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Dairy: Today's Greatest Business Opportunity

What can we learn from successes in localized home deliveries, branded cheese production and infant formula market ownership? What does the future hold for branded milk products that provide anti-aging benefits and support health and wellness? How is Coca-Cola revolutionizing milk, and what does this say about their view of the future?

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Monday, 2015

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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

Health & Wellness. The buzz words. Let’s bottle them in a bottle of milk. It’s not about sugar, it’s about wellness. How did a group of dairy farmers in Indiana partner with Coca-Cola to contribute to the rebirth of milk in America. How did they build a brand around a revolutionary process of filtering milk, while meeting the needs of today’s consumers? Let’s find out how by being a rebel in a commoditized market, they rebranded the face of dairy products as the health food of the future.

Steve Jones - fairlife, LLC

I can’t talk to you, but I can communicate with you.  Let your cows live happily, and they will live twice as long.  The revolution on farms is about cows, cow health, and how to understand the needs of a cow in terms of housing, nutrition, and care.  Look after her, and she will look after you.

Dr. Bert van Niejenhuis - CowSignals

DHA Milk.  Milk, the vehicle for obtaining Omega-3 fatty acids, the buzz word.  The buzz word is DHA, it’s not just Omega-3.  Learn from the dieticians about the benefits of DHA for the brain, for fertility, and for health.  Learn how milk can deliver those promises.  It’s nature’s ideal food.  Let’s treat it that way, not as a commodity.

Nikki Putnam - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Looking to the Industry REBELS: The Danone, Kerry Foods and Glanbia way. How did Kerry survive, grow and prosper from 10 to 12 cow smallholdings to global giant? How did Danone become the powerhouse they are today? How is Glanbia creating the future? These and other Rebel encounters.

Jack Corless - Rumsol

Tuesday, 2015

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Cows, not a 20,000 pound (10,000 kilos) a year cow, but a cow that is rebelling against these figures.  Perhaps a 70,000 pound (30,000 kilos) cow.  Why not?  This four-legged machine, this four-legged friend, when treated properly, will rebel against the status quo and make you money.  Not two lactations, but ten lactations.  Come and hear how.  The cows will love you for it.

Dr. Michael Hutjens - University of Illinois

Using Innovation Competitions to come up with ideas for dairy farms of the future. Tell the students your problem and stand back. UCD students scooped first prize at Alltech’s Innovation Competition for Moo Shoe. With the Moo Shoe, the UCD students have provided a solution to one of the biggest problems in the dairy cow industry – lameness - an issue that affects one in five cows on dairy farms.

Carbon Footprint. I don’t want to do it. It’s government, it’s George Orwell, and I’m going to rebel against it. Don’t rebel. Get them on your side. Understand the benefits. Turn the disadvantages into advantages. Accept the inevitable and lead. 

Andrew Wynne - Alltech ECO2

Wisconsin: The cheese heads.  Wisconsin a land of small farms that are slowly, but surely, growing into bigger farms, yet still family farms, as they rebel against the big California models and the East Germany models.  Big doesn’t always have to be beautiful.  Big doesn’t always have to be profitable.  Welcome to Wisconsin where work and family are the secrets to success!

Bob Block - Nutrition Service Company

It starts with the babies – it always has.  Rebel against how we raise those babies, and how you raise your replacement calves.  You grow your business by growing your calves.  Rebel against the normal ways, they are often archaic.

Dr. Jud Heinrichs - Penn State University

Nestlé. Makers of KitKat, and makers of NESCAFÉ, but why milk? It’s what we started with, and it’s our basis. Now we are embracing education, that’s what the Nestlé Farm Institute is all about. Come hear how Harvard looks at that program, and how that model, like Fair Oaks Farm in Indiana, rebels against the status quo. They could be the model for the future.

Professor Ray Goldberg, Dr. Meredith Niles - Harvard University

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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