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IEC Business Conference Monte Carlo Line Up Confirmed

29 March 2017, at 6:00am

MONACO - The International Egg Commission has announced this year’s Business Conference speaker programme which is to take place on 3-4 April in Monte Carlo.

Below is a detailed account of the programmes to be held:

Monday, 3 April

Professor David Hughes from Imperial College London is to be the Keynote Speaker, speaking on Consumers and the plant protein mega-trend: Implications for the global egg industry.

Economics Session - "Driving efficiencies in egg production - Advances in layer nutrition"

  • Professor Leo den Hartog, Wageningen University & Trouw Nutrition, Innovation in layer nutrition
  • Steve Pritchard, Premier Nutrition, The impact of nutrition on bird behaviour.
  • Paulien Rutten, Hendrix Genetics, How to feed and manage layers for long production cycles.

Egg Production - "Avian Influenza: Situation, prevention and sanitation"

  • Dr Alejandro Thiermann, OIE, Avian Disease: Global situation report.
  • Professor Ian Brown, Animal and Plant Health Agency, The current risk of AI.
  • Chad Gregory, UEP, USA Avian Influenza situation update
  • Dr Travis Schaal, Hy-Line International, A Culture of Biosecurity.

Customer focus session - "Egg Sales - Increasing volume and value"

  • Prof Charles Spence, University of Oxford, Multi-sensory food packaging at the point of sale & beyond

Tuesday, 4 April

Egg Processing Session

  • Randy Green, Watson Green, Impact of the Trump presidency on global trade
  • Wilbert Hilkens, formerly ABN Amro, The EU in transition - The impact of Brexit on trade
  • Anne Alonzo, American Egg Board, The promotion of eggs, egg products and ingredients; USA Case Study
  • Professor Toni Wang, Iowa State University, Innovating egg products - Opportunities for infant formula
  • Tim Lambert, Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC), International Egg Nutrition Consortium – Working for you

Egg Production - "Layer housing - A global issue"

  • Kevin Lovell, SAPA, OIE global hen housing standards: Process and timelines
  • Professor Joy Mench, University of California-Davis, Dealing with outcomes-based global standards
  • Chad Gregory, UEP, Non cage egg production in the USA

You can register for the conference by clicking here.