13th African Dairy Conference &
Theme: Sustainable Dairying: An African Perspective
15th – 17th November 2017
We are delighted to announce to you that the 13th Edition of the African Dairy Conference and Exhibition (13th AfDa), will be taking place on 15th – 17th November 2017 at the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The massive garden area is in close proximity to the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa and the East Rand mall. Guests staying at the hotel will experience the variety of facilities the hotel offers including fully-equipped gym, spa, swimming pool and squash court.
|08:00-18:00||Branding the venue by the sponsors and erecting exhibition stands||Sponsors and exhibitors|
|10:00-18:00||Registration of participants||Conference staff, delegates, exhibitors, sponsors|
|14:00-16:00||ESADA AGM and Board of Directors meeting||(only ESADA board members/invited guests)|
|18:00-20:00||Industry connection cocktail and official opening||All fully registered delegates|
|07:00-08:30||Registration and networking||Registration open for 1 hour ONLY!|
|08:45-09:00||Official Opening||Mr. Senzeni Zokwana; Minister of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries|
|1||SESSION 1: GLOBAL DAIRY OUTLOOK||Chair: Mr. Koos Pienaar; Vice Chairman - ESADA|
|09:00-09:30||Sustainable Dairy Farming: Africa vs the World||International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)|
|09:30-09:50||Global Dairy Status: World Dairy Production, Markets and Trade||Dr. Koos Coetzee; Chief Economist - Milk Producers’ Organization (MPO)|
|09:50-10:10||African Dairy: Discover a New World of Opportunities in Dairy||Tetra Pak|
|10:10-10:30||The Changing Face of African Dairy||Mr. Nico Fouche; C.E.O. - Milk SA|
|2||SESSION 2: DAIRY PRODUCTION FOR THE AFRICAN MARKET AND BEYOND||Chair: Dr. Kipkirui Lang’at|
|11:00-11:20||The Role of a Producers’ Organisation in Sustainable Dairy Farming||Dr. Chris van Dijk; C.E.O. - SA Milk Producers’ Organization (MPO)|
|11:20-11:40||Farm Management for Profitability and Competitiveness|
|11:40-12:00||Innovations and Commercialization of Research in the Industry||Worthington Industries|
|3||SESSION 3A: ANIMAL HEALTH FOR PROFITABILITY AND QUALITY MILK Chair: Dr. Chris van Dijk; C.E.O - MPO||SESSION 3B: DAIRY NUTRITION AND SAFETY Chair: Mr. Stephan Steyn; President - SASDT|
|14:00-14:20||Animal Health: Profitability and Quality of Milk Dr. Peter Jeffries; C.E.O. - GALVmed||Dupont|
|14:20-14:40||Animal Health Issues in the Continent Zoetis / Bayer||Is the sale of unpasteurised and retail bulk milk a food safe consumer option Jompie Burger; Managing Director - Dairy Standard Agency|
|14:40-15:00||Prevention of Respiratory Diseases through the Appropriate Routine Management Practices Dr. Dirk Verwoerd; Managing Vet - Karan Beef||Mrs. Christine Leighton; Manager of Consumer Education Project - MilkSA|
|4||SESSION 4A: ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEED MANAGEMENT Chair: Meadows - Afgri, Barnalab||SESSION 4B: DAIRY PROCESSING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Chair: Mr. De Wet Jonker/Gerhard Venter|
|16:00-16:20||Reducing Mycotoxins in feed: Proper Feed Storage and Preservation Mr. Albert van Rensburg - Biomin||Milk Flocculation – a Multlifactoral Problem Dr. Koos Myburgh; UFS/ Prof Elna Buys; UP|
|16:20-16:40||Kemin||Alternative packaging options PIL|
|16:40-17:00||CEVA||Markus Schlumberge; Managing Director Sales - Ampack GmbH|
|17:30-18:00||TOURS OF THE EXHIBITIONS|
|19:00-22:00||Gala Dinner at the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre|
|16:00||Return to the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre|
|5||SESSION 5: DAIRY POLICIES AND ECONOMICS||Chair: Mr. Alwyn Kraamwinkel; C.E.O. - SAMPRO|
|08:30-08:50||Dairy Marketing/ Generic campaigns/ School milk||Ms. Barbara Bieldt; Manager: Market development and protection - MPO|
|08:50-09:10||Animal welfare||World Animal Protection|
|09:10-09:30||Stay out of the red – do you have your finger on the pulse of the business?||Mr. Aidan Bomford; Dairy Consultant: Intelact - KZN|
|09:30-09:50||Financing Emerging Market Dairy Processors and Supply Chains||Thomas Lee Bauer; Principal Industry Specialist - World Bank Group IFC (International Finance Corporation)|
|6||SESSION 6: DAIRY INDUSTRY SUSTAINABILITY||Chair: Mr. Jompie Burger; C.E.O. - Dairy Standards Agency|
|11:00-11:20||Technologies for Sustainable Dairy Farming||Delaval|
|11:20-11:40||Dairy business management, capacity building and training||Ms. Helene Pheiffer; Manager Institute of Dairy Technology - MPO|
|11:40-12:00||Share milking as an alternative business model||Mr. J.D. Strydom|
|12:00 – 12:20||Environment and the Dairy Industry||Dr. Asaah Ndambi|
|12:20-13:00||Closing ceremonyIntegrating the primary and secondary dairy industry sustainably||Mr. Melt Loubser; President - SANCIDF, Director - Fair Cape and Loubser farms|
|15:00-18:00||Visit the exhibitions|
Thomas Lee BauerPrincipal Industry Specialist - World Bank Group; IFC (International Finance Corporation)
Dr. Chris van Dijk is at present the CEO of the Milk Producers Organisation, one of the leading producer’s organisations in the country representing the almost 1700 dairy farmers in South Africa.
Following a successful 18 year career as a practising veterinary specialist in Bovine Herd Health he joined the MPO in May 2015.
Prior to his tenure at the MPO he has spent 15 years at one of the world’s leading veterinary pharmaceutical companies in various positions as technical, marketing and business development directors.
His combined career experience of almost 34 years provided him with sought after expertise in teaching as well as national and international speaking engagements.
Since 2012 Markus Schlumberger has been working as “Managing Director Sales” at Ampack GmbH (Germany), which is part of the division “Packaging Technology” of the Robert Bosch GmbH. He has the worldwide responsibility for sales of the filling machines and end-of-line solutions within the dairy industry. Before he has taken over this responsibility, he has been working in the product division “Pharma” of Bosch. One of his assignments was the responsibility as Technical Plant Manager of an assembly plant in Hangzhou (China) for several years. Before becoming the Technical Plant Manager he was responsible to set up a sales network within China for the product division “Pharma” for 3 years, during which time he was stationed in Shanghai.
Markus Schlumberger holds a degree as industrial engineer (Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing.), he has been studying in Germany, New Zealand and Malaysia. He is married and has two children.
Thomas Lee Bauer has a Masters in Agronomy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from University of San Francisco. He is currently Principle Industry Specialist at the World Bank International Finance Corporation where he conducts due diligence, business development and advisory for the dairy, farm inputs and beverage sectors. Bauer also overseas Agri Innovation and Tech investment for the IFC. Prior to IFC, he was Head of Food and Agribusiness Research and Advisory team for Rabobank Asia. He also was a dairy and feed commodity trader with Brock Associates and worked in marketing and sales of Monsanto in Indonesia. Bauer grew up on a family dairy farm in Wisconsin in the USA and continues to manage the farm along with family members.
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Fatima Court, Suite 16,
Hurlinghum, Nairobi, Kenya
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM