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A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE
Dr. T. Pearse Lyons

Entrepreneurs see the opportunities others see, but they do something about it. What is it that makes entrepreneurs move? What is it that makes them different? How do we build entrepreneurship into our companies and industry to meet the challenges ahead? How do we retain talent? How do we create jobs?

Dr. Pearse Lyons has taken Alltech from a $10,000 investment to an organization widely regarded as the leader in the animal health and nutrition arena. With projected revenues of $4 billion annually, Alltech still remains 100% private. Learn their secrets.

THE ALGAE OPPORTUNITY
THE POWER OF DHA & THE FUTURE OF FOOD
Rebecca Timmons, Alltech

What is it about algae that has industry and science so excited? Could they be the future of biofuels? Could they be the future fats and oils and pharmaceuticals? Why all the talk about DHA? How can we relate that to our own human well-being, and to the well-being of our animals? From brain health to eye function to heart health to fuel—the future is now. A glimpse of the algae revolution and of a more sustainable future for food, feed and fuel.




MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE
THE BORDER BETWEEN SCIENCE & MAGIC
Dr. Eugenia Wang, University of Louisville, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

When Watson and Crick discovered DNA, the world changed. Today, it is not DNA that is at the cutting edge, nor is it its copy RNA. It is microRNA. These tiny pieces of RNA dictate what happens in the womb. They predetermine whether a child will be obese, have attention deficit disorder, or have enhanced intelligence. These microRNAs have implications for so many areas: Animal health, human health, and human intelligence. It is the science of the future.

Our Medal of Excellence winner—one of America’s and China’s finest scientists—will change your mind about where we are going and where science is going.

IDENTIFYING THE CORE OF YOUR BUSINESS
CORE OF THE CORE
Professor Damien McLoughlin, University College Dublin, Michael Smurfit Graduate School

Identifying the core of your business and the core of the core.

There are four questions every company ought to ask: What do you want to achieve? What is your ambition? What is your talent? What is your core competency?

Do you have a plan beyond working harder or longer? Do you have a plan to diversify, and what are the pitfalls? Do you know what your core is? Have you really expanded upon it? Learn how other companies have done so, and done so successfully.




A GLIMPSE: 2020
MY VISION OF THE FUTURE
Dr. Mark Lyons

As we can see from the changes in the past seven years, the world of 2020 will not be the same as today’s world. After three years in Mexico, five years in Brazil, and two years in China, this, in my humble view, is where I think we will be in 2020, and what we need to do to get there. It is my GLIMPSE into the future—and these are my seven challenges to our industry.

GRASPING THE NEW REALITY
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Dr. Patrick Wall, University College Dublin

Enough is enough. First, there was Mad Cow Disease, then dioxins, then antibiotics. Now it is horse meat, or even donkey meat, disguised as beef. Consumers are frustrated, how can we expect them to trust? Enough is enough. This is what we have to do to tackle the crises plaguing our industry.



Agribusiness Summit

  • Rodolfo Barrantes
    Cooperativa de Productores de Leche, Dos Pinos R.L., Costa Rica
  • Elena Kilmova
    ZAO AVK EXIMA, Russia
  • Damien McLoughlin
    University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Mary Shelman
    Harvard Business School, USA
  • Greg Wickham
    DairyLea Cooperative Inc., USA
  • Pearse Lyons
    Alltech, USA

The Algae Opportunity

  • Judd Culver
    Alltech, UK
  • Kyle Raney
    Alltech, USA
  • Alex Tsappis
    Alltech, USA
  • Becky Timmons
    Alltech, USA

Crisis Management

  • Elizabeth Kynoch
    Bluedean LLP, UK
  • Gavin Megaw
    Hanover Group
  • Patrick Wall
    University College Dublin, Ireland
  • David Wescott
    APCO Worldwide, USA

Crop Science

  • Steven Borst
    Alltech, USA, Crop Science
  • Tarcisio Cobucci
    EMBRAPA, Brazil
  • Ron Fister
    Monarch Scientific, USA
  • Glen Harris
    University of Georgia, USA
  • Robin Levin
    SAI Global (Britian), UK
  • Nivaldo Alves Pereira Filho
    ACS Technology, Brazil
  • Robert Walker
    Alltech Crop Science, Italy
  • Marco Pierucci
    Agronominivigna, Italy
  • Jandre Prinsloo
    Alltech Crop Science, South Africa
  • Steve Stratton
    Alltech Crop Science, USA
  • Kyle Strohbehn
    US Feeds, USA
  • Eli Wollman
    Warden Hutterian Brethren, USA
  • Alberto Yoshida
    Yoshida & Hirata, Brazil

Entrepreneurship

  • Declan Coyle
    Andec Communications, Ireland
  • Damien McLoughlin
    University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Pearse Lyons
    Alltech, USA
  • Mary Shelman
    Harvard Business School, USA
  • Nathan Hohman
    Alltech, USA

Environment: Carbon and More

  • Jude Capper
    Livestock Sustainability Consultancy, USA
  • Frank Mitloehner
    University of California Davis, USA
  • Wallace Henry
    Rektify, Ltd., Gilford, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland
  • Jenny Jennings
    Alltech, USA
  • Peter Spring
    Swiss College of Agriculture, Switzerland
  • John Patience
    Iowa State University, USA
  • Aidan Cotter
    Bord Bia, Ireland
  • Peter Darlington
    E-CO2 Project Ltd, UK
  • Kamal Mjoun
    Alltech, USA
  • Phillip Wilkinson
    2 Sisters Food Group, UK

The Equine Athlete

  • Tania Cubitt
    Performance Horse Nutrition, USA
  • Amy Gill
    Equi-Force Equine Products, LLC, USA
  • Veronique Julliand
    Agrosup, Dijon Inra, France
  • Jo-Anne Murray
    University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Liz Harris
    Harris Consulting Service, USA
  • Billy Frey
    Alltech Ag Network, USA
  • Carlie Ambrose
    Equibase Company, USA
  • Shannon White
    Ballantrae Farms, USA
  • Catherine Keogh
    Alltech, France
  • Claire Leleu
    Equi-Test, France
  • Kristen Brennan
    Alltech, USA
  • Kristine L. Urschel
    University of Kentucky, USA
  • C. Jill Stowe
    University of Kentucky, USA
  • Jodi Crowley
    Alltech, USA
  • Charlotte de Beyer
    Alltech, USA
  • Harvie Wilkinson
    University of Kentucky, USA

Farming the Sea

  • Keith Filer
    Alltech, USA
  • Chalor Limsuwan
    Kasetsart University, Thailand
  • Ricardo Neukirchner
    Piscicultura Aquabel Ltda, Brazil
  • Davide Pacitti
    University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Karin Pittman
    University of Bergen, Norway
  • Charlie Shultz
    Kentucky State University, USA
  • Philippe Sourd
    Aquativ - SPF Diana, France
  • Clive Talbot
    Aquaculture Research Services, Fort William, Inverness-shire, UK
  • Stephen Woodgate
    Foodchain & Biomass Renewables Association (Fabra), UK
    Alfred Halstensen
    University of Bergen

Fertility

  • Maurice Boland
    Alltech, Ireland
  • Bill Close
    Close Consultancy, UK
  • Dave Henman
    Rivalea Australia, Corowa, NSW, Australia
  • Neil Karrow
    University of Guelph, Canada
  • Cathy Speirs
    Shiloh Dairy, USA
  • John Sonderman
    Danbred North Americva, USA
  • George Foxcroft
    University of Alberta, Canada
  • Keith Heikes
    Genex Cooperative, USA
  • Mike Hutjens
    University of Illinois, USA

Food

  • Charles Crave
    Crave Brother’s Farm LLC, USA
  • George Fisher
    Cavalier Distributing, USA
  • Hal Gervis
    Alltech, USA
  • Elizabeth Kynoch
    Bluedean LLP, UK
  • Ann McBrayer
    Kentucky Eagle, Inc., USA
  • Mark Phipps
    Alltech, Bosnia
  • Steve Sands
    Performance Food Group, USA
  • Simon Shane
    North Carolina State University, USA
  • Greg Wickham
    DairyLea Cooperative Inc., USA
  • Bill Bush
    Wendy's
  • Jim Bannerman
    Alltech, USA
  • Sylvia Lovely
    Co-Host, Food News & Chews TV Show, USA
  • Pearse Lyons
    Alltech, USA
  • Mark Lyons
    Alltech, USA
  • Santiago Ramirez
    Fractal Farm, Inc., Australia
  • Inge Russell
    Alltech, Canada
  • Henry Van de Velde
    HyLife, Canada
  • David Wescott
    APCO Worldwide, USA
  • Philip Wilkinson
    2 Sisters Food Group, UK

The Future of Growth Promotion [Antibiotic Free]

  • Eder Barbon
    Brazil
  • Terry Coffey
    Murphy-Brown LLC, USA
  • Steve Collett
    University of Georgia, USA
  • Peter Ferket
    North Carolina State University, USA
  • Andrew J. Lewins
    Cranberry Foods, UK
  • John Sonderman
    Danbred North Americva, USA
  • Denise Kelly
    GT Biologics, UK
  • Wallace Henry
    Rektify, Ltd., Gilford, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland
  • Fabio Catunda
    Alltech, Brazil
  • Max Hawkins
    Alltech, USA
  • Aziz Sacranie
    Alltech, UK
  • Michael Persia
    Iowa State University, USA
  • Jim Pettigrew
    University of Illinois, USA
  • Sergio Veiria
    Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
  • Dave Wicker
    Fieldale Farms, Georgia
  • Tom Gillespie
    Rensselaer Swine Servces, Rensselaer, USA
  • Mark FitzSimmons
    MAF Veterinary Services, Mapleton, MN
  • Gustavo Lima
    Embrapa Swine and Poultry, Concordia, SC, Brazil
  • Mueez Ahmad
    Neogen, USA
  • Gary Gladys
    Avian Research and Consulting, USA
  • Paul Groenewegen
    Alltech, Canada

Information Systems

  • David Black
    Monsanto Company, USA
  • Roger Parks
    J.R. Simplot Company, USA
  • Steve Dodman
    CIO Magazine, USA
  • Chris Applegate
    Toshiba, USA
  • Karen Thomas
    Southern States Cooperative, Inc., USA
  • Efrem Stringfellow
    Microsoft, USA
  • Doyle Friskney
    University of Kentucky, USA
  • Kakie Urch
    University of Kentucky, USA

Jobs

  • Dave Adkisson
    Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, USA
  • Dean Harvey
    Unversity of Kentucky, USA
  • Pearse Lyons
    Alltech, USA
  • Vesta Brue
    MedSignals Corp, USA
  • Eric Hauck
    Equinext, USA
  • Jim Potter
    University of Kentucky, USA

Life Sciences

  • Ronan Power
    Alltech, USA
  • Karina Horgan
    Alltech Ireland, Ireland
  • Richard Murphy
    Alltech Ireland, Ireland
  • Eugenia Wang
    Univeristy of Louisville, USA

The Marketing Forum

  • Rudy Bozas
    Polvora Multicultural Advertising, USA
  • David Butler
    Alltech, USA
  • Paul Hill
    Willowgrove Hill Farms, Canada
  • Les Kahl
    AdFarm, USA
  • Catherine Keogh
    Alltech, France
  • Peter Kerr
    KerrComm, USA
  • Tim McIntyre
    Domino's Pizza LLC, USA
  • Carrie Mess
    @DairyCarrie, USA
  • Alejandro Romero
    Alltech Centro America, Mexico
  • Tim Campbell
    Blue Million, USA

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Marios Broustas
    Goldman Sachs, UK
  • Eun Ah Choi
    Hogan Lovells US LLP, USA
  • Colin Guheen
    GE Capital, USA
  • Christopher Nolan
    Rabo Securities USA, Inc, USA
  • Preston Parker
    Ernst & Young, USA
  • Jim Rourke
    Bank of America
  • Jeff Wilson
    Ernst & Young, LLP, USA

Mycotoxins and More

  • Lewis Jackson
    Alltech, USA
  • Pedro Caramona
    Alltech Portugal, Portugal
  • Neil Karrow
    University of Guelph, Canada
  • Herman Boermans
    University of Guelph, Canada
  • Max Hawkins
    Alltech, USA
  • Trevor Smith
    University of Guelph, Canada
  • Branko Cvetkovic
    Alltech, Serbia
  • Randy Asher
    Animal Science Consulting, USA
  • Elizabeth Santin
    UFPR, USA

Pet Food Roundtable

  • Flavia Borges
    Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil
  • Marcelino Bortolo
    Brazilian Pet Foods Ltda, Brazil
  • Kristen Brennan
    Alltech, USA
  • Melissa Brookshire
    North River Enterprises, USA
  • Carlos Crosetti
    GEPSA Grupo Pilar, Argentina
  • Marcial Guevara
    P&G Pet Care, USA
  • Elizabeth Jeffery
    University of Illinois, USA
  • Jeff Johnston
    Champion Petfood LP, Canada
  • Carolyn Kennedy
    CK Nutrition, LLC, USA
  • Debbie Phillips
    Watt Publishing Co., USA
  • Ruben Santana
    Ainsworth Pet Nutrition
  • Alex Tsappis
    Alltech, USA

Plenary Sessions

  • Mark Lyons
    Alltech, USA
  • Pearse Lyons
    Alltech, USA
  • Damien McLoughlin
    University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Ronan Tynan
    Bravo Tenore Inc, USA
  • Bill Lewis
    Bravo Tenore Inc, USA
  • Becky Timmons
    Alltech, USA
  • Patrick Wall
    University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Eugenia Wang
    University of Louisville, USA

Programs Not Products

  • Randy Asher
    Animal Science Consulting, USA
  • Mike Brumm
    Brumm Swine Consultancy, USA
  • Tony Edwards
    Ace Livestock Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia
  • Mike Hutjens
    University of Illinois, USA
  • Denise Kelly
    GT Biologics, UK
  • Jack Corless
    Rumsol, Ireland
  • Dave Kuehnel
    Milk Products, USA
  • Gonzalo Mateos
    Polytechnic Universtiy of Madrid , Spain
  • Ryan Samuel
    Alltech, USA
  • Bob Sand
    The Beef Connection, LLC, USA
  • Mike Varley
    The Pig Technology Company, UK
  • Wallace Henry
    Rektify, Ltd, Northern Ireland

Regulatory

  • Mary Canty
    Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Ireland
  • Jaume Galobart
    European Food Safety Authority, EFSA, Italy
  • Keith Millar
    Food Standards Agency, UK
  • Zemedeneh Negatu
    Ernst & Young Ethiopia, Ethiopia
  • Inacio Kroetz
    ADAPAR - Paran, Brazil
  • Richard Sellers
    American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), USA
  • Wimolporn Thitisak
    Department of Livestock Development, Thailand
  • Laura Scott
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canada
  • Gregg Young
    USDA, Switzerland

Re-imagining Nutrition

  • Roselina Angel
    University of Maryland, USA
  • Alex Evans
    University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Ryan Samuel
    Alltech, USA
  • Juan Loor
    University of Illinois, USA
  • Jules Taylor-Pickard
    Alltech, USA
  • Jenny Jennings
    Alltech, USA