to Jun 3

EFPRA Congress 2017 in Hamburg, Germany

The European Fats Processors and Renderers Association is welcoming you in Hamburg, Germany for their 2017 Congress from May 31th to June 3th. The venue is the Empire Riverside Hotel at the Elba River. Save the date and join them. For more information please visit

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ARA Symposium 2015
to Jul 24

ARA Symposium 2015

  • Australian Renderers Association Inc. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Australian Renderers Association International Symposium brings together delegates from Europe, the Americas, Asia, New Zealand and Australia to witness outstanding speakers, leaders in their field, who will entertain and enlighten you. With plenty of networking opportunities this is an event not to be missed.

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EFPRA Congress 2015
to Jun 6

EFPRA Congress 2015

  • Polish Renderers Industry Employers Association (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dear Sirs and Madams,

It is a great pleasure for Polish Renderers Industry Employers Association (ZPPU) and EFPRA to invite you to Poland and its ancient capital city Cracow.

Once again you will get the opportunity to experience some interesting events at the 15th EFPRA Anniversary Congress on June 3-6, 2015.

The venue will take place right in the centre of Cracow, in Radisson Park Inn By Radisson Krakow Hotel.

EFPRA has arranged many interesting presentations which will reflect issues of importance for our industry both at the Technical Symposium and the Congress.

Aside from the excellent working programme, we have also prepared an exciting social programme that will provide delegates an opportunity to explore, indulge and relax during their stay in Cracow. The Regional Evening and Gala Dinner will give participants a chance to network among colleagues while enjoying the cuisine, culture, and hospitality that the city of Cracow offers.

Therefore, please book the dates already now in your diary and keep updated on the working and social programs on the website.

Looking forward to seeing all of you in Cracow, Poland's most enchanting and charming city.

Yours sincerely,

Jacek Ostrowski - President, ZPPU

N. C. Leth Nielsen - President, EFPRA

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81st NRA Annual Convention
to Oct 24

81st NRA Annual Convention

  • Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2014 NRA Annual Convention will be held at The Ritz-Carlton in Rancho Mirage, California from October 20-24, 2014. Please browse the NRA Convention site for details about the event. For questions, be sure to contact Marty Covert, NRA Convention Coordinator, at 703.754.8740.

Meeting Agenda - NRA’s Annual Convention offers a consistently informative and educational business agenda coupled with incomparable social events. There’s simply no better way to stay abreast of industry developments.

Unique Sponsorship Opportunities - We’ve developed a host of unique and creative sponsorship opportunities, allowing you to support the convention and receive high level recognition in front of your customers and peers. Don’t miss this opportunity to raise your company’s profile.

Tabletop Reception & Exhibit - Imagine having one evening to present your goods and services to a room-full of the rendering industry’s top decision-makers. That’s precisely what you’ll experience at the annual Tabletop Reception & Exhibit. Learn more about this unique event, considered by many to be the best in the industry.

The Ritz-Carlon Rancho Mirage - The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage offers an authentic luxury desert experience atop a bluff overlooking legendary Palm Springs, the Coachella Valley and the San Jacinto Mountains. Unparalleled service and a world of luxurious amenities make this a world-class mountaintop destination resort.

Registering for Convention -Secure online registration for the 2014 NRA Annual Convention is now open! Simply click HERE. If you need to review registration fees and options before registering.

All information taken from the NRA Convention website - HERE

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The GAA GOAL 2014 Event
to Oct 10

The GAA GOAL 2014 Event

  • Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrating Leadership

Help make aquaculture’s journey toward greater production and sustainability possible by joining the more than 300 seafood professionals and thought leaders from around the world who attend the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s annual GOAL (Global Outlook on Aquaculture Leadership) conference. Through GOAL, GAA strives to carry out its mission of responsible aquaculture by providing a venue at which leadership development, cooperation and education are encouraged. This year's theme is "Celebrating Leadership."

Back in Vietnam
In 2014, GOAL returns to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for the first time since 2005. Vietnam is an aquaculture powerhouse, exporting U.S. $6.72 billion of seafood in 2013, led by shrimp and Pangasius.

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, a luxurious 470-room hotel featuring 2,500 square meters of meeting space, including a 1,080-square-meter ballroom. The Sheraton Saigon is located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s vibrant business and entertainment district, just steps from a number of tourist destinations, including the Opera House, Ben Thanh Market and Reunification Palace.

Diverse Representation
GOAL is attended by a cross-section of representatives from industry, retail and foodservice, government, academia, the investment community and the NGO community.

Since its inception in 2001, GOAL has evolved into a must-attend event for top-level seafood executives and thought leaders from around the world.

Conference Program
GOAL features three days of information and analysis on the farmed seafood value chain, beginning with a plenary session in the morning and followed by breakout sessions in the afternoon. Disease risk management (including early mortality syndrome in shrimp), leadership and innovation, food safety, aqua feed sustainability, aquaculture insurance and risk management, and marketplace accessibility are among the themes that will be addressed by nearly 50 presenters and panelists. And, for the first time this year, Day 0 of GOAL 2014 (Oct. 7) will feature a day-long seminar on aqua feed sustainability at the Park Hyatt Saigon, just steps from the Sheraton Saigon. Vietnamese and Mandarin translation will be provided at the conference.

All information taken from the GAA Website HERE

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EFPRA Congress
to Jun 7

EFPRA Congress


The 2014 EFPRA congress will be held in Stockholm, Sweden. To sign up for news alerts you can visit the EFPRA 2014 Congress website by clicking HERE

You can also download the WRO Workshop flyer by clicking HERE.


Sustainability: A Key to Open Doors for Growth and Development

How the WRO can Focus our Sustainability Credentials to;

  • Open minds of Retailers and Consumers to the Positive Impact of Our Industry
  • Encourage and Support Growth of Our Industry in Developing Regions of the World
  • Develop a Global Platform to Highlight our Position within the Livestock Foodchain

Leo Den Hartog, Director R&D and Quality Affairs, Nutreco - Sustainable ingredients in animal nutrition.

• Sean Zhou, Olymspan - Opportunities for Renderers in China.

Alexandra de Athayde, Chief Executive IFIF - Towards sustainable feed and food for the world - working together with WRO and International Organisations. 

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OIE World Assembly
to May 30

OIE World Assembly


OIE: The World Assembly of Delegates

The World Assembly meets once a year and is the highest authority of the OIE, comprising of delegates from  all Member Countries.

Voting by delegates within the Assembly respects the democratic principle of 'one country, one vote'.

The main functions of the Assembly are:

  • to adopt international standards in the field of animal health, especially for international trade;
  • to adopt resolutions on the control of the major animal diseases;
  • to elect the members of the governing bodies of the OIE, as well as the members of the Specialist Commissions;
  • to appoint the Director General of the OIE;
  • to examine and approve the annual report of activities and the financial report of the Director General and the annual budget of the OIE.

In addition, during the General Session, two technical items of general interest are dealt by speakers chosen for their specialist knowledge, and the animal health situation worldwide is presented in summary form with additional information provided by each Member Country.

During the General Session, delegates have an opportunity to meet in their respective Regional Commissions to discuss problems of common interest and organisations with 'Memorandum of Cooperation' with OIE are invited to present their credentials to the delegates.

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Brazilian Rendering Congress
to Apr 10

Brazilian Rendering Congress

Brazilian Rendering Congress - São Paulo

Recycling of animal by-products is the subject of the 13th Brazil Rendering Congress, sponsored by Sincobesp (National Association of Collectors and Processors of animal byproducts). This will be taking place on the 9th and 10th of April in Campinas, São Paulo. This sector is responsible for producing one quarter of the world* animal meal, as well as producing oils and fats, biodiesel, soap manufacture, petfood products and organic fertiliser.

Bringing together national and international entrepreneurs, large refrigerators in the country, experts in recycling and other business sector, the Congress will discuss the main issues related to the evolution of the production chain, such as quality standards of flour and fat and good food safety practices for the production of flour and fat.

In the view of the president of the Union, Gustavo Razzo Neto, it is important that the authorities and the population are made aware of the importance of this work. "We remove animal waste movement and reposition it in the market in the form of important products for the population."

Besides the Congress, the 9th Fenagra - Graxarias International Fair will be taking place at the same venue. This brings together technology vendors as well as news and trends in the recycling of animal origin. This year the exhibition area will be 62 % higher than in 2013 and participants will have an exclusive space for the exhibition of machinery and equipment. 

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