The IEC is looking forward to welcoming everyone next week to the IEC Conference Kyoto, the largest ever IEC event with record attendance of over 500 delegates.

The programme will focus directly on the most relevant top level issues that are shaping the egg industry, with a programme based on keys areas including feed, industry challenges, Marketing, sustainability and future opportunities in the global egg industry.

Monday 10th September 2018

Conference Opening:

Special addresses by:

  • Mr Ken Saito, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Mr Koya Nishikawa, Former Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Welcome by:

  • Mr Yoshiki Akita, Chairman of Execution Committee for the IEC Conference Kyoto

Opening Speaker

  • Mr Akagi, on behalf of egg producers in Japan: 'The Egg Market Situation in Japan'

Understanding and Supporting Food Megatrends

  • Christine Schäfer,  GDI Institute, Switzerland: 'Why food is becoming the new pop'           
  • Franz Hofer, Ovotherm, Austria: 'Egg marketing in view of global disruptions'

Production Focus

  • Suresh Chitturi, IEC Vice-Chairman, India: 'World Animal Health Organisation: Impact on our Industry'
  • Peter van Horne, IEC Economic Analyst, Netherlands: 'Feed Efficiency and Feed Price: Important Economic Indicators'
  • Nan-Dirk Mulder, Rabobank, Netherlands: 'Global Feed Grains Outlook'


Tuesday 11th September 2018

International Reviews - 'Review of international opportunities and threats'

Sustainability Showcase

  • Yuji Nakahara, DSM, Japan:  'Sustainability of the Feed Industry in APAC'
  • Eric Hubers, Ovoned, Netherlands: 'Making profit out of sustainable practices'
  • Young Egg Leaders 2018-2019 Group: 'Zero Waste Farm'

Showcase for Marketing Eggsellence


Wednesday 12th September 2018

The Egg Industry Embracing Sustainability

  • Tim Lambert, IEC Chairman: 'Launch of the WEO commitment to UN sustainability goals'
  • Paul Bredwell, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, USA: 'Tackling Environmental Issues: A US Case Study'


Thursday 13th September 2018

General Assembly

Egg Processing and Trade

  • Dr. Daniel Windhorst, IDT Biologika GmbH, Germany:'China, India, Japan – the three leading countries in Asia’s Egg Industry'
  • Dr. Fabien De Meester, DMF, Belgium: 'Processing Eggs from a Body-Mind Perspective'

Egg Processing and Retail

  • Mr. Masato Osaki, Kewpie Group, Japan: 'Introduction of the Japanese Egg Market and Kewpie's Challenge'
  • Rebecca Chambers, Marks & Spencers, UK:  'A retailer's perspective'

Something to think about...

  • Young Egg Leaders 2017-2018  Group: 'What does our future look like?'
  • Prof. Dr. Rudolf Preisinger, EW Group GmbH, Germany: 'Ideas to drive efficiency and boost profitability'