Presented by: Feed Strategy
Organized by: WATT Global Media & VIV worldwide
Colocated with: VIV Europe 2022
Date: Monday, May 30, 2022
Time: 13:00 – 17:15 hrs
(Note: registration starts at 12:00; network reception until 18:15)
Location: Jaarbeurs (Room – Polar) | Utrecht, Netherlands
Registration fee: 125 EURO 


This high level conference explores how the European animal feed industry and its feed additive suppliers strengthen Europe’s global competitiveness through high-quality, sustainable animal protein production. The event examines how science-based measures and new technologies used throughout the feed supply chain reduce and improve animal agriculture’s environmental footprint while delivering value to the consumer.
Feed industry stakeholders attend this forum to glean leading-edge insights, best practices and proven feed additive solutions to address critical sustainability issues while maintaining productivity and profitability in poultry and livestock production.


12:00 – 13:00 | Registration & Coffee

13:00 – 13:45 | KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Future-proof food production: How the feed industry will fortify the European animal protein sector

Speakers: Coen Smits, director of sustainability, Trouw Nutrition

An overview of recent development and future challenges in the European animal protein sector, with emphasis on the implications for the feed industry. The presentation will highlight the critical role that feed and feed additives will play in future sustainable animal protein production in Europe and address some strategic directions for innovation.

13:45 – 14:15 | How feed ingredient analysis supports a more sustainable value chain

Speaker: Pierre-Joseph Paoli, president – feed additives & ingredients, ADM Animal Nutrition

Assessing the environmental impact of feed additives and ingredients, from the extraction of raw materials through processing, transport, use and disposal, provides baseline measures valued by suppliers and producers. Understanding environmental outputs at each stage of the product life cycle enables all those within the animal nutrition supply chain to evaluate opportunities to reduce and improve their environmental footprint. ADM’s Pierre-Joseph Paoli, president of feed additives & ingredients, will speak to the how and why ADM is analyzing the life cycle of its animal nutrition products produced around the world.

14:15 – 15:00 | Feed’s role in achieving net zero

Speaker: David Nickell, vice president – sustainability & business solutions, DSM Animal Nutrition and Health

Focus on how feed, feed formulations, feed additives and sourcing can be leveraged to meet a corporation’s sustainability goals, improve production, sustainability and result in upstream returns.

15:00 – 15:30  COFFEE BREAK

15:30 – 16:00 | Sustainability through feed formulation strategies

Speaker: Dr. Carlos Dapoza, senior business manager – Mediterranean, EVONIK

This segment will examine the role of feed on the environmental impact of animal production. There will be a focus on low crude protein diets and the use of supplemental amino acids. The speaker will examine the benefits of raw material quality control for a more precise formulation and how sustainability concepts can be integrated to improve feed optimization programs.

16:00 – 16:30 | How insects in animal diets will shape the protein landscape

Speaker: Dr. Graeme Dear, non-executive director, Beta Bugs Ltd.

A big picture looking at the various ways via which advancements in insect propagation and increased inclusion in animal feed can positively impact agri-food’s overall environmental footprint. This talk will explore the ins and outs of insect farming, analysis of the current state of the insect ingredient market and how the use of insect-derived feedstuffs benefits poultry and livestock production.

16:30 – 17:15 | Panel discussion: Feeding strategies for emission reductions

17:15 | Network reception