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Alltech Annual International Symposium


Monday, May 21


Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson, Kentucky, USA


Introduction and Alltech 22nd Medal of Excellence Award
Pearse Lyons, President of Alltech, Kentucky, USA
The Medal of Excellence is Alltech’s award for a person who has made significant contributions to the science or business of food production. The 22nd Medal of Excellence recipient has pioneered:

1. How to build an industry
2. How to change an industry
3. How to create a super brand

Recognized by Harvard Business School as one of the great American business leaders of the 20th Century, we salute Governor John Y. Brown, Jr. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend a presentation by a pioneer who, along with McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, is responsible for the fast food industry as it is known today.


Building, changing and leading an industry: Lessons from my experience
Governor John Y. Brown Jr., Kentucky, USA


The Nutritional Revolution
How do we feed our animals to enhance their performance, health and longevity and enhance the consumer experience? Learn what restaurants and food chains are looking for and new strategies for addressing health and wellness through nutrition.
Karl Dawson, Chief Scientific Officer, Alltech, Kentucky, USA


An Incredible Journey
How do you build a business from scratch? What does the future hold for two 4-year-olds? Will it be different for Tom in the USA and Anya in Southeast Asia? How do we revolutionize the way we think? Where will our future leaders come from? How will we develop our managers, our lawyers, our scientists of tomorrow? How do we respond to Steve Jobs’ challenge of making a dent in the universe?
Pearse Lyons, President of Alltech, Kentucky, USA


Performance by Ronan Tynan
Ronan Tynan, Alltech Visiting Vocal Professor at the University of Kentucky, orthopedic surgeon, international equestrian, Olympic champion, and world-renowned Irish tenor, dedicates his life to inspiring people, using his seven-fold support system.

11:30-1:00 Break for lunch