Major Wadi Group Seminar in Sharm El Sheikh24 May 2012
EGYPT - The Wadi Group, Ross 308 distributor, sponsored a highly successful two-day “Special Retreat” at Sharm El Sheikh in April with over 40 attendees representing a significant number of key parent stock companies from the Egyptian poultry market.
This seminar was the first organised by Wadi Grand parent for several years. The domestic poultry market has and continues to face many daunting challenges from avian influenza, domestic consumption, and cheap frozen imports.
The seminar covered numerous topics all of which were of special interest for the industry. Amongst the many highlights John Maguire, Ross International Sales Manager, gave a review of Ross 308 global market share, Dr Santiago Avendano, Director of Global Genetics, Aviagen Group, gave a keynote presentation on Ross 308 genetic development, and Hosam Amro, Ross Technical Service Manager, gave a presentation on cooling and ventilation a technical presentation. The first day ended with Mr. Tony Freiji, CEO Wadi Group.
The second day’s agenda included presentations from Ross Nutritionist, Leonardo Linares on feeding for optimum performance and Puzant Dakessian, Regional Technical Manager for Turkey, Middle East and Africa (TMEA) on Ross 308 male management. Avian influenza viruses and its serotypes in Egypt were reviewed in-depth by Dr. Hussien Aly, Professor and Chairman of the department of virology of veterinary medicine, Cairo University. Dr Mazen El Sherief, Wadi Group feed deputy commercial manager spoke on the” Role of feed in facing the emerging challenges of the poultry industry.”
Mr Musa Freiji, Chairman of the board of directors, Wadi Group, closed the seminar with a special presentation on the “Future of the poultry industry in the Arab world”.
Mr Tony Freiji , CEO Wadi Group, who sponsored and hosted all the delegates and presenters over the entire two days, commented: “We appreciated the overall support and attendance from many of our customers and also the effort from Aviagen and the guest speakers who helped make the event a tremendous success and an important discussion forum for our industry”.
John Maguire, Ross International Sales Manager said: “Aviagen was delighted to participate, assist and support the Wadi Group in this important seminar for the Egyptian poultry industry especially during a challenging period for the industry.”
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