FBA Issue 10: September / October 2006
Sep 27-29: VIV China
Special milk focus, hallmark awards
CHINA--the market on everyone's lips. With current rates of growth in feed and meat demand unsurpassed, what will the future of the industry in China look like?
Participants at VIV China can expect to gain insights on this and other topics like food safety, pig and poultry breeding, animal health, egg production and meat & meat products, at a special CEO Seminar held on Spe 26, a day before the expo begins. Marketing issues will be a focus topic at the seminar, discussion of which will be led by a host of speakers. Running alongside the CEO Seminar also will be the VIV China conference 2006.
VIV China will take place at the China International Exhibition Centre, in Beijing. Pre-registration for free access for visitors is ongoing.
Oct 19: Seminar by Schothorst Feed Research
Biofuels: implications for the feed industry
THE growing interest in biofuel production and economical benefits of biomass are trends currently being witnessed all over the world. With output of ethanol and other biofuels expected to increase exponentially in Europe and elsewhere, production of by-products like distiller grains (DDGS), and rapeseed meal and extracts, will increase. This will, no doubt, affect the markets for common feedstuffs, which will have to compete with biofuel production for crops.
This conference, conducted in English, is a must for all traders, nutritionists and those working in the allied industry. Cost of attendance is EUR195 and registration is until Oct 2. For a full programme and to register, contact the organisers at +31-320-252294.
Dec 6-8: Vietstock 2006
Promising line-up in a new venue
AN 80 million population, Vietnam is one of Asia's fastest growing economies boasting a youthful demographic. Domestic consumption of meat protein from pork, beef, fish and poultry has increased by an estimated 15 percent per annum. Responding to the ensuing rise in demand for feed, investments from local and international companies have been pouring in.
Industry players hungry for a slice of Vietnam's phenomenal market potential should mark in their dairies Dec 6-8, Ho Chin Minh City. After a satisfying debut in Hanoi, the biennial Vietstock Expo and Forum--widely recognised as Vietnam's biggest world-class trade event for the feed and meat industry--will return, this time, to the nation's southern commercial capital.
Vietstock 2006 is organised by AMB Exhibitions, a member of the Allied Media Network. It is hosted by the Department of Livestock Production and supported by the Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in Vietnam.
Look out for eFeedLink's booth at Vietstock 2006!
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