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FEDIAF holds first virtual AGM due to pandemic

The European Pet Food Federation (FEDIAF) held its first virtual AGM with 135 attendees from industry, authorities, academia and partners from the Global Alliance of Pet Food Associations. 

With its theme, “Supporting Pets in Society, Today and Tomorrow”, the event included presentations by regulatory, packaging and behaviour experts.

Thomas Meyer, FEDIAF’s General Secretary, commented: “We are delighted to have welcomed so many industry representatives and guests to our unusual online conference. 

“As always, we are proud of the way our community comes together and works collaboratively. This spirit has rarely been tested more than during the recent Covid-19 months and this commitment was recognised at the AGM.”

 FEDIAF also welcomed its new president, Annet Palamba, general manager of Hill’s Benelux.

Meyer said: “We are delighted to have Annet on board. She has helped guide our communications committee for two years and her support has been invaluable.I am confident that we are in very capable and experienced hands.

“Annet succeeds Mechthild Exner-Herforth from Mars Petcare Europe, following her two constructive years in the role.”

Palamba added: “I am honoured to take up my new role as president. Alongside the excellent Secretariat team, I look forward to tackling the many challenges in these busy and exciting times for our industry. 

“In addition to working collaboratively to ensure we continue to drive sustainability within the European Green Deal, I would like to highlight the social role of pets, promoting the many benefits of ownership. With one voice we can achieve so much.”

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