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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 site tours will be organised on 18, 19 and 20 October. 


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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

Afternoon

IDF Leaders’ forum

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The French dairy industry

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IDF World Dairy Situation Report

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IDF Global Marketing Trends Report

Evening

Welcome Reception

Wednesday 16 October

Morning

Plenary session

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

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Attractiveness 

 

The labour challenge in the industry

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Attracting and empowering women

Food security

 

Forecasting milk production and exports in the Americas

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The future of milk production in Europe and Oceania in view of environmental and climate constraints

Environment 
 

Challenges of producing and processing in the context of limited global resources

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What are the vectors for environmental improvements in the dairy sector?

Afternoon

Attractiveness 

 

How can the dairy industry attract fresh talents?

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Improving conditions to attract new workers

Economy 

 

Net importer regions – constraints and initiatives: Africa and East Asia

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Will India and Pakistan become major players in international markets?

Environment 

 

On the path to decarbonisation: the importance of shared methodologies

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Transitioning to low carbon dairy farms: from cost-effective strategies to the need for incentives

Evening

Farmers' dinner

Thursday 17 October

Morning

Plenary session

Sustainable practices, meeting social expectations

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Sustainable diets

The social and cultural role of dairy

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Role of dairy in healthy and sustainable diets

Farm Management

Animal Welfare: From theory...

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... To application on dairy farms

Environment 
 

Biodiversity: challenges and opportunities for dairy farming

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How to assess biodiversity on farms?

Afternoon

Technology

 

Fermentation: a sustainable process, both ancestral and innovative (2-part session)

Farm Management

 

Dairy calves: what challenges, what value?

Marketing

 

Communicating dairy for future generations (2-part session)

Food safety

Impact of climate change on global food safety

Evening

Gala Dinner

Friday 18 October

Morning

Nutrition & Health

The role of dairy in healthy diets for all ages

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Health benefits of dairy and its components: the latest findings

Food Safety 

The One-Health approach in food safety

Know-how, culture, Origin

Title to be determined

Noon

Plenary session

Celebrating dairy innovation and concluding remarks

Afternoon

Dairy Leaders' Forum on Sustainability
(by invitation)


Paris Manifesto

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