Opening Ceremony

Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam: The Next Challenge

Session 1  

World Political and Agricultural Leaders Forum

With a growing world population and finite resources feeding the world with safe, sustainable and nutritious foods requires a strong and vibrant agricultural sector globally as well as efficient trading systems. Join our political and agricultural leaders to hear their views on the future of agriculture and trade as well as the role of dairy in helping to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Then take the opportunity to ask the speakers the questions you’d like them to answer in our interactive debate.

Session 2

World Dairy Leaders Forum

The dairy sector is a vibrant, forward thinking sector which already makes important contributions to food security, sustainability, nutrition and the world economy. Join our dairy leaders to hear their thoughts on the future of dairy and how they deliver profitable, nutritious, sustainable foods via their business strategies. Hear how their businesses deliver for people and the planet in their own countries and globally. Then join us in an interactive debate and ask the questions you’d like to hear answered.


Mr Pan Gang – President of the Yili Group, Inner Mongolia;

Mr Kazuo Kawamura – President of Meiji, Japan;

Mr Paul Vernon – Chief Executive of Glanbia Cheese, UK;

Mr Barry Irvin – Executive Chairman of Bega Cheese, Australia;

Ms Louise Cooke – Chief Executive of Parmalat South Africa;

Mr Tomas Pietrangeli – Managing Direction of Arla UK.


Session 3

IDF Forum Roundtable: Making a Difference

The work of the IDF is multifaceted and covers a myriad of topics from farm to fridge. Join our IDF experts for a roundtable showcasing how the work of the IDF makes a difference at all levels of the dairy sector and to the world.

Session 4

World Dairy Situation Report

The World Dairy Situation Report, produced annually by the IDF, contains a wealth of information on the international dairy sector. Delegates will hear the latest update from the world of dairy  2017

Speaker: Ms Veronique Pilet

Dairy Sustainability Framework

The Dairy Sustainability Framework (DSF) aims to align global ambition on key sustainability issues to regional activity revealing opportunities for development and improvement. The Framework is continuously evolving with delegates being updated on the latest developments.

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