Full Programme

Monday 11 March — Wednesday 13 March 2019

Monday 11 March

08:00 — 11:00


11:00 — 12:30

Welcome & Opening Ceremony

Moderator & MC: Jacki Davis, Managing Director, Meade Davis Communications

Dr. Sorravis Thaneto
Director General, Department of Livestock Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand

Dr. Berhe Tekola
Director, Animal Production and Health Division, FAO

Dr. Daniel Bercovici
Chairman, International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF)

Pornsil Patchrintanakul
President, Thai Feed Mill Association (TFMA)

12:30 — 14:00


14:00 — 15:30

Plenary 1 – Sustainability I

Moderator: Ruud Tijssens, IFIF Board of Directors, Group Director Public & Cooperative Affairs, Royal Agrifirm Group

‘How to reduce our global footprint and feed the world?’
Prof. Ermias Kebreab, Director, World Food Center, UC Davis

‘The future of farming & food’
Dr. Jimmy Smith, Director General, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

‘The power of environmental metrics to drive the sustainable animal agriculture value chain in the future’
Dr. Nina Challand, Team Lead Sustainability Evaluations, BASF Nutrition & Health

15:30 — 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 — 17:30

Plenary 2 – Sustainability II

Moderator: David Bray, IFIF Board of Directors, Chairman, Stock Feed Manufacturers’ Council of Australia (SFMCA)

‘Towards sustainable nutrition’
Dr. Lesley Mitchell, Director Sustainable Nutrition, Forum for the Future

‘Cultured Meat – the future?’
Didier Toubia, CEO, Aleph Farms

‘New feed sources – the role of insects in sustainable feed & food’
Heinrich Katz, CEO, Hermetia Baruth GmbH and Member Executive Board of International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF)

19:00 — 21:00

6th GFFC Welcome Cocktail

Tuesday 12 March

09:00 — 10:30

Plenary 3 – Digital Revolution

Moderator: Dr. Bruno Kaesler, IFIF Board of Directors, Manging Director, Kaesler Nutrition GmbH

‘Digitalising Agriculture’
David Hunt, President, Cainthus

‘Precision Livestock Farming, a game changer for the livestock sector?’
Prof. Daniel Berckmans, University of Leuven, Belgium

‘Blockchain technology to accelerate food integrity’
Marieke de Ruyter de Wildt, Founder, The Fork

10:30 — 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 — 12:30

Plenary 4 – Feed & Food Safety along the Value Chain

Moderator: Dr. Frank Chmitelin, Executive VP China & Executive Director SBU vitamins, Adisseo

‘Importance of animal health for feed & food safety’
Dr. Ronello C. Abila, Sub-Regional Representative for South-East Asia, World Organisation for Animal health (OIE)

‘Global food supply chains and food safety’
Matt Kovac, Executive Director, Food Industry Asia

‘Consumer insights: How consumer expectations influence feed & food safety now and in the future’
Markus Dedl, CEO, Delacon Biotechnik GmbH

12:30 — 14:00


14:00 — 15:30

Plenary 5 – Nutritional Innovation I

Moderator: Daniela Battaglia, Animal Production Officer, Animal Production and Health Division, FAO

‘Antimicrobial use in food animals’
Dr. Thomas van Boeckel, Postdoctoral Fellow, Swiss Federal Institute for Technology (ETH)

‘Overcoming the challenges around reducing antibiotics in Thailand’
Dr. Sasi Jaroenpoj, Expert, Veterinary Medicinal Products and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), Department of Livestock Development, Thailand

‘Chinese action plan on reducing the use of antibiotics’
Prof. Defa Li, China Agricultural University (CAU)

15:30 — 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 — 17:30

Plenary 6 – Nutritional Innovation II

Moderator: Dr. Reinder Sijtsma, IFIF Board of Directors, Director Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs, Nutreco

‘The future global governance on antimicrobial resistance’
Dr. Haileyesus Getahun, Director of Interagency Coordination on Antimicrobial Resistance, World Health Organization (WHO)

‘Innovation in Animal nutrition to promote animal health’
Prof. Leo den Hartog, Professor Animal Nutrition in Circular Economy, Wageningen University and R&D Director, Nutreco

‘Importance of animal nutrition on animal health & welfare’
Prof. Johanna Fink-Gremmels, Professor in Veterinary Pharmacology, Pharmacotherapy and Clinical Toxicology, Utrecht University

19:30 — 22:00

6th GFFC Gala Dinner

Wednesday 13 March

09:00 — 10:30

Plenary 7 – Global Regulations and Policy

Moderator: Dr. Colm Moran, IFIF Board of Directors, Director European Regulatory Affairs, Alltech

‘CODEX and the future of feed & food safety’
Dr. Annamaria Bruno, Secretariat, Codex Alimentarius

‘How global standards translate to national regulations to support the future of feed & food’
Mr. Pisan Pongsapitch, Inspector – General, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand

‘The value of public private partnerships – example of ICCF’
Dr. David Edwards, Director, Division of Animal Feeds, Center for Veterinary Medicine,  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

10:30 — 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 — 12:30

Plenary 8 – Trade & Market Developments

Moderator: Nick Major, IFIF Board of Directors, President, European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC)

‘Asia’s evolving protein requirement – and its impact throughout the supply chain’
Ping Chew, Head of RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness – Asia

‘Transforming Agriculture: experiences and insights from Brazil, Asia and beyond’
Marcos Jank, CEO, Asia Brazil Agro Alliance

‘The Future of Farming Practices in Asia’
Dr. Katinka de Balogh, Senior Animal Production and Health Officer, FAO Asia

12:30 — 14:00


14:00 — 15:45

Global Leaders Panel – ‘The future of Feed & Food – are we ready?’

Moderator & MC: Jacki Davis, Managing Director, Meade Davis Communications

Dr. Rob Koremans
CEO, Nutreco

Dr. Mark Lyons
President & CEO, Alltech

Joe Stone
Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Cargill 

Dr. Berhe Tekola
Director, Animal Production and Health Division, FAO

15:45 — 16:00

Closing Ceremony

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