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PRE-PROGRAM

The IDF World Dairy Summit will start on Tuesday 15 October 2024, and end on Friday 18 October 2024. The complete program is currently under development in collaboration with IDF experts.


Technical visits will take place on Friday afternoon and Saturday.


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Note that the IDF World Dairy Summit will start on a Tuesday, and end on a Friday, offering participants the possibility to visit the SIAL which opens on Saturday 19 October.

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Tuesday 15 October

Morning

Opening talks

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Officials:

IDF Pdt, Ministry of Agriculture, Commisioner, Pdt

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Keynote speakers

(nutrition, economy, sustainability)

Afternoon

Leaders’ forum

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The French dairy industry

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World Dairy Situation Report

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Global marketing trends

Evening

Welcome Reception

Wednesday 16 October

Morning

Keynote 

An attractive, dynamic and resilient dairy sector, in a world of constraints

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Attractiveness 

 

How can the dairy industry

attract fresh talents?
 

Economy 

 

Producing milk tomorrow: Where? How?

Environment 
 

Challenges ahead!

Afternoon

Attractiveness 

 

Women as a solution to develop dairy

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Improving conditions to attrack new workers
 

Economy 

 

Focus on geographical regions

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Climatic and other constraints in global dairy areas

Environment 

 

On the path to decarbonisation : from measurement to payments
 

Evening

Farmers' dinner

Thursday 17 October

Morning

Keynote 

Sustainable practices, meeting social expectations

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Sustainable diet

Capturing the essential role of dairy for a sustainable diet
 

Farm Management

Animal Welfare: from concept to application on farms

Environment 
 

Biodiversity: dairy serving ecosystems

Afternoon

Technology

 

Fermentation: a sustainable process, both ancestral and innovative

Farm Management

 

Valorization of dairy calves: what stakes, wich value?

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Impact of climate change on  global food safety

Marketing

 

How to better communicate on dairy sustainability to stakeholders and consumers
 

Evening

Gala Dinner

Friday 18 October

Morning

Nutrition & Health

Strengthening the place of  dairy in healthy diets for all ages

Food Safety 

Global picture of Food Safety

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Control of microbiological hazards

Know-how, culture, Origin

Noon

Plenary session: Conclusion

Afternoon

Dairy Leaders' Forum on Sustainability
(on invitation only)


Manifesto of Paris

(Following Rotterdam/Net zero pathway/ Cop 29)

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