September 08, 2015

08/09/2015: GePro celebrates 50th anniversary in style

'Food in the Change' was the theme of GePro's 50th anniversary celebrations which took place in the international city of Hamburg on Friday.

The program consisted some seven presentations which turned out to be more in a lecture format from a wide spectrum of professorships from Germany, the Netherlands to Israel and beyond. In fact, the subject matter was equally diverse and not just focused on poultry production and processing, which is at the centre of GePro's range of feed industry products.

Some 80-plus invited delegates were welcomed by Bernd Grosse Holthaus, the company's CEO and sales director, to the rooftop conference room that offered views over Hamburg and its harbour.

National television presenter Sabine Stamm moderated the whole day's program, expertly weaving the presentations together despite their diverse nature.

From the need for modern agriculture, a review of poultry production in Europe to pet food developments and farming fish in the desert and other topics of Africa; from cultured meat to a novel approach we should take to sustainability; all captivated an appreciative audience's imagination.

The company hosted its gala dinner for over 300 company personnel and invited customers, suppliers and international press on the Saturday in Steinfeld in the heartland of Germany's livestock production region and near its factory north of Hamburg.

Milling and Grain will be reporting on key presentations in its October edition while International Aquafeed will report on fish farming observations and presentations. 

Summaries of these reports will be carried in The Global Miller and The Aquaculturists blogs. 

Visit the GePro site HERE.

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