7th International Akademie Fresenius "Feed Conference"

27 Oct - 28 Oct 2020, Leonardo Royal Hotel Frankfurt

7th International Akademie Fresenius "Feed Conference"

Feed Additives – Animal Nutrition – Gut Health – Antimicrobial Resistance

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The conference is accredited as continuing education for German veterinarians with 11 hours by the Akademie für tierärztliche Fortbildung (academy for veterinary advanced training, ATF).


Feed additives

  • European Commission’s update on feed additives legislation
  • The new Regulation (EU) 2019/1381 and its implications for the feed industry
  • Innovation in feed additives – new functional groups
  • EFSA’s update on the Guidance on the renewal of the authorisation of feed additives
  • Hot topics in pet food

Challenges in protein nutrition

  • Intensive production of fish
  • Lactic acid fermented proteins
  • Hydrothermal treatment of mono-components
  • Diets with insects

Zoonotic risk from animal husbandry

  • View from the animal side
  • Animal husbandry and human infection

Hygiene and safety

  • Salmonella situation in feed
  • Feed hygiene
  • Mycotoxin monitoring

Nutrition and intestinal health

  • Prevention of E. Coli infections in piglets
  • Omics technologies to identify gut health biomarkers
  • Clinical nutrition of companion animals
  • Dietary fibre and intestinal health

Who do you meet? 

Groups that should take part:

Managing directors, boards of directors, managers, consultants and scientists in the fields of: 

  • Registration 
  • Research & development 
  • Marketing & distribution 
  • Quality assurance & control 
  • Product safety 
  • Food & Feed risk assessment

Sectors that should take part: 

  • Feed industry, especially producers, retailers and importers of feed additives, premixtures, feed materials, compound feed, feed intended for specific nutritional purposes and medicated feed
  • Pet food industry
  • Producers of veterinary medical products 
  • Laboratories 
  • Research institutes 
  • Authorities 
  • Professional associations

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Get-Together on Monday, 26 October 2020

If you arrive on Monday?
Come into the hotel bar at 8 p.m. and meet other participants and experts in a relaxed atmosphere

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

8.30 Registration & coffee
9.00 Welcoming speech by the organisers and the Chair
Jürgen Zentek,
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Feed additives

9.10 Update on feed additives legislation

Marta Ponghellini, European Commission, Belgium

9.35 Feed additives from a point of view of a Member State

Anke Lauche, German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany

10.00 Update on EFSA’s work

Matteo Lorenzo Innocenti, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

10.25 Panel discussion

10.55 Coffee break

11.25 Practical implication of regulatory developments – reflection from the industry side

Reinder Sijtsma, Nutreco, The Netherlands

11.50 Main regulatory, environmental and nutritional issues from the European Pet Food Industry Federation

  • Regulatory issues from the European Union affecting the pet food industry
  • FEDIAF issues concerning the environment and update on self-regulation tools (nutrition, safety, labelling)
  • Cooperation with Global Alliance of Pet Food Association

Julien Taïeb, European Pet Food Industry Federation (FEDIAF), Belgium

Challenges in protein nutrition

12.15 Challenges in the intensive production of fish and shrimp, with focus on feed development

Wolfgang Koppe, Simplyfish, Norway

12.40 Panel discussion

13.10 Lunch

14.30 Experience with lactic acid fermented proteins

  • What is fermentation? Looking at building metabolites
  • How we are using fermented protein products for better health issues?
  • What will the future bring?

Jens Legarth, Fermentationexperts, Denmark

14.55 Hydrothermal treatment of mono-components

  • Reduction of anti-nutritive factors in soybean
  • By-pass proteins for dairy cattle
  • Starch gelatinisation for piglets

Markus Lukaszczuk, Amandus Kahl, Germany

15.20 Update on protein supply for turkeys and broilers

Krzysztof Kozlowski, University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland

15.45 Diets with insects promoting animal health

  • Nutritional values
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Chitin, lauric acid, and anti-microbial peptides

Arnold van Huis, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

16.10 Panel discussion

16.40 Coffee break

Zoonotic risk from animal husbandry

17.10 Problems in animal husbandry and the view from the animal side – how to make food safe – free of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance

  • Animal health and welfare
  • Risk factors and zoonotic diseases
  • Prevention and control measures

Lukasz Grzeskowiak, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

17.35 Animal husbandry and human infection – free of human pathogens and antibiotic resistant bacteria

Ed Kuijper, Leiden University, The Netherlands

18.00 Panel discussion

18.20 End of the first conference day

19.10 Departure time for the evening event
After the first conference day you are most welcome to attend our evening event. Please join us to continue the day’s interesting discussions in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Chairperson: Jürgen Zentek

Hygiene and safety

8.20 Feed hygiene – does it matter for animal health?

Josef Kamphues, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany

8.45 Salmonella situation in feed – specific experiences in Austria

  • Dust samples as monitoring-tool
  • Decontamination by means of organic acids
  • Control of salmonella in feed

Andreas Adler, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria

9.10 The presence and future of mycotoxin monitoring

  • LC-MS based multi-analyte methods and monitoring mycotoxin patterns in view of climate change
  • From targeted to untargeted analysis and metabolisation and degradation of mycotoxins
  • Towards photonic based solutions

Michael Sulyok, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria

9.35 Panel discussion

10.05 Coffee break

Nutrition and intestinal health

10.35 Prevention of E. Coli infections in piglets

  • Dietary strategies
  • Post-weaning diarrhoea (PWD)
  • Reduction of antibiotics and medical ZnO in the
  • Danish pig production

Charlotte Lauridsen, Aarhus University, Denmark

11.00 Using omics technologies to identify gut health biomarkers in chickens

  • Multi-omics
  • Gut health biomarkers
  • Inflammation, epithelial function and integrity

N.N. (to be announced shortly)

11.25 Clinical nutrition of companion animals – what are we consulting on?

  • Nutrition for healthy young, mature and senior animals
  • Nutrition for hospitalised animals
  • Nutrition for animals with chronic diseases

Charlotte Bjørnvad, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

11.50 Dietary fibre and intestinal health: What can we learn from the past decades until today?

Chairperson: Jürgen Zentek

12.15 Panel discussion

13.00 Lunch and end of the conference




Andreas Adler

Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria

Andreas Adler studied at the BOKU in Vienna and has been responsible for feed microbiology and hygiene in the AGES Agricultural Division since 2002 as well as for PCR applications in food analysis or to quarantine pests in potatoes. Since 2001 he has been a Member of the Federal Commission for Zoonoses in the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health and Consumer Protection.


Charlotte Bjørnvad

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Charlotte Bjørnvad is a Professor of Companion Animal Internal Medicine and the Head of the Research Group Medicine and Clinical Nutrition at the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences of the University of Copenhagen. Her research is focused on metabolic derangements during obesity and diabetes in dogs and cats, clinical nutrition and gastroenterology.


Evy Goossens

Ghent University, Belgium

Lukasz Grześkowiak

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Łukasz Grześkowiak is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Institute of Animal Nutrition, Freie Universität Berlin. He works on gut microbiota, nutrition and their impact on pathogen reduction and improvement of animal health.


Matteo Lorenzo Innocenti

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Matteo Lorenzo Innocenti is working as a Scientific Officer at the FEED Unit in the Department of Scientific Evaluation of Regulated Products at EFSA. He is currently leading the work on the update of the guidance on renewal.


Wolfgang Koppe

Simplyfish, Norway

Wolfgang Koppe graduated in Agriculture, Animal Production. In 1995 he joined the Aquaculture Research Centre of Skretting, Norway, as a researcher in the areas of pigmentation, amino acids and formulation. From 1999-2017 he headed the Nutrition R&D department. In this role, he was developing and executing an R&D portfolio for feeds for salmon, trout, whiteleg shrimp, tilapia, sea bass, sea bream and other species while also developing and implementing commercial nutritional solutions for Skretting’s global feed lines. He is inventor and co-inventor of several patents. Since 2017 he works as an independent consultant in the field of aquafeeds.


Krzysztof Kozlowski

University of Warmia and Mazury

Krzysztof Kozlowski is a Professor in the Department of Poultry Science at the Faculty of Animal Bioengineering at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Poland.


Ed Kuijper

Leiden University, The Netherlands

Ed Kuijper is a Professor and currently the Head of the Experimental Microbiology and the Reference Laboratory for Clostridium difficile at the Leiden University Medical Centre and the Centre for Infectious Disease Control of the National Institute of Public Health. Since 2015, his department also hosts the 'National Donor Feces Bank' for patients treatment . He also supervises the 'Microbiota Platform' that has been established in 2017 in LUMC and is affiliated at the RIVM in the antimicrobial resistance team.


Anke Lauche

German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany

Anke Lauche is the Head of the Unit "Feed" at the German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) in Berlin.


Charlotte Lauridsen

Aarhus University, Denmark

Charlotte Lauridsen is a Professor in Nutritional Immunology and Experimental Nutrition and the Head of Research Unit in the Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University. She focuses on pigs and infectious/non-infectious diseases. She was the President of the Pig Commission/EAAP until 2016.


Jens Legarth

Fermentationexperts, Denmark

Jens Legarth is educated in Agriculture and on the Danish Export Academy. He is Founder and the CEO of Fermentationexperts and European Protein.


Markus Lukaszczuk

Amandus Kahl, Germany

Markus Lukaszczuk is a Process Engineer and started to work at Amandus Kahl as a Project Engineer from 2012-2013. From 2013 he held a position in Sales, today Area Manager for Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Baltic countries (LT, LV, EST).


Thomas Meyer

European Pet Food Industry Federation (FEDIAF), Belgium

Thomas Meyer is a trained German lawyer and has been Secretary General of the European Pet Food Industry Federation since 1998. Before, he was the Deputy Director of the Brewers of Europe. He loves pets much more than beer. He studied in Germany and the United Kingdom and worked as a researcher at the British House of Commons.


Marta Ponghellini

European Commission, Belgium

Marta Ponghellini is the Deputy Head of Unit, E5, Animal Nutrition, Veterinary Medicines at DG SANTE (Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety) at the European Commission.


Reinder Sijtsma

Nutreco, The Netherlands

Reinder Sijtsma is the Nutreco Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs Director. From 1989 until now he held several positions in R&D, nutrition, quality assurance and food safety in Nutreco and its subsidiaries. In his current position he is responsible for regulatory affairs and compliance at Nutreco corporate level. In addition, Reinder is member of several committees and boards of international feed associations, including the IFIF board of directors.


Michael Sulyok

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna, Austria

Michael Sulyok is a Chemist and a Senior Scientist in the Institute of Bioanalytics and Agro-Metabolomics at the Department of Agrobiotechnology (IFA-Tulln) of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna. He joined the IFA-Tulln in 2005.


Jürgen Zentek

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Jürgen Zentek is a Professor for Animal Nutrition at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Freie Universität Berlin and has research experience in nutritional physiology and animal nutrition including the relevance of feed for food safety.

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Arnold van Huis

Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

Arnold van Huis is an Emeritus Professor of Tropical Entomology in the Laboratory of Entomology at Wageningen University & Research. He (co)authored several book chapters and publications.



Leonardo Royal Hotel Frankfurt
Mailänder Straße 1
60598 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 6802-0
E-Mail: info.royalfrmleonardo-hotels.com

We have reserved a limited number of rooms for our participants at reduced rates at the hotel. These rooms can be booked up to 4 weeks prior to the start of the event. Please book early and directly through the hotel quoting „Akademie Fresenius“ as reference.

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,895.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • conference participation
  • conference documentation
  • lunch
  • coffee breaks and conference beverages
  • the evening event on 27 October 2020

Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 795.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.

Group reductions

For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15 % discount from the third participant onwards (it doesn’t apply for representatives of an authority or a public university).

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Your Contact

Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82

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Your Contact

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Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82

Sabine Mummenbrauer

Your Contact

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Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82

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Organisation and participant management

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Organisation and participant management

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How to become an exhibitor

Our event offers you the opportunity of presenting your company in a special exhibition.

You can personally present your products and services directly to your specific target group. We would be happy to provide you with further information on all the available options from a simple product information display to a complete exhibition stand.

We would be pleased to assist you personally:

Dominique Bischoff

Dominique Bischoff
Phone: +49 231 75896-64

Press contact

We offer journalists and editors a platform where they can get in touch with the experts.

If you are the editor of a specialist publication and interested in a press pass or media partnership, please contact us well in advance. We would be pleased to send you our press bulletin as well as photographic materials where available as soon as the event is over.

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Rebecca Keuters

Rebecca Keuters
Phone: +49 231 75896-76