High Quality Pork Congress 2016

April 5 to April 7

Los Sueños, Costa Rica



April 05

17h Check-in.
19h30 Meeting, opening and dinner.

April 06

08h00 - 08h20 Event Opening.
Speaker: Dr. Jan Nemec (USA) – Global Merck Swine Head
08h20 - 09h20 Market Access Overview by the Full Chain.
Speaker: Dr. Olivia Azlor – Global Marketing Director
09h20 - 10h00 MSD AH's Vision on Market Trends.
Speaker: Dr. Leonardo Burcius (USA) – Regional Director Americas Merck AH
10h00 - 10h30 Coffee Break
10h30 - 11h30 The New Animal Protein Consumer Generation
Speaker: Dr. Joseph DePippo (USA) – Consultant (Ex – Tyson USA)
11h30 - 12h30 Retailers: In Between Producers and Consumers
Speaker: Dr. Leonardo Myiao (Brazil) – Consultant (Experience Pão de Açúcar Group)
12h30 - 14h00 Lunch
14h00 - 15h00 Producing what you can Sell Instead of Selling What you Can Produce
Speaker: Ivonei Durigon – Superintendent at the Industrial Meat Unit ( Castrolanda Cooperativa Agroindustria Ltda)
15h30 - 16h00 Debate: Closing the circle
Moderator: Dr. Leonardo Burcius

April 07

08h00 - 09h00 How to Maintain Productivity While Reducing the use of Antibiotics?
Speaker: Dr. Michael Agerley – Consultant Swine Vet (Denmark)
09h00 - 10h00 Animal Welfare – Why?
Speaker: Prof. Thomas Parsons (USA) – Professor UPenn – Expert in Animal Welfare
10h00 - 10h30 Coffee Break
10h30 - 11h30 What's New Regarding Vaccination Technology?
Speaker: Dr. Rika Jolie (USA) – Global Technical Director Merck AH
11h30 - 12h30 Who Manages your Production: you or your Animals?
Speaker: Dr. Miquel Collell (Spain) – Global Technical Director Merck AH
12h10 - 12h30 Questions and Answers
Speaker: Dr. Miquel Collell (Spain) – Global Technical Director Merck AH
12h30 - 14h00 Lunch / Closing

Event Location

Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
800 meters west of Herradura entrance
Los Sueños - Costa Rica
Tel: +506 2630-9000