IDF World Dairy Summit 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19

08-06-2020 | |
Photo: Diego Delso,, License CC-BY-SA, Wikimedia
Photo: Diego Delso,, License CC-BY-SA, Wikimedia

The IDF World Dairy Summit scheduled to be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa on 28 September to 1 October 2020 has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a severe impact on us all and has disrupted our lives that we could never foresee just a few months ago,” said Melt Loubster, the president for the South African National Committee for the International Dairy Federation, in a video message.

“The global restrictions on travel and the lockdown regulations enforced on many parts of the world has had a devastating impact on normality… it would be foolhardy to continue with the costly preparations for an event of this magnitude,” he added.

Arrangements will be made for refunds for registration, exhibition stands, sponsorships, accommodation etc. Registered participants can contact the organisers via the website:

“In the meantime we remain an active participant in all dairy summits all over the world,” said Loubser.

View the video message from Mr Loubster here:

Recently it was also announced that the World Dairy Expo 2020 has also been cancelled, it was due to take place in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

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Zana van Dijk Editor Dairy Global