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EPP Congress 2024 in Nantes, France

EPP invites all members and interested persons from the pig sector to the EPP-Congress 2024 which will be held 29-31 May 2024 in Nantes.

How to engage the consumer? This important question is the main topic for the next EPP-Congress which takes place 29-31 May 2024 in Nantes, close to the Atlantic coast in West France. The French organizing committee has put together a varied programme with current topics. In addition to an extensive technical programme with excursions to companies and organizations of the pig producing sector we offer also some cultural highlights for our participants. The registration period starts in December 2023.

Accommodation and Congress at
WESTOTEL Nantes Atlantique
34 Rue de la Vrière
44240 La Chapelle-sur-Erdre 

Wednesday, May 29th 2024 – WESTOTEL Nantes Atlantique
12.00 Lunch & Registration
14.00 Opening Addresses
14.15 Technical speeches – Part 1
16.15 Coffee break
16.45 Technical speeches – Part 2
18.15 EPP General Assembly (members only)
19.00 Dinner at WESTOTEL

Thursday, May 30th & Friday, May 31st 2024
Trip 1 :

07.30 Departure and excursion program with visits at IFIP, La Bulle-Cooperl and Olmix
19.30 Arrival at WESTOTEL
20.30 Dinner at Local Brewery Soirée du Jeudi

Trip 2 :
08.00 Departure and excursion program with visits at ESA Angers, Biovac and Edonis-Wine production
19.00 Arrival at WESTOTEL
20.00 Closing Dinner at Château de la Poterie

Wednesday 29th – Friday 31st May
Special Partner program with touristical highlights around Nantes will be offered during the day

Saturday, June 1st 2024
09.30 – 20.30 Optional Visit of Mont Saint Michel

* all participants will see and visit the same excursion destinations

How to engage the consumer? – This will be the main topic of the Congress.

Therefore, we will attract the following topics within our conference (extract):

  • Overview about French pig production system – Christine Roguet (IFIP)
  • Role of meat in human nutrition – Philippe Legrand (Inserm – Agrocampus Rennes)
  • A pig without CO2 emission – Gilles and Marie Agnès Fassot (Pig farmer)
  • Cooperation between producers and retailers – Laurent Dartois (Pig farmer)
  • Be good 2030 -  A new pig production guideline of Henaff group – Loïc Hénaff (Henaff group)
  • Challenges of pig production – Christiane Lambert (Copa Cogeca)
  • Including live visits of pig farms (virtual)

The organizing team worked out an attractive excursion program. Within the tours in the Bretagne and to the Atlantic coast participants will also learn interesting facts about this famous region in France. A highlight will be the optional visit of Mont Saint Michel on Saturday for participants who are willing to prolong their stay.
EPP will invite French pig producers in order to foster the exchange of information, opinions and views between each other. This aims also into the re-foundation of the French EPP branch.
Together with our partners we will offer you a diversified program, interesting insights into French pig production as well as French traditions & specialities.

Registration period closed. For more information please contact the organizing team ( / +33 6 32 62 91 95) or the EPP head office ( / +49 69 247 88 325)

Registration closed, for more information please contact the EPP head office

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Contact persons

Sven Häuser (EPP Manager) / +49 69 247 88 325
Silke Ausmeier (Registration) / +49 69 247 88 322
Paul Créach (Program and Organization) / +33 6 32 62 91 95
Sebastién Homo (Program) / +33 6 852 785 85
Daniel Picart (Excursions) / +33 6 854 985 03


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  • as early as during classical antiquity the city was identified as a port on the Loire
Accommodation / Congress location:WESTOTEL Nantes Atlantique
  • Double room for single use: 157,- Euro per night*
  • Double room for double use: 175,- Euro per night*

Important information: Special rates for Congress period 29-31 May 2024. Limited rooms for prolongation (28 May / 1 June 2024) for the same rate available.
*Room rate including VAT

Congress fee*:

  • Regular fee for members: 420,- Euro
  • Regular fee for non-members: 520,- Euro (early bird: 470,- Euro until 29 February 2024)
* Congress fee does not include accommodation



Château de la Poterie

Little Atlantique Brewery

Organizational Team & Dinner



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