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ASA Conference Agenda – September 13, 2019



9.15am Opening Address:  Amii McKeever, ASA President

Opening Keynote:  Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

Chair: Justin McCarthy, Irish Farmers Journal



Future Proofing our Industry

Tara McCarthy, CEO Bord Bia

Gerry Boyle, Director, Teagasc

Brendan Gleeson, Secretary General, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Orla Battersby, Manager Food Division, Enterprise Ireland

Chair: Damien O’Reilly, RTE Radio 1

10.50 Networking Break
11.10 Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of United States Trade Representative
11.40 Executive Chair

Nick Whelan, Group Chief Executive, Dale Farm

Chair: Eoin Lowry, Irish Farmers Journal


12.10 Farming and the Environment, Meeting the Challenges

Mark Griffin, Secretary General, Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment

Andrew McHugh, Smart Farming Farmer

Oisín Coghlan, Director, Friends of the Earth

Roisín Hennerty, Managing Director, Ornua Global Foods Division

Chair: Damien O’Reilly, RTE Radio 1

13.00  Networking Lunch
14.15 Repositioning dairy and meat for today’s consumer

Dr. Anneline Padayachee, The Food and Nutrition Doctor

Dr. Tiffany Lee, Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, North American Meat Institute

Chair: Dr. Mary McCarthy, UCC

15.15  Close
15.30 ASA Annual General Meeting