IEC Business Conference –2 to 4 April 2017


The IEC Business Conferences are organised to provide the optimum combination of business and networking activities and participants will be able to make contact with other key figures in egg related businesses, whilst gaining invaluable insights and advice from worldwide speakers.

Sunday 2nd April 2017
10 – Executive Meeting (Board Members only)
13 – Registration opens
14 – GRSE Meeting (By invitation)
16 -Membership Meeting (Board Members and Ambassadors)
18 – Chairman’s Welcome Reception
To be held at the Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel

Monday 3rd April 2017
8 – Marketing Workshop (All welcome).
Désirée Heijne, WING: University of Vechta, Germany – ‘Public trust – The WING Transparency Initiative’
9:30 – Official Conference Opening
10 – Keynote Speaker: Prof David Hughes, Imperial College London, UK – ‘Consumers and the plant protein mega-trend: Implications for the global egg industry’
11 – Conference Session: Economics – Advances in Layer Nutrition
Prof Leo den Hartog, Wageningen University & Trouw Nutrition, Netherlands – ‘Feeding for layers’
Speaker: ‘Cutting edge layer feeding’
Speaker: Paulien Rutten, Hendrix Genetics, Netherlands – ‘How to feed and manage layers for long production cycles’
14 – Conference Session: Egg Production – Avian Disease: Situation, Prevention & Sanitation
Speaker: Dr Alejandro Thiermann, OIE, France – ‘Avian Disease: Global situation report’
Speaker: Prof Ian Brown, Animal and Plant Health Agency, UK – ‘Survivability of AI in the poultry house; impact on cleaning and disinfection regime’
Speaker: Dr Travis Schaal, Hy-Line International, USA – ‘A culture of biodiversity’
Speaker:’OIE Global Standards for Layer Housing’

Tuesday 4th April 2017
8 –  EPI Workshop (All welcome)
8:30  – Economics Workshop (All welcome)
10 –  Conference Session: Egg Processing Focus
Speaker: Randy Green, Watson Green, USA – ‘Impact of the Trump presidency on global trade’
14 – Conference Session: Customer Focus – Egg sales: Increasing volume & value
Speaker: ‘Multi-sensory food packaging at the point of sale & beyond’

All of the information to register can be found contacting Caron at: