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ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference invites pig industry experts to explore the transformative power of ideas

March 2, 2018

Focus sessions at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference 2018 (ONE18) will offer those in the pig industry an opportunity to explore topics specific to their species and participate in a global exchange of ideas for the future.

Discussion topics to include lessons on meat quality, new technologies to battle disease and discussions on new zinc oxide regulations

Register before March 31 at for savings of $400

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE18), held May 20–22 in Lexington, Kentucky, will provide those in the pig industry with a unique opportunity to participate in a global conversation about the innovations, challenges and solutions facing their industry. Focus sessions designed to educate and inspire will allow attendees to gather insights from leading pig experts and exchange ideas with peers from around the globe.

ONE18 pig topics:

Pork is the most widely consumed animal protein in the world. Who are the new players in the market, and what opportunities do producers have to fulfill the growing demand?

Consumers are increasingly concerned with the quality of their meat and how it's produced. What do consumers perceive as quality meat? What are the key factors that affect pork quality? Learn what steps you can take to help your product get to consumers' dinner tables.

How can we move beyond vaccines to involve new technologies in the battle against diseases such as PRRS? Can we reach a point in which all viruses are a thing of the past? What genetic potential is unlocked when we live life without viruses?

New zinc oxide regulations are expected to shake up the global pig industry. What are the current inclusion levels? Will this lead to more regulations in the future? Is there an alternative? Here's what you should know about your options.

Are more piglets sustainable? Where is the balance between quantity and quality? With demands on litter rates increasing, it's even more important for the sow and piglets to receive the nutrition necessary for optimum productivity and quality. Hear from industry experts who will provide solutions to this conundrum.

*Topics subject to change as the schedule evolves.

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference is the place to learn from and network with some of the brightest stars in business leadership. This year's power-packed mainstage will welcome Jack Welch, legendary former chairman and CEO of General Electric, who was named as one of the “100 Greatest Living Business Minds” by Forbes magazine in 2017; Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou, a professor at North Carolina State University whose research focuses on applications of the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas system and its use in food manufacturing; and professor Robert Wolcott of Northwestern University, a contributing writer to Forbes and the author of “Grow from Within: Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation.”

The Pearse Lyons Accelerator program returns to the conference this year and continues to be a launch pad for startup innovators. Entrepreneurs from around the world will present their revolutionary ideas in food and ag-tech. How will the next generation of technology influence your business? Find out at ONE18.

Now in its 34th year, Alltech’s conference is attended annually by nearly 4,000 people from over 70 countries. Whether producers and business leaders are navigating a fundamental change within their industry or just need a little inspiration, they’ll learn about real-world opportunities and solutions at ONE18.

Register to attend ONE18 before March 31 at for savings of $400. Join the conversation with #ONE18 on Twitter, and follow the  ONE18 Facebook event page for updates.