Executive Council meeting 16 June 2015

Our second Executive Council meeting in 2015 is scheduled for 16 June. We look forward to welcome all executive members.

After a review of his field trip, during which Halbe Vogel has evaluated the network activities with all member organisations, attendants can enjoy a three-course dinner. Dinner will be followed by a presentation on:

Industry in Transition

Is the European dairy industry typical for the food ingredient industry?

Since the 1st of April EU milk quotas have expired. Now that these quotas have been lifted farmers are being allowed to produce as much milk as they want. In order to meet global demand, the production capacity in the Netherlands has expanded with 25% over the last couple of years. The industry consolidates with new collaborations between dairy producers arising. What will the European dairy industry look like in 5 years time? Is there still room for small players in the future? Will there be a need for further specialization or outsourcing? How will companies be financed at farm and industry level? Will dairy farms belong to families or anonymous shareholders? The dairy industry of today may be typical for the food ingredients industry of tomorrow!

Guest speaker
Jannes Oosterveld
Jannes Oosterveld, former Managing Director of DOC KAAS, will introduce the executive council members to the rapidly changing European dairy industry. What is the driving force behind these changes, what will the European dairy industry look like in a few years time and will this have an impact on other branches in the food ingredient industry?


18.00 hrs Reception
18.30 hrs Words of welcome – Loek Favre, chairman of the IFFI board
18.45 hrs Update on IFFI activities – Halbe Vogel, secretary of the IFFI board
19.00 hrs Dinner
20.30 hrs Presentation – Jannes Oosterveld, former Managing Director DOC Kaas
21.00 hrs Plenary discussion on ‘Industry in Transition’
22.00 hrs Closing of official programme | drinks and accommodation available

Location & accommodation

1004248-1In the beautiful rural surroundings of the ‘Utrechtse Heuvelrug’ lies a unique estate with high cultural-historical and ecological values. In the dining room you can taste the glorious history during an elegant dinner with 18th-century silverware and antique tableware. The main building houses eight hotel rooms with eight different atmospheres, guaranteeing eight special experiences! More rooms are available in the coach house and the garden house. IFFI has optional reservations for reduced prices: € 165,00 including breakfast.
Route to Kasteel Sterkenburg

An invitation has been sent out by e-mail to all executive members of the IFFI network.

For more information, registration and eventual reservation of a hotel room in the castle, please contact Margriet Dekker by sending an e-mail to: events@ingredientsforfoodinnovators.com

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