Implementing sanitary plant design: A well-developed sanitary building design makes all the difference in the cleanability of a facility. This session will focus on building envelope construction, wall and floor details and other features that enhance building cleanability, as well as reducing potential cross-contamination and the harborage of pests and harmful microorganisms.

For more information, including a full list of speakers and topics, visit the FA&M website at http://www.foodautomationconference.com/.

Registration information also can be found on the site. In addition, an official FA&M16 app for users of Apple and Google Android-based products is currently available in the respective app stores.