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Time Conference Programme, Friday 9th September
09:00 – 09:10 Opening Address

Mr Neil Keane, ASA President

09:10 – 09:40 Irish agrifood: How to build trust and save the planet

Presentation:

Mr Jack A. BoBo, Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer, Intrexon

09:40 – 10:40 Smart Agriculture: What can it deliver?

Presentation:

Dr Frank O’Mara, Director of Research, Teagasc

Panel discussion:

Prof Mark Keane, Chair of Computer Science (data analytics), UCD

Mr Kevin Nolan, Nolan Farming

Mr Timo Joosten, Senior Product Manager, Milking and Cooling, Lely Internationaal

Dr Frank O’Mara, Director of Research, Teagasc

Chair:

Prof Willie Donnelly, President WIT and Chair of the Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG)

10:40 – 11:10 Tea / Coffee Break
11:10 – 11:50 The US agri perspective: What next for global commodity markets?

Presentation:

Dr Robert Johansson, Chief Economist, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Chair:

Mr Bill Callanan, Chief Inspector, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

11:50 – 12:50 The Prosumer: How are they changing Irish agrifood?

Presentation:

Prof Aidan Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer, Alltech

Panel discussion:

Mr Jack A. Bobo, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Intrexon

Ms Helen King, Director of Consumer Insights, Bord Bia

Prof Aidan Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer, Alltech

Chair:

Ms Keelin Shanley, Journalist, RTE

12:50 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Human Capital: The real power behind Irish agrifood

Presentation:

Ms Nicola McCracken, Head of Human Resources, DCC plc.

Panel discussion:

Mr Rhys Williams, 2,000 dairy cow farmer from Wales

Mr Bryan Doocey, AIB

Ms Nicola McCracken, HR Director and Talent Management, DCC.

Chair:

Mr Mike Brady, Brady Group.

15:00 – 16:00 Brexit and Beyond: The changing world of Irish agrifood

Presentation:

Mr Chris Horseman, Editorial Director, Agra Europe.

Panel discussion:

Mr. Joe Healy, President, IFA;

Mr Colm McCarthy, Economist, UCD

Mr Chris Horseman, Editorial Director, Agra Europe

Mr. Phelim O’Neill, Markets Specialist, Irish Farmers Journal

Chair:

Mr Matt O’Keeffe, Editor, Irish Farmers Monthly.

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