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CONFERENCE 2023

THE SCIENCE OF SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS

08.00 - 09.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.05
09.05 – 09.15
09.15 - 10.15
Welcome – Mr. Damien O’Reilly, ICOS EU Affairs and Communications Manager
Opening Address – Prof. Tommy Boland, ASA President
Plenary speaker: Mr. Jack Bobo, Director of University of Nottingham Food Systems Institute
10.15 - 10.45 Teas & Coffee
Session 1: Defining and addressing the challenge Session sponsor MSD animal health.
10.45 - 12.00 Chair: Mr. Damien O’Reilly
Ms. Tara McCarthy Global Vice President of ESG, Alltech
Mr. Jim Bergin, CEO of Tirlán Co-operative Society Ltd
Prof. Dolores O’Riordan, UCD Vice President for Global Engagement
Session 2: Connecting the consumer and producer: the role of the processing sector.
12.00 - 13.00 Session sponsor Tirlán
Chair: Bill Callanan, Chief Inspector at Dept of Agriculture, Food and Marine
Dr. Jeroen Dijkman, Head of Nestle Institute of Agricultural Sciences
Ms. Margaret Berry, Head of Sustainability, Kepak Group
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
Session 3: Action at farm level to deliver a sustainable future food system
14.00 - 15.15 Session sponsor: Alltech
Chair: Dr. William Minchin CEO, The Agricultural Trust
Mrs. Gillian O’Sullivan, Dairy Farmer
Mr.Barry Larkin CEO, Acorn
Dr. Stan Lalor, Director of Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc
15.15 - 15.45 Ministerial Address
Mr. Charlie McConalogue, Minister for Agriculture, Food an the Marine.
Close of Conference

Conference Partner

We would like to thank our Conference Partner, FBD Insurance, and our many other sponsors, without whom it would not be possible to organise this event as well as our Banquet Sponsor, Bord Bia and our main session sponsors, Tirlán, MSD and Alltech.

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tirlan
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Alltech 2
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