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GDF will organize a one-day GDF Dairy summit with a Seminar morning program with inspiring speakers, a lunch and in the afternoon a farm visit and wrapping up the day with a nice dinner.

The first one will be during the week of the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI, U.S.A.


Location: Sheraton Madison (5 minute walk from the World Dairy Expo/Allient Energy Center)

Date: Friday October 5th, 2018.

Fee: €250,- p.p.


- GDF members can apply their (one-time) membership-discount for this event;

- GDF Business Partners can participate for free.

If you are interested and would like to join, please contact us.


Preliminary program

General Theme: Dairy challenges and opportunities around the world


Part 1 | GDF Summit Seminar at Sheraton Madison

09:00     Intro GDF Dairy Summit by Ad van Velde | President Global Dairy Farmers

09:15     Presentation 1 Current status US Dairy and its implications          

10:00     Presentation 2 Developments in China: from 2009 to the future, global impact

10:45     Break   

11:10     Presentation 3 Feeding the world: challenges export of cattle to none-typical dairy regions

11:55     Dairy farmers Panel discussion:  Differences between Dairy farming business models in the Netherlands, the U.S.A. and China

12:30     Lunch

Part 2 | Farm visit in Wisconsin 

14:00     Departure to Farm         

15:00     Farm tour & presentation

17:15     Departure to restaurant

18:15     Dinner