Buffalo Mozzarella & Milk Products | BMMP 2024

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Programme

Conference on Buffalo Mozzarella and Milk Products

23 Sept 2024

16.00-19.00

Arrival – Registration

24 Sept 2024

08.30-09.00

Registration

Moderator

Francesco De Core

Director “Il Mattino”

Italy

09.00-09.30

Official Greetings

Matteo Lorito

Rector University of Naples Federico II

Italy

Domenico Raimondo

President Consorzio Tutela Mozzarella di Bufala Campana Dop

Italy

Francesco Lollobrigida

Minister of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forestry

Italy

Session 1: Buffalo dairy products

Moderator

Giuseppe Campanile

University of Naples Federico II

Italy

09.30-10.00

Michael D’Occhio

The future of buffalo breeding

Australia

1.1 Production and techniques (PLF)

10.00-11.00

ROUND TABLE 1.1

Nowadays the precision animal farming techniques are the future of the agri-food sector. They can be implemented along the entire dairy supply chain giving us precious infromation. In a world increasingly devoted to artificial intelligence, will we be able to keep up? In this session the state of the art of buffalo breeding and how can we implemented buffalo mozzarella and milk products will therefore be discussed.

Speakers

  • Antonio Borghese (Italy)
  • Antonio Limone (Italy)
  • Raffaele Marrone (Italy)
  • Humberto Tonhati (Brazil)
11.00-11.30

COFFEE BREAK and POSTER EXHIBITION

11.30-12.00

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

1.2 Nutraceutical quality

12.00-13.00

ROUND TABLE 1.2

The link between nutrition and health is increasingly recognized and at the center of the attention of the modern consumer, for whom nutrition must not only satisfy the body’s nutritional needs but also constitute a tool for the prevention and even treatment of diseases and pathologies. Here we will discuss how to improve product quality by acting on farm and on production technologies, and how the synergy between foods will be able to improve our health.

Speakers

  • Maria Luisa Balestrieri (Italy)
  • Angelita Gambuti (Italy)
  • Angela Salzano (Italy)
13.00-13.30

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

13.30-14.30

LUNCH BUFFET and POSTER EXHIBITION

Session 2: Dairy processing

Moderator

Giorgio Dell’Orefice

Il Sole 24 Ore

Italy

2.1 Technology development – from traceability to production

14.30-15.30

ROUND TABLE 2.1

Why was the transition from a local market to a worldwide one possible for the Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO? From its quality and characteristics, to the unique systems and technologies that are always improving, in this session we will discuss about how buffalo mozzarella (and the PDO) has reached its distinctiveness. Then, a general view of the evolution of the dairy sector in the world will be offered, with particular focus on other nations known to be great buffalo milk processors in the world.

Speakers

  • Otavio Bernardes (Brazil)
  • Cristiano Fini (Italy)
  • Germano Mucchetti (Italy)
  • Rupinder Singh Sodhi (India)
15.30-16:00

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

16.00-16.30

COFFEE BREAK and POSTER EXHIBITION

2.2 Dairy products: a benefit for the territories

16.30- 18.00

ROUND TABLE 2.2

A territorial bound is pivotal when you talk about animal productions, and it is also strictly connected to welfare and wealth, and in general with a sustainable system that involves both people, animals and environment. Therefore, those products also have a role on traditions and enrollment of territories. How will new technologies, like synthetic/lab-grown food have an impact on that?

Speakers

  • Piercristiano Brazzale (Italy)
  • Vincenzo Gesmundo (Italy)
  • Giovanni Guarneri (Italy)
  • Shawna Morris (USA)
  • Ettore Prandini (Italy)
20.00-22.00

SOCIAL DINNER at Rari Nantes Club

25 Sept 2024

Session 3: Economics and Market

Moderator

Nando Santonastaso

Il Mattino

Italy

3.1 From Sustainability to climate change: new challenges and emergencies in dairy chain

09.30 - 11.00

ROUND TABLE 3.1

The all brand new global trading environment we are now entering will influence the choices and the strategies of every production chain, all over the world. We will talk about it, about how this will have an impact on IGs and their trades (dairy and not) focusing on Italy, and how the European Commission will shape the future of our market, especially in climate and environmental issues.

Speakers

  • Alexander Anton (Belgium)
  • Antonio Auricchio (Italy)
  • Mario Emilio Cichetti (Italy)
  • Tim Groser (New Zealand)
11.00 - 11.30

COFFEE BREAK and POSTER EXHIBITION

3.2 Creation of value and territory development

11.30-13.00

ROUND TABLE 3.2

Creating value for a territory means developing shared solutions with the relevant actors in the production chain, promoting socio-economic innovation, stimulating local entrepreneurship and promoting employment, activating virtuous paths with public and private territorial stakeholders and supporting local culture and excellence. In this scenario, how can the agri-food system be involved?

Speakers

  • Jaime Castaneda (USA)
  • Massimiliano Giansanti (Italy)
  • Paolo Zanetti (Italy)
13.00 - 13.30

LUNCH AND GOODBYE

OPTIONAL (Free of charge – first come first served basis)

Congress Conclusion Outing in Caserta

DAY ONE

13.30
Departure from the Conference Venue in Naples with provided transportation
14.30-16.00
Visit to the Royal Palace of Caserta (please note that ticket is not included and must be purchased on-site)
16.00-16.30
Coffee break and tour of the Consorzio Tutela MBC DOP
20.00
Dinner

26 Sept 2024

OPTIONAL (Free of charge – first come first served basis)

Congress Conclusion Outing in Caserta

DAY TWO

08.30
Departure from Hotel Royal (designated meeting point in Caserta) with provided transportation
09.00-12.30
Visit to Buffalo Farm and Dairy Factory in Castel di Sasso (CE)
12.30-13.30
Bus transfer to Pastorano (CE)
13.30-15.30
Visit to Buffalo Farm and Dairy Factory in Pastorano (CE) with lunch
15:30
Departure from Pastorano (CE) with provided transportation, including stops at Napoli Airport (approximately h 17:00) and Napoli Hotel Royal Continental (approximately h 17:45). Please note that prior request is required for these stops.

Notes:

  1. Accommodation for the 25/9 night in Caserta is not included, but we recommend the Hotel Royal in Caserta for its proximity to the evening’s activities and its convenient location for the following day’s tour.
  2. If you opt to participate only in the Sept. 25 program, please arrange your return transfer to Naples independently.
  3. If you opt to participate only in the Sept. 26 program, please arrange your transfer to Caserta early in the morning independently.