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Sign up for our virtual business delegation to Chile with focus on pig production, 3-4 October 2022

The delegation programme offers direct meetings with two of the largest Chilean pig producers, as well as in-depth information and knowledge sharing on two specific local production challenges, namely, water use and odour emissions. Both elements will provide unique opportunities for companies with relevant solutions along the pig value chain.

Follow-up business delegation to Chile

The Danish Agriculture & Food Council (DAFC) and the Royal Danish Embassy in Santiago invite your company to join this virtual business delegation focused on the Chilean pig industry, to follow up on our physical delegation to Chile in June this year. With this virtual delegation, you will have the opportunity to meet with decision makers from main pig producing companies in Chile. Furthermore, a new and strict legislation on odour emissions from pig production is continuously taking shape and is expected to be finally announced and entering into force very soon. Therefore, we will invite stakeholders with the latest knowledge to update and illustrate potentials for Danish solutions.

You get to:

  • Receive valuable information on the main challenges in Chilean pig production (odour emissions and water use) from the Chilean meat producers’ trade association (ChileCarne)
  • Present your solutions to a targeted and relevant audience from the pig industry in Chile, addressing the handling of odour emissions and optimisation of water use
  • Meet directly with and establish contacts to the executive level through targeted B2B meetings with two Chilean companies (represented by production, processing, environment and sustainability managers)
  • Engage in dialogue and discussions with above organisations on potentials for Danish solutions to handle the challenges

This virtual business delegation is relevant for companies with specific solutions targeting odour emissions in pig production and reduction of water use/reuse in both pig production and meat processing. 

The delegation builds on top of other relevant initiatives carried out recently in the Latin American region, including close co-operation with the Chilean meat producers’ trade association ChileCarne lately regarding our physical visit to Chile in June, and the webinar series on sustainable pig production targeted potential buyers in Argentina, Colombia, and Peru, where Chilean producers also connected.

If you are interested in positioning your company among the main pig meat producers and exporters in Chile, this is a relevant virtual business delegation for you.

The Chilean porcine industry is facing an important challenge as the Ministry of Environment (MMA) in 2018 identified the pig production units as the main area of concern regarding odour emission and nuisance to local communities. 

This led to the elaboration of a new odour emission regulation targeting specifically pig production units that, according to their size and year of construction, will have reduce odour emission with a minimum of 70% (small and medium sized units), and new large units (+50.000 animals) must comply with a threshold of odour emission of 8 OUe/m3 at percentile 98. The first year will be used to establish a baseline for odour emission at all pig production units. Afterwards, all units will have 3 years to comply with the new threshold for odour emission. These are limits requirements from the latest draft version of the regulation – we hope to be able to inform about the final version at the time of the delegation. The fisheries industry (under development), cellulose plants, waste water treatment plants and landfills are next in line for industry specific odour emission regulations.

In terms of water, Chile is experiencing draught for the 13th year in a row. The pig industry is one of the sectors where water consumption must be reduced, and producers who want to be part of and become certified under the new initiative “Chile Origen Conciente” must also continuously invest in better water management systems and procedures. ChileCarne is one the founding organizations of this initiative and is currently gathering data across the industry to map the water consumption and identify focus areas for future actions together with the industry members.

As organisers of this business delegation, the DAFC and the Royal Danish Embassy in Santiago will make use TC LATAM’s new online Danish Pig Solutions platform to present and showcase your company. You will eventually be able to access and edit your own company page to adjust for regional and local audiences. The Pig Solutions platform is built on the experiences from several virtual and physical activities in the region, recently during our delegation to Chile in June, and it will be shared with the local stakeholders in Chile prior to our virtual delegation.   

Tentative programme (to be finally confirmed):

Monday 3 October 2022 (09:00 – 15:00 Chile / 14:00 – 20:00 Denmark):

  • 1h: Seminar*, organised in collaboration with ChileCarne, targeting the local pig producing companies and focusing on information sharing re. legislation on odour emissions reduction as well as the challenge on water use/reuse. The seminar will include a short introduction from each Danish company to reach a broad audience before continuing in-depth during B2B with local producers.
  • Break
  • B2B meetings with [Company No. 1]
    • 10-15 min presentation by [Company No. 1]
    • Round of 30 min B2B-meetings for all Danish companies with [Company No. 1] in individual meeting rooms. Meeting order and timeslots will be announced ahead of time.

Tuesday 4 October 2022 (09:00 – 15:00 Chile / 14:00 – 20:00 Denmark): 

  • B2B meetings – [Company No. 2]
    • 10-15 min presentation by [Company No. 2]
    • Round of 30 min B2B-meetings for all Danish companies with [Company No. 2] in individual meeting rooms. Meeting order and timeslots will be announced ahead of time.

* Simultaneous interpretation English-Spanish will be included in the seminar, and will be offered at a fee for the individual company meetings.

The targeted local producers for B2B meetings:

  • MaxAgro S.A. is Chiles 3rd largest pig producers with approx. 10.000 sows, own slaughterhouse and processing plant and distributions channels. Apart from the pig production, MaxAgro also counts with an important agricultural production that also serves as destination for large part of the slurry used as fertilization. MaxAgro is also slaughtering the pigs produced at Chorombo S.A. As part of the certification process of the company’s “huella hídrica” (water footprint) MaxAgro must implement continuous improvements to reduce the water consumption throughout the value chain.
  • Coexca S.A. is Chiles 2nd largest pig producers also with approx. 10.000 sows, own slaughterhouse and processing plant, a supplementary cutting plant (“TAK”), a rendering plant, and recently also own feed mill plant. Coexca is still partly owned by IFU (the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries) and is strongly oriented towards Denmark when looking for solutions to improve efficiency and sustainability.
  • Agrosuper S.A. is Chiles largest pig producers with +100.000 sows and two pig slaughterhouse and processing plants. Agrosuper is the local producers with most of the +50.000 animal farms with need for investments and technology upgrade.

ChileCarne and ASPROCER are the national trade associations for the meat and pig producers, associating +90% of the local pig production and 100% of the pig meat export from Chile. As part of the technical support from ChileCarne and ASPROCER offered to its members the associations are seeking for solutions to assist the producers to comply with the new regulation to be implemented shortly.

Participation in the two meeting days is DKK 3,500 (excluding VAT) per Danish company. This includes a 75% subsidy by The Trade Council, as this event is subject to the support schemes of the council.

Note: The price is based on 10 participating companies (of which 3 are SME’s), an expected 75% subsidy from the Trade Council of Denmark and fulfilment of the associated de minimis rules. Invoice will always be issued in DKK to the Danish company address. We reserve the right to offer you participation at a different price should any of the above criteria change. Should this result in a higher price than quoted, you have the right to cancel your participation. 


  • Monday 5 September 2022: Deadline for registration using this link and filling in all fields required
  • Monday 12 September 2022: Deadline for filling in your company profile using the exporters’ catalogue template (to be sent to you upon registration) and sending it to and - in case you do not already have a profile from previous delegation participation or need to have the profile updated

In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Peter Michael Heller of the DAFC ( , tel. no. +45 2180 0731) or Mr. Bjarne Nielsen of the Royal Danish Embassy/TC Santiago ( , tel. no. +56 9 8660 2792).


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Peter Michael Heller