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Summit Photos Available for Download

We are happy to remind everyone that all Summit pictures are uploaded on the website and available for download. Please view the smaller public gallery here. For more pictures, please…

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Important Post-Summit Updates

The Organising Committee of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 extends a sincere thank you to all Summit participants, who made this event such a rewarding and enjoyable experience for…

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Best Poster Awards at the IDF World Dairy Summit 2015

We are happy to announce that two of the scientific conferences have awarded their best Poster presenters. Congratulations to all the winners! ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE: Best Poster Award | Dr. …

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IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 is Officially Open

Welcome to the IDF World Dairy Summit 2015! Knowing that the Summit is closely followed by dairy professionals all around the world, our team is ready to provide you with…

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Important Information Before You Travel

Counting the last days until the IDF World Dairy Summit 2015, we look forward to welcoming you in the beautiful city of Vilnius! To ensure that your stay in Lithuania…

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Taxi Service Pre-Booking Available until September 15

Booking a personal taxi transfer in advance is the easiest way to make sure your trip to Vilnius is as smooth as possible. You can pre-book your transfer until September 15…

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Late Registration Now Open

Good news for those, who have not registered for the Summit yet. Registration is open right up until the Summit, latecomers will be allowed to register onsite as well. Click here to submit…

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Personal Taxi Transfers Available

Making sure that Summit participants receive the most reliable and convenient taxi service in Vilnius, we are introducing the personal taxi transfer service to be available throughout the entire duration of…

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Standard Registration Period Extended

Taking into account a large volume of inquiries from prospective participants, IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 Organising Committee announces that the standard registration period has been prolonged until August 15….

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Transfer Schedules Announced

We would like to kindly remind that those, who book their accommodation through the Summit registration form, are eligible for complimentary transfers to the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO…

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Updated Information for Poster Presenters

Working to ensure smooth and productive Poster Presentation sessions, we kindly invite all presenting authors to review the updated information at the Poster Presentation section here. Should have any questions,…

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IDF President on the IDF World Dairy Summit 2015

With less than 2 months left until the IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 in Lithuania, we asked Dr. Jeremy Hill, the President of IDF, a few questions about the upcoming event…

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Vilnius in 36 Hours – What Is Not to Be Missed?

When planning your trip to Lithuania for the IDF World Dairy Summit 2015, we invite you to leave some spare time to enjoy this beautiful country and its cosy capital…

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Vilnius Invites to the Harvest Festival during the Summit

The Chamber of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania is organising the Harvest Festival in Vilnius, Gediminas avenue, on September 18-20, 2015. The purpose of this event is to give thanks…

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New media partners announced

The Organising Committee of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 announces collaboration with two new media partners – DairyReporter.com and Revue Laitière Française. With these publications, the Summit now has…

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Technical Tours Still Available for Booking

Although filling up quickly, there are still places available for all 10 technical tours of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2015. Click here to find out more about this great…

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Halfway Through the Standard Registration Period

With the summer season already here, we are halfway through the standard registration period for the IDF World Dairy Summit 2015. Since the standard registration ends on July 31, 2015,…

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Detailed Scientific Programme Announced

The Organising Committee of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 has announced Summit’s detailed scientific programme. United under the theme Closing the Nutritional Gap with Sustainable Dairy, nine conferences will…

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More Technical Tours Available

The Organising Committee of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 is happy to announce that two additional technical tours are now offered to Summit guests. The Tymas Market tour will…

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Come for the Summit, Stay for Lithuania

With intense preparations under way for the IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 in Vilnius, organisers invite everyone to consider leaving some time to enjoy the beautiful Lithuania, when planning their…

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Programme of the IDF Dairy Farmers Forum Announced

The Organising Committee of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 has announced the preliminary programme of the first IDF Dairy Farmers Forum. The event will include a tour to farms,…

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Abstract Submission and Early Registration Closed

The abstract submission and early registration period for IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 has ended. The standard registration is open from May 1, 2015 till July 31, 2015. Click here…

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Lithuanian Cheese to Be Exported to Brazil

Lithuanian State Food and Veterinary Service (VMVT) has received a confirmation from Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply regarding a permit to export Lithuanian cheese Džiugas to Brazil….

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Residue Levels in Food Falling Across the EU

The amount of pesticides or veterinary drug residues found in meat and food products across Europe is falling and the majority of products pose no risk to public health, a…

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IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 International Media Partners

The Organising Committee of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 announces collaboration with a number of media partners from all around the world. By providing their readers with timely and…

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The Main EU Dairy Export Destinations in 2014

Russia was the main destination for EU butter and cheese exports in 2014, as Algeria was for milk powder exports. Having exported almost 24 thousand tonnes of cheese, Lithuania was…

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Early Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

Following the newly launched registration to technical and social tours as well as to the IDF Dairy Farmers Forum and Farmers Dinner, and allowing enough time to explore these new options,…

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Registration to the Tours and IDF Dairy Farmers Forum Now Open

The Organising Committee of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 has launched the registration to technical and social tours as well as to the IDF Dairy Farmers Forum and Farmers Dinner….

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Changes in the Summit Programme

The Organising Committee of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 announces the changes in the Summit programme. The lunch breaks are prolonged to 1.5 h to allow more time for…

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Argentina – a New Market for Lithuanian Dairy

Lithuania is widening its export geography with another South American country opening its market for Lithuanian dairy products. Argentinian National Food Safety and Quality Service (SENASA) has officially announced its…

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IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 Launches the Website in Lithuanian

The Organising Committee of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 is pleased to officially launch the Summit website in Lithuanian language. It is expected to help Lithuanian farmers, dairy producers,…

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Asia to Drive World’s Dairy Sector towards Growth

Asia, with a rapidly evolving grocery market and a growing middle class, is becoming a major target for meat and dairy exporters. By 2020 Asia will have 59.4% of the…

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10 Years of Online Traceability for Safer Food in Europe

TRACES – the European Commission’s free online system that enhances the safety of the food chain and facilitates trade – is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. TRACES (Trade Control…

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EU to Protect Lithuanian Cheese Liliputas

European Union member states have agreed upon including Lithuanian semi-hard cheese Liliputas into union’s list of protected products. “We are very pleased that yet another Lithuanian food product made it…

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Lithuanian Dairy Sector Seeking New Markets

Lithuanian delegation at this year’s Berlin International Green Week – one of Europe’s most important international trade fairs – focused on finding new export markets, especially for its dairy sector….

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EU Dairy Sector Anticipates Growth

The recent European Commission medium term outlook report identified favourable prospects for the EU dairy industry and suggested that cost-competitiveness is likely to be the key for sector’s growth. Global…

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Forbes: Lithuania among Top 3 Travel Destinations for 2015

Forbes – one of the most influential business magazines in the world – announced Lithuania one of the top 3 travel destinations for 2015 together with Namibia and Montenegro. The…

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Lithuania Welcomes the Euro

Lithuania, the IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 host country, is in the midst of major changes. On the 1st of January, 2015 it adopted the Euro as country’s official currency….

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IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 Presented at IDF Business Meetings in Paris

Members of IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 Organising Committee have successfully presented the upcoming event at IDF Business Meetings, which took place in Paris on December 1-5, 2014. Due to…

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Registration and Abstract Submission Now Open

Early Registration to IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 has been launched today, giving potential participants a chance to save by registering early. More information on participation fees can be found here,…

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First Announcement

IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 First Announcement has been released. It encompasses all the most important information for potential participants, sponsors and speakers. To download the announcement please click here. If…

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Hong Kong Market Opens up for Lithuanian Dairy Products

The authorities of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China have officially approved the certificate of importing Lithuanian dairy products, Lithuania’s State Food and Veterinary Service…

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New Website Launch

The new website of IDF World Dairy Summit 2015 has been launched! Our goal is to make sure it is user friendly, yet full of information and latest news. If you have…

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A Number of Cows on Lithuanian Dairy Markets Increased Slightly

Regardless of the current issues that Lithuanian dairy sector is facing due to recent instability in Eastern European markets, the number of cows in country‘s farms has slightly increased. According…

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Dear Colleagues,

broniusOn behalf of the Lithuanian National Committee of the IDF I am very proud to invite you to Vilnius, Lithuania for the IDF World Dairy Summit 2015. I would also like to thank the IDF for choosing Vilnius as the Summit destination.

Lithuania is a land of agriculture that has strong traditions in cattle farming. Dairy farming is one of the key agricultural sectors in our country that was encouraged by our natural conditions, which are very favourable towards dairy farming.

Besides being proud of our history, we boldly look towards the future and we strive to embrace and incorporate scientific and industrial innovations while retaining our time-tested traditions and remaining mindful of the environmental impact on our natural wonders.

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