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Dare to Dairy

The Netherlands National Committee of IDF is proud to organize the IDF World Dairy Summit 2016 in De Doelen in Rotterdam. We invite you to this top event.

For decades the Dutch dairy sector has been in the forefront of developments in the global dairy sector. The entrepreneurship, innovation and international orientation that underpin the competitive position of the Dutch dairy sector will undoubtedly attract many visitors from all over the world to the IDF World Dairy Summit 2016.

The major challenge for the global dairy sector is how to help nourish a growing population in a sustainable way. We are convinced that dairy will be an important source of safe and sustainable nutrition in the years to come. In the Netherlands we are well aware that dairy can only play this role in close collaboration with the global community, including both governmental and non-governmental organizations.

There is no doubt that differences of opinion on the role of dairy in nutrition and sustainability, do exist. Centuries of close collaboration and interdependence to reclaim and defend our country from the sea have deeply embedded engagement and dialogue between opposing views in the Dutch culture.

Through the IDF World Dairy Summit 2016 we aim to make a difference by facilitating dialogue with stakeholders of the global dairy sector, including views from outside, on how dairy can sustainably contribute to feeding 9 billion people.

There is a lot at stake for dairy and the world and the question is:

Do we dare to… engage

Do we dare to… share

Do we dare to… innovate

Do we dare to… challenge

Do we dare to… dream

Do we… Dare to Dairy?

We invite you to Dare to Dairy!


Jan Maarten Vrij

Chair
Netherlands National Committee of IDF
Organizing Committee IDF WDS 2016 Rotterdam

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