The World Meat Congress 2023, a worldwide assembly of representatives from the meat trade and associated sectors, will happen within the Netherlands in October, its organisers have introduced.
The Worldwide Meat Secretariat (IMS) and the Dutch Meat Business Affiliation (COV) have introduced that the occasion will happen from October 11 to 13 within the metropolis of Maastricht.
It’s anticipated that a number of hundred individuals from the worldwide meat trade will attend, together with representatives of different sectors.
The theme of this 12 months’s congress is ‘Assembly Society and Shopper’.
In accordance with the organisers, key subjects on the agenda embody the function of meat within the “international local weather ambition”, society’s expectations on animal welfare, the labour market, and the influence of geopolitical developments on meat commerce and manufacturing.
The occasion will hear from audio system on these points from the tutorial world, worldwide organisations and representatives of the meat worth chain.
The organisers additionally stated that the congress is engaging for stakeholders in a roundabout way working within the worldwide meat enterprise, comparable to representatives of presidency, commerce organisations, retailers, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Commenting on the World Meat Congress 2023, Laurens Hoedemaker, president of the COV, stated: “The world is on the verge of a number of main modifications and transitions. Social and environmental developments result in a essential view on the manufacturing of meat and meat merchandise.
“On the identical time, the sector – helped by technological innovation – is making huge strides in the direction of extra sustainable manufacturing,” Hoedemaker added.
This would be the first World Meat Congress in 5 years. The organisers say that their focus is on challenges dealing with the trade and to assist meat trade professionals perceive the present the longer term expectations of shoppers in addition to society.
The opening handle of the occasion will probably be ‘Healthiness of Meat in our Modern Diets’, and will probably be delivered by Dr. Luc van Loon, professor of the Physiology of Train on the Division of Human Biology and Motion Sciences at Maastricht College.
The congress may also characteristic a plenary debate, to which ministers from some European international locations have been invited.
The subject of this debate is ‘The political panorama for the manufacturing and consumption of meat’.