|During the IFFI Ingredients Event 2017, the following questions will be leading: how much of your products and production process do you need to reveal in order to win and retain the trust of the consumer and the chain partners? When are you being transparent enough? How can you meet higher standards for quality and safety, in a market that’s becoming more complex and limitless? How does innovation contribute to winning and retaining the trust of shareholders? And how are you able to distinguish yourself on sustainability and responsible entrepeneurship, when these terms are becoming more and more generic?|
|09.30 hrs||The IFFI network: 10 years of inspiration and collaboration
Words of welcome by Loek Favre – chairman IFFI
|09.45 hrs||Ingredients exposed, an introduction
Due to globalization and integration of production chains, the trade in food products is almost limitless. Next to that, the fast growing world population and upcoming economies in other parts of the world, the global demand for food and – specifically protein-rich products – is increasing spectacularly, while the expectations concerning safety, quality, ethics and sustainable production are increasing as well.Controlling the safety of food and the quality within this global context is complex and sustainable production requires an efficient and transparent collaboration within the entire chain and beyond all boundaries. That’s why manufacturers of food ingredients invest on great scale in the traceability, optimalization of the collaboration within the chain and the increasement of food safety and quality, by making smart use of new ways of production, technologies and science.
But, investing in communicating this story, is just as important. We don’t have to stay within our own industry while answering these questions. After all, we can learn many things from other markets and situations where similar questions are being asked. That’s why we introduce the themes innovation, markets and operations with respective speakers from the personal care industry, the Dutch hunters association and the textile industry. After that, we spend time exploring the different approaches proposed by stakeholders within the food industry: the consumer through NGO’s, manufacturers, retail and suppliers.
|10.00 hrs||Sustainability on today’s social responsible menu
We are transitioning from a linear economy to a circular economy where residues and waste get recycled and where we make a more economical use of the environment. It’s up to the industry to come up with applications for these residues and to try to reduce the amount of packaging. It’s up to the consumer to reduce food waste and to accept and appreciate smart packaging. To spare our environment and climate, we will also increase the obtaining of energy from sustainable sources. Within the circular economy, businesses are judged by and rewarded for what they contribute to society and our social climate.
Due to improvements of living conditions in developing economies, diets change. The result is an explosive growth in the food processing industry of protein-rich products and processed food. In order to meet the high safety and quality standards, we continuously try to develop new technical solutions. But aren’t these solutions the opposite of our need for pure, honest, organic and eco friendly products? Is it even possible to keep using organic and biological ingredients that get processed in sustainable manner with this explosive demand for food? What are the chances and limitations for innovation when it comes to safety, quality and sustainability, when keeping in mind the enormous volume of processed products and the ever-growing demand?
|11.20||Presentation followed by plenary discussion|
Who doesn’t meet the standards for quality, safety, the MVO standards or even the prefered social image, gets criticized by consumers, employees, activisists and the media. This puts enormous pressure on the industry and its reputation. After all, a damaged trust leads to social disturbance, political measures and more (inter)national regulations. What should you do when your at the point of political interference? What can be done to change the political view?
|13.35||Presentation followed by plenary discussion|
Advertising of products are not always in line with reality. Pasta sauce seems to come from Italy, cows look like they graze on the field on an everyday basis and it appears as if fruit and vegetables get off the land and get directly on to your plate. Due to advertising consumers don’t always have a realistic view on the production process and the origin of their food. Background information, like the mention of the land of origin, can make a difference. Some manufacturers go the extra mile and enable the consumer and all of the interested shareholders to follow the production process.
|15.20||Presentation followed by plenary discussion|
|16.30||Closing of official programme with anniversary toast|
|16.45||Drinks and snacks|
|Where they used to thresh the grain on Landgoed de Salentein, now you have the Callia Lounge. After a major renovation the Callia Lounge – with its monumental appearance, royal capacity and modern facilities – is particularly suitable for the anniversary event of the IFFI network.
Landgoed de Salentein, Putterstraatweg 5 – 9, 3862 RA Nijkerk
Programme, Guest speakers & Registration
Programme and information on guest speakers will be available soon, as well as online registration facilities.
November 3, 2017: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm