Gilles Froment joined Parmalat Canada as Senior Vice-President, Government and Industry Relations, in May 2016. Prior to this, he held various positions for almost 20 years with the Canadian Dairy Commission leading up to Chief Operating Officer for 3 years.
Mr. Froment is currently the Chair of the International Dairy Federation (IDF) Standing Committee on Dairy Policies and Economics. He also serves as President of the Canadian FIL-IDF National Committee.
Mr. Froment holds a B.Sc. in Economics (University of Montreal) as well as an M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics (McGill University). He grew up on a mixed farm near Joliette, Canada.
In this session entitled “World Dairy – present and future”, there will be a presentation of the IDF flagship report World Dairy Situation 2016, the main findings of the Global Marketing trends survey conducted earlier this year as well as an outlook of the global dairy trends over the next 5 years.
In the introductory presentation of the session, we will briefly review the mandate, role, main activities and priorities of the IDF Standing Committee on Dairy Policies and Economics (SCDPE).