ASA Banquet and Conference 2018

From Consumer Trust to Trade Wars,  the Challenge for Agri-Food

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Conference Presentations

Brexit and Irish Agri-Food Trade – Michael Wallace

Global Perspective on Agri-Food Peter Paul Coppes

Canadian Cattlemen’s Association – Dennis Laycraft



Conference Programme

8.15 – 9.00 Registration
9.00 am – 9.40 am Opening Session

Welcome – Derrie Dillon, President, Agricultural Science Association

Keynote Address- Hon. Ted McKinney, USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs

9.40 – 10.30 Agri-Food: The Global Perspective

– Michael Wallace, Professor of Agriculture and Food Economic, UCD

-Peter Paul Coppes, Senior Analyst Dairy, Rabobank

– Ian Proudfoot, Head of Consumer/Industrial Markets and Agribusiness, KPMG

– Thia Hennessy, Dean, Cork University Business School/Teagasc Board Member CHAIR

10.30– 11.00 Networking Break
11.00 – 12.00 The Challenges in the Global Marketplace for Beef

– Kevin Cahill, Managing Director – Europe, OSI

– Dennis Laycraft, Executive Director, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

– Joe Healy, President, Irish Farmers Association

– Justin McCarthy, CEO, Irish Farmers Journal- CHAIR

12.00 – 12.30 Executive Chair

– Owen Brennan, Executive Chairman, Devenish

-Karina Pierce, University College Dublin – CHAIR

12.30 – 1.45 LUNCH
1.45 – 2.45 A World of Opportunity for Irish Agri-Food

– John Jordan, Chief Executive, Ornua

– Jason Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer, Carbery

-Nicola Byrne, President, Irish Exporters Association

– Tadhg Buckley, Head of Agri Sector, AIB

-Joe Gill, Director of Corporate Broking, Goodbody – CHAIR

2.45 – 3.30 Consumer Trust in the Digital Age

Keynote Address: John Roche, Departmental Science Adviser, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries

– Zoe Kavanagh, Chief Executive, National Dairy Council

– Padraig Brennan, Senior Business Analyst, Bord Bia

– Amii McKeever, Editor, Irish Country Living -CHAIR

3.30 – Closing Address Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
4.30 AGM