MADISON, Wis. — Even though Alltech’s sixth annual Global
500 convention for beef and dairy producers will take place more than 3,700
miles away in Dublin, Ireland, Oct. 1-3, attendees at the World Dairy Expo in
Madison will have the opportunity to take part in this year’s event.
Keynote presentations and the debate from the Global 500
will be streamed through the Alltech
Ag Network at Alltech’s booth, EH 3201-3304, throughout the
tradeshow, and a premiere showing will be held at Alltech’s hospitality
reception at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Sheraton Hotel Suite 802.
“We want to add to the excitement and passion at World Dairy
Expo and provide a direct link to dairy farmers on both sides of the pond,” said
Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. “By bridging the Atlantic and
bringing these two events together, we aim to unify the global dairy industry
and together explore the latest issues, envision opportunities for a sustainable
future and showcase some of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs in the dairy
The Global 500 is being held for the first time in Ireland
as part of The Gathering Ireland, an initiative aimed at showcasing Ireland’s
potential to the world through various national events in 2013.
Last year’s Global 500 saw more than 700 delegates from 30
countries come to Lexington, Ky. This year’s event looks to top that figure as
projections show 2 million cows will be represented in Ireland.
This year’s Global 500 agenda will open with the theme of an
Efficient, Profitable and Sustainable future and will feature a session on the
global dairy food industry outlook with representatives from Rabobank, Nestle,
EDF and Glanbia.
Other sessions will examine the latest nutritional
applications, case studies from major global dairy innovators, investment
management and succession planning and how to build a brand and communicate
Continuing the theme of showcasing international
agriculture, Global 500 2014 will have a distinctly French flavor as attendees
follow Alltech to France for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in
Normandy , continuing their global dairy and beef journey against
the backdrop of these landmark games and centuries of French culture and
cuisine. For event details and online registration, visit Alltech’s website.