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Dairy Forum: Gain Global Co-op Perspective on Shifting Marketplace

Dec 02, 2015
Jay Waldvogel, senior vice president of strategy and global development at Dairy Farmers of America, will moderate the panel.

Income growth patterns will spread buying power across many more nations in the years to come, according to economic projections. That growth is likely to occur in regions that will be challenged to produce enough milk and food to meet the increased demand.

This January at Dairy Forum, international dairy co-op leaders will discuss the challenges of moving dairy products from traditional or emerging dairy production regions to areas where demand for dairy is on the rise. Dairy Forum will be held January 24-27 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.

Moderated by Jay Waldvogel, senior vice president of strategy and global development at Dairy Farmers of America, the session will feature five panelists from large international dairy cooperatives. They will share their experience, and discuss how dairy can maximize the opportunities presented by the upcoming shifts in population, economic power and consumer demand.


  • Gary Helou is the managing director for Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited, which receives and manufactures 37 percent of Australia’s milk and employs more than 2,400 people across 14 locations in Australia, Asia and the Middle East.
  • Roelof Joosten is the CEO of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., one of the world’s five largest dairy companies with 22,000 employees in 32 offices around the globe. Based in the Netherlands, FrieslandCampina offers dairy products in over 100 countries.
  • Siobhán Talbot is the group managing director at Glanbia plc, Glanbia House. Headquartered in Ireland, Glanbia is one of the largest American-style cheese manufacturers in the United States.  It has a presence in 34 countries worldwide.
  • Peder Tuborgh is the CEO of Arla Foods amba, which is based in Denmark. The company is owned by 12,700 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
  • Kelvin Wickham, managing director of global ingredients for Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited, leads the sales and marketing of all Fonterra ingredients globally and manages NZMP™, Fonterra’s dairy brand. The New Zealand co-op is one of the world’s leading dairy exporters, producing more than two million tons of dairy ingredients and products each year.

Read the agenda for the full list of sessions and speakers at Dairy Forum, January 24-27, 2016. Be sure to register and book your hotel reservations soon.

For more information, contact Maria Velasco, meetings coordinator and registrar for IDFA, at

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