Successful Start to Egg Commission's 50th Anniversary Meeting01 April 2014
AUSTRIA - As the International Egg Commission (IEC) celebrates its 50th anniversary, its Business Conference Vienna 2014 gets off to an excellent start.
Over 300 leaders and decision-makers from egg businesses across the world are gathered in Vienna, Austria, this week for the International Egg Commission’s Business Conference. During the next two days delegates will hear from industry experts and business leaders, as they discuss the latest trends and issues affecting the international egg industry.
Former EU Commissioner of Agriculture, Dr Franz Fischler and former ALDI Board Member and CEO, Johann Morwald opened the conference sessions on Monday morning. Dr Fischler provided invaluable insights into EU policy and the impact on supply price and stability of feed grains, and Johann Morwald discussed retailer expectations for the food industry.
IEC Chairman, Cesar de Anda, officially opened the conference on Sunday evening; he welcomed over 300 delegates from 30 different countries. 2014 is a significant year for the IEC, as it celebrates its 50th anniversary; to mark this milestone, the organisation will be celebrating its past while looking to the future of the industry.
Mr de Anda told delegates: “I am delighted and proud to welcome you all to Vienna for our organisation’s first IEC Business Conference. During the next two days we will have the opportunity to discuss the incredible strengths that our product, the egg, and our industry has to offer the world; we will also learn ways in which our businesses can become even more effective.
“We have a fantastic line up of speakers from across the value chain ready to share their knowledge with us on subjects ranging from retailer expectations and egg marketing, to animal influenza and the very latest research into genetics.”
In addition to the conference sessions normally associated with IEC conferences, the new IEC Business Conference will also include new focus group committee meetings, where members will discuss production, trade and economic issues in more detail.
Other speakers who will be sharing their expertise on Monday and Tuesday in Vienna include:
- Nan-Dirk Mulder from Rabobank
- Danielle Cagan from Nestlé
- Dr David Swayne from USDA/Agricultural Research Service
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