With a particular emphasis on markets and marketing, consumers and innovation rather than on farming or technology, the Global Dairy Congress is designed for industry leaders, suppliers, customers and analysts to gain a complete overview of the latest industry, trends and developments across all continents from top companies around the world as well as providing extensive time for informal networking.
Now in its 6th year, it is fitting that the event should come to the dairy stronghold of Scandinavia. The Marketing for growth theme aims to focus on insights into brand building and adding value in support of healthy and sustainable business expansion for the future.
Business suit or smart casual for the Congress. Casual with closed walking shoes for the tours.
Please note that visas may be required from some countries. Please check with your local consulate for more information.
Dairy Innovation Awards and Elopak Marketing Awards entry details and deadline:
Please go to www.foodbevawards.com for information on how to enter the Dairy innovation Awards and Elopak Dairy Marketing Awards.
Deadline for entries is Friday 30 March 2012. The Awards will take place on the 25 April in Oslo as part of the Global Dairy Congress gala dinner.
Norway forms the western part of Scandinavia in Northern Europe and is home to some of the world’s longest and deepest fjords. The Norwegian dairy industry is highly modernised, using advanced and environmentally friendly technology. Recent market developments have been influenced by greater awareness of health and obesity, which has led to many new low fat product launches, including lighter and organic versions of traditional dairy products. Tine is the largest Norwegian dairy co-operative, offering a full range of dairy products. Its Jarlsberg cheese is well known not only in Norway but also in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan and many other countries. It accounts for over 80% of Tine’s total exports.
Oslo is the capital of Norway and has a population of almost 600,000. Located on an arc of land at the end of the Oslofjord, the city is surrounded by hills and mountains, with some 40 islands and 340 lakes included within its boundaries. As Norway’s cultural, scientific and government centre, Oslo is also the hub for Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping, creating a key focal point for maritime trade and industry in Europe.
Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica is a beautiful 4 star hotel with breathtaking views over Oslo. Located next to the outdoor Holmenkollen ski jump, the hotel has 336 rooms including a new deluxe wing as well as 2 restaurants, a bar, an indoor pool, spa/wellness centre and gym. The hotel is within easy reach of the city centre, taking around 30 minutes by metro, and is a 40 minute (45 km) taxi ride from Oslo Gardermoen airport. Other nearby airports are Oslo Rygge (65km from Holmenkollen) and Oslo Torp (95km from Holmenkollen).
Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica
P.O. Box 60
N-0712 Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47 22 92 20 00
Fax: +47 22 14 61 92