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Attendees from 69 countries registered for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference set for this week

As registered attendees from 69 countries prepare for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, from May 22–25, Alltech is adding to its line-up of expert speakers and engaging discussions.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, former CEO of Ford Alan Mulally, former Global Marketing Officer of Procter & Gamble Jim Stengel, renowned author and water expert Seth M. Siegel, Singularity University co-chair of energy and environment Ramez Naam, as well as the following newly added speakers for our plenary sessions and four main topic tracks:

Plenary session:

“Apollo 13: A Successful Failure” by Captain Jim Lovell, former NASA astronaut and retired U.S. naval captain

Business and Entrepreneurship


— “Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Can You Afford to Overlook Such Opportunities?” by Dr. Marc Larousse, vice president of business development, Alltech

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— “Global Megatrends Affecting Agribusiness” by Christopher W. Nolan, Sr., managing director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC
— “Food Integrity: Trends and Solutions” by Sally Bernstein, advisory partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
— “Risks and Opportunities in the Global Food Supply Chain” by Sally Bernstein, advisory partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; and Joe Mack, director of global supply chain, Alltech
— “Mergers & Acquisitions” – Trends and lessons from recent big deals, Christopher W. Nolan Sr., managing director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC

Risk Assessment

— “‘ROC’ Solid: The Alltech Reputation Overview Committee” by Mike Castle, CEO of the Feed Division, Alltech
— “Which One Are You?” – Crisis management lessons by David Byrne, former European commissioner for health and consumer protection
— “Against The Grain” – A case study about producing gluten-free beer without risking reputation for taste and quality by Dr. Gearóid Cahill, European director of brewing science, Alltech
— “The Chipotle Crisis” by Aidan Connolly, chief innovation officer & vice president, corporate accounts, Alltech



— “Leadership and Education: Making Animal Agriculture Exciting to New Generations” by Dr. Karl Dawson, vice president and chief scientific officer, Alltech
— “A Holistic View of the Food Chain” by Prof. Johanna Fink-Gremmels,
former head of the Department of Veterinary Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Toxicology, at Utrecht University, Netherlands
— “An Integral Part of the Food Chain: The Unique Perspective of Veterinarian, Nutritionist and Professor on the Future” by Dr. Stephen Collett, clinical associate professor at the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, University of Georgia
— “Imagine That: Profitability and Sustainability on Your Farm” by Jay Johnston, CEO, Ritchie Feed and Seed Inc.

Emerging Markets & Trends

— “Not One Size Fits All: Emerging Markets of Asia” by Dr. Mark Lyons, global vice president & head of Greater China, Alltech
— “Cuba: One-of-a-Kind Opportunity in a One-Party State” by Jorge Arias,
global aqua director, Alltech
— “One Goal: Creating Exciting and Sustainable Petfood Products, What You Need to Know” by Juan Gomez-Basauri, global director for companion animal business, Alltech
— “Ornamental Fish Feeds: One High Profit Aqua Segment May Become Your Reality” by Alex Tsappis, applications nutrition specialist, Alltech

Global Beef Opportunities

— “One New Menu Item: Beef’s Growth in China” by Ian Lahiffe, new business development director, Alltech
— “Origin Green: The Irish Food Approach” by Prof. Damien McLoughlin, Anthony C. Cunningham professor of marketing, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
— “EPNIX and the Rise of Profitable Nutrigenomics” by Dr. Vaughn Holder, research project manager – beef nutrition, Alltech
— “The Building Blocks for Better Beef Production” by Dan Dhuyvetter, director of marketing, research and development and nutrition services, Ridley Block Operations

Cash Cows: Dairy

— “The Keenan Experience” – Improving feed production using a unique information system by Ian Lahiffe, new business development director, Alltech; and —— François Derot, French business manager, Keenan
— “Fertility: The Role of DHA, Selenium and Other Nutrients” by Steve Elliott, global director of the equine and mineral divisions, Alltech
— “Facial Recognition” – How to take advantage of new technology with your herd by David Hunt, co-founder at Agrilarity and member of the Exponential Advisory Board, Singularity University
— “Methane Digesters” – Converting waste into energy by Michal Hulik, general manager, Alltech

Aquaculture Around the World

— “Get it Right from the Start: Feeding the Young Fish” by Patrick Charlton, European vice president, Alltech
— “The Future of Fish Farming” by Dr. Ioannis Nengas, aquaculture nutrition expert, Alltech
— “The Fish Oil Dilemma” by Becky Timmons, global director of applications research and quality assurance, Alltech
— “The Verlasso Story” – A case study about a company at the forefront of clean and sustainable boutique salmon production in Chile by Brian Lawless, programmed nutrition coordinator, Alltech

Opportunities in the Poultry Industry

— “Feed Efficiency and Water Utilization” by Dr. Fernando Rutz, professor of physiology and monogastric nutrition, Universidade Federal de Pelotas
— “Vet in the Poultry House: The Veterinarian’s Role in the Poultry Industry” by Dr. Stephen Collett, clinical associate professor at the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, University of Georgia
— “The Future of Genetics” by Dr. Peter Ferket, professor of nutrition and biotechnology, department of poultry science, North Carolina State University
— “The World Post-Antibiotics” by Aidan Connolly, chief innovation officer & vice president, corporate accounts, Alltech

Opportunities in the Pig Industry

— “The Danish Program” – Denmark’s formula for success in their pig program by Jacob Dall, swine nutritionist, technical & R&D manager, swine, Vitfoss, VILOFOSS Group
— “Novel Proteins” – Reformulating diets to suit local circumstances by Ernie Hansen, manager of swine nutrition and tech services, Hubbard Feeds
— “Disease Prevention and Eradication” by Russell Gilliam, U.S. swine business manager, Alltech; and Jon Hoek, vice president of pig production, Belstra Milling Co.
— “One Favorite: The China Pork Story” by Dr. Mark Lyons, global vice president & head of Greater China, Alltech; and Gordon Gao, business general manager, Alltech

Crop and the Future of Farming

— “Pesticides and Fungicides” by Dr. Steven Borst, compliance manager, Alltech Crop Science, Alltech
— “What do Consumers Want?” by Rebecca Noble, business development executive, Alltech Crop Science, Alltech
— “Water Works: Hydroponics and Aquaponics” by Nicolas Body, European technical manager, Alltech Crop Science, Alltech
— “Water Worries: Efficiency in Arid Times” by Jomi Bernad Blanch, Iberia regional director, Alltech

Craft Brewing and Distilling

— “Brewing Up a Storm” by Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech
— “Working with Supermarkets and Distributors” by George Fisher, founder and president, Cavalier Distributing
— “One Thirsty Nation: The China Beer Market” by Dr. Mark Lyons, global vice president & head of Greater China, Alltech; and Patrick Lin, Asia brand ambassador, Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company
— “The Craft Distilling Industry” by Mark Coffman, master brewer, Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company

Brain Health

— “Mitochondrial Dysfunction: Linking Metabolic Decline to Neurodegeneration” by Ronan Power, Ph.D., vice president, Alltech Life Sciences, Alltech
— “Traumatic Brain Injury and CTE: Long-term Links to Neurodegenerative Disease” by Kathryn E. Saatman, Ph.D., professor in the departments of physiology and neurosurgery, University of Kentucky; associate director, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC)
— “Alzheimer’s Disease: What We Know and What is on the Horizon” by Dr. Gregory Jicha, MD, Ph.D., professor of neurology, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

The full list of topics for the conference’s sessions is available here. ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference has been approved by the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists for six continuing education units (CEUs).

In addition to the intellectual inspiration, ONE attendees will experience opportunities for fun, entertainment and networking, such as:

— ONE Vision, a 10,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art interactive and immersive digital experience that explores the future of food and our planet.
— The Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest, May 21. Click here to register for this bonus event.
— The International Welcome Dinner, which features world-class entertainment and international networking opportunities.
Alltech’s Fun Run, a 3K mini-marathon.
— Various brewery and distillery, sightseeing and farm tours.
— The presentation of the Alltech Young Scientist Award, the world’s most prestigious agriscience competition for undergraduate and graduate students.
— A special live performance by Riverdance, an international Irish dance phenomenon that has been seen by more than 25 million people in 46 countries. Critics have called them “hypnotic,” “a perfect gem,” and “one of the most entertaining shows you will ever see.”

Held for 32 years in Lexington, Alltech’s international symposium has a substantial economic impact on Kentucky. In 2015, Alltech’s REBELation symposium was estimated to have an impact of more than $7.2 million.

The impact is expected to be even greater this year with ONE. Underscoring its reputation as the city’s largest annual room booking, according to VisitLex – Lexington’s convention and visitors bureau, close to 7,400 nights/rooms have already been booked in nine local hotels over the week of the conference. To encourage ONE attendees to experience more of Alltech’s home in Lexington, Kentucky, ONE will also be hosting a series of special events for registered attendees:

— Kentucky Night: Dinner with country and western entertainment at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena.
— ONE Great Bite Dining Night: Thirty-one local eateries will be featured for guests in a dining guide and will offer specials for ONE attendees.
— Each guest will receive a Passport Savings booklet with discounts to stores in downtown Lexington and at Fayette Mall and Lexington Green. Fifteen stores are already participating and more stores are expected to join.
— A Kentucky Ale Trail event on Tuesday night, May 24, will feature music in The Square’s bars in the heart of downtown Lexington.

Registrations are up more than 50 percent to date from last year. For more information or to register, visit one.alltech.com.

From Alltech Communications

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