World Pork Conference in Germany

by Editor
Thursday, March 03, 2011

The German Meat Association (VDF), Bonn, has announced that the 6th IMS World Pork Conference will be held in Germany for the first time on the 6th and 7th October 2011.

Every two years the International Meat Secretariat (IMS) awards the event to an IMS member. This year’s World Pork Conference will be arranged and organised by VDF and German Meat GmbH and will be held in Bonn. The German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV) is supporting and promoting the conference. Prestigious experts in the global meat industry, science and politics provide information on topics which shape the industry – from demand and product development, animal and environmental protection, to the needs of consumers. Explanations of framework conditions will be included in the programme of events, given by government representatives from the countries who play a leading role in the production and consumption of pork. Future developments will be elucidated by high-ranking representatives of international organisations, such as the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and the European Commission. Around 400 participants from all over the world are expected to come. The World Pork Conference is also an ideal prequel to ANUGA. The world’s leading food fair for the retail trade and the food service and catering market immediately follows the conference.