Sponsored by

  • Aromsa
  • Bericap

In collaboration with

  • FoodBev

Supported by

  • DairyReporter

Tuesday 17 June


  • Dairy in Anatolia: from past to present

    Gülay Özcan, Advisor to the Chairman at Sütaş

  • From birthplace of yogurt to innovation today

    Ricardo Travassos, Marketing Director of Danone Tikveşli AS

  • Questions and discussion

  • Refreshments and networking


  • Pressure all round

    Kevin Bellamy, Senior Analyst – Dairy for Rabobank

  • Keeping up with demand in India

    Kishorsinh M Jhala, Chief General Manager of Gujurat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd – Amul, India

  • Open opportunity in Middle East

    Ashraf Abushady, Commercial Operations Director for National Food Products Company, United Arab Emirates

  • Keynote address: Reinvigorating latent demand

    David Denholm, President and Chief Operating Officer of Chobani, United States

  • Questions and discussion

  • Sustainable closure solution: consumer orientation

    Dietmar Menzel, Sales Director for Bericap GmbH

  • Trends in the dairy industry: flavour applications and the Turkish market

    Murat Yasa, Founder and General Manager of Aromsa AŞ

  • Lunch


  • Protein enhanced dairy: achieving scale

    Per Sundelin, Senior Consultant for The Healthy Marketing Team, Sweden

  • Lactose free reaches new consumers

    Henrik Yli-Seppälä, Export Manager for Valio, Finland

  • How dairy can deliver against consumers’ sustainability expectations

    Gail Barnes, Partner at Personify LLC, United States

  • Questions and discussion

  • Refreshments and networking


  • Brazil: challenges and opportunities

    Marcelo Pereira de Carvalho, Chief Executive of Agripoint, Brazil

  • Indonesia: unlocking future potential

    Emil Arifin, Owner and Chairman of PT Yummy Food Utama, Indonesia

  • Building alliances for faster access to emerging markets

    Jay Waldvogel, Senior Vice President - Strategy and International Development for Dairy Farmers of America. United States

  • Questions and discussion

  • Close


  • Drinks reception

  • World Dairy Innovation Awards Gala Dinner

  • Close

Wednesday 18 June


  • Developing a dairy culture in China

    Bai Ying, Senior Vice President for Mengniu Dairy Group, China

  • Beyond dairy: the future of dairy lies outside the dairy fixture

    Arun Prabhu, Commercial Innovation Director for Arla Foods, Denmark

  • Relaxation ice cream: rewriting the rule book

    Brian Weber, Chief Executive Officer of Bebida Beverage Company and President of Relaxation Solutions Inc, United States

  • Brogurt

    Carlos Ramirez, Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Yogurt, United States

  • Questions and discussion

  • Refreshments and networking


  • Investing in growth and innovation: challenges and opportunities

    Garyth Stone, Managing Director of McQueen, United Kingdom


  • My Kefir

    Natasha Bowes, Founder of Bio-tiful Dairy, United Kingdom

  • Enercoffee

    Mohammed Fahim Shaffi, Managing Director of HFS Group GmbH - ENERDRINKS, Germany

  • Kissyo: making frozen yogurt cool

    Timur Lauer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fresh-Five GmbH, Germany

  • Panel feedback

    Panel will comment on innovator presentations, brand building and financing future expansion


    Arun Prabhu, Commercial Innovation Director for Arla Foods, Denmark
    Garyth Stone, Managing Director of McQueen, United Kingdom
    Claire Nuttall, Founder of Thrive Unlimited

  • Networking and lunch


  • Global dairy industry trends

    Esther Renfrew, Market Intelligence Director for Zenith International Ltd

  • Functional dairy product innovation

    Bill Bruce, Group Editorial Director of FoodBev Media Ltd and Editor of Dairy Innovation

Now in its 8th year, the Global Dairy Congress is intended for industry leaders, suppliers, customers and analysts to gain a complete overview of the latest trends and thinking across all continents from top companies in each region, with extensive time for informal networking and discussion.

Our theme this year is Breaking new ground. The dairy industry has always been convinced of milk’s inherent goodness, but now consumers want even more in products, from pleasure and convenience, to excitement and innovation, alongside value, health and sustainability. The conference aims to open up discussion on meeting the challenge today of breaking new ground for tomorrow.

The event will cover the full range of market developments including global and regional trends, consumer concerns over health and the environment, as well as key areas of innovation.

The two day Congress includes:

  • Conference sessions with numerous industry leaders, innovators and experts
  • Extensive networking time with top global figures
  • Series of market insight briefings
  • World Dairy Innovation Awards presented at Gala Dinner

Visas may be required from some countries. Zenith will be happy to help with visa support documentation where possible.

Turkey has a long dairy tradition, with a population of over 70 million. Bordered by eight countries, it is widely recognised as a bridge between East and West.

The capital city of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city as well as the country’s cultural and financial centre. Located on both the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus, it is home to more than 18 million people.

Recently acknowledged as Turkey’s leading conference hotel, The Conrad Istanbul is located in the city centre, adjacent to the Yildiz Palace and Park. Set in six acres of landscaped gardens, it has breathtaking views of the Bosphorus and Old City. There are 590 rooms, two restaurants and a health club as well as indoor and outdoor pools. The hotel is located 22km from Ataturk Airport.

Zenith events offer a unique and effective opportunity to showcase your products to a highly captive audience. With manufacturers looking for new ways to develop their brands and streamline production, our conferences can provide you with an effective platform to demonstrate how your company can assist in this process.

Why sponsor?

Sponsoring our events will build brand awareness of your company and provide an excellent opportunity to increase your profile among existing clients and to reach a new audience. We work with our sponsors to develop a package that meets their specific needs and helps to deliver maximum value. Our flexible range of sponsorship opportunities includes: 

  • Table top display in the refreshment area providing a high level of branding
  • The opportunity to take full advantage of excellent networking opportunities
  • Speaker opportunity
  • Promotion of your company through branding on all marketing materials including Zenith’s website
  • Branding of your company onsite during the event
  • Possibility to distribute marketing material at delegate places
  • Opportunity to build your company profile further through inclusion in Zenith press releases, delegate packs and in the download material post event
  • Additional delegates places at discounted rates
  • Advertising discount offered on rate card for new print and online advertising bookings in water innovation magazine

Call us today to discuss how you can take full advantage of our sponsorship programme. For more information please contact Nick Crossland on +44 (0) 1225 327941 or email ncrossland@zenithinternational.com

To find out more about the World Dairy Innovation Awards, please visit:


An allocation of rooms at discounted rates is available for delegates attending the Global Dairy Congress.

Conrad Istanbul
t +90 212 227 3000
f +90 212 259 6667
Click here for further details on the location

An allocation of rooms is available at the hotel for our delegates to use for the nights of 16, 17 and 18 June at the following negotiated rates:

Single Deluxe City View room TL 560.00

Room rates quoted are inclusive of breakfast and wireless internet usage, and exclusive of 8% VAT


Double occupancy supplement TL
Bosphorus View Supplement TL 50.00
Executive Floor Supplement TL 80.00
Porterage fee (in/out) TL 6.50 = 18 VAT (per person)

To reserve a room, please click here to access the dedicated room reservation booking system provided by the hotel.

Our allocation and negotiated rates are guaranteed for a limited period only and subject to availability. Once the allocation has been used up, rates may be liable to increase depending on availability.

Prices quoted are valid for the above mentioned nights. Reservations for other dates may be subject to higher prices depending on availability at the time of booking.

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