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FEFAC Public Annual Meeting to take place in May in Brussels

The meeting will be held in Brussels on May 31 and the main theme will be How to boost EU feed autonomy and strengthen the circularity of the EU livestock sector.

FEFAC meeting in 2023. Credits: FEFAC
February 22, 2024

The European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) announced that its 68th Annual Public Meeting will be held in Brussels (ACE Events) on May 31, 2024. The main theme of this year's Public Annual Meeting is How to boost EU feed autonomy and strengthen the circularity of the EU livestock sector in the context of the new European Commission Strategic Agenda 2024-2029.

Janusz Wojciechowski, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, will provide the opening speech and Christiane Lambert, COPA president, will offer a keynote presentation (in French, interpretation provided).

During the event, there will be two VIP expert panel sessions moderated by Rose O’ Donovan, chief editor of AGRAFACTS, and Anton van den Brink, FEFAC deputy secretary general.

The expert panels will tackle the following key topics:

  • EU Open Strategic Autonomy objective for the EU Agri-food chain: the new EU Protein Plan
  • Key market and regulatory drivers to increase the circularity of the EU feed and livestock chain and reduce carbon emissions on feed ingredients

High-profile speakers and panelists from the European Commission and value chain partners will prompt a rich debate and discussions on the future direction of travel for the EU livestock and feed industry on the way to facilitate the green transition of the EU feed and livestock sector, sustainably and profitably.

FEFAC president Pedro Cordero said that “the European feed and livestock sector is again facing uncertain times in the context of rising geopolitical tensions. We remain, however, fully committed to the objectives of the FEFAC Sustainability Charter 2030. Our companies are investing in innovative animal nutrition solutions for their customers which strengthen the resilience and competitiveness of the whole EU livestock and aquaculture sector. I welcome all members and stakeholders to attend our 68th FEFAC Public Annual Meeting to explore practical and economically viable value chain approaches meeting European consumers and societal demands.”

Register for the 68th FEFAC Annual Public Meeting here.