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Eastern Europe Conference Discusses Livestock Production Prospects for CIS Countries

09 November 2012

GLOBAL - The development of competitive animal production in the Commenwealth of Independant States (CIS) countries, and especially in Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, is currently being targeted and supported politically.

These countries, which aim to become self-sufficient with products of animal origin, are investing considerably in promoting livestock and poultry farming. Whilst they are taking measures to protect domestic production they are also seeking new markets.

What are the prospects for development of animal production in the CIS countries in a global context? Such questions will be discussed by experts from the financial sector, trade associations and business farmers at the Eastern Europe Conference at EuroTier 2012 on 14 November.

The conference is organised by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV), DLG, ADT Projekt GmbH and the Agribusiness Workgroup in the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations.

Eastern Europe Conference
Date: 14 November 2012 at 10 pm
Venue: Hannover Exhibition Grounds Convention Centre, Room 3B
Simultaneous translation English / German / Russian

Welcome address
Carl-Albrecht Bartmer, President, DLG e.V.
Peter Bleser, Parliamentary State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV)

Introductory Speech Global markets for products of animal origin: interrelationships with the CIS countries
Brian G. Bedard - Senior Livestock Specialist, World Bank (Europe und Central Asia)

Other speakers include Andrey Danilenko, Chairman of the Agro-industrial Association of the Customs Union, Russia, Leo Drechsel, General Manager, Wimex Group, Andriy Dykun, President of Ukrainian Dairy Association, President of Dykun Global Consult, Ukraine,Anatoliy Rafalsky, Director, “Taiynscha-Astyk”, Kazakhstan,?Hartmut Schimetschek, Business Director, Ukraine OSI Europe Foodworks GmbH, Sergey Yushin, Chairman of the Executive Committee, National Meat Association, Russia. Hans-Peter Schons, General Manager, ADT, will be adding closing remarks.

Dr Andreas Quiring, managing director of Andreas Hermes Academie in Bonn will be moderating the conference.

Attendance is free with pre-registration required at:

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