Detailed Programme

Sunday, 4 Nov
Monday, 5 Nov
Tuesday, 6 Nov
Wednesday, 7 Nov
Thursday, 8 Nov
Friday, 9 Nov
08h00 - 17h00
Exhibition set up
08h00 - 18h00
08h00 - 18h00
08h00 - 18h00
08h00 - 15h00
15h00 - 18h00
Break down
08h00 - 17h30
IDF Business Meetings - continued from 4 previous days
(By invitation only)
08h30 - 09h30
Opening of the World Dairy Summit

10h00 - 11h00
09h00 - 13h00
Conference 2(b)
Dairy Policies and Economics
Special Economic and Policy Issues
  • Impact of EU and USA policy on industry
  • Performance of industry in deregulated environments
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 3
Dairy Farming
The business aspects of dairy farming
  • Drivers of dairy farm profitability
  • Technology for dairy farm profitability
  • Succession planning and new entrants to dairy farming
  • Farm-to-table value chain
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 6
Emerging Dairy Sector
The benefits of dairy for emerging economies
  • Examples of rapid development of the dairy industry (e.g. India/Pakistan)
  • Increased health benefits and food security associated with dairy products in developing countries
  • Commercial possibilities for small-scale dairy herds
  • Opening the door to profits and food security using unusual dairy animals, e.g. goats, buffalo, camels, donkeys, yaks, etc.
  • Diseases associated with milk production/processing
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 9
Dairy Science and Technology
Dairy ingredient technology and recombination
  • Recombination in the 21st century
  • Processes and products: trends, opportunities and challenges
  • Creating functional dairy ingredients
  • Improving nutrition and health through recombined products
09h00 - 17h00
Technical Tour
Fair Cape TMR Farm and Factory and Woolworths Distribution Centre
  11h00 - 13h00
Conference 1(a)
World Dairy Leaders Forum
Discussion by CEOs of leading international dairy companies on most critical topical issues

13:00 - 14:00
CEO's Lunch
(By invitation only)
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 4
Food Safety
Identification and assessment of emerging food safety issues
  • Emerging hazards or food safety issues
  • Early detection of emerging or re-emerging food safety issues
  • Expert elicitations on research data collection and priority setting
  • Learning from past experiences and preparing for the future
  • New user friendly tools for food safety management in the dairy chain
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 7
Nutrition and Health
A holistic perspective on dairy in nutrition
  • Dairy's role in a sustainable diet
  • Dairy for health
  • Dairy nutrition economics
  • Dairy for performance
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 10
Animal Health and Welfare
Health and welfare at the human-dairy animal interface
  • Transmissible diseases at the human-dairy animal-wildlife interface
  • Management to decrease production diseases at the human-dairy animal interface
  • Observable behaviour linked to animal welfare at the human-dairy animal interface
09h00 - 17h00
Technical Tour
Klipheuwel TMR Farm, Parmalat, Parow and Spaza Shops
  14h00 - 15h00
Conference 1(b)
World Dairy Situation
09h00 - 13h00
Conference 5
Methods of Analysis
Adding value through cost effective testing
  • IDF/ISO joint analytical programme of work
  • Raw milk testing scenarios
  • Reducing costs through global calibrations
  • Safeguarding the integrity of milk and milk products
  • Screening for residues and contaminants
  • Technology tools - Innovative test methods
  • Unravelling complexity of milk proteins
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 8
Sustainability and Green Economy
A holistic approach to environmental sustainability
  • Standardisation of methodology
  • Climate change modelling
  • Measures to support and improve sustainability
  • Future outlook
09h00 - 17h30
Conference 11
What's new and novel?
  • New media, advertising and promotions
  • New research and measurements
  • New products and trends in consumption patterns
  • New generic advertising for dairy products
08h00 - 17h00
Technical Tour
Mooivallei Grazing Farm and Cheese Factory and Bonnievale
  15h30 - 17h30
Conference 2(a)
Dairy Policies and Economics
The macro position of and expectations in respect of the dairy industry
  • World trade in dairy products
  • Changes in the dairy business structure
  • Trends in consumer markets
14h00 - 17h30
Protein Quality Symposium
Advances in analytical methods for dairy proteins: significance for nutrition and health
  • Expanding knowledge barriers: new methods for protein quality measurement
  • The importance of protein quality, supporting science through efficacy trials
  • Challenges and implications for policy makers and donors
  17h00 - 19h00
Parmalat Happy Hour and Poster Viewing
17h00 - 19h00
Poster Viewing
17h00 - 19h00
Poster Viewing
17h00 - 19h00
Poster Viewing
  11h00 - 18h00
Technical Tour
Fair Cape TMR farm and factory and Woolworths distribution centre
  09h00 - 17h00
Technical Tour
Mooivallei grazing farm and cheese factory, Bonnievale
09h00 - 17h00
Technical Tour
Fair Cape TMR farm and factory and Woolworths' distribution centre
      10h00 - 16h00
Technical Tour
Stellenbosch University Research Facility Tour
09h00 - 17h00
Technical Tour
Klipheuwel TMR farm, Parmalat, Parow and spaza shops
18h00 - 21h00
Welcome Reception
Exhibition Hall
  18h00 - 23h00
Farmers' Dinner
Outside Venue
18h45 - 01h00
Gala Dinner