High profile speakers have been announced for the first International Pig Forum China, which will be held in Beijing, China on September 5.

As pork prices near record levels in China, this forum will explore development options for China’s pig farming industry that balance economic, social and environmental benefits. The forum will provide a platform for discussion and networking among key pig industry professionals in China and abroad.

The forum will be held at the China National Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration is US$144 per person and is open at: www.pigchinaforum.com. A full schedule for International Pig Forum China is available.

Pig International China/LyJa Media and VNU Exhibitions Europe co-organized the event with the support of WATT Global Media.


Some of the recently revealed speakers and their topics include:

  • Efficient sow nutrition and breeding management
    • Yang Hongye, species technology director, Cargill Premix and Nutrition – China
  • Efficient pig farming systems and control of the implementation focus and difficulties
    • Bai Shanlin, senior vice-president of agro-industry and food business (China), CP Group
  • Vocational talent management of Chinese animal husbandry industry
    • Cao Hong, chief scientist, New Hope Liuhe Co., Ltd.
  • The impact of genetic improvement on efficient pig production
    • David Casey, director of key account management in China and Asia genetic services manager, PIC

Two overarching themes of forum will be pig farming models and pig farming’s relationship with the Chinese environment. These topics will be explored through various presentations and panel discussions.