IMS Economics Workshop Attracting Worldwide Interest
Plans are progressing well for the IMS Economics Workshop which is to be held in Kilkenny, Ireland from 8 – 11 July and is hosted by Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board. Already total numbers attending exceeds 40 from over 16 countries; in addition delegates from FAO, UECBV and GIRA will be coming. Those giving presentations include Ma Chuang from the Boyer Pro-Agri Communications company who will be addressing the subject ‘ The Impact of China on the World Meat Situation in the next 5 to 10 years’, Daniela Battaglia from FAO on ‘Key Animal Health and Welfare Challenges to Profitable Meat Production’. The Session on ‘Environmental Issues affecting Sustainable Production’ includes presentations from Hans Joehr, Nestlé Corporate Head of Agriculture, Geraldo Martha from Embrapa, Brazil and Hsin Huang, France, Secretary General of the International Meat Secretariat. Other subjects being covered are the 5th Quarter (including both variety meats and animal by-products) and ‘Consumer Attitudes to Meat in key Consuming Countries’. On the final day, visits have been arranged to see examples of Irish beef and pig production.
The Workshop is intended for economists, analysts and other professionals with expertise in the meat and livestock sector. Those wishing to participate are encouraged to register in the near future because current interest in the Workshop means that numbers may have to be restricted with no opportunity for last minute registration.
Registration can be made by accessing the Bord Bia information page: http://www.bordbia.ie/eventsnews/events/pages/EventDetail.aspx?ID=210
Please address any queries on the Workshop to Bob Bansback on firstname.lastname@example.org