Sponsored by

  • Bericap

Supported by

  • ADI Systems
  • bioMérieux
  • KHS
  • LifeTop
  • NFBC
  • PolyOne
  • Tetra Pak

Media partners

  • DairyReporter
  • FoodBev

Monday 27 June

  • Arla dairy tour

  • Coaches depart from the Renaissance Hotel Heathrow for 1 hour journey to Arla dairy at Aylesbury

    Arla’s £150 million milk processing site in Aylesbury officially opened in 2014 and is one of the world’s largest fresh milk processing plants, with milk fillers running at 17,000 bottles per hour, producing 1.2 million bottles of fresh milk per day. The 70 acre site supplies 10% of the milk consumed in England.

    Arla UK produces many of the UK’s leading dairy brands, including Cravendale, Anchor, Lurpak and Castello. It is now the UK’s number one dairy company both by turnover and milk pool, comprising 3200 farmers spread across the country.

  • Coaches return to hotel


  • Dairy market future growth opportunities

    Kevin Bellamy, Senior Global Strategist – Dairy for Rabobank, Netherlands

  • Global aseptic market - outlook to 2020

    Esther Renfrew, Market Intelligence Director of Zenith International Ltd

  • Dairy innovation around the world

    Bill Bruce, Group Editorial Director of FoodBev Media Ltd

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  • Welcome drinks reception

Tuesday 28 June

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    Hosted by PolyOne ColorMatrix


    Packaging differentiation for UHT milk with monolayer bottles using LactraTM SX light blocking additive
    Mr Azam Khan, Senior Product Manager – Barriers & Additives for ColorMatrix Group, part of PolyOne Corporation


    PolyOne is a provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions with operations in speciality polymer formulations, color and additive systems, polymer distribution and specialty vinyl resins.


  • Welcome and UK market overview

    Ash Amirahmadi, Senior Vice President & Head of Sales for Arla Foods UK

  • Serving the nutritional needs of consumers

    Colin Gordon, Chief Executive Officer of Glanbia Consumer Products, Ireland

  • Dairy values and opportunity

    Dr Judith Bryans, Chief Executive of Dairy UK

  • Questions and discussion

  • Refreshments and networking


  • A global strategy for local development

    Michel Nalet, Communications Director of Groupe Lactalis, France

  • Keynote address: A targeted approach to dairy expansion

    Han Yutang, Vice President of Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group, China

  • Responding to demand for healthy choice

    Thai Huong, Chairwoman of TH Milk, Vietnam

  • Scope for growth in a competitive market

    Jay Waldvogel, Senior Vice President – Strategy & International Development for Dairy Farmers of America, United States

  • Questions and discussion

  • Lunch


  • Bright prospects for international trade

    Ross Christieson, Senior Vice President – Market Research and Analysis for USDEC, United States

  • Adding value to milk powder exports

    Steve Koekemoer, Chief Executive Officer of Open Country Dairy, New Zealand

  • Iraq - fulfilling its potential

    Ashraf Abushady, Chief Operating Officer of Al Marmouka for Food Industries, part of Al-Bunnia Group, Iraq

  • Questions and discussion

  • Refreshments and networking


  • The healthy nutrition agenda

    Pierre Alain Ceralli, Vice President – R&D and Innovation and Acting Head of Strategy Development System at Mengniu Dairy Group, China
    Bruce German, Professor and Food Chemist at Food for Health Institute, UC Davis California, United States

  • Nourishing the world sustainably

    Panel discussion with:



    Pierre Alain Ceralli, Vice President – R&D and Innovation and Acting Head of Strategy Development System at Mengniu Dairy Group, China
    Bruce German, Professor and Food Chemist at Food for Health Institute, UC Davis California, United States
    Marissa Gautsch, Director of Business Development & Marketing - Global Dairy Ingredients for Land O’Lakes, United States
    Dr Fumiaki Abe, General Manager - Food Ingredients & Technology Institute at Morinaga Milk Industry Co Ltd, Japan
    Charles Brand, Executive Vice President – Product Management and Commercial Operations for Tetra Pak International

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Wednesday 29 June


  • Keynote address: making milk even better

    Steve Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Fairlife, United States

  • Arla BOB: rewriting the rules on milk

    Ash Amirahmadi, Senior Vice President & Head of Sales for Arla Foods UK

  • Extending the appeal of protein

    Carlos Ramirez, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Yogurt

  • Shipping bulk fresh milk between continents

    Diederik Brasser, Founder and Director of Trilobes & MilkWays, Netherlands

  • Questions and discussion

  • Refreshments and networking


  • Nurturing new ideas for dairy

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


  • Ice cream offering healthy indulgence

    Charlie Thuillier, Co-founder of Oppo Ice Cream, United Kingdom

  • Butter revolution

    Patrik Johansson & Maria Håkansson, Co-founders of Butter Vikings, Sweden & United Kingdom

  • Savoury yogurt: dairy to be different

    Anshu Dua, Co-founder of The Chaat Co, United States

  • Panel feedback

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


    Steve Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Fairlife, United States
    Per Sundelin, Senior Consultant for The Healthy Marketing Team, Sweden
    Carlos Ramirez, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Yogurt, United States

  • Networking and lunch



    Round tables will discuss key areas for: claims, corporate social responsibility, health and sustainability. Feedback will provide priorities for benchmarking on return to office.

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Now in its 10th 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.

Under our theme of “Delivering the promise”, the conference aims to explore how the dairy sector can build confidence and value at the heart of good nutrition, through innovation and marketing, taking advantage of the best ideas from around the world.

The event will provide a comprehensive view of market developments, including global and regional trends, product and marketing innovation, emerging markets and key product sectors. Delegates will hear from leading international and regional manufacturers on broader market and strategic developments, as well as from smaller industry players and entrepreneurs showcasing a variety of exciting new products and concepts.

The three day Congress includes:

  • Conference sessions involving business leaders from around the world
  • Extensive industry networking time with leading global figures
  • Market insight briefings
  • Arla dairy visit
  • World Dairy Innovation Awards presented at Gala Dinner.

Booking: please go to www.zenithinternational.com/events to book online. Visas may be required from some countries. Zenith will be happy to help with visa support documentation where possible.

Sponsorship: If you would like further information on the range of table top display and other sponsorship opportunities available for the Congress, please contact Nick Crossland e ncrossland@zenithinternational.com t +44 (0) 1225 327941

An allocation of rooms is available at the Renaissance Heathrow Hotel Please click here to access  the online room reservation link. 

Double room single occupancy  £135    per room per night
Double room double occupancy  £145    per room per night

Rate includes breakfast VAT and service 

Renaissance London Heathrow
Bath Road
Hounslow TW6 2AQ
United Kingdom

Phone:020 8897 6363


Please note that our original allocation for rooms at the Renaissance London Heathrow at our negotiated rate has expired and the hotel is now showing very limited availability particularly in the early part of the week. If you have any problems booking a room using the online facility, please contact the hotel direct as follows. The hotel has indicated it will do its best to accommodate requests but the rate will fluctuate depending on availability:


Email: khurram.shehzad@renaissanceheathrow.co.uk  

Bath Road | Hounslow | Middlesex TW6 2AQ
D: +44 (0)20 8564 6106 F: +44 (0)20 8897 1113

London is the political, economic and cultural capital of the United Kingdom, served by five international airports. The city is home to four World Heritage Sites.

20 miles west of Central London, Heathrow is home to one the world’s busiest and most advanced airports, handling more international passengers than any other airport in the world.

The Renaissance London Heathrow is a modern building, having recently undergone a multi million pound renovation. 20 minutes from Windsor Castle and close to the airport’s main terminals, the hotel facilities include a restaurant, cocktail bar and coffee shop, as well as a fitness suite, sauna and steam room.    

Renaissance London Heathrow
Bath Road
Hounslow TW6 2AQ
United Kingdom

t +44 (0)  020 8897 6363

Congress package includes dairy tour, reception, awards dinner, conference sessions and documentation. Excludes accommodation.

Details Payment by 22 April
Super saver

Limited number available

  Payment by 13 May


                Payment after 13 May


Congress package                
One delegate rate £950 £1140   £1250 £1500   £1350 £1620
Two delegate rate (per person) £850 £1020   £1150 £1380   £1250 £1500
Three delegate rate (per person) £750 £900   £1050 £1260   £1150 £1380
Separate elements                
27 June dairy tour, reception £200 £240   £200 £240   £250 £300
28 June conference £800 £960   £800 £960   £900 £1080
28 June awards dinner £100 £120   £100 £120   £150 £180
29 June conference £700 £840   £700 £840   £800 £960

*Participation on dairy tour should be confirmed by 13 June, otherwise availability cannot be guaranteed.

To qualify for multiple delegate discounts, bookings must be made together. Substitutions will be accepted at any time. Cancellations will be subject to a £100 + VAT administration charge and cannot be made after 13 May. Bookings are subject to Zenith Event terms and conditions, see www.zenithinternational.com/events. All delegates must pay UK VAT at prevailing rate, currently 20%. Rate may be subject to change. VAT reclaim information is available on request.

Now in its 10th successful year, the World Dairy Innovation Awards are designed to celebrate excellence and innovation across every category of the global dairy industry. With categories ranging from finished products, packaging, technology, marketing to sustainability, these awards ensure all aspects are covered.

All entrants gain fantastic exposure and are a great way to increase knowledge of your brand in front of the leading decision makers.

FoodBev Media’s awards schemes receive entries from over 30 countries worldwide from businesses of all sizes; with an increasing number of start- ups entering each year.

So what’s stopping you? Enter today! To enter, click here

For more information please contact awards@foodbev.com or call +44 (0) 1225 327 867

Entries close 20th May 2016.

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