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Passion. Excellence. Performance. An Entrepreneur's Story

[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – Alltech will host their second annual Entrepreneurial Seminar this July 19 in the Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland. Speakers will focus on a holistic approach to building and maintaining a business, how to identify the core elements of your business, how to grow effectively and also how to stay positive and focussed in a difficult business environment. Dr. Pearse Lyons will tell his own story of personal success and what he has learned on that journey.   

This is the year of The Gathering Ireland, an example of true entrepreneurialism. The Gathering is an open invitation to the world to come to Ireland; mobilising local communities, creating sustainable opportunities and lasting relationships and ultimately, driving economic growth.

Irish people have long been recognised for their entrepreneurialism which, in many ways, is at the core of Irish life. A native of Dundalk, Dr. Pearse Lyons founded Alltech in 1980 with seed money of just $10,000 and has grown it to a company ranked in the top ten animal health and nutrition companies in the world. Nurturing an entrepreneurial spirit and identifying new opportunities remain central to Alltech’s philosophy, one which has seen the company’s profits grow year on year since its inception.

Join Alltech on the 19th of July in the Convention Centre Dublin, to hear how to grow a business from modest beginnings to international success.

Talks will focus on:

  • Identifying the Core of your Business
    Professor Damien McLoughlin, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
  • Staying on the Green Platform
    Declan Coyle, Andec Communications
  • Seizing the Opportunity - Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow - Fermentation and our Road to $4bn
    Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech

“It seems like now is the worst possible time to consider starting a company or trying to grow but the opposite is true. There are always opportunities out there and identifying them when everyone else has their head buried in a newspaper is what will set you apart,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech. “This year’s seminar is designed to help you recognise those opportunities and to teach you to be focussed and efficient in exploiting them for the benefit of your business and the economy.”

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