PROGRAMME

Conference Programme

14 – 17 November 2018

Pre-Meetings 14-15 November

Wednesday 14 November 

Registration open from 8:00

11:30 – 17:30
EDA Food & Environment
Committee Meeting*
Courtyard Room, Dublin Castle

13:00 – 14:00
Lunch

14:00 – 18:00
EDA Trade & Economics
Committee Meeting*
Poddle Room, Dublin Castle

Thursday 15 November 2018

Registration open from 8:00

9:30 – 13:00
EDA Food & Environment
Committee Meeting*
Courtyard Room, Dublin Castle

9:00 – 13:00
EDA Trade & Economics
Committee Meeting*
Poddle Room, Dublin Castle

9:00 – 13:00
EDA Board Meeting*
Dairy Industry Ireland Offices
(84-86 Baggot Street Lwr, Dublin 2)

13:00 – 14:00
Lunch

13:30 – 15:00
ASSIFONTE Comité Directeur*
Poddle Room, Dublin Castle

15:00 – 16:30
ASSIFONTE General Assembly*
Poddle Room, Dublin Castle

Convention 15-17 November

Thursday 15 November 

14:00 – 14:15
Official opening by Irish Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed
Auditorium, Dublin Castle

14:15 – 15:30
Breakout SessionsSession 1:
The future EU – UK Dairy Framework

Auditorium, Dublin Castle

Moderator:
Wim Kloosterboer (Royal FrieslandCampina)

Speakers: 

  • Paul Vernon (Glanbia Cheese)
  • Kasper Thormod Nielsen (Arla foods)
  • Mike Petersen
    (New Zealand Special 
    Agricultural Trade Envoy)

15:30 – 16:00
Milk & Yoghurt break

16:00 – 17:30
Session 2:
Dairy Markets & Hedging Volatility 

Auditorium, Dublin Castle

Moderator:
Dr. Declan O’Connor
(Cork Institute of Technology)

Speakers:

  • Sascha Siegel (EEX)
  • Mary Ledman (Rabobank)

19:30 – 22:30
‘Welcome to Dublin’ Drinks reception
Guinness Storehouse, St James’s Gate, Ushers, Dublin 8

[19:00 – Bus transfers from Dublin Castle & Maldron Hotel, Kevin St]

Saturday 17 November 2018

Social Tour
Kerry Global Centre, Naas,
County Kildare (45 min drive)

10:00
Depart from Dublin Castle 

13:30
Bus transfers back to Dublin Castle/ Dublin Airport

Friday 16 November 2018

Registration open from 8:00

08:30 – 10:00
EDA General Assembly*
Location: Auditorium, Dublin Castle

10:30 – 12:30
European Dairy Platform
Location: Auditorium, Dublin Castle

Opening by EDA & DII Presidents


Session 1: A Green Future for European Dairy –
An ambitious and solid basis for our European dairy sector

Moderator:
Rose O’Donovan (AgraFacts)

Speakers:

  • Phil Hogan (EU Commission)
  • Edmond Scanlon (Kerry Group)
  • Hein Schumacher (Royal FrieslandCampina)
  • Jorge Boucas (SODIAAL)
  • Robert Brzusczak (Savencia)

12:30 – 14:00
Lunch & Irish cheese buffet

14:00 – 15:30
Session 2: A Green Future for European Dairy – Managing Environmental dairy impact & dairy cow welfare

Moderator:
Richard Laxton (Arla Foods)

Speakers:

  • Tara McCarthy (Bord Bia)
  • Caroline Emond (IDF-FIL)
  • Dr. Olivier Espeisse (CEVA)
  • Jeremy Hill (Fonterra)

15:30 – 16:00
Milk & Yoghurt Break

16:00 – 17:15
Session 3: A Green Future for European Dairy – 
The future potential of dairy ingredients

Moderator:
Dr. Miriam Ryan (Dairy Industry Ireland)

Speakers:

  • James Neville (Volac)
  • Claire McGee (Ibec)
  • Bill Morrissey
    (Glanbia Ireland, AgriChemWhey Program)

19:30 – 24:00
Gala Banquet in conjunction with Board Bia
Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

Wednesday 14 November 2018

08:00 – 17:30
Registration Open

11:00 – 13:00
EDA Food & Environment Committee meeting (*on invitation)

13:00 – 14:00
Buffet Lunch

14:00 – 18:00
EDA Food & Environment Committee Meeting (*on invitation)

14:00 – 18:00
EDA Trade & Economics Committee Meeting (*on invitation)

15:30 – 16:00
Milk & Yoghurt Break

19:00 – 22:00
EDA Board Members Dinner (*on invitation)

19:00 – 22:00
EDA Food & Environment Committee Dinner (*on invitation)

19:00 – 22:00
EDA Trade & Economics Committee Dinner (*on invitation)

Thursday 15 November 2018

08:00 – 17:30
Registration Open

09:00 – 13:00
EDA Board Meeting (EDA Board members only) – Dairy Industry Ireland Offices

09:00 – 13:00
EDA Food & Environment Committee Meeting (*on invitation)

09:00 – 13:00
EDA Trade & Economics Committee Meeting (*on invitation)

13:00 – 14:30
Buffet Lunch

13:30 – 15:00
ASSIFONTE Comite Directeur

15:00 – 16:00
ASSIFONTE General Assembly

14:00 – 15:30
EDA Workshop – Brexit & Dairy – Launched Minister Creed

15:30 – 16:00
Milk & Yoghurt Break

16:00 – 17:30
EDA Workshop – Dairy Volatility

19:30 – 22:30
Welcome Reception at the Guinness Storehouse

Friday 16 November 2018

08:00 – 17:30
Registration Open

08:30 – 10:00
EDA General Assembly

10:00 – 10:30
Milk & Yoghurt Break

10:30 – 18:00
European Dairy Platform 2018 Programme Schedule to Follow shortly

Confirmed Speakers to date include:

  • Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner (Keynote)
  • Michael Creed, Irish Minster for Agriculture
  • Hein Schumacher, CEO Friesland Campina
  • Edmond Scanlon, CEO Kerry Group
  • Jorge Boucas, DG SODIAAL
  • Robert Brzusczak, President French Dairy Industry
  • Caroline Emond, Director General IDF
  • Tara McCarthy, CEO Bord Bia
  • Jeremy Hill, Chief Science & Technology Officer, Fonterra
  • Kasper Thormond Nielsen, Head Public Affairs, Arla
  • Mike Petersen, NZ Special Agricultural Trade Envoy
  • Fraser Tooley, Director of Business Development at Friesland Campina
  • Moderator – Rose O’Donovan (Agra Facts Editor)

*Buffet Lunch will be provided

19:30 – 24:00
Gala Dinner at Christchurch Viking Cathedral

Saturday 17 November 2018

10:00 – 13:00
Social Event

*** Potential to participate at EDA internal Committee meetings (upon invitation) – Please email to eda2018@conferencepartners.com if you have not participated in these committee meetings previously and to request what meeting you would like to attend.

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Important Dates

Congress Dates

14th - 17th November 2018

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Opening of Registration

June 2018

End of Early Registration

28th September 2018