Why should you participate?
Networking & knowledge exchange
Meet the other dairy experts from across the globe and be informed about the latest development in the IFCN Network. In addition, we will have executive discussion panels, workshop sessions and presentations to give you an absolutely unique experience.
Data and international perspective
Get a better understanding of your national dairy market in a global context and the latest analysis of recent developments in the dairy world.
Grow your expertise
Learn more about this year’s topic – carbon emissions in dairy farming – and ways to reduce them. We look forward to knowing more about your views on this topic and to providing further insights and expert opinions
Carbon dioxide levels in the air are at their highest level in 650,000 years and we have seen 19 of the warmest years since 2000. Low-carbon dairy will be discussed at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in 2021. Companies are increasingly committed to programs to reduce CO2 emissions.
Relevant for dairy farming as it both makes a net contribution to CO2 emissions and is influenced by more extreme weather events as a result of climate change.
IFCN Dairy Conference
Our conference is ideally placed to bring together researchers, companies and data to move the discussion forward.
About the IFCN Dairy Conference 2021
Topic: Carbon neutral dairy farming in 2050 – will this be possible?
Day 1: Pre-conference – 8 June 13:30 – 17:30h CET:
Results from the 2021 data collection & workshops
Day 2: Main conference – 9 June 14:00 – 17:00h CET:
External presentations & panel discussions with leading organisations & companies
Participants: Researchers & dairy experts from more than 55 countries
Type of conference: Panel & workshop sessions
Place: Online event
Day 1: Pre-conference – 8 June 13:30 – 17:30h CET
13:30 | Development: Network and Strategy Session
Status of the researcher network & IFCN in 2021 + Q&A
How to develop IFCN in the XXI century? Digitization as the key for the future
14:30 | Content: Dairy World 2020/2021
Dairy data collection 2021 results + validation + Q&A
Outlook work – The dairy world in 2021/2022 – What can we expect?
15:30 | Networking: Workshop on carbon neutrality
Output preparation for the main conference regarding the conference topic (CO2)
Focus on single topics co-hosted by IFCN + researchers
Conducted in workshop-style for networking and discussions
16:30 | IFCN Research Partner presentations
Selected Partners presentation on the conference topic
17:30 | End
Day 2: Main conference – 9 June 14:00 – 17:00h CET
14:00 | Conference opening: Defining the important points – based on facts
CO2 emissions & dairy: 2000 / 2020 / 2050 – an IFCN approach
14:25 | Organizations’ panel: What are the challenges?
Presentations & discussion of the event topic
Piercristiano Brazzale IDF
Timothy Robinson FAO
Jason Clay WWF
Donald Moore GDP
15:30 | Companies’ panel: What are possible solutions & opportunities?
Presentations & discussion of carbon-neutral dairy farming
Matthew Smith Alltech
Carlos Saviani DSM
Lior Yaron DeLaval
Robert Erhard Nestlé
16:30 | Workshop session: Carbon neutral dairy farming in 2050 – will this be possible?
Using the knowledge of the crowd to answer key questions
Take home message and closing
17:00 | End
Vice President Asia-Pacific
Senior Livestock Policy Officer
Global Sustainability Lead
Senior Vice President
VP Large Customer Projects
Corporate Sustainable Agriculture Development – Head of Dairy