We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the IMS Economics Workshop In Tokyo from 11 – 13 May 2015. The Workshop is jointly hosted by the US Meat Export Federation and Japan’s Agricultural and Livestock Industries Corporation (ALIC) and is intended for economists, analysts and meat industry experts. At the last Economics Workshop in Kilkenny, Ireland in 2013 there were 60 delegates from 6 continents.
The programme will cover topical issues of direct relevance to the red meat sector.
The speakers include:
- Will Martin, Research Manager, Agriculture and Rural Development at the World Bank, who will be giving an update on Free Trade Agreements and their importance in the meat sector
- Junfei Bai, from China Agricultural University, who will be talking about changes in China’s red meat consumption
- Brady Sidwell, Vice President for Corporate Development and Strategy for OSI’s Asia Pacific operations will be addressing the global food security and demand situation.
- Peter Barnard, General Manager, Trade and Economic Services for Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) on red meat production efficiencies and sustainability issues
- Sergio de Zen from Sao Paulo University who will be giving a South American perspective on future production potential
Other speakers include Jesus Cham, who is Director of the Philippines Meat Exporters and Traders Association, Joel Haggard, Senior Vice-President Asia-Pacific from USMEF. On the opening day there will be country reports on the beef, sheepmeat and pigmeat situations covering major world meat producer and consumer countries. Further details on the programme will be announced in due course.