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|
|07:00-08:30||Registration and networking||Registration open for 1 hour ONLY!|
|08:45-09:00||Official Opening||Senzeni Zokwana; Minister of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries South Africa|
|1||SESSION 1: GLOBAL DAIRY OUTLOOK||Chair: Mr. Koos Pienaar; Vice Chairman - ESADA|
|09:00-09:30||Sustainable Dairy Farming: Africa vs the World||Dr. Okeyo Mwai;Principal Scientist International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) - Kenya|
|09:30-09:50||Global Dairy Status: World Dairy Production, Markets and Trade||Dr. Koos Coetzee;Chief Economist Milk Producers’ Organization (MPO) - South Africa|
|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 S.A. – South Africa|
|2||SESSION 2: DAIRY PRODUCTION FOR THE AFRICAN MARKET AND BEYOND||Chair: Dr. Kipkirui Lang’at|
|11:00-11:20||Technologies for Sustainable Dairy Farming||Wynand Bodenstein; District Sales Manager DeLaval (Pty) Ltd. – South Africa C.E.O.|
|11:20-11:40||Innovations in Dairy Production||CTA / WUR – The Netherlands|
|11:40-12:00||Innovations and Commercialization of Research in the Industry||Rolf Morselt;Dairy Standard Agency Sales Manager Europe & Africa Life Worthington Industries – U.S.A.|
|3||SESSION 3B: DAIRY NUTRITION AND SAFETY||Chair: Mr. Stephan Steyn; President - SASDT|
|14:00-14:20||Indulgent Coconut Yogurt Through Functional Tapioca Starch Solution||Werawat Lertwanawatana; C.E.O. Nutthawee Thamjedsada; Senior Food Innovation Manager SMS Corporation - Thailand|
|14:20-14:40||Is the sale of unpasteurised and retail bulk milk a food safe consumer option?||Jompie Burger; Managing Director Dairy Standard Agency – South Africa|
|14:40-15:00||Christine Leighton; Project coordinator of the Consumer Education Project of Milk S.A. Milk S.A. – South Africa|
|4||SESSION 4B: DAIRY PROCESSING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY||Chair: Mr. De Wet Jonker|
|16:00-16:20||Elham Yaou; Manager Sojitz Europe plc – France|
|16:20-16:40||Processing of Extended Shelf Life for milk||Jan Bunk; Head of Dairy Applications Sales for Sub-Sahara Africa GEA – South Africa|
|16:40-17:00||Filling of Dairy Products in Cups and Bottles||Markus Schlumberger; Managing Director Sales Ampack GmbH – Germany|
|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||African Dairy; toward production sufficiency and more intra-Africa trade|
|08:50-09:10||Quality Milk - Residues||Teresiah W. Ndungu ; Project Manager “Milk Quality Project” Happy Cow Ltd. – Kenya|
|09:10-09:30||Stay out of the red – do you have your finger on the pulse of the business?||Aidan Bomford; Dairy Consultant Intelact, KZN – South Africa|
|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) – U.S.A.|
|6||SESSION 6: DAIRY INDUSTRY SUSTAINABILITY||Chair: Mr. Jompie Burger; C.E.O. - Dairy Standards Agency|
|11:00-11:20||Dairy business management, capacity building and training|
|11:20-11:40||Share milking as an alternative business model|
|11:40-12:00||Environment and the Dairy Industry||Dr. Asaah Ndambi; Senior International Animal Production Specialist Wageningen Livestock Research – The Netherlands|
|12:00 – 12:20||Closing ceremonyIntegrating the primary and secondary dairy industry sustainably||Melt Loubser; President SANCIDF – South Africa|
Thomas Lee BauerPrincipal Industry Specialist - World Bank Group; IFC (International Finance Corporation)
Rolf Morselt – Sales Manager Europe & Africa Life Sciences
Rolf Morselt is the Sales Manager Europe & Africa Life Sciences for Worthington Industries. Worthington Industries is a leading manufacturer of secure cold chain sample storage, transportation and data management for the Animal Husbandry & Life Science markets. Their liquid nitrogen storage freezers, refrigerators, dewars and accessories are shipped with care to customers through their global distribution network from Theodore, Alabama, USA (former CryoScience by Taylor-Wharton facility). WorthingtonIndustries.com/LifeSciences.
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.
Before joining the World Bank Group, Thomas Bauer was Head of Food and Agribusiness Research and Advisory team for Rabobank Asia based in Singapore. He also was a dairy and feed commodity trader with Brock Associates and worked in marketing and sales of Monsanto in Indonesia. He a Masters in Agronomy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from University of San Francisco. He is currently Principle Dairy 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. Bauer grew up on a family dairy farm in Wisconsin in the USA and continues to manage the farm along with family members.
Nutthawee Thamjedsada; Senior Food Innovation Manager
SMS Corporation – Thailand
Nutthawee Thamjedsada is the Senior Food Innovation Manager at SMS Group (www.smscor.com) in Thailand.
SMS Group is a leading modified tapioca starch manufacturer for food, paper adhesive, textile and construction industry. Through SMS Group, our research and application areas of expertise are in food products containing thickening, texturizing, and emulsifying starch.
Teresiah W. Ndungu
Project Manager of the “Milk Quality Project”
Happy Cow Ltd.
Teresiah W. Ndungu is project manager of the “Milk Quality Project” at Happy Cow Ltd Nakuru. She is a holder of Masters in Food Science and BSc. Dairy Technology and management from Egerton University, Kenya. She has vast experience is the dairy industry ranging from extension work in the farm, quality control and processing of the various dairy products.
SMS Corporation – Thailand
SMS Group is a leading modified tapioca starch manufacturer for food, paper adhesive, textile and construction industry. He previously served as an Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry at Ramkamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand. His job includes managing SMS Innovation Center generate leads and commercial sales through science and technology.
Dr.Werawat graduated his Ph.D. degree from University of Wales, UK.
Elham Yaou; Manager
Sojitz Europe plc – France
Elham Yaou graduated in Plastics engineering from ITECH-Lyon in 2000 and Master in Management in ECCIP Business School in Paris in 2002.
She has 13 year experience at several positions in Japanese trading house Sojitz Europe plc, in Speciality resins and films mainly for food packaging industry:
-Sales Executive: 2004 to 2008
-Senior Key Accounts Manager: 2009 to 2013
-Deputy Manager for South European Business: 2013 to 2015
-Manager for South European Business: Since 2015
Her responsibilities are focused on France, Belgium and Luxembourg as well as the development of barrier packaging in North and West African countries.
Head of Dairy Applications Sales for the Sub-Saharan Dairy market
Jan Bunk was born in the Netherlands in 1970. After earning a Mechanical degree he started his career his career Mechanical Engineer for spray dryers.
In this function he worked for various projects in China, New Zealand, Philippines and in Europe as well.
In 2012, Jan Bunk Joined GEA Mechanical Equipment in this function Jan Bunk was responsible for the dairy and beverage market in South Africa and East Africa as the market development engineer
In 2017, Jan became Head of Dairy Applications Sales for the Sub-Saharan Dairy market.
Jan is responsible to developing projects and providing technical support on the growing markets, in South Africa and Eastern Africa.
GEA Mechanical Equipment, with over 120 years’ experience in separating process, and is in the market technology leader for Westfalia Separators and decanters, Niro Soavi homogenizers and Tuchenhagen flow components. Also all Westfalia Surge Farm and milking equipment.
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Liberty Plaza, 4th Floor, Suite 4
Mombasa Rd., Nairobi, Kenya
Time: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM