Gold sponsors

  • Bericap
  • Tetra Pak

Media partners

  • FoodBev Media
  • Plastics in Packaging
  • TecnAlimentaria

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact us.

Tuesday 19 June

  • -
    Grand Foyer

    Welcome drinks reception

Wednesday 20 June

  • Copernicus Ballroom


  • Welcome and regional market overview

    Agnieszka Getler-Kicman, Head of Strategy and Insights - Central Europe and Nordics at Danone

  • Relentless retail revolution

    Milos Ryba, Head of Central and Eastern Europe at IGD, United Kingdom

  • Questions and discussion

  • Grand Foyer

    Refreshments and networking


  • Key factors for import demand and export promise

    Mary Ledman, Global Dairy Strategist at Rabobank, Netherlands

  • How cheese makes America grate again and again

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

  • The future of infant nutrition

    You-Bin Leng, Chief Executive Officer and President of Feihe Dairy, China

  • Dairy Value chain - end to end

    Charles Brand, Executive Vice President - Product Management and Commercial Operations for Tetra Pak, Switzerland

  • Questions and discussion

  • Sponsor presentation

    Speaker to be confirmed from Bericap

  • Fusion Restaurant



  • Driving market growth for Chinese consumers

    Gerrit Smit, Managing Director of Yii Innovation Centre, Netherlands

  • Export strategies for market diversification

    Richard Hampton, Managing Director of Organic Milk Suppliers Co-operative, United Kingdom

  • Latin America: Staying ahead of the curve

    Marcelo Pereira de Carvalho, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Agipoint, Brazil

  • Questions and discussions

  • Refreshments and networking


  • Latest examples of dairy innovation around the world

    Anne Wong-Erven, Advisory Director at Zenith Global Ltd, United Kingdom

  • Dairy innovation in Japan

    Richard Walton, Research and Development Manager at Meiji, Japan

  • Questions and discussion

  • Close

  • Grand Foyer

    Drinks Reception

  • Copernicus Ballroom

    Gala Industry Dinner

  • World Dairy Innovation Awards

  • Close

Thursday 21 June

  • Copernicus Ballroom


  • Origin Green - industry commitment to sustainablity

    Mary Morrissey, Senior Management - Food & Beverage from Bord Bia, Ireland

  • Keeping sustainability at the heart of corproate strategy

    Kristian Østerling Eriknauer, Vice President - Corporate Social Responsibility at Arla Foods, Denmark

  • Questions and discussion

  • Refreshments and networking


  • Milk shake up

    Mark Hopper, Sales Director of BAM Life and Founder & Director at Drinks 2 Market Solutions, United Kingdom

  • Giving dairy a ketogenic boost

    Shari Leidich, Chief Executive Officer of Know Brainer Foods, United States

  • Nourish Kefir: miracle milk drink

    Debroah Carr, Founder and Managing Director of Nourish Kefir, United Kingdom

  • Expert panel

    The panel will comment on innovator presentations, offering perspectives on success so far and on the scope for taking products to the next level of investment, branding and distribution


    Harikrishnan H. Pillai, Insight Director at Zenith Global Ltd, United Kingdom

    Mary Ledman, Global Dairy Strategist at Rabobank, Netherlands

    Richard Walton, Research and Development Manager at Meiji, Japan

  • Grand Foyer

    Networking and lunch

  • Close

Zenith’s annual Global Dairy Congress is designed for industry leaders, suppliers, customers and advisers, with a focus on the latest market trends and thinking on a worldwide scale from top companies in each region, allowing extensive time for informal networking and discussion.

Healthy choice and added value are undeniably key drivers for the global dairy sector, but competition from alternatives and sustainability challenges are becoming increasingly important. This year’s theme of “Spreading the message” about dairy credentials is vital to the industry’s future. Our 12th Congress offers an effective forum for discussing the way forward and setting priorities to ensure continued market growth and success.

Delegates will hear from both 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 event will include:

  • Conference sessions covering key issues of growth, innovation, health and environment
  • Dedicated networking time with leading industry figures
  • World Dairy Innovation Awards presented at Gala Industry Dinner

Located on the Vistula River, Warsaw is the capital of Poland and the country’s largest city.  A major international tourist destination and a key cultural, political and economic centre, Warsaw is home to a wide range of architecture, from Gothic churches and neoclassical palaces to Soviet-era blocks and modern skyscrapers. They city’s old town, with its market square and open-air cafes, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Congress will be held at the Westin Warsaw Hotel, which is located in the business centre of Warsaw, a short walking distance from the Palace of Culture, the city’s main shopping mall, railway station and metro line. The hotel is located approximately 15km from Frederic Chopin International Airport.  .

An allocation of rooms is available in The Westin Warsaw Hotel at negotiated rates for delegates attending the Congress. To book your room online direct with the hotel click here.

Room rates as follows:

Standard single occupancy                 650 PLN

Standard double occupancy               750 PLN

Deluxe single occupancy                    770 PLN

Deluxe double occupancy                   870 PLN

Above rates include buffet breakfast. Excludes 8% VAT.

Rooms and rates are subject to availability. Once our allocation has been used up or is released as contracted, rooms rates may fluctuate according to availability.

Check in is from 3pm

Check out is by 12pm

Non arrivals will be charged full rate.

Westin Warsaw Hotel, Al Jana Pawla II 21, Warsaw 00-854, Poland  t: +48 22 450 8000

Visas may be required from some countries. Zenith will be happy to help with visa support documentation where possible, this may be subject to an admin fee.


Our current sponsors


Interested in sponsoring?

We have Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsorship opportunities available with space for a limited number of exhibitor displays.

All packages include a number of discounted delegate places, which can be used for colleagues, existing or potential clients, as well as pre and post event social media exposure. We are also happy to tailor a bespoke package to suit your particular needs and budget.

For more information on our sponsorship packages, contact Maxine Harle on: 

 e t +44 (0)1225 327341

To book your place, please click here.  Prices below are per delegate.

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


Pay by 31 December



Payment by 11 May



Payment from 12 May




Full Event  
One delegate rate € 1,345.00 € 1,654.35 € 1,495.00 € 1,838.85 € 1,645.00 € 2,223.35
Separate Elements  
19 June Reception     € 80.00 € 98.40 € 100.00 € 123.50
20 June Conference     € 900.00 € 107.00 € 950.00 € 168.50
20 June Awards dinner     € 150.00 € 184.50 € 200.00 € 246.00
21 June Conference     € 700.00 € 861.00 € 750.00 € 922.50

Substitutions will be accepted at any time. Cancellations will be subject to a €150 plus VAT administration charge and cannot be made after 11 May. Bookings are subject to Zenith Events terms and conditions, see All delegates must pay Polish VAT at prevailing rate, currently 23%. Rate may be subject to change. VAT reclaim information is available on request.

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

For queries, special rates on group bookings or for anything else please contact Maxine Harle  e +44 (0)1225 327341

The World Dairy Innovation Awards are designed to celebrate excellence and innovation across every category of the global dairy industry.

The longest and most established awards scheme in the industry; these awards are a fantastic way for you to enhance the promotion of your brand. By entering the World Dairy Innovation Awards, you can ensure your brand and products are recognised on a global scale by the leaders in the industry.

Being successfully shortlisted provides a hallmark of success that will prevail all year long. This trusted brand recognition highlights the contribution your company’s products and team are making to the industry.

The winners will be announced at the gala dinner awards ceremony on Wednesday 20th June at the Global Dairy Congress. 

Entry deadline is 11 May 2018. 


Click on the link below to be directed to last year's event page:

Global Dairy Congress 2017

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