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IDF World Dairy Summit 2017 held in Belfast
The UK dairy industry brought together the global dairy community to focus on how to Make a Difference with Dairy at the International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit 2017 in Belfast.
Organised by UK-IDF, the UK National Committee of IDF, the 2017 event took place from 29th October to 3rd November 2017 at the Belfast Waterfront conference centre. Over 1,000 dairy experts from across the globe gathered in Belfast to share their in-depth knowledge of dairy and bring the audience up to speed on the latest developments in the industry.
The theme of the Summit was "Making a Difference with Dairy" and it examined the impact a vibrant, efficient and sustainable dairy industry, with nutrient rich and innovative dairy products, can have on the health of current and future generations, animal health, dairy science and technology, the environment and much more.
It featured eight conferences focusing on marketing; nutrition and health; dairy policy and economics; dairy science and technology; food safety; farm management; animal health and welfare; and the environment. The event also included several high profile sessions, including the IDF World Dairy Leaders’ Forum and the IDF Forum, as well as a series of technical tours showcasing the UK industry’s state-of-the-art infrastructures.
For more information, visit www.idfwds2017.com
Judith Bryans elected IDF President
Dr Judith Bryans, Chief Executive of Dairy UK,, was elected President of the Intern at in al Dairy Federation at the World Dairy Summit held in Rotterdam.
Judith takes over from Dr Jeremy Hill of New Zealand, who has completed his four-year term, having been elected at the 2012 World Dairy Summit in Cape Town.
Speaking after her appointment, Judith said, ""The work of IDF is essential in creating a positive future for the dairy industry. It has a unique structure and shows what can be accomplished through global cooperation. With an unrivalled network of experts, we can pool our resources and expertise together to ensure the role of dairy is recognised properly at every level. We want to secure a positive and sustainable future for the dairy industry across the world and build on previous successes to put dairy front and centre in the global debate.”
World Dairy Summit 2016
-19 October- Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The 2016 International
Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit was held
in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from 16-19 October followed
by two days of optional technical tours. It had
the theme "Dare to Dairy" and looked at
how dairy can sustainably contribute to feeding 9 billion
World Dairy Summit 2015
International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit
was held in Vilnius, Lithuania from September 20-24.
The theme of the Summit was “Closing the Nutritional
Gap with Sustainable Dairy” and saw the event return
to its traditional format of business meetings followed
by three full days of conferences, covering nine different
topics (including Dairy Policies and Economics, Nutrition
and Health, Animal Health and Welfare, Dairy Farming,
Marketing, Environment and Dairy Science and Food Safety).
Another strong reason for attending was the World Dairy
Leaders Forum, which provided the opportunity to hear
the views of some of the key players in the global dairy
is available at http://idfwds2015.com/
were issued daily, highlighting the key events of the
day, and these can be viewed/downloaded below.
IDF World Dairy Leaders Forum, IDF Dairy Farmers Forum,
IDF Forum - Global expertise in dairy, IDF Bulletin
on a Common Carbon Footprint Approach for the Dairy
Sector, Dairy Sustainability Framework
World Dairy Situation 2015, Nutrition and Health Conference,
Dairy Policies and Economics Conference, Animal Health
and Welfare Conference, IDF Animal Health Newsletter
Exhibittion, Dairy Science and Technology Conference,
IDF Bulletin on School Milk Programmes, Dairy Farming
Conference, Marketing Conference, IDF Bulletin on
a Common Carbon Footprint Approach for the Dairy Sector
IDF Prize of Excellence 2015, IMP Trophy, Analytic
Tools Conference, Food Safety Conference, Environment
World Dairy Summit 2013
October - 1 November - Yokohama
the theme of "Rediscovering Milk", the 2013 Summit
reflected the dairy sector's ongoing commitment to help
consumers and everyone in the dairy chain to both discover
and rediscover the value of the industry and the nutritious
products it produces.
a full programme of conferences, covering current issues
such as balancing food supply and demand, animal feed, the
environment, energy, prevention of animal disease and improving
animal welfare, the Summit also featured the IDF Forum of
Dairy Leaders as a well as a number of technical tours.
were issued daily, highlighting the key events of the day,
and these can be viewed/downloaded below.
IDF Forum, Global Dairy Agenda for Action, World Dairy
Leaders Forum, Economics Conference
Dairy Situation 2013, Sustaining Reward in the Milk
Supply Chain, Dairy Science and Technology, Children
and Milk, Spotlight on Dairy Farming in Japan
IDF/FAO Global Survey of School Milk Programmes, Dairy
Policies and Economics Conference, Animal
Health and Welfare, Dairy Farming, Nutrition and Health,
Environment Conference, Dairy and Metabolic Regulation,
Dairy Consumption and Silent Inflammation,
Maintaining Food Safety, Enhancing Protein Nutrition
in the Elderly, IDF Prize of Excellence, IDF Award,
and Sustainability, Milk Protein and Food Security,
Environmental Sustainability, Tackling Food Safety Challenges