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Beef: Its Future

The future of global beef trade is rapidly changing. Ireland has reopened trade routes into the U.S. — will the rest of Europe do the same? During the Beef symposium, attendees learned how to stay ahead in the marketplace, while connecting with industry experts. We asked the hard questions: How can we profit from evolving consumer behaviors? Is antibiotic use really going to be viable in the future? What about growth hormones? Can we continue using inorganic minerals knowing that there are better alternatives? The Beef symposium touched on these topics and more.


Monday, 2015

Here's what you missed:

A World of REBELation. A world of incredible opportunity – Building a two billion-dollar business.

Dr. Pearse Lyons - President and Founder of Alltech

Leadership Lessons: Taking Charge. From military leader to chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State, Powell has demonstrated that a leader is more than just his or her title. Powell illustrates for audiences precisely what it takes to be a leader, providing strategies for “taking charge” during times of great change and crisis: how to remain focused, take responsibility and work toward improving processes, organizations and people.

General Colin Powell - Former United States Secretary of State

Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World’s Greatest Companies. Stengel will speak about his landmark 10-year growth study involving 50,000 brands for his book “Grow”. Stengel is the former global marketing officer of Procter & Gamble and was recognized for four years by Advertising Age as the number one “Power Player” in marketing. 

Jim Stengel

The True Cost of Food Waste. Roughly one-third of all the food produced is wasted, amounting to about $1 trillion worth of food loss a year. At the same time, nearly a billion people around the world don’t have food to eat. What can we do to make a difference? Reducing food waste will pay off. 

Dan Glickman

Market Outlook: 2015 and Beyond. Opening the market. Are we letting politics get in the way? Australia can export, but America can’t. Ireland wants to export, but America can’t. What’s wrong? How can we rebel against it?

Aidan Connolly - Alltech

It’s Your Ship. At age 36, Mike Abrashoff became the youngest commanding officer in the Pacific Fleet of the U.S. Navy. Hear his “Leadership Roadmap” that reduced personnel turnover to 1 percent, tripled the rate of promotions and slashed operating expenses by 25 percent. His leadership book “It’s Your Ship” is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

Mike Abrashoff

Minerals, Minerals, Minerals.  Pounds and pounds per day of minerals have been wasted, and it’s destroying the environment.  Let’s rebel against doing things the synthetic way, and let’s do it nature’s way.  Let’s feed our minerals in a natural, organic form.  It’s the way you need it in your body, and it is certainly the way an animal needs it in its body.

Steve Elliott

Selfie sticks banned at Churchill Downs, at museums, at music festivals, and at sporting venues.  Could beef follow the same route?  Banned for its high cholesterol? For its red meat? For its overuse of water?  Let’s be ready for that rebelation.  Let’s not waste a great crisis.  Let’s turn it into an opportunity.

Dale Moore - Cattleman’s Choice Feedyard, Inc.

Tuesday, 2015

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JBS - Three Simple Letters: How did JBS become the leader in protein production?  By being a rebel.  By doing things differently.  From Louisville, Kentucky to Brazil, the key is to align global supply with global demand.

Jerry O’Callaghan - JBS

Antibiotics.  Now is the time for a rebelation.  Now is the time to say, “No!”   McDonalds has said no.  Costco has said no.  Have you said no?  Hospitals want you to say no.  The world wants you to say no.  So, let’s rebel against antibiotics.  There are alternatives.  We have had them for 20 years.  733 publications say this rebelation will work.  No antibiotics.

Dr. Karl Dawson

Too Many Restaurants.  They say Lexington, Kentucky, is the birthplace and the cemetery of restaurants.  How do you rebel and swim against the tide?  Come and hear how one chain, Malone’s, has done that.  Lessons for other chains.  They are rebels – are you?

Bruce Drake - Bluegrass Hospitality Group

The Beef Revolution – Will beef be sustainable? It’s a huge problem. It’s a huge image problem. What can we do? Transforming our beef industry.

Bob Langert - Green Biz Group

Carbon Footprint.  I don’t want it. It’s bad. It’s going to cost me money. It’s big government getting in my way.  No it’s not.  It’s good sense. It makes profit. It’s the way forward.  Come find out why.  Whether you are in the canning business or the photocopying business, and whether you are in the meat business or the fruit business, carbon footprint is crucial.  It saves you money and gives you a market edge.

Andrew Wynne - Alltech ECO2

Future-Proofing Your Business

Aidan Connolly - Alltech

Your People, Your Future: Making the right decisions for the talent within your business

Dr. Aoife Lyons - Alltech

Conscious Capitalism. The co-chief executive officer of Whole Foods Market, Walter Robb joined the natural foods grocer in 1991, working his way from store team leader to co-CEO, a position he assumed in 2010. An ardent organic advocate, Robb will discuss the changing face of consumer choice.

Walter Robb - Whole Foods Market

Leading the Biological Revolution: How bioinformatics, cancer sequencing and personal genomics will transform longevity and quality of life

Raymond McCauley - Singularity University

A World of Opportunities for the ‘Rebel’ Within

Aidan Connolly - Alltech

Wednesday, 2015

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The Future of Food – From BRICS to MINT. The need for a multicultural perspective in the global marketplace.

Dr. Mark Lyons

Reviving your Competitive Advantage: How you can build and rebuild your advantage every year. Each year as coach of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, Coach Cal takes a new group of young college students and molds them into a cohesive team. When most of these young men will go on to huge salaries in the NBA, how does a coach transform the egos that come with the best of the best into a team who lives the motto “I am my brother’s keeper?” Apply lessons from one of the leading sports coaches to your organization: Build your competitiveness by applying to your organization lessons from one of the world’s leading athletics coaches.

John Calipari - Head Coach of 2012 NCAA National Basketball Champions

Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution. Lisa Bodell is an award-winning author and CEO of futurethink, an innovative training firm that helps businesses embrace change and become world-class innovators. Discussing the lessons outlined in her bestseller “Kill the Company,” Bodell will challenge attendees to choose change to jumpstart their organizations.

Lisa Bodell - Founder and CEO of futurethink and Author, Kill the Company

Never Say Never. Look beyond the obvious. Never Say Never. Create your business one relationship at a time. Never Say Never. Find the extra mile and go there. Never Say Never. Learn how you too can build a two billion-dollar company if you empower your team, one person at a time.

Dr. Pearse Lyons - President and Founder of Alltech

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