FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference • March 27, 2018 • Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre • Bangkok, Thailand
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March 27, 2018 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, in Bangkok, Thailand

The 9th edition of the FIAAP Animal Nutrition conference will take place on March 27, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand, and will be co-located with five additional conferences as part of VICTAM Asia 2018, organized by Victam International. This one-day educational conference will highlight the latest innovations and research in animal feed ingredients and additives.

Make plans to attend FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference 2018, held as part of VICTAM Asia 2018.
Registration is now open.

Why Attend?

  • Learn from presentations on the latest research in feed ingredients, processing, formulation and additives.
  • Network with an international line-up of expert speakers, fellow feed industry professionals and peers across the poultry, dairy and swine industries.
  • Listen to updates on the Asian feed market and hear strategies for better managing your feed formulation and production to strengthen your business for both the short and long term.
  • Engage with our interactive format and ask the subject-matter experts your own questions on how they arrived at their research findings or how to apply their research to your own business model.

FIAAP exhibitions and conferences cover the ingredients and additives used within the formulation of animal feeds and are attended by senior executives from all over the world. The conference is geared toward the interests of nutritionists, veterinarians, feed formulators, CEOs, feed mills directors, integrators, co-operatives and hatcheries.

FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference 2018 will be on March 27, 2018 and will be one of six quality conferences being produced at VICTAM Asia 2018 by partners of Victam International. It will be the only event at VICTAM Asia that is a one-day conference for global feed professionals involved in various aspects of feed formulation, including how to stay at the forefront of new nutritional developments for the industry, and what offers commercial advantages to challenges faced by feed industry professionals throughout the world in poultry, dairy, and swine.

FIAAP Animal Nutrition 2018 also provides exclusive networking opportunities for global feed industry professionals who would like to share ideas, make connections and form meaningful partnerships with industry peers from around the world. VICTAM Asia 2018 is a two-day event, from the world’s leading pet food, feed and grain industry exhibition organizers, and will provide many networking opportunities through personalized and digital business matching. There will also be a supporting exhibition and a number of hospitality suites where business transactions are conducted.

For more information, please visit the Victam Asia 2018 website.

The 9th annual FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference will take place March 27, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand, co-located with five additional conferences as part of VICTAM Asia 2018.

Register to attend Asia’s leading animal nutrition-focused event

March 27, 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand

FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference is the premier animal health nutrition conference with exclusive insights on the latest innovations and research in animal feed ingredients and additives. The 9th edition of this event will be held on 27 March 2018 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, co-located with Victam Asia 2018, organized by Victam International.

This one-day conference program will educate professionals in feed formulation on how to stay ahead of what’s new in the industry and provide strategies and tools to help enhance the success of feed industry professionals throughout the world in poultry, dairy, and swine. FIAAP 2018 will also feature exclusive networking opportunities for global feed industry professionals to share ideas, make connections and form meaningful partnerships with professionals from around the world.

Registration is now open for FIAAP. Attendees must also complete the free registration for VICTAM Asia exhibition in order to attend FIAAP.

Who should attend?
The FIAAP International Conference is geared toward the interests of nutritionists, feed formulators, feed mill and plant management, and more. They will learn the latest research findings for feed ingredients and additives, and of course have the opportunity to interact with an international line-up of expert speakers, fellow feed industry professionals and peers across the poultry, dairy and swine industries.

Press and media seeking admission into FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference must be approved by the event organizers. Organizers will provide press releases, and video footage taken by FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference staff upon request. Please contact Jeff Miller via email at: for more information.

About the FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference
FIAAP exhibitions and conferences cover the ingredients and additives used within the formulation of animal feeds and are attended by senior executives from all over the world. The conference is geared toward the interests of nutritionists, feed formulators, feed manufacturers, etc.

Presented by WATT Global Media, the 9th FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference will take place 27 March 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand, and will be co-located with five additional conferences as part of VICTAM Asia 2018, organized by Victam. This event combines the FIAAP, VICTAM and GRAPAS exhibitions (and their respective conferences) under one roof at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre on March 27-29, 2018.

The Feed Ingredient and Additives (FIAAP) International Conferences are unique educational events serving the global feed industry. They deliver the opportunity to learn the latest research and innovative information with a focus on practical application and profitability to help you formulate for success—all from leading, recognized industry experts. In addition, FIAAP conferences are the ideal opportunity for feed professionals from around the world to network, exchange ideas and do business with one another and with leading industry suppliers.

FIAAP 2018 Schedule and Program

8:30 – 9:15

Registration and check-in

9:15 – 9:45

2018 Poultry Nutrition & Feed Survey Preview
Jackie Roembke, editor, Feed Strategy magazine
As poultry diets and feed additive usages evolve around the world, WATT Global Media’s annual Poultry Nutrition and Feed Survey reaches out to its audience to identify the most recent trends in the industry. Feed Strategy editor Jackie Roembke will reveal the results of the 2018 edition of the report and offer insight into the feeding trends and challenges identified by survey respondents.

9:45 – 10:30

Poultry Gut Health in 2018: A Holistic View
Dr. Maarten De Gussem, poultry consultant and founder, VETWORKS
With the never-ending genetic quest for a bird that grows at the lowest possible feed conversion ratio, hyperphagic birds must always be able to digest and absorb high feed intake. Taking into account the diverse challenges that are common under field conditions, almost all birds raised will at some point encounter a moment that the physiologic capacities are surpassed by their hyperphagic nature, which causes microbiota disruptions and enteritis. In the past, the industry has focused on coping with these changes by using antimicrobial growth promoters (AGPs) and/or therapeutic antimicrobials to literally “close the gap,” but today there is a huge pressure, at least in some areas, to limit or ban those AGP and/or antimicrobials. Vetworks founder Dr. Maarten De Gussem will explore what is needed to achieve high performance in poultry production by developing a holistic view on gut health.

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30

How Phytogenics Support Resilience Against Intestinal Infections 
Dr. Jan Dirk van der Klis, director of products and innovation, Delacon Biotechnik GmbH
The use of plant-derived bioactive compounds, or phytogentics, such as herbs and spices, essential oils, polyphenols, saponins and tannins, can provide a first line of defense against disease in an animal’s gastrointestinal tract. Phytogenics have been shown to reduce the pathogenicity of the intestinal microbiota; stimulate intestinal integrity and immunity; and limit oxidation and inflammation in the intestinal epithelial cells — therefore, they resemble the effects of antibiotic growth promoters (AGPS). Delacon’s director of products and innovation Dr. Jan Dirk van der Klis will discuss phytogenic feed additives, their physiological functions and the modes of action that enables nutritionists to maximize their synergies to improve resilience against intestinal disorders, e.g. necrotic enteritis, dysbacteriosis and coccidiosis.

11:30 – 12:00

Utilizing Feed Additives to Maximize Broiler Gut Health
Daniel Ramirez, business development director, Nutriad International
Gut health is important for maximizing the health, welfare, and performance of poultry. Therefore, a close definition of gut health would be the capability to execute normal physiological functions and to maintain homeostasis, being capable to respond infectious and non-infectious stressors. While many studies have already addressed the potential of certain types of feed additives, during his talk, Nutriad’s Daniel Ramirez will explore the improvements that can be made by optimizing single molecules and by investigating their optimal use in specific programs, focusing on the application of butyrate and phytogenic compounds.

12:00 – 12:30

The Use of Pea Protein as a Functional Ingredient in Southeast Asian Piglet Feed 
Dr. Bob Thaler, professor, South Dakota State University, USA
Fishmeal is typically added to swine nursery diets as a non-soy amino acid source; however, as global fish stocks decrease, fishmeal will become difficult to source and cost prohibitive. As a result, the animal feed industry needs to find a fishmeal alternative — excluding soybean meal because of the allergic reaction it causes in piglets. Researchers recently conducted a 35-day nursery trial at the Bangkok Animal Research Center Co. Ltd. (BARC) to test fishmeal alternatives using diet formulations and ingredients typically used in Southeast Asia. Dr. Bob Thaler, a swine professor at South Dakota State University, will discuss the trial and how the use of pea protein in nursery diets allowed for the successful decrease of fishmeal inclusions.

12:30 – 13:30


13:30- 14:15

Opportunities for DDGS in Southeast Asian Livestock Diets
Dr. Kevin Herrick, director of technical services, POET Nutrition
In 2017, U.S. dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) imports to Southeast Asia grew by nearly 20 percent. As U.S. ethanol producers continue to develop new technologies or improve on current practices to increase ethanol yields, changes to ethanol production can have significant effects on the nutritional value of the DDGS. Accurately describing these characteristics and identifying how different ethanol production practices affect distillers nutrition can help nutritionists more accurately formulate diets when using DDGS. Distillers grains represents a cost-competitive, consistent, and nutrient-dense feedstuff which can be fed to all species of livestock. Dr. Kevin Herrick’s presentation will provide an overview of how DDGS differ in nutritional value as well as introduce formulation and management strategies to optimize DDGS inclusion in livestock diets for Southeast Asian producers.

14:15 – 15:00

Evaluating Fiber Sources for Piglet Gut Health Management
Dr. Christine Potthast, director of R&D, Agromed Austria GmbH
Dietary fiber for piglets — especially at weaning — is essential to maintain the health of the gastrointestinal system and to promote GIT development. The beneficial effects of fibers in piglet nutrition are closely related to the functional properties of the fibers provided to the animal. Lignocellulose consisting of fermentable and non-fermentable insoluble fibers can serve as a functional and prebiotic ingredient to reduce diarrhea in piglets while improving performance. Dr. Christine Potthast will explore how increasing amounts of insoluble and fermentable fibers from lignocellulose can have a positive effect on growth performance and promote GIT development in weaners.

15:00 -15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:00

Eubiotic Nutrition in Antibiotic-free Animal Production
André Meeusen, senior consultant and nutritionist working for Framelco BV
Eubiotic Nutrition combines modern nutritional principles with the use of non-antibiotic feed additives to create a status of Eubiosis, a well-balanced microflora in the gastrointestinal tract. André Meeusen’s presentation explains the three key principles of the Eubiotic Nutrition concept. Meeusen will discuss how nutritionists can maximize nutrient utilization with multiple enzymes; improve fat digestion and nutrient absorption with lysolecithins; and how to obtain a healthy intestinal microflora using alpha-monoglycerides.

16:00 – 16:30

Reducing Antibiotics in Livestock Feed Through Feed Processing
Spencer Lawson, UP/C technology manager, Wenger Manufacturing
As a result of reduced antibiotic usage, feed producers are faced with the challenge of navigating feed processing with new feed additive products in feed formulations. Proper feed processing delivers pathogen-free feed that is fortified with probiotics, prebiotics and other nutritional additives to promote gut health. Spencer Lawson will discuss the essential feed-processing steps for maximizing antibiotic-free feeds, animal health, pellet quality, feed conversion and palatability to allow formulators to utilize less expensive raw materials while still seeing positive growth performance.

16:30 – 17:00

Bacteriophage: Antibiotic-free Solution Against Salmonella in Poultry
Dr. Jarosław Dastych, CEO and president, Proteon Pharmaceuticals
While there is already significant scientific data on the efficacy of bacteriophage therapy as a treatment of drug resistant bacterial infections, the use of bacteriophages to prevent illness in food animals requires more research to further reduce antibiotic usage on farms. Dr. Jarosław Dastych’s presentation will outline the practical challenges and issues raised by the development and testing of a bacteriophage-based solution to prevent and/or treat salmonellosis in poultry. He will discuss development of a bacteriophage-based technology platform, which could be used to selectively eliminate most dangerous pathogenic bacterial strains in poultry, aquaculture and dairy, using a mixture of carefully selected and genotypically characterized phages that inhibit the growth of targeted bacterial serovars. Research outcomes will be discussed, including efficacy in vitro, in vivo and in field trials; safety and tolerance in poultry; development of a GLP and GMP standards for bacteriophage products; and delivery challenges including stability and environmental challenges.

FIAAP 2018 Speakers

Dr. Jarosław Dastych is the founder, CEO and president of the board of Proteon Pharmaceuticals S.A., a biotechnology company developing alternatives to antibiotics in animal, plant and human health. After receiving his Ph.D. in Medical Biology from the Medical University of Łódź, Dastych started his scientific career at the Polish Academy of Sciences; worked for several years at the U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH); and established the first research laboratory at the newly created International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw. In 2005, he created Proteon Pharmaceuticals. Dastych has authored more than 40 publications in international scientific journals and co-authored four biotechnology-related patents.

Dr. Maarten De Gussem is a poultry consultant and founder of Vetworks, an independent consultancy agency providing technical and project management support to the animal production and veterinary pharmaceutical industry. Vetworks services the poultry industry with a global team of specialists, with a focus on mycoplasmosis, general gut health and coccidiosis. Maarten De Gussem graduated as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Ghent Veterinary School in 2000.

Dr. Kevin Herrick serves as the technical services director for POET Nutrition. In this role, Herrick supports sales, marketing and research efforts for ethanol co-products from the 27 ethanol biorefineries in the POET, Inc. network. He received his Ph.D. from South Dakota State University.

Spencer Lawson is the manager of UP/C Technology with Wenger Manufacturing. He is exclusively involved with the process technology for extrusion in livestock feed systems. Lawson received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University in 2006.

André Meeusen is a senior consultant in animal nutrition and feed additives. For the last 20 years he has been working for Dutch and Belgian feed companies specializing in research and development for new feed additives. During this time, he developed the concept of Eubiotic Nutrition, based on the use of non-antibiotic feed additives combined with novel nutritional principles. Meeusen obtained his masters in Animal Science from the University of Ghent (Belgium), with specialization in animal production and nutrition.

Dr. Christine Potthast is Agromed Austria GmbH’s director of research and development since 2016. She has 24 years of animal nutrition experience, working in both the feed industry and in research.

Jackie Roembke is the editor of Feed Strategy magazine, published by WATT Global Media. Prior to the launch of Feed Strategy in 2018, she was the editor of WATT’s Feed Management and Feed International magazines. Roembke has worked in trade publishing since 2003.

Dr. Bob Thaler is a professor at South Dakota State University, where he has served as Extension Swine Specialist with an emphasis in swine nutrition and management since 1988. He has consulted extensively in China and Southeast Asia since 1993, and has received numerous regional and national awards. Dr. Thaler was recently awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and will be working at the Vietnam National University of Agriculture in Hanoi from January through May of 2018.

Dr. Jan Dirk van der Klis is Delacon’s director of products and innovation and species leader – poultry. Van der Klis started his career in poultry nutrition at Spelderholt Institute in the Netherlands, and completed his Ph.D. in animal nutrition at Wageningen Agricultural University. After working for several Dutch research institutes and developing the retainable phosphorus system for poultry, he wrote the first scientific publication on the efficacy of phytase in laying hens.


Be seen by the top decision makers in the Global Feed Industry

Exclusive sponsorships are available for the 2018 FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference, and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsorships are very effective for helping achieve your business communications goals and objectives. If your company is involved in supplying feed ingredients or additives, or perhaps as an equipment supplier, you will want to be seen by the industry as contributing to this valuable, educational program.

For information on sponsoring the 2018 FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference, click here to view the 2018 Sponsorship Prospectus!

Generate incredible awareness and face to face interaction with the conference delegates of industry decision-makers and influencers in attendance. Sponsorship also greatly assists with associating your brand with a unique and strong educational and informational conference.

Your investment directly supports programs and content development, associating your company with high-profile speakers, sessions, events and features at the conference. A few tabletop display exhibits will be available for FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference.

All Sponsorship Opportunities are on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Jeff Miller via email at: for pricing and details.

Event Sponsorship Sales

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Phone: +1.815.966.5576

Mary Harris
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International Sales Manager
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International Sales Manager
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Craig Greuel
Marketplace/Classified Sales Manager
Phone: +1.815.966.5591

Dingding Li
Southeast Asia Sales
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Jeff Miller
Director of Global Agribusiness Sales
Phone: +1.815.966-5582

Event Operations

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Event Content

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Phone: +1.815.966.5419

Event Support

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