The event

For dairy laboratory managers, dairy scientist and analytical professionals IDF/ISO Analytical Week 2022 provides the opportunity to network and exchange ideas on the latest development in analytical solutions and to launch new initiatives.

The event is jointly organized and hosted by Verband der Deutschen Milchwirtschaft (VDM), International Dairy Federation (IDF) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

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The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental organization consisting of members from the national standards bodies of 166 countries. ISO brings together experts to share knowledge and develop International Standards that provide solutions to global challenges.

International Standards ensure safe and reliable products of good quality which give consumers a feeling of security. ISO's standards on road safety, toy safety and secure medical packaging are just a few of those that help make the world a safer place.

Industries benefit from International Standards by becoming more competitive offering products and services that are accepted globally. Various businesses have access to the knowledge and best practice of leading experts around the world

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) is a worldwide acting federation of the dairy sector. With over 1,200 highly qualified dairy experts from 43 member countries around the world, IDF represents 75% of global milk production and provides a permanent source of authoritative scientific and technical information relevant to the dairy sector.

The breadth of issues IDF covers in its work for the global dairy sector is extensive. The responsibilities range from animal health and farm management to methods of analysis and sampling of dairy products.

Demand for milk and dairy products continues to increase globally, with milk production growth expected to return close to the long-term average of slightly above 2% in 2021, supported by changes in consumption habits, an increased income per person in developing countries and the growth of world population by 92 million people.

The Verband der Deutschen Milchwirtschaft (VDM) is the German National Committee of IDF. Together with its members, it represents the interest of the entire German dairy sector within IDF since 110 years.

To ensure balanced international representation of the German dairy sector, experts are elected to the International Dairy Federation (IDF) committees. With its network of over 50 experts present in almost all IDF committees, VDM is actively represented, thereby ensuring that German interests are considered. The national expert network includes representatives from national and regional organizations, from member organizations and from science and research.