20th IFCN Supporter Conference

Technology for a successful dairy future

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Netanya, Israel  |  4-6 September, 2022  Technology for a successful dairy future | Hybrid event

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4-6 SEPTEMBER 2022, NETANYA, ISRAEL

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5-6 SEPTEMBER 2022, ONLINE STREAM

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The conference venue

Location of the 20th IFCN Supporter Conference

The place where representatives of the dairy industry will meet for the renowned IFCN Supporter Conference is Netanya, a city in the north central district of Israel and the capital of the surrounding Sharon Plain. It is located 30 km north of Tel Aviv. The city of white beaches, good food, attractions, and excellent hotels. No wonder it is called “The Israeli Riviera” by people from all over the world. The IFCN Supporter Conference will be held at the Leonardo Plaza Hotel from September 4 to 6.

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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.

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Learn more about this year’s special topic and share your insights among experts from all over the world. We look forward to knowing more about your views and to providing further insights and expert opinions.

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Meet other dairy experts from across the globe and be informed about the latest development in the IFCN Network.

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Participants from 80 countries

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The dairy world comes together – under the organization of IFCN, passionate dairy professionals from all over the world meet to discuss and evaluate the latest developments. To identify the challenges and opportunities of the future and form an active and world-leading network.

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The conference programme – day 1

Netanya, Israel  |  Sunday, 4 September, 2022  Israel experience & networking

(IDT) All hours are shown in Israel Daylight Time 

Main activity: Trip to Jerusalem and event networking

09:00 – 18:00

Jerusalem Experience – the Golden City

Situated on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea, it is one of the oldest cities in the world and is considered holy for the three major Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Experience all the secrets and sights of Jerusalem with our experienced tour guide and then let the impressions drift you through the Old City – whether culinary or historical, after the guided tour you have plenty of time to explore the city on your own before heading back to Netanya.

Optional activity (extra costs): The IFCN Market Intelligence Training has a unique curriculum and is delivered by highly experienced faculty, specifically tailored to the needs of IFCN Supporter Partners and leading professionals in the world of dairy business. 

IFCN Market Intelligence Training 

10:00 – 14:00

Setting up Market Intelligence as a Corporate Function
Trainer: Erik Elgersma

14:30 – 18:00

Executing an MI-project from brief to debrief
Trainer: Erik Elgersma

19:00 – 22:00

IFCN Networking & Welcoming Evening 

After two long years in front of the screens and in the home office, we welcome you together with Allflex to this year’s IFCN Supporter Conference in Netanya.

In a relaxed Israeli atmosphere, with good music and interesting conversations, the official kick-off to two inspiring conference days will take place in the lobby of the Leonardo Plaza Netanya Hotel.

The conference programme – day 2

Netanya, Israel  |  Monday, 5 September, 2022  New normal in dairy industry

The Dairy World today – Outlook 2023

08:00 – 12:00

Farm visit | Dr. Flamenbaum, Dr. Sivan Lacker
We visit not one, but two Israeli dairy farms – join us to discover the similarities and differences between the two distinct farm models of Kibbutz and Moshav.

Kibbutz – association of a group of people under the premise that all income generated by the Kibbutz and its members goes into a common pool. The typical herd size of this model is about 500.

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch and networking

13:30 – 13:45

IFCN Opening & Status of the Network | Łukasz Wyrzykowski

  • Welcome all participants after 2 years of COVID restrictions
  • Status of the IFCN Dairy Network and future developments
  • Presentation of the conference topic red line

13:45 – 14:00

Welcome to Israel: What does it mean to produce milk in Israel? | Shlomi Dagan

14:00 – 14:45

IFCN Outlook 2023 Status, trends & drivers of the dairy world | Philipp Goetz, Erik Elgersma

  • Status of world and regional milk production 2021 and 2022
  • How will the milk and feed prices develop in the next months?
  • A look in the dairy commodities forecast
  • What will be the main drivers for the dairy farm economics in the next 12 months?

14:45 – 15:30

Panel Discussion: Dairy in the next 12 months

  • StoneX – Nate Donnay
  • Strategic Analysis Services – Erik Elgersma
  • Mary Ledman – Rabobank
  • Eucolait – Jukka Likitalo

Panel Discussion: Dairy in the next 12 months | Łukasz Wyrzykowski

  • Brainstorming on the next 12 months from perspective of the key world dairy net exporters and importers
  • Look into dairy commodities market, milk production, trade, and policy
  • What will be the key challenges for dairy industry in the coming months?
Nate Donnay
Stonex
Erik Elgersma
Strategic Analysis Services
Mary Ledman
Rabobank
Jukka Likitalo
Eucolait
Rabobank

15:30 – 16:00

Break

The IFCN Dairy Outlook 2030

16:00 – 16:30

IFCN: Long-term dairy outlook & scenario thinking on profitability | Milica Kocić

  • IFCN World Dairy Outlook 2030
  • Which structural changes are happening in dairy? Shocks vs. megatrends
  • What are the key drivers for farm economics in the future?
  • Who may offset lost of dairy exports from EU and NZ till 2030?

16:30 – 17:15

Panel Discussion: Future of Dairy world until 2030

  • Tine SA – Helle Huseby
  • Lactalis – Gilles Froment
  • Kite Consulting – John Allen
  • Sachsenmilch – Maik Reschke

Panel Discussion: Future of Dairy world until 2030 | Torsten Hemme, Hans Jöhr

  • What are the main challenges and opportunities for dairy industry for the future?
  • How could the current world economic and political challenges influence the future of dairy industry?
  • How to sustain world milk consumption and production over the world?
Gilles Froment
Lactalis
Helle Huseby
Tine SA
John Allen
Kite Consutling
Maik Reschke
Sachsenmilch
Kite

17:15 – 17:30

Closing & sump up the day | Łukasz Wyrzykowski

17:30 – 18:30

IFCN Supporter Fair

19:15 – 22:30

Networking dinner

After an inspiring day at the conference, let’s immerse ourselves in Israeli cuisine and lifestyle. Ideally situated among majestic Herodin-era ruins in the breezy city of Caesarea – you cannot have one without the other. Sit down inside the pristine, classic interior of Helena and gaze out wall-to-wall glass panes towards Caesarea’s port – capturing the freshness of the meal they are about to embark on.

Effortlessly picturesque, the port is also the source of the locally harvested fish and seafood caught daily and used as a premier ingredient in Chef Sion’s kitchen, in addition to locally grown meats, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and local wild herbs and plants, indigenous to the Levant.

The conference programme – day 3

Netanya, Israel  |  Tuesday, 6 September, 2022  Technology for a successful dairy future

IFCN special topic day: New IT-Technologies for a successful dairy future

08:00 – 12:00

Farm visit | Dr. Israel Flamenbaum, Dr. Sivan Lacker

We visit not one, but two Israeli dairy farms – join us to discover the similarities and differences between the two distinct farm models of kibbutz and moshav.

Moshav – small family farm with typically about 80-120 cows.

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch and networking

13:30 – 13:45

IFCN Opening | Milica Kocić

13:45 – 14:00

Dr. Sivan Lacker: Cows’ senses and behaviour and their relevance in developing technology for dairy cows.

  • The importance of understanding the way cows perceive the world through their senses.
  • The relevance of monitoring cow behaviour when developing technology for early detection of stress and sickness in cows.

14:00 – 14:20

Galit Saban: Technology Empowering Animal Health, Transparency and Profitability on Dairy Farms

  • The power of animal monitoring
  • Maximizing workflow efficiency with automation
  • Gaining end to end transparency with true knowledge

14:20 – 14:35

Evine van Riemsdijk: The role of cow monitoring in the dairy value chain – Revealing her secrets to unlock her true potential

 

  • The role of technology in dairy farming development
  • 24/7 individual cow monitoring and herd analysis at any scale
  • The relationship between cow monitoring and farm economics

14:35 – 15:30

Panel Discussion: New IT-Technologies for a successful dairy future

  • Allflex – Galit Saban
  • Nedap – Evine van Riemsdjik

Panel Discussion: New IT-Technologies for a successful dairy future | Milica Kocić, Łukasz Wyrzykowski

  • What are the key challenges for dairy farmers?
  • How technology and data management on the farm may support next generation dairy farmers?

 

Galit Saban
Allflex
Evine van Riemsdijk
Nedap
Shlomi Dagan
MSD
John McCurdy
Intellync

15:30 – 16:00

Break

New Technologies for farm input for feed, genetics & others

16:00– 16:15

Walt Cooley from Progressive Dairy: Cows, Farmers & Consumers

  • Discover what cow technologies are out in the global marketplace and which ones are getting traction.
  • Hear Walt’s suggestions for the technologies to watch in the short and long term.

16:15– 16:30

Aart van’t Land from Grem Partners – Farm automation…future or foolishness

  • Who can and will do the work on the dairy farm in the future?
  • What is the impact of the consumer on automation of the dairy farm?
  • Will there be farms without manual labor?

16:30 – 17:15

Panel Discussion: New Technologies for farm input for feed, genetics & others

  • How the new technologies in dairy could change the future?
  • How does the technology shall help dairy farmers to overcome problems of the future like profitability?

Panel Discussion: New Technologies for farm input for feed, genetics & others | Torsten Hemme, Rinse Boersma

  • How the new technologies in dairy could change the future?
  • How does the technology shall help dairy farmers to overcome problems of the future like profitability?

 

Ori Inbar
Mileutis
Dr. Rodrigo Souza
Phibro
Aart van’t Land
Grem Partners
Dr. Sivan Lacker
Mutual Dairy Farming

17:15 – 17:30

IFCN: Closing with conclusions on Dairy Tech landscape + polls what is lagging in dairy industry + other questions & sum up the day | Łukasz Wyrzykowski

17:30 – 18:30

IFCN Supporter Fair

19:15 – 22:30

Farewell Evening and official ending

At the final evening of the IFCN Supporters’ Conference 2022, we will take you to a whole other dairy world. The Milky Way, good food and a memorable party night – this is how we would like to say goodbye to you for this conference in Netanya’s Planetarium.

Panellists & Speakers

Dr. Sivan Lacker

Founder & CEO at Mutual Dairy Farming

Jukka Likitalo

Secretary General at Eucolait

Erik Elgersma

Visiting Lecturer at VU School of Business, Dairy Consultant

Evine van Riemsdijk

Strategic Business Development Manager at NEDAP

John Allen

Owner at Kite Consulting

Dr. Israel Flamenbaum

Dairy Consultant

Nate Donnay

Director of Dairy Market Insight at StoneX

Dr. Rodrigo Souza

Senior Dairy Technical Services Manager at Phibro Animal Health

Shlomi Dagan

Global Commercial Development Lead – Dairy at Allflex Livestock Intelligence

Gilles Froment

Senior Vice President

Government & Industry Relations at Lactalis Canada

Helle Huseby

Tine SA

Aart van Land

Venture & Business Developer

Galit Saban

Head of Global Customer Experience Allflex Livestock Intelligence

Ori Inbar

Investor, board member and consultant in Agri Technologies

John McCurdy

John McCurdy

Technical Director at Intellync

Walt Cooley

Vice President of Publishing and Projects at Progressive Dairy

Rinse Boersma

Milica Kocić

Senior Dairy Economist at IFCN

Dr. Torsten Hemme

Founder & CEO at IFCN

Łukasz Wyrzykowski

General Manager at IFCN

Philipp Goetz

Lead Product Development at IFCN

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