The 5th Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC) was successfully held in Antalya, Turkey, on 18-20 April 2016.
The 5th Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC) was held in Antalya, Turkey, on 18-20 April 2016. For more information and to view the full 5th GFFC programme please visit gffc2016.com.
The 5th GFFC was organized by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) in cooperation with the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) and hosted by the Turkish Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (TURKIYEM BIR), with technical support provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
The Congress theme “Equity and Prosperity for All” links to the global challenge to provide safe, affordable and sustainable animal protein sources to feed 9 billion people by 2050.
Over 900 delegates from around the world joined 70 world-class speakers, including CEOs, leaders, and experts from global feed and food companies, international organizations and the scientific community, who provided their insights and expertise at the 5th GFFC sessions and workshops that covered the whole feed manufacturing and food processing value chain, with a special focus on Sustainability, Markets & Trade, Global Regulations & Trade Facilitation, Biosecurity along the Feed & Food Chain, Animal Nutrition, Innovation and R&D.
Addressing the GFFC theme ‘Equity and Prosperity for All – The Future’, a closing high level panel brought together Knut Nesse, CEO of Nutreco, Hubert de Roquefeuil, Chairman of InVivo NSA, Dr. Marcos Jank, Vice President Corporate Affairs and Business Development at BRF and Durmuş Yılmaz, former Governor of the Central Bank of Turkey.
Speaking in front of 900 international delegates, the panellists discussed the current state of the feed and food industries, as well as the most important challenges that lie ahead to deliver on the 5th GFFC theme ‘Equity and Prosperity for All’. The panel discussion with delegates touched on critical issues facing the agri-food chain, including sustainability, how to drive and finance innovation, the importance of a balanced regulatory framework, technology transfer and capacity development as well as free and fair trade. There was a call for better communication to a wider audience and agreement that working together is key to meet future challenges.
About the GFFC
The Global Feed & Food Congress series was launched in 2005 by IFIF in cooperation with the FAO to provide a global platform for industry and governments to come together to discuss critical issues of food and feed safety, technology and sustainability. The tri-annual Congress has established itself as the leading global event of its kind and was last held in Antalya, Turkey, in April 2016.