For the second time Monaco proved to be a well visited destination for 305 delegates from 35 countries to join the IEC Conference from April 6 to April 8, 2019. The diverse and engaging conference program attracted this impressive international audience. Chairman Tim Lambert from Canada greeted old and new members at his reception and promised them two exciting days of egg information and networking possibilities. This promise was kept, as delegates benefitted from a packed schedule featuring many prominent business leaders, decision makers and experts from within the global egg industry. From considering the international economic impact of Brexit through to a special Feed Focus session, the keynote presentations provided high quality and top level insight and proved to be very popular with the delegates.

Through the new partnership of IEC with the Institute of Grocery Distribution, the unique opportunity to find out what key retailers are planning and how their endeavors impact the egg business. Simon Wainwright from IGD gave an interesting presentation titled “The Changing Face of Retail“.

In the Brexit Conference Session Professor Trevor Williams shared his observations on the potential impact of Brexit on the global economy whilst EPI Chairman Henrik Pedersen looked at the Impact on Egg Processing after Brexit. Another fascinating presentation was titled “Unreplaceable Eggs: There is No Substitute“ by Carlos Salvini, a Business Leader on Food Sustainability in USA. He made it clear that plant based protein and egg replacers do not contain the same high level protein as eggs and that the industry must work towards increasing global egg consumption.

Ovotherm was represented at the IEC Conference by its CEO Franz Hofer and Senior Partner Willi Kallhammer, both of them Global Ambassadors of the International Egg Commission.

The IEC Global Leadership Conference will this year be held in Copenhagen from September 22 to 26.