"The European Flour Milling industry adapting to the challenges of a global market"

Soaring grain prices due to poor harvests in key exporting countries have once again put food security and price volatility firmly back on the policy agenda, at a time when the global economy is still facing unprecedented headwinds from the financial and eurozone debt crises.

The European Flour Millers’ Conference brings together institutions key decision makers and flour millers from all over Europe to discuss the latest developments in the grain markets, together with the policy challenges they present:

  • "Thinking in new boxes" by Luc de Brabandere, Corporate Philosopher, Author and Teacher at the Louvain School of Management, Boston Consulting Group Fellow, Partner & Managing Director
  • "The EU agricultural quality policy: opportunities & perspectives" by Michael Erhart, Head of Agricultural product quality policy unit, DG Agriculture, European Commission
  • "The Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS): how it works, what it offers and how flour millers can benefit?" by Morvarid Bagherzadeh, Policy Analyst, Trade & Agriculture Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • "The FAO Outlook 2030/50: what are the implications for global grain markets?" by Josef Schmidhuber, Head of the Global Perspectives Unit, Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)
  • "The European bakery business & the rise of the hybrid consumer" by Marc Kennis, Associate Director Value-Added Processing, Rabobank International
  • "Energy efficiency: how to save energy in a mill today?" by Michiel Steerneman, Energy-efficiency Advisor, Energy Experts International B.V. (EEI), NL

Previous Brussels' Conference

The previous European Flour Millers' Conference focused on the wheat supply in the EU