August 30, 2016

30/08/2016: Poultry & Egg Summit Latin American brings global expertise to regional leaders

Poultry & Egg Summit Latin America 2016 takes place October 26-27 , 2016 at Palacio San Miguel in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Latin America’s poultry leaders will be joined by internationally renowned experts at the major regional summit conference on poultry meat and eggs newly confirmed conference details reveal a major line-up of speakers addressing key current issues of trade and marketing for the poultry industry both regionally and globally.

Focus on trade 
Poultry & Egg Summit Latin America 2016 is organised by the team already responsible for the VIV series of Feed-to-Food animal protein business events at locations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Russia.

The team is bringing its new conference-only format to Latin America for the first time after staging a successful inaugural Poultry Summit Europe in The Netherlands in May 2016. With an emphasis on providing good business information and networking opportunities, the two-day conference in October offers simultaneous translation of speakers in English and Spanish. It brings together regional and global expertise for a poultry leadership programme under the general theme of trade perspectives for Latin America.


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Strategies for exporting and investment
Newly confirmed conference details reveal a major line-up of speakers addressing key current issues of trade and marketing for the poultry industry both regionally and globally.

The opening session on Wednesday October 26 has been planned by VIV in association with the International Poultry Council, to cover strategies for exporting and investment. Topics begin with the marketing outlook as seen from inside Argentina.

The presidents of its national associations CEPA (for poultry meat) and CAPIA (for eggs) have agreed to be the first speakers, with Roberto Domenech of CEPA outlining the potential role of Argentina in the world’s broiler industry and Javier Prida of CAPIA reviewing developments in Argentina’s egg market.

Poultry & Egg Summit Latin America 2016 then expands its view internationally as Nan-Dirk Mulder, senior global animal protein analyst with Rabobank International, discusses the business outlook for poultry producers in Latin America and the position of the Latin American industry in global poultry markets.

He is followed by American poultry agribusiness consultant Dr Paul Aho, who will examine how a continuing volatility in commodity prices could impact the demand for chicken meat as well as its supply.

Sustainability from broilers to eggs
The first day of the conference continues with an exploration of the future of broiler feeding in terms of cost and sustainability by Dr Antônio Mário Penz Jr, director of strategic accounts at Cargill Animal Nutrition.

Consumer acceptance is the topic for John Kirkpatrick, agricultural manager in charge of poultry and egg supply chains for UK-based food retailer Tesco. Ma Chuang, vice-general manager of Chinese agri-markets agency Beijing Boyar Communication Company will add perspectives on China’s investment and trade in poultry products.

Wednesday afternoon brings a focus on egg marketing and consumption in Latin America and at world level, in a segment backed by the International Egg Commission. The final part of the programme on the opening day offers expert advice on how to prepare the poultry enterprise to meet and beat the health challenge presented by highly-pathogenic avian influenza virus or HPAI. 


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New trading possibilities
A direct reference to new trading possibilities opens proceedings on Thursday October 27. Saudi Deputy Minister for animal resources Dr Hamad Al Batshan and his colleague Ibrahim Al Thunayan are coming especially to Poultry & Egg Summit Latin America 2016 to make a joint presentation on the potential for Saudi Arabia to develop trade relationships with Argentina and possibly other Latin American countries.

Their speech will include an explanation of the conditions that Saudi Arabia sets for the importation of poultry meat. Its timing is extremely appropriate by coinciding with the decision of Argentina’s new government to re-open major trade links worldwide, not least for agrifood products including chicken.

Where feed safety fits in
Thursday’s conference programme moves on to a series of presentations arranged by World Poultry and VIV around a central emphasis on value chain strategies and export. Béatrice Conde, food safety officer at Bühler, describes implications for the Latin American feed industry from the influence of food and feed safety on global trading.

Other speakers will offer new insights on responsible nutrition in a Latin American context, disease management in the region’s poultry supply chains and the role of information technology in distribution strategies.

Opportunities for networking
The format of Poultry & Egg Summit Latin America 2016 has been designed deliberately to encourage opportunities for delegates to meet and network between presentations.

The agenda in Buenos Aires starts with a cocktail reception on the evening of Tuesday October 25 and there is a buffet-style ‘walking dinner’ for delegates on the Wednesday evening, in addition to which both conference days on Wednesday and Thursday include breaks that are structured so people can relax and talk easily with each other.

Location and registration
Added to that, the Argentine city’s Palacio San Miguel provides a comfortable location for Poultry & Egg Summit Latin America 2016 that combines the elegant exterior of an historic palace with the refurbished interior of a modern and well-equipped meeting place.

The organisers report strong early interest from Latin American poultry executives about coming to the Summit. From preliminary indications they expect that more than 250 of the top decision-makers in the region’s poultry meat and egg businesses will attend.

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