Dear colleagues and friends,
The 2022 edition of our EDA Annual Convention in Spain is a unique event for us – we are grateful to the FeNIL President, Ignacio Elola, and Luis Calabozo and his team for hosting our live event in Madrid!
“Milk and Dairy – Essential for your Life” This is more than the title of our Annual Convention; this is the simple and basic truth and it is our mission to make this truth resonate in Europe. Our Annual Convention is set to be the high-level platform for the dairy industry in Europe and beyond to see where we stand today and how to position ourselves in the future. Next to our internal meetings, our Annual Conference will be axed on two sessions: an European focus on our future dairy systems and a session with an international focus – after all, our European dairy excellence is recognized all over the world.
In these times of unprecedented challenges and threats, we, the European dairy industry, we want to be at the forefront of the political debates for our sector: A heartfelt ‘muchas gracias’ to our friends from our Spanish member Federación Nacional de Industrias Lácteas (FeNIL) for hosting our Annual Convention in the wonderful capital of Spain.
We are grateful to our members and friends, that have made our EDA congress in the past THE platform of high level exchange and in-depth debate on milk and dairy in Europe and beyond – and we trust we can build in Madrid the bridge for the future.
Bienvenido a Madrid
Dear colleagues and friends,
On behalf of the Spanish Federation of Dairy Industries (FeNIL), it is an honour to host the European Dairy Association (EDA) 2022 Annual Convention in Madrid (Spain). The motto of this edition, “Milk and Dairy: Essential for your Life!”, speaks to the importance of the products that our sector makes to consumers, all the while using the highest quality standards set by the European Union. In these times of uncertainty, it is important to recall how essential our products are from a nutritional point of view, but also to remind ourselves of the contribution that the dairy sector makes towards rural development, environmental sustainability and the generation of wealth and employment. We will discuss these and other topics with a wide range of experts, public representatives from different institutions and stakeholders, and we look forward to your attendance.
The EDA Annual Convention 2022 will take place at the Hotel RIU Plaza de España, located in the heart of Madrid, next to Gran Vía, and inside the historic Edificio España, which is one of the outstanding architectural landmarks in the city. Its strategic location is within walking distance of the historic part of Madrid and its main cultural and commercial areas, where you will find tradition, combined with the avant-garde, and a wide gastronomic offering. In addition, the welcome reception for this event will take place at the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts, where we will share a gala dinner.
The Spanish Federation of Dairy Industries (FeNIL) hopes that your stay in Madrid will be very productive and, of course, that you will also be able to enjoy the attractions of our city.
¡Bienvenidos a Madrid!
Dear EDA & ASSIFONTE colleagues and estimados amigos from FeNIL,
It is a pleasure to welcome all of you, finally back again, at our joint annual 2022 EDA / ASSIFONTE Annual Convention in the magnificent capital of Spain, Madrid. Spain has a tremendously rich historical and cultural heritage and the country’s “lactosphère” mirrors this heritage: home to a long dairy tradition with many very fine products and cheeses, home to a vibrant and dynamic dairy industry, and home to dairy innovation. And of course, also home to processed cheese know-how.
Together with my fellow ASSIFONTE colleagues from all over Europe, it will be a pleasure for me to exchange with my Spanish colleagues on our industry and on our common challenges in these troubled times.
I am looking forward to meeting you all during our EDA / ASSIFONTE Annual Congress in Madrid.
¡ Nos vemos pronto en Madrid !