The International Poultry Council has opened registration for its second-semester 2013 meeting, set for October 10-12 at the InterContinental hotel in Geneva, home of the World Trade Organization and the World Health Organization.
Confirmed speakers include Roberto Azevedo of Brazil, who is the recently elected designee to serve as director general of the WTO; Gary Johnson, senior director of worldwide supply chain at McDonald’s Corp.; Dr Nan-Dirk Mulder, associate director for commodities at Rabobank; Gretchen Stanton, secretary of the WTO Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures; and Dr Alejandro Thiermann, president of the Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
Also, Dr Peter Ben Embarek, program manager at the World Health Organization, has been invited to speak at the meeting, which will attract leaders from poultry organisations from all over the world.
The IPC has been officially recognised by the OIE, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, and the Codex Alimentarius Commission as the single organisation representing the global poultry production industry.
Members of the IPC will provide regulatory updates on issues pending before OIE, FAO and the Codex, and will give presentations on the status of the poultry industries in their individual countries.
Online registration for the meeting is available at the www.internationalpoultrycouncil.org.