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Keynote Speakers

The Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Mr Nicos Kouyialis

Nicos Kouyialis was born in Nicosia on March 30, 1967. He studied in the USA and he holds a BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering from the North Carolina State University (NCSU). He is the Chairman of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK since 2006 and an elected member of the IET Council. He also served as chairman of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), UK. He served unionism as the Assistant Secretary of the Professional Employees Union of the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (SEPAIK). He worked at the Electricity Authority of Cyprus as an Electrical Engineer. Previously, he worked for the IBM Research Triangle Park NC/USA, ALCATEL Network Systems NC/USA, SIEMENS Cyprus and the North Carolina State University as a lecturer in telecommunications. Until 2011 he held the position of the General Organizer of the European Party of Cyprus, while in the same year he was elected as the Vice President of the Party, a position that he holds until today. He is married and has three children. Mr Kouyialis took office as Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment on the 1st of March 2013.

Prof. Giraud

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Dr. Clemente

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Dr. Papadimitriou

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Dr. Huppertz

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Prof. Cannas 

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Dr. Malmgren

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Prof. Louloudis

It is with great regret that we have to announce that Prof. L. Louloudis has recently passed away after a short but brave battle for his life. He will be greatly missed by family and colleagues. May he rest in peace.

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Session I: Policies, Economics and Social Aspects
Prof. Georges Giraud - AgroSup Dijon, France
Professor of AgroFood Marketing and Management Sciences

Prof. Leonidas Louloudis - Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Professor of Environmental Protection Policy in Rural Areas

Session II: Product Characteristics and Potential Health Impact
Dr. Alfonso Clemente - Estacion Experimental del Zaidin (CSIC), Spain
Physiology and Biochemistry of Animal Nutrition

Session III: Safety, Quality and Analysis
Dr. Konstantinos Papadimitriou- Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Food Science and Human Nutrition Laboratory of Dairy Research

Session IV: Novel Products and Emerging Processing Technologies
Dr. Thom Huppertz - NIZO Food Research, Netherlands
Principal Scientist Dairy and Ingredient Technology

Dr. Bozena Malmgren - Tetra Pak, Sweden Challenges in processing of goat, buffalo and camel milk for longer shelf life

Session V Milk Production Strategies
Prof. Antonello Cannas – University of Sassari, Italy