Side event Floating Farm

In Rotterdam, The Floating Farm is a living lab on the water, in which fresh milk and other dairy products are being produced and handled, very close to the consumers in the city. It reduces transport and logistics and saves the environment from greenhouse gasses. In this session, Peter van Wingerden, CEO of Beladon, introduced […]

Outlook and future trends in the dairy sector

What role does dairy play in the world now and what role will it play in the future? In this plenary session, the current and future situations and trends in the global dairy sector were discussed. Gilles Froment (Parmalat Canada) started with a short review of the mandate, role, main activities and priorities of the […]

Summary of the Leaders Forum

After the introductions and the keynote address by Gerda Verburg, the dialogue was kicked off for the key question of this summit: how will dairy sustainably contribute to feeding 9 billion people in 2050? Five leaders from various links in the dairy chain gave their thoughts: Claudia Garcia (Elanco), Roelof Joosten (FrieslandCampina), Dilip Rath (National […]

Meet Donatello Piras

Let us introduce you to Donatello Piras, the moderator for this summit, particularly in the plenary sessions. Donatello works daily as a moderator and presenter, especially in meetings where interactivity is an important element. As a television presenter, he worked for the Dutch business news channel ‘RTL Z’, having hosted a talk show and a […]

Circular Dairy – FrieslandCampina

In this session, we have seen practice examples from the Netherlands concerning a circular economy across the dairy supply chain. Andy Ridley, CEO of Circle Economy, introduced the session, and Frank van Ooijen shared some insights on circular dairy farming from the perspective of FrieslandCampina. Then the business case for circular dairy farming has further […]

Opening Ceremony: talking about the importance of dairy

“As a dairy farmer’s daughter from the Green Heart of the Netherlands I am proud to speak to you and in my role as Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, I feel privileged to be here,” says Gerda Verburg, when opening the IDF World Dairy Summit 2016. “The sustainable development goals are high […]

New IDF president: Judith Bryans

Judith Bryans, CEO of Dairy UK, has been elected as new President of the International Dairy Federation. She is absolutely delighted, as she has seen IDF from all levels. “To know that the membership has the confidence and trust in me to have voted for me is absolutely fantastic. I’m honoured to have been given this […]

Big Data – Dutch Dairy Association (NZO)

In what ways can we bring together the world of dairy and the world of data technology? In this special ‘Agtech Meetup’ experts shared their experiences on the use of big data in the dairy industry. Frank Berkers, senior scientist at TNO, gave some insights on the Big Data Pact of agricultural companies FrieslandCampina, Agrifirm […]

SUN Coordinator Ms Gerda Verburg performs opening of IDF WDS2016

The Organizing Committee of IDF WDS2016 is proud to announce that Ms Gerda Verburg will deliver the opening speech of the IDF World Dairy Summit on Monday 17th of October.  In March this year, Ms. Verburg was appointed the new Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, a UN -based international network organization in […]

More than 130 posters accepted!

In the past weeks more than 130 posters were accepted to participate in the poster sessions during WDS2016. These cover a wide range of topics. This varies from marketing and economics to food safety, farming and environment & biodiversity.  Dairy science & technology takes the largest share of the posters, representing about half of the […]