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IPVS 2022 pivots towards Brazil for its future research

The International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) has strengthened its partnership with Brazilian swine production giants ABPA, ABCS, ABEGS and Embrapa to meet its research and market needs at the upcoming IPVS 2022 Congress.

15 June 2021, at 8:42am

Aiming to make the connection between science and market, the IPVS2022 Congress - International Pig Veterinary Society, the most important scientific event of the world’s swine industry, has the support of the main entities in the industry to build a solid event that adds scientific content and a debate for the construction of new trends in global swine industry. IPVS2022 will be held in Rio de Janeiro (RJ) from 21 June to 24 June 2022, at the RioCentro Convention & Event, with the main the topic: “New perspectives for the pig industry: biosecurity, productivity and innovation.”

“We will connect science - the essence of the IPVS - with the market. We need to understand that one cannot live without the other. Science has no end in itself: it is at the service of producing more and better food, and this premise is directly connected to the reason for the IPVS' existence," explained José Antônio Ribas, the event’s Director of Institutional Relations.

The International Pig Veterinary Society is an association founded more than 50 years ago, with the aim of organizing international congresses and providing an exchange of knowledge on swine production and health. It is an itinerant event, held every two years on different continents across the world. The association is composed of a board of directors called the “IPVS Board,” formed by the presidents of the last ten editions, and the current and future presidents of the Organizing Committee.

“The Brazilians are privileged, as there are few countries that have hosted the event more than once. In 1988, Brazil hosted the 10th IPVS Congress, chaired by the veterinarian and leader in swine production, Luciano Roppa,” noted Fernanda Almeida, veterinarian, PhD, and president of the IPVS2022 Congress. At the same time, three decades ago, Brazil had just eradicated African swine fever (ASF), a great achievement for the country.

“The scenario made it possible to show foreigners, especially Europeans – who represent the public at the event – what Brazil and the Brazilian people are capable of achieving. After the congress, the Brazilian pig industry experienced major advances in the fields of genetics, health, nutrition, breeding, and in other l areas,” emphasized Fernanda.

“There is a massive field for discussion in which we wish to create attractions not only for the academia and researchers, but also for business. IPVS2022 is made for everyone. Companies will have their space, in which they will be able to bring their teams and discuss the future of the global pig industry,” said Ribas, while adding: “I am a defender of the privilege of working in the food production chain. It is a special purpose. Hence, we can look at consumers and customers, anticipate trends, and generate questions and answers in the interaction between science and the market. We will do something innovative!” he ensured.

The strength of Brazilian pig industry lies in its unity

According to Ribas, IPVS2022 will be innovative. The Rio de Janeiro’s edition will be different from a scientific and marketing standpoint, seeking for interactions between science and the market. Therefore, it has the support of the main entities of the Brazilian pig industry, which will be crucial in mediating such interactions.

“The IPVS2022 has to be unique and generate changes within the Brazilian scenario. It is a great opportunity for Brazil to show its organization and virtues. We will be host a high-level event with great debates,” stressed the director.

The 26th edition of the event is carried out by the Brazilian Society of Pig Veterinarians (ABRAVES), an entity that plays a key role in the Brazilian production chain and has a strong presence in associations and the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, (MAPA). The event is supported by the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), the Brazilian Pig Producers Association (ABCS), the Brazilian Association of Pig Genetics Companies (ABEGS), and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa).

Further information about the event is available on the website or by calling +55 31 3360-3663.