Day 2 – Product Innovation and Policy 2017-06-28T14:50:27+00:00

Day 2 – Product Innovation and Policy

Thursday 28th September 2017

08.30     Registration Opens

09.00     Chair’s Opening Remarks

Jan Vaarten, Executive Director, Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE)

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Product Innovation Opportunities

09.10 — Drivers for Worldwide Feed Production and Consumption

  • Examining feed consumption across different regions and identifying demands in these areas
  • Assessing shifts in usage and farming trends around the world
  • Evaluating challenges for livestock production including global antibiotic use reduction, food sustainability, increasing costs of raw materials and consumer perception of food/feed production

Daniela Battaglia, Animal Production and Health Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

09.40 — Summary of Innovative Research into Animal Gut Health in Order to Support Antibiotic Reduction in Science and Practice

  • Establishing a clearer understanding of the gut and its relationship with health
  • Reviewing the impact of animal nutrition on gut modulation and the knock-on effect on animal health and welfare
  • Evaluation of the future of gut health management through the use of specialty feed ingredients
  • Implications of this in practice on reducing the use of antibiotics

Leo den Hartog, Director of R&D, Trouw Nutrition and Professor, Wageningen University

10.10 — INTERACTIVE SESSION: Reviewing the Role Specialty Feed Ingredients Can Play in Antibiotic Use Reduction

  • Prudent use of antibiotics and the role of feed additives in overcoming challenges caused by their reduction
  • Utilising specialty feed ingredients post AGP bans
  • How antibiotic reduction has influenced farming: what additives will need to do in the future

Ruud Tijssens, Director Corporate Affairs, Strategic R&D and CSR, Agrifirm Group

Bruno Kaesler, CEO, Kaesler Nutrition

Daniela Battaglia, Animal Production and Health Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Member, FAO Working Group on Antimicrobial Resistance 

10.45 — Networking Tea and Coffee Break

11.15 — Q&A Session: How Specialty Feed Ingredients can Impact feed Sources

  • Current examples of new feed ingredients used in the animal feed industry and how feed additives can support these new sources

11.45 — How Feed Additives can Contribute to Overcoming Global Sustainability Challenges

  • Understanding how innovation in the feed additives sector can tackle sustainability issues
  • How feed additives can contribute to reducing environmental impacts

Daniel Bercovici, President, Ajinomoto Eurolysine S.A.S and Chairman, Sustainability Committee, International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF)

12.05 — PANEL DISCUSSION: How the Industry Can Support the Changes and Provide Solutions

  • The challenges that different stakeholders in the feed additives value chain face and how the industry can adapt to support them
  • Reviewing livestock production management: Adopting a holistic approach to animal nutrition, health and welfare
  • Social and political trends in the nutrition value chain and the consequences on farming

Speakers contributing include:

Javier Valle, Senior Policy Advisor, Copa & Cogeca

Predrag Persak, Chairman of the Animal Nutrition Committee, European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC)

Séverine Deschandelliers, Board Member, EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures (FEFANA)

12.45 — Networking Lunch

13.55 — How the Digital Revolution Can Advance the Nutritional Value Chain

  • Utilising software and technology to improve processes to save money and time
  • Understanding how Big Data can inform the industry
  • Using technologies to drive efficiencies throughout the speciality feed ingredients value chain

Aidan Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer, Alltech

Policy and Regulation

Final sessions to be confirmed. This section will discuss a range of topic including:

  • Reviewing European legislation and procedures
  • How businesses can create efficiencies in the regulation processes
  • Sharing experiences of global regulatory processes and policies

Confirmed speakers for this section include:

  • Renat Selimov, Deputy Head, Food Safety Division, Russian State Centre for Quality and Standardization of Veterinary Drugs and Feed (VGNKI)
  • Ruud Bremmers, Managing Director, Regal B.V.
  • Ruud Huibers, Head of Global Regulatory Affairs, EW Nutrition
  • Raymond Ng, China Food & Feed Regulatory Consultant & BD manager, Reach24h

17.15 — Chair’s Closing Remarks and Drinks Reception

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