It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our 5th Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC), which will be held in Antalya, Turkey, on 18-20 April 2016. We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to contribute to this unique and important event, which will bring together the global feed & food chain in Turkey in 2016.
Organized by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) in cooperation with the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) and hosted by the Turkish Feed Manufacturers’ Association (TURKIYEM BIR), with technical support provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the GFFC has established itself as the leading global event of its kind.
We are absolutely delighted that the GFFC will be held in Turkey, which is at the heart of a fast growing region for the feed & food sector. Our Congress theme “Equity and Prosperity for all” links to the global challenge to provide safe, affordable, nutritious and sustainable animal protein sources to feed 9 billion people by 2050 and reflects our shared vision to achieve this for a growing world population now and for the future.
We expect to attract over 1200 delegates from Turkey and from around the world and you will find the Congress will feature exceptional speakers who will provide their insights and expertise in roundtables, plenaries and workshops. The sessions at the 5th GFFC will cover the whole feed manufacturing and food processing value chain, with a special focus on Sustainability, Markets & Trade, Feed & Food Safety, Regulations & Standards, Animal Nutrition and Innovation and R&D.
In addition to world-class experts, we will have high-level speakers from global intergovernmental institutions, including from the FAO, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) as well as CEO’s from leading global animal nutrition and food companies, food chain partners, national authorities, the research community and international Civil Society organizations at the Congress.
Since the Global Feed & Food Congress was first launched in 2005 by IFIF together with the FAO, we have held four very strong events, with our last Congress in Sun City, South Africa breaking all records in terms of attendance, speakers and quality. Our aim, together with the FAO and our regional partners, has always been to provide a global platform for industry, experts and governments to come together to discuss critical issues of food and feed safety, technology and sustainability. The last Congresses have succeeded brilliantly in this and we have no doubt that the 5th Global Feed & Food Congress in Antalya will not only meet the high standards set in the past, but will surpass them.
All of us look forward to excellent discussions with you and we encourage you to participate and feedback as much as possible to ensure your voice is heard in preparation and during the event.