Delacon goes
ESPN 2017

European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition

Delacon booth ESPN 2017
Poultry, 08. - 11.05.2017
ESPN 2017: Golden Times for Delacon

Delacon goes Spain for the 21st European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN)

Pioneers always strive for gold – this slogan is public to a broad audience since March 15, the day Delacon’s second zootechnical registration was published, for the poultry product Biostrong© 510 EC. The slogan also reflects this year’s participation at the ESPN: As a GOLD sponsor, Delacon welcomed about 100 distributors and customers from all over the world in Salou (Terragona, Spain), a tourist resort situated along a long stretch of GOLDEN sand at the Costa Daurada. 



An eventful week: from scientific insights to exploring the Spanish culture

With more than 1,800 guests, ESPN has grown to a meeting point of global importance, with an increasing number of attendees, also from Non-European countries. The high scientific quality becomes visible from the official program that included state-of-the-art research of the poultry industry’s hot topics, for instance feeding strategies, gut health, thermoregulation and heat stress.

Besides the official program, of course, as pioneers, we needed to discover the Spanish landscape and culture. Besides exploring the architectonic highlights of Barcelona on a sightseeing trip, we visited Guissona – a town that is very well-known for farming (plant crops and animal husbandry) and known for processed food manufacturing. Hence, an agricultural marketing cooperative named Grup Alimentari Guissona is located here that distributes and commercializes the products of this area.



Has the secret of Delacon’s global success finally been discovered?

Without doubt, the highlight of the week for all participants was the Delacon Gala Dinner on Wednesday at the beautiful ‘Castell de Tamarit’, located in Tarragona. It was a pleasure for a pioneering company like us to welcome other pioneers to this beautiful castle, which was not onl built for defense, but can be seen as a symbol for exploring the world at the top of the high towers. After getting in touch with the beautiful architecture and landscape, it was the perfect time to experience the Spanish culture with its culinary delights as well asdance and music performances.

ESPN sign including Delcon logo
As a global company, we have good ties and relationships with people from all over the world, and get in touch with various cultures every day. I truly believe that understanding and respecting the prevailing culture and traditions is an important aspect of Delacon’s global success, Delacon’s CEO Markus Dedl admits.
Guests Delacon gala dinner

Participants at the Delacon Gala Dinner

Castell de Tamarit

'Castell de Tamarit ' in Tarragona

Delacon gala dinner Spanish dancers

Spanish dance performance at Delacon Gala Dinner


Looking back, all participants enjoyed to explore the Spanish culture on various levels – the warm hospitality, the architectonical masterpieces, the delicious food as well as music.

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