GERMANY, Frankfurt am Main. The IFFA supporting programme will once again be providing added value and additional information in 2016.
It is important to put people first - even at an equipment and technology trade fair - and so the IFFA organisers are doing everything in their power to ensure that the six days of serious exhibition business is interspersed with opportunities for discussions and exchanges of view in a more relaxed setting.
Finding, Developing and Retaining Talent
(Sunday, 8 May)
Sunday will be all about career opportunities in the meat industry. Following a keynote speech on "What companies are now expecting from young professionals and what young employees want from an employer", the current and former winners of the "Meat Industry Sponsorship Awards" will be reporting on their experiences. In the afternoon Forum the spotlight will be on the ingredients and product innovations that are driving the current trends.
Food Safety and Traceability
(Monday, 9 May)
Monday is dedicated to "Food safety and traceability". Safe meat products are the result of a range of technical, technological and operational processes in the value chain. The potential benefits and limits of cross-level traceability in industrial meat processing environments will be explored.
Automation and Performance Optimisation
(Tuesday, 10 May)
On Tuesday, experts and exhibitors will be exploring the current status of "Automation and Performance Optimisation". Time is of the essence in the meat processing industry. Greater automation accelerates processes and helps to reduce the cost pressure in the highly competitive market. High machine and system availability is the key to profitable production.
Resource Efficiency and Sustainability
(Wednesday, 11 May)
On Wednesday, the last "IFFA Forum" is dedicated to the future topic of "Resource efficiency and sustainability". Sustainable production is set to become a question of survival in the meat industry. To ensure social acceptance, economic growth must be decoupled from the consumption of energy, water, etc.